Election Day Voting Locations


Benton County is moving to vote centers for election day voting. Like early voting, you can now go to any Benton County vote center on election day. You are no longer limited voting at your specific precinct location. Due to technology requirements of the new equipment, some of your familiar voting locations are no longer …

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12 Reasons to Vote for Carrie Perrien Smith for Mayor of Rogers


I talk to so many people who have already decided to vote for me without having first talked to me because I am a woman or a conservative Republican or — and this is the best one yet — not Greg Hines. While these are fine reasons if that what drives you, I’d like to …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Economic Impact of Campaign Donations

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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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