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 United Auto Workers official says the union has taken "a big step" toward gaining representation of Volkswagen's Chattanooga employees and creation of a first-in-the-U.S. works council at the plant.

A key supplier to Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant that's building a $70 million factory at Enterprise South industrial park has captured work to build bumpers for the automaker's new sport utility vehicle.

A key supplier to Volkswagen’s Chattanooga assembly plant has started construction on its $70 million Enterprise South industrial park plant, and it has begun initial hiring of its workforce that’s slated to hit 184 employees by mid-2015.

Chattanooga-based Signix, which offers secure digital signature services to businesses and other entities, is expanding its footprint downtown as it shifts the bulk of its sales force to Warehouse Row.

Chattanooga carpet maker Dixie Group on Wednesday made another acquisition with the purchase of a Dalton, Ga.-based manufacturer designed to fill a niche between woven and tufted products.

More than two decades after the Tennessee Aquarium opened and changed the face of the city, Chattanoogans need to think about the next big thing, tourism officials said Tuesday.

Chattanooga Invista employee Judy Ciulis says the nylon manufacturer regularly rents cars at Lovell Field so she's looking forward to a $1.5 million upgrade that would almost double the lot's size.

For the first time, visitor spending in Hamilton County this year is expected to top $1 billion, tourism officials said today.

Oscar Brock recalls working a summer job at his family’s Chattanooga candy company when he was in college, a business founded by his great-grandfather in 1906.

Ferrara Candy Co. is closing its Chattanooga production plant by the end of the year and laying off all of its manufacturing employees, the company announced today.

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