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 new letter to Volkswagen employees from the United Auto Workers says its officials are confident VW will recognize the union if it gains "a meaningful portion" of the workforce as members of its Chattanooga local.

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