Jul 29 2016

Smith Announces Bid for 2016 Mayor’s Race in Rogers

For Immediate Release July 29, 2016 Contact Carrie Perrien Smith 479-903-0208 carrie@carrie4rogers.com Smith Announces Bid for 2016 Mayor’s Race in Rogers Carrie Perrien Smith, MBA announced  that she will run for mayor of Rogers. She is a local business owner and a marketing, communication, and branding consultant. She moved to Rogers in 1993. Her leadership …

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Jul 27 2016

Carrie Perrien Smith Announcing Run for Rogers Mayor Saturday 7/30 downtown in Frisco Park


Carrie Perrien Smith will announce her candidacy for the office of Mayor of Rogers Arkansas. We’ll gather in Frisco Park at 10:00 a.m. Rain or shine. Please join us to support a leader who will showcase Rogers as a regional leader, inspire entrepreneurship and job creation, spark commercial and residential re-development in our at-risk areas, …

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Nov 11 2015

Hiring the Right Communication Professional for the City of Rogers

January 2016 will mark for me 30 years working in the communication industry. Some of that was in training, publishing, internal communication, and marketing and branding roles, but it all was spent doing communication-related work. Embracing the evolving communication industry During my 2012 bid for city council, I wrote about our need for a proactive …

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Jun 08 2015

Investing Strategically in Our City’s Green Space

With about four thousand square feet of flowerbeds that I either maintain or am constructing at our house or our rental, I pay attention to decorative green space. A healthy, well-landscaped yard adds thousands of dollars to the value of a home. I walk around the local cities and look at the landscaping. I watch …

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May 10 2015

Small Business Counseling for Free

After I left my corporate job in 2001, I finally had the flexibility to volunteer in my community. The first organization I offered my time and expertise was SCORE. It is a non-profit funded by the Small Business Administration. It is mostly used as a resource for free small business counseling. It has to be one …

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Jan 27 2015

Campaign Fund-Raiser: Retreats for Business Professionals

Here are three programs designed to prepare you for a successful and satisfying professional and personal life. They will be taught by local experts in a relaxing home-retreat setting with a delicious home-cooked lunch.  Learn core success principles. Meet other business professionals. Engage in mastermind-group discussions. Walk away with a plan to improve your personal …

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Oct 31 2013

Take a Fall Drive

We are somewhere between almost peak color and empty trees. This is a great time of year to take a drive through the Ozarks. For five years, I worked on a charity motorcycle event called the Cancer Road Challenge. It was a motorcycle poker run and show. A key component of a poker run is …

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Nov 04 2012

The Economic Impact of Campaign Donations

How a candidate handles his or her campaign finances is public record — at least if they spend or raise over $500. In Arkansas, municipal candidates have to submit a pre-election financial report and a post-election report. I fall into that group that had to file. I wish campaigns could be run and won with …

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Jul 16 2012

Testimonials and Endorsements Please

Dear Friends Who Know Me, I have a special request. I need some testimonials or endorsements to use in my campaign marketing. If you would be willing to give your name, city (you don’t have to live in Rogers), and company name (if applicable) along with a few very specific words I could use, I’d be …

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Jun 26 2012

What Does a City Communication Strategy Cost?

While a formal communication strategy might make plenty of sense for a medium to large city, it might be the most useful to the tiniest towns where the mayor presides over the city council one day and helps city workers dig a ditch the next. With a little planning, a small-town mayor can communicate needs …

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