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.

Holiday party near Patten Towers meant to bridge 'digital divide'

Published Dec. 18 2017

S'mores were toasted over flaming logs, jambalaya was served and a DJ played Christmas classics in the middle of East...

Chattanooga area is home to many businesses that launched 100 years ago [photos]

Published Dec. 17 2017

Chattanooga aims to nurture startup businesses.

Vegan restaurant near Chattanooga's Coolidge Park plans to expand

Published Dec. 14 2017

A tiny kitchen. A dining room that seats only 18 people. Not enough space to make ice cream.

Alan Gold's beer sales suspension reduced to nine days

Published Dec. 12 2017

Alan Gold's Discotheque will have its beer sales suspended for nine days — not 14 days — under an agreement...

Each unpaid employee of shuttered Massage Heights at Northgate to get $500 'grant'

Published Dec. 12 2017

Employees of Massage Heights at Northgate mall who were out more than two weeks' pay when the franchise massage studio...

Chattanooga firm to help U.S. Navy figure out how to 3-D print explosives [photos]

Published Dec. 10 2017

The U.S. Navy wants to be able to buy an off-the-shelf 3-D printer and use it to print explosives.

Chattanooga Whiskey's new distillery opens to public today

Published Dec. 9 2017

The public can sneak a peek inside Chattanooga Whiskey's new Riverfront Distillery today, since a party will be held from...

Alimentari brings Italian food to downtown Chattanooga's 'West End'

Published Dec. 8 2017

Alimentari is a word seen on signs outside shops in Italy.

Massage Heights at Northgate Mall closes, employees left without pay

Published Dec. 6 2017

Massage Heights in Northgate Mall closed permanently Wednesday - much to the surprise of its employees, who were left without...

Cancer survivor's Chattanooga-based gift box business aims to ease recovery

Published Dec. 6 2017

Missy Luce survived stage-one colorectal cancer in 2005 and breast cancer a decade later.

Chattanooga Convention and Visitor's Bureau down to 'a few' finalists for new leader

Published Dec. 5 2017

The Chattanooga Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB) should soon announce its pick for a new president and CEO after a...

County tracks down Airbnb hosts to make them pay taxes - but Airbnb says it'll handle that now [photos]

Published Dec. 3 2017

Phil Cross thought it might help pay the electric bill when he decided two years ago to be an Airbnb...

Forget startup businesses, Chattanooga is home to many 100-year-old stalwarts

Published Dec. 1 2017

Chattanooga aims to nurture startup businesses.

Ken McElrath: Skuid is a startup with skyrocketing international growth

Published Dec. 1 2017

Ken McElrath moved to Chattanooga from Phoenix about eight years ago because his sons attended Covenant College.

The Brand: Ignis Glass Studio

Published Dec. 1 2017

* Owner: Chris Mosey

Craig Fuller: TransRisk founder aims to make commodity out of cost of trucking

Published Dec. 1 2017

Craig Fuller aims to do something that no one else has ever done: Turn the cost of goods shipped by...

Roger Posacki: Playcore keeps growing under new president and CEO

Published Dec. 1 2017

A new headquarters downtown. A new owner. And continued growth.

Extra wide curved computer monitors gaining favor, but choose carefully

Published Dec. 1 2017

To curve or not to curve?

Chestnut Flats, affordable apartment complex on Chattanooga's Southside, moves forward

Published Nov. 30 2017

Chestnut Flats, an affordable apartment complex planned for Chattanooga's Southside neighborhood, took a step forward Wednesday.

Board suspends beer sales at Ruth's Chris Steak House after appeal fails

Published Nov. 29 2017

Beer sales will be suspended after the Christmas and New Year's holiday, from Jan. 4 to Jan. 7, at Ruth's...