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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Southern Champion Tray unfolds expansion plans

Packaging firm adding 105 jobs, investing $18.1 million

New products, added markets and more business from existing customers are fueling an expansion by Southern Champion Tray, catapulting its Chattanooga workforce by 105 employees over three years.

Southern Champion Tray plans to expand in Chattanooga, creating 105 new jobs and investing $18.1 million, officials said today.

A group of Chattanooga investors is staking out a place in the growing natural foods business with plans to put in a new Hixson grocery store with an organic focus.

More upscale townhouses are coming to downtown Chattanooga as a developer is moving ahead with plans to build up to a dozen more units on Walnut Street.

More upscale townhouses are coming to downtown Chattanooga as a developer is moving ahead with plans to build up to a dozen on Walnut Street.

A Belgium firm that’s moving its U.S. headquarters and a distribution facility to Chattanooga won property tax breaks Friday, but not before questions were raised about the deal.

Volkswagen AG is to plow about $106 billion in its business over the next five years to fuel expansion and develop new models and technology as it tries to top Toyota as the world's sales leader.

One of Hixson's biggest shopping centers has sold for more than twice the price it was bought for just three years ago.

One of Hixson's biggest shopping centers has changed hands after about three years as an Ohio-based real estate company has bought Oak Park Town Center for $22.75 million.

Koch Foods on Wednesday denied its Chattanooga processing plant is inhumanely treating chickens by scalding the birds alive and shackling them upside-down before slicing open their throats, wings and chests while still conscious.

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