CarriePerrienSmith

Author's details

Name: Carrie Perrien Smith
Date registered: April 26, 2012
URL: http://www.carrie4rogers.com

Biography

Carrie Perrien Smith, MBA is a training, communication, and publishing industry veteran. Her corporate career spanned 15 years, split between Texas Instruments and Walmart Stores, Inc. She founded her Rogers, Arkansas-based company, Soar with Eagles, in 2003. She works internationally with business leaders, candidates, and growing companies who want to brand themselves as experts in their industry and build a speaking and consulting business. Also a speaker and coach, Carrie is the author of Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy. She writes a blog for NWAMotherlode.com called Empty Nexter and has hosted an internet radio show called Business: Engaged! She devotes hundreds of hours each year to her community. Her volunteer leadership experience includes serving the NWA chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, Toastmasters International, Bryan College Advisory Board, SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business), Creative Referral Network, Benton County Republican Women, the Cancer Challenge, National Speakers Association’s Oklahoma chapter, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County, and The Joseph Project, an initiative for the unemployed in Northwest Arkansas. She most enjoys mentoring emerging leaders and business owners. A grateful woman of faith, Carrie uses her volunteer service to honor and serve God. Carrie was raised in a traditional family of small business owners in Sapulpa, OK. She spent seven years in Dallas before settling in Rogers in 1993. Her daughter Darcie grew up attending Rogers schools and works as a certified nursing assistant. Darcie lives in Fayetteville with her husband Kyle and has a son named Robert. Her husband Tom is a 32-year Walmart associate who bleeds Walmart blue. In their free time, they enjoy performing with their band. They also enjoy listening to live music, whether it is a local band at a local club or outdoor festival or a world-famous band playing at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. They purchased a house to renovate four years ago and are nearing completion. Carrie holds an MBA from John Brown University and lives in southeast Rogers with her husband, Tom. They are empty nesters who share her home with their rescued and now hopelessly spoiled fur children, Chloe Needletoes, Jazmin with Teeth, and Midgieboy.

Latest posts

  1. Election Day Voting Locations — November 7, 2016
  2. 12 Reasons to Vote for Carrie Perrien Smith for Mayor of Rogers — October 24, 2016
  3. Smith Announces Bid for 2016 Mayor’s Race in Rogers — July 29, 2016
  4. Carrie Perrien Smith Announcing Run for Rogers Mayor Saturday 7/30 downtown in Frisco Park — July 27, 2016
  5. Hiring the Right Communication Professional for the City of Rogers — November 11, 2015

Author's posts listings

Nov 07 2016

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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Oct 24 2016

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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Permanent link to this article: http://carrie4rogers.com/reasonstovoteforcarrie/

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

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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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