Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Small Business Saturday

The first ever Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, Nov. 27. It's squished in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages shoppers to get out and support the small businesses that are getting our economy going again. By shopping small, you'll be helping the economy in a big way! To learn more about Small Business Saturday and how it can possible save you $25, check out the Small Business Saturday Facebook page here. Happy shopping!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Meet the New Director of the Rogers Convention & Visitors Bureau

Another new face has joined the Chamber team! We're excited to have Allyson Twiggs Dyer as the new director of the Rogers Convention & Visitors Bureau! Allyson is very familiar with the area, having lived here her entire life, and experienced in CVB work. Prior to joining the Rogers CVB, she was the director of the Fayetteville CVB for 8 years. During that time, she received certification as a Destination Management Executive which is the highest accreditation in the visitors bureau industry.

Some of you may recognize Allyson's name from her years as an Arkansas Razorback where she earned four letters in basketball. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. After college Allyson worked for Fox Sports as color commentator for Lady Razorback basketball games.

Allyson serves on the Board of Pagnozzi Charities, Razorback Foundation ‘A’ Club committee, and in 2007 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Allyson is married to David Dyer and has an 12 year old son named Spencer. Allyson is excited to join the team at the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. She says she'll continue to work hard bringing people to Rogers and looks forward to getting to know and help those across northwest Arkansas.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Welcome to Our New VP of Government Affairs!

The Chamber would like to welcome our new Vice President of Government Affairs, Michael Lindsey. Prior to joining the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Michael was a public finance banker with Morgan Keegan where he provided financial advisory and bond underwriting services to municipal and non-profit clients throughout Arkansas and Missouri.

Here are some fast-facts about Michael to help you get to know him a little better:

* He serves on the city of Fayetteville's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and is a member of the board of directors for the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.
* He is a published author. His book on the history of the Arkansas State Police was published in 2008.
* He has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's in history
* He's an avid runner and has completed seven half-marathons in the past four years
* Michael and his wife, Lara, live in Fayetteville with their two daughters, Bailey (11 years old) and Amelia (7 years old)

We are excited to have Michael join the Chamber team. He's looking forward to getting to know all of the members and work towards protecting your interests!