Meetings and Conventions Testimonials

"Planning a wedding is stressful. Planning a wedding somewhere you have never been sounds even more stressful, but when you have Erin Jernigan and Visit Rogers helping, all the stress goes away! My now husband and I decided we did not want the stress of planning a big wedding in our hometown in Virginia. We wanted to have a small intimate ceremony with family. I saw the Thorncrown Chapel on TV and knew that was where we should say “I Do.” We booked the chapel and had no idea what we were going to do from there. This is when I started researching the area and found Rogers. I reached out to Erin at Visit Rogers and she made everything SO easy. She provided me the best of the best from where to get our marriage license, hair, makeup, restaurants, florists, limo service and hotels. She even took care of booking our rooms! She made what is typically a very stressful time, the most relaxing and fun experience ever! My family still raves about our wedding and how amazing Rogers, Arkansas is. None of my guests, nor myself, had ever been to Arkansas and we are so glad we decided to take our Arkansas adventure to Rogers. Everyone was so welcoming and accommodating. I cannot thank Visit Rogers enough for making my wedding weekend a huge success and making sure everything was planned to a tee! I couldn’t have done it without the help they provided!"

-Alyssa Rogers, Bride


 "I cannot say enough about the turnout for the 2016 Arkansas Nutrition Conference.  A record of 395 attendees listened and learned from 15 speakers on current topics. They also had the opportunity to network with many more in the industry.  This would not be possible without the gracious support from companies and organizations like Visit Rogers. As a result of that conference, five graduate level students received $44,000 in total scholarship funding to help further their education.  With this year’s attendance and support, many deserving students will once again benefit.  Thank you for your sponsorship and participation in making this conference a success."

- Roy Brister, Ph.D Director
Nutrition & Feed Milling Operations


Tyson & The Poultry Federation Feed Manufacturers Committee  "Thank you again, for your help making this happen! My presentation showcasing all the great things happening in Rogers went well. The gift bags were well received by the participants and very much appreciated. You really helped make Rogers look good! Thank you!"

- Mark Scott, Senior Manager
Website


"Big THANK YOU to Erin Jernigan and Visit Rogers for helping scout out potential national/regional conference and training opportunities in Northwest Arkansas. You are a great resource for planners. #Rogers #Nonprofits #Service."

- Mike Gilbert, C.O.O.
The Jones Center Website


"Our guests came to Rogers from Arizona to North Carolina. Fifteen states were represented. They loved Northwest Arkansas. Our ladies group spent an afternoon shopping at the great Pinnacle Hills at the Promenade. Several of our guys played a great round of golf at a local golf course. Our previous four meetings have been in Alaska, at Disney World, at Williamsburg, VA, and Savannah. I was a little nervous about trying to stack up against that list. Northwest Arkansas and Rogers were well accepted and we have nothing but positive reports. Thanks for your generosity. Also, we owe a special thanks to Erin Jernigan for her help and support."

- David W. Perry, Executive Director
The Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries Website


  "The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma has been partnering with Visit Rogers on our conferences and events since 2008. Our various conferences draw attendees locally, nationwide and internationally. The Annual Poultry Festival, our largest event with over 4,000 members and industry friends in attendance, celebrated its tenth year in Rogers this June of 2017. Rogers, Arkansas, is an ideal place to hold our events due to the many choices for meeting space, overnight accommodations, dining, shopping and recreation. Whether it's a meeting for 30 people or 4,000 people, Rogers, Arkansas, is a destination our attendees enjoy."

- Marvin Childers, President
The Poultry Federation, Little Rock Website


  "It was a sincere pleasure to work with [Visit Rogers] when we hosted the NAFSA Region III conference in Rogers at the Embassy Suites. It was a highly successful conference thanks to the great location, resources available to us and the warm hospitality we received from the visitors bureau!"

- Gloria Flores Passmore
National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Website  


"I am just back in Australia after attending my sixth ALPCA convention in ten years and I am constrained to write offering my congratulations to all concerned in the organizing and conduct of this excellent event. I have never been unhappy with a convention but this one was the best - excellent accommodation and convention facilities all in a bright and appealing location. The bar has been set to a new high. One of my colleagues and I took the opportunity to visit the beautiful little town of  Eureka Springs and separately, the Walton's 5 and 10  museum at nearby Bentonville, both of which added to the enjoyment of our visit to the [Northwest Arkansas] area.   We found the local restaurants well up to scratch as well.

- John Campbell (9672)
The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association Website  


"It was a pleasure working with Visit Rogers for our Bank Management Seminar.  They graciously provided our attendees with welcome bags that included a map and visitor’s guide.  These were especially helpful to our group since the majority of them were not familiar with the northwest Arkansas area and were anxious to see what all Rogers had to offer.  I appreciate the friendliness and helpfulness from the Visit Rogers team, and plan on using them again the next time we hold our event in Northwest Arkansas!"

- Kami Taylor Coleman, Vice President, Professional Development
Arkansas Bankers Association Website  


"The Sixel Aiport Conference was a VERY successful event! We chose to do an offsite experience to Downtown Rogers during one night of the conference. I would highly recommend to any group visiting the area. It had something for everyone to enjoy.Thank you again for putting the concept into map form, that was essential."

- Terri Campbell, Director of Travel Services
Sixel Consulting Group Website  


"Rogers was the perfect location for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy to base its visit to Northwest Arkansas--the city was convenient to the important works of architecture we toured in Bentonville, Bella Vista and Fayetteville, as well as to the airport and numerous restaurants near our hotel, the Embassy Suites. Thank you to the staff of Visit Rogers for helping our group choose Rogers for our event."

- Joel Hoglund, Communications and Events Manager
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Website