Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before coming to Chattanooga. Contact Mike at 423-757-6318 or mpare@timesfreepress.com

Air National Guard site at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to be demolished

Published Jun. 23 2018

Some of the oldest buildings at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport will soon go away as the brick structures that housed the...

Investment group focusing on growing health care tech companies launches in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 22 2018

A new investment group that focuses on growing health care technology companies has launched in Chattanooga.

Cheesecake Factory seeks permit for Hamilton Place mall eatery

Published Jun. 21 2018

The Cheesecake Factory is seeking a land disturbing permit for work at a Hamilton Place mall parking lot as the...


Foundry owners seek master developer in possible Lookouts facility, other development

Published Jun. 20 2018

The owners of a huge foundry tract off South Broad Street that could hold a new Chattanooga Lookouts home and...

Amazon books food trucks to help feed 2,500 full-time workers at Chattanooga center

Published Jun. 20 2018

Lauren Hannah has worked at Amazon's sprawling Chattanooga distribution center for the past three years and likes to grab lunch...

Chattanooga Airport stays on record-breaking path

Published Jun. 19 2018

Chattanooga Airport officials are looking at better tapping the North Georgia and North Alabama markets as Lovell Field stays on...

Bright Medical Center planned near Erlanger East

Published Jun. 16 2018

More medical offices are headed to the area near Erlanger Hospital East as a Chattanooga development group plans a $16.5...

Reliant Bank wants tower signs to mark new bank in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 15 2018

A new bank in Chattanooga has won the OK to put its mark on the city's tallest building as it...

New Old Gilman Grill restaurant to open across from the Westin

Published Jun. 14 2018

Chattanooga's West Village downtown continues to add more restaurants as its newest eatery will pay homage to the century-old building...

Chattanooga firm plans to grow to 100 people by year's end

Published Jun. 12 2018

A Chattanooga startup that focuses on freight market data analytics has raised another $13 million in new capital as it...

Publix store on South Broad Street hits roadblock

Published Jun. 11 2018

A proposal for a new Publix off South Broad Street ran into a roadblock Monday as planners and neighbors pressed...

South Broad Street residents pepper Publix project officials with questions

Published Jun. 8 2018

People worried about a proposed new Publix on South Broad Street peppered project officials with questions Thursday.

GE Power sells former Alstom manufacturing site in Chattanooga for $30 million

Published Jun. 7 2018

One of Chattanooga's biggest landowners just got bigger with the $30 million purchase of 94 acres of riverfront property making...

Aloft Hotel may finally take flight in downtown Chattanooga

Published Jun. 7 2018

The biggest of a bunch of planned boutique hotels in downtown Chattanooga appears back on track.

Downtown Chattanooga's Bingo's Market in Patten Towers closes

Published Jun. 6 2018

Bingo's Market, which opened inside Patten Towers late last year to bring healthy food choices to the downtown Chattanooga building's...

Chattanooga neighborhood revitalization is goal for proposed fund

Published Jun. 5 2018

Trying to build on neighborhood strengths, Chattanooga planners are to work with a new city proposal aimed at using Alstom...

Planning agency hits Publix rezoning request for South Broad Street site

Published Jun. 4 2018

Chattanooga planners on Monday threw a potential wrench into a proposed Publix supermarket off South Broad Street near the former...

TenCate's Dayton plant has worldwide reach [photos]

Published Jun. 3 2018

Matt Stubblefield recalls that a new TenCate-made synthetic grass football field was installed at nearby Cleveland High School not long...

VW sales up in May though Atlas hit

Published Jun. 1 2018

Volkswagen of America posted a 4 percent gain in May sales compared to a year ago, even though the Chattanooga-made...

Competition winner bringing new life to downtown Chattanooga alley

Published Jun. 1 2018

A New York firm has won a competition to bring new life to one of downtown Chattanooga's largest alleyways that's...