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.

Bridging the digital divide: Tech Town broadens broadband connections

Published Feb. 1 2018

The Martin Luther King holiday in January may have been a day off of school for most students, but for...

It's all good: High-tech smart mug keeps coffee and tea at perfect temperature

Published Feb. 1 2018

Working in an office and drinking coffee go together.

Scenic city salesman: Barry White new leader of Chattanooga Visitors and Convention Bureau

Published Feb. 1 2018

Nearly 85 percent of the world's golf carts are built in Augusta, Georgia, home of The Masters golf tournament at...

Indians make their mark on the Scenic City's business community [photos]

Published Feb. 1 2018

Double-Cola is Chattanooga's home-grown soft drink.

New, millennial-friendly accounting firm hits 500-client mark [photos]

Published Jan. 28 2018

Market Street Partners is a new accounting firm downtown that just surpassed 500 clients, has roots in Chattanooga's startup scene...

'Typical' American only has $5,000 saved for retirement — but you can play catch-up, local experts say

Published Jan. 28 2018

How much money should you sock away for retirement?

Hixson's new CubeSmart part of record-setting year for self-storage facility construction

Published Jan. 23 2018

CubeSmart, a new self-storage facility in Hixson, came in handy for Jake Hindman.

Burner Systems International property and buildings are sold

Published Jan. 17 2018

Robertshaw Chattanooga — formerly Burner Systems International (BSI) — is a longtime Chattanooga manufacturer of parts for gas ovens and...

Camp House reopening after water pipe leak closed coffee house 2 days

Published Jan. 9 2018

A leak from a broken underground water pipe closed the Camp House coffee house at 149 East M.L. King Boulevard...

City hangs on to King Street parking lot; won't proceed with deal criticized as 'giveaway'

Published Jan. 8 2018

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's administration changed its mind and won't sell a city-owned parking lot near the booming Southside neighborhood...

Sky Zoo is test case for Chattanooga's new DUI enforcement strategy

Published Jan. 5 2018

The Chattanooga beer board went off the beaten path Thursday when it gave a two-week beer sales suspension to Sky...

New tenant slated for Ryan's steakhouse building in Hixson

Published Jan. 4 2018

New life will be breathed this spring into the vacant Ryan's steakhouse in Hixson that closed abruptly in February 2016...


Soddy-Daisy man plans to open microdistillery inside Chattanooga Choo Choo

Published Jan. 3 2018

William A. Lee, a Soddy-Daisy man who plans to open a microdistillery inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel, knows a...

New hangout spots, eateries, clubs expand options in downtown Chattanooga

Published Jan. 1 2018

Chattanoogans who were around the in 1970s can remember when the Brass Register was one of the first restaurants to...

Fill 'er up: 'Supertank' printers remove cartridges from inkjet printing

Published Jan. 1 2018

Love inkjet printers, but hate the pricey cartridges?

Mandated electronic logging devices raise truck hacking concerns

Published Dec. 27 2017

'Maximum Overdrive" is a campy Stephen King horror film about murderous machines come to life — including big rigs that...

City unveils 'safe zone' for online and child custody exchanges

Published Dec. 27 2017

If the idea of completing a deal with a stranger on Craigslist or some other e-commerce site worries you, there's...

Chattanooga's Steward Advanced Materials reinvents itself to stay in business 141 years [photos]

Published Dec. 24 2017

Serving in the U.S. Navy on a submarine stinks — literally.

Pizzeria Cortile opens in Red Bank

Published Dec. 23 2017

Rome wasn't built in a day — and neither was Pizzeria Cortile.

Barry White is new CEO, president of Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau

Published Dec. 21 2017

The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Barry E. White as its new president and chief executive officer.