Testimonials and Endorsements Please

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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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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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Benefits of a City Communication Strategy

As a communication professional for over 25 years, I’ve seen how important a communication strategy is to a company. A city can also tap into tremendous potential to truly engage their citizens with an internal and external communication strategy. I’ve been researching city communication strategies recently. I paid special attention to those cities that are two to …

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Rogers Greenway and Trail System Provides a Great Way to Get from Point A to Point B or Just Get Away

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One of my favorite amenities in Rogers is the trail system. Before we moved to Southwest Rogers, we lived in Whispering Timbers and had easy access to the Cambridge Trail. Over there, we were walking distance to banking, the movie theater, restaurants, and shopping. The Cambridge Trail gave me quick access to Sam’s Club and …

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Raising Our Next Generation of Citizens

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Most people probably think about raising children to be responsible adults. I’m willing to bet that many people don’t give much thought to the responsibility we have to raise the next generation of citizens. It’s a conscious decision we must make to guarantee the future of the quality of life we enjoy in Rogers today. …

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Why We Should Think Small — As in Small Business

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I’ve attended all the Rogers city council meetings since July 2011 with the exception of one or two. With all the decisions made in those committee and council meetings, not once have I heard someone ask, “How is this going to affect our business community?” This is only one of the reasons I have to get …

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A Strategy to Better Match Elected Leader Demographics to Community Demographics

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I’m a big believer in strategically developing leaders. I also believe that the demographics of a community’s leaders should reflect the demographics of the community. According to 2010 census data, Rogers’ population is 31.5% Hispanic or Latino (click here to check out the rest of the census data). The Hispanic population has been been gradually increasing …

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