Mike Pare


phone: 423-757-6318




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

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A Chattanooga Industrial Development Board member’s status is uncertain after it was learned that he apparently doesn’t live in the city, which officials say is required.

A five-story, 90-room upscale boutique hotel is planned for downtown Chattanooga near the Walnut Street Bridge, and the proposal is drawing more support than a similar project two years ago.

A top United Auto Workers official said Friday that he's confident Volkswagen will recognize Chattanooga Local 42 by bargaining with it as a members' union.

A five-story, 90-room upscale boutique hotel is planned for downtown Chattanooga near the Walnut Street Bridge.

A building that held the first Ford Motor Co. dealership in Cleveland, Tenn., and one of the earliest such businesses in the state, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

A Chattanooga-based transportation, warehousing and logistics business has won Volkswagen contracts to move and sequence parts for the automaker, nearly doubling the local company's workforce.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant could become ground zero again for U.S. organized labor efforts as a group of anti-United Auto Workers employees moves ahead with its own unionizing initiative.

A Hixson shopping center hit by the Great Recession and store shifts has regained its footing with new additions, including a first-in-the-market Burkes Outlet.

Some Volkswagen employees in Chattanooga, who’ve talked in the past about organizing their own union, are moving forward with the effort and hope to have an election.

Chattanooga Airport has the second cheapest average air fares among the state's major airports, according to a website that tracks ticket prices, with higher passenger boardings helping drive down the cost.

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