Tim Omarzu (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6651
E-mail: tomarzu@timesfreepress.com
Tim Omarzu covers business for the Times Free Press. He's a longtime newspaper reporter who previously worked in Michigan, California and Nevada. Contact him at tomarzu@timesfreepress.com or www.facebook.com/tim.omarzu or twitter.com/TimOmarzu or 423-757-6651.

How to choose a senior living community

Published May. 1 2017

John Rouser's parents met while his dad was on a month-long survivor's leave after his ship, the U.S.S. Vincennes, was...

App-titude: Five smartphone business apps that can replace your desktop computer

Published May. 1 2017

The smart phone is shaping up as the one all-purpose gadget that can replace everything from the camera to the...

Inversions Circus Arts & Performance Center finds new home near sculpture fields [photos]

Published Apr. 30 2017

One woman had on a pair of Birkenstock sandals — and another wore clear plastic 7-inch heels — one recent...


Road being expanded through Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel complex for new apartments

Published Apr. 27 2017

Passenger Street, a city-owned road, will be expanded through the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel complex, a city board decided Wednesday.

Chattanooga's first 'farm to table' upscale eatery closes after 25 year run

Published Apr. 25 2017

The 212 Market Restaurant, a pioneering upscale eatery that opened downtown 25 years ago before downtown was cool — shortly...

Carter Distributing focuses on customer service as import, craft beer popularity grows [photos]

Published Apr. 22 2017

Awards just inside the front door of Carter Distributing's beer warehouse at 1305 Broad St. say a lot about the...

U.S. Xpress' diesel technicians vie for spot at national competition [photos]

Published Apr. 21 2017

As a way to keep its diesel technicians feeling appreciated and happy, U.S. Xpress held its second-annual Maximum Technician Competition...

Ruth's Chris Steak House loses beer license for three days after serving Michelob to decoys

Published Apr. 20 2017

Ruth's Chris Steak House's beer sales were suspended for three days starting May 4 by the Chattanooga Beer Board Thursday...

Workers demolish Cheeburger Cheeburger building in downtown Chattanooga [photo gallery]

Published Apr. 19 2017

Workers demolished the Market Street building which housed the Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant Wednesday in Chattanooga.

New app allows customers to find deals at area restaurants

Published Apr. 19 2017

Restaurant owners hate slow times and love to see customers fill empty tables.

City poised to demolish Cheeburger Cheeburger building [videos, photos]

Published Apr. 18 2017

The city of Chattanooga is ready to tear down the partially collapsed brick building in the heart of downtown that...

Historic steamship's backers think Congress will OK law to let Delta Queen carry overnight passengers

Published Apr. 16 2017

The Delta Queen may finally sail again after a decade at dock.

Prototype production electric work truck shown off in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 14 2017

Mike Holtzhower wears a black company work shirt that says "Southeast Diesel, Inc."

Low-ball offer to buy King Street parking lot just a starting point, city officials say

Published Apr. 11 2017

Chattanooga hotel developer Hiren Desai offered the city $134,700 to buy a roughly half-acre parking lot at 1200 King St....

Personal injury firms tout advertising's benefits, while using bully pulpit to promote good causes

Published Apr. 1 2017

When attorney James Wettermark began his career in 1978, law firms started small. A new attorney would find a client,...

Don't count out the business card quite yet

Published Apr. 1 2017

Ours is a digital age, but the business card endures.

Cheeburger Cheeburger's owner has message for owner of building [photos, videos]

Published Mar. 31 2017

Charlie Eich, who watched the front brick walls of his Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant come tumbling down Wednesday afternoon, has a...

Building owner blames restaurant owner for collapse of Cheeburger Cheeburger

Published Mar. 30 2017

The building's owners blamed the collapse on Cheeburger Cheeburger's owner, Charlie Eich.

Chattanooga's Money School to teach financial basics to adults, teens

Published Mar. 28 2017

You're never too young to start saving.

Edley's Bar-B-Que, Mean Mug Coffeehouse and Blue Ridge Fly Fishing to anchor North Shore's Signal Mill

Published Mar. 26 2017

Mean Mug Coffeehouse, Edley's Bar-B-Que and Blue Ridge Fly Fishing will open this summer in North Chattanooga in the same...