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

Chattanooga-made Atlas helps fuel higher VW sales

Published Nov. 1 2018

Volkswagen of America today reported that October sales climbed 4.6 percent over a year ago with the lift fueled by...

Making FreightWaves: Chattanooga company drives toward billion-dollar goal

Published Nov. 1 2018

FreightWaves Chief Executive Officer Craig Fuller says a friend of his was looking for specific information about the freight market,...

Future Ready: Volkswagen human resources senior VP touts importance of local training efforts

Published Nov. 1 2018

Nicole Koesling is the last German in the top management team at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant - a big change from...


'High-end' apartments planned near Finley Stadium

Published Oct. 31 2018

Chattanooga developer John Wise is adding more apartments around Finley Stadium with a new three-story building planned near First Tennessee...

Wichman Monuments unresolved claims narrowed from 260 to 10

Published Oct. 30 2018

Former Wichman Monuments chief Trent Daniel Wichman had his theft case delayed three weeks on Tuesday, even as the list...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's CEO named city's top manager

Published Oct. 28 2018

With about 70 percent of the airline seats at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport filled by business travelers, Terry Hart says it's...

CarExpress closes Highway 153 dealership in Chattanooga

Published Oct. 26 2018

CarExpress, a used car dealership in Chattanooga off Highway 153 that offered a CarMax-type one-price, no-haggle model, has closed.

Mountain View enters Cleveland market

Published Oct. 25 2018

Mountain View Auto Group has expanded into the Cleveland, Tennessee, market with the purchase of the Nissan dealership there.

Fillauer wins Chattanooga's Spirit of Innovation Award

Published Oct. 24 2018

A 104-year-old Chattanooga company on Wednesday was lauded for its innovation.

Dayton, Tennessee-based TenCate Grass acquires sports turf company

Published Oct. 24 2018

TenCate Grass, whose North American division is based in Dayton, Tennessee, has acquired a controlling interest in another company that...

Mountain View rolls out new Ringgold dealership

Published Oct. 23 2018

Mountain View Auto Group on Tuesday officially opened a new Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership here, which is its third...

SmartBank boosts quarterly earnings

Published Oct. 23 2018

The parent company of SmartBank reported record earnings in the third quarter from continuing acquisitions from the Knoxville-based bank.


Covenant reports record third quarter earnings

Published Oct. 23 2018

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. on Tuesday reported record profits and revenues during the third quarter as the Chattanooga-based trucking firm...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe one of four new restaurants opening in East Brainerd

Published Oct. 22 2018

New restaurants are flowing into the Waterside retail center in East Brainerd — at least four are to open by...

Chattanooga Airport flight diverted in mid-air

Published Oct. 22 2018

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Chattanooga was diverted in mid-air last week after the discovery that ground service...

Can Chattanooga support more stadiums?

Published Oct. 21 2018

Chattanooga Lookouts' officials have held no talks with the Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club about jointly developing a new facility,...

Chattanooga developer seeks rezoning for East Ridge hotel, water park

Published Oct. 19 2018

A Chattanooga hotel developer will ask to rezone an East Ridge tract on Monday to build a TownePlace Suites by...

New Chattanooga Aldi store misses on beer application

Published Oct. 18 2018

Discount grocer Aldi opened a new Chattanooga store on Signal Mountain Road on Thursday, but don't expect to buy your...

Concessions sales soar at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

Published Oct. 17 2018

Sales of food, drinks and other concessions at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport have almost doubled since 2014, and officials are eyeing...

Proposed South Broad Street Publix to have 'industrial' look

Published Oct. 16 2018

A proposed Publix supermarket on South Broad Street will have a more industrial look than a typical grocery store, new...