Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press.
A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan.
Dave, a native of Lansing, Mich., joined the Times Free Press in 1999 after working for 19 years at The Chattanooga Times. He covers energy, business and special projects, including the Tennessee Valley Authority. Dave has previously covered police, county government, politics and education.
A 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan, Dave also studied economics at Michigan State University’s Graduate School of Business.
He has won more than a dozen journalism awards for business, breaking and investigatory reporting, including first place honors for education coverage in 2007 from the Tennessee Press Association, investigative reporting in 2006 and project reporting in 2005 from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, deadlline reporting in 2002 from the Georgia Associated Press Association, and health care reporting in 2001 from the Tennessee Hospital Association.
Contact Dave at 423-757-6340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The battle over union representation at Volkswagen of America will shift this month from plant workers in Chattanooga to a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board.
Opponents of the United Auto Workers will be able to make their arguments against the union when a hearing officer considers a request by the UAW for another election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
Federal regulators have lifted the consent order for FSG Bank in Chattanooga, removing the extra regulatory oversight and limits on Chattanooga's biggest independent bank.
A year after starting their sun glass distribution business, the three Chattanooga owners of Platinum Eyewear are headed to Las Vegas this weekend for what they hope will be the talk of the town — or at least the buzz at one of the world's biggest consumer-goods trade shows for wholesalers of most anything people wear.
The investors live more than 600 miles away from Wall Street, haven't graduated from college and have little or no experience handling other people's money.
Safety problems that triggered extra inspections or oversight by regulators declined again last year at U.S. nuclear power plants.
Unemployment falls in region to 5-year low
Unemployment in Tennessee and Georgia fell to the lowest level in more than five years in January and state economists expect the jobless rate to continue to decline this year.
Mohawk Industries announced today it will build a new $180 million ceramic tile production facility and distribution center in Middle Tennessee — the ninth ceramic plant U.S. ceramics production facility.
Unemployment in Tennessee fell in January to the lowest rate in nearly five and a half years.
The White House budget plan for fiscal 2015 includes no money to maintain or replace the crumbling Chickamauga Lock, threatening to further delay river transportation in East Tennessee.