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Last updated on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:38 pm

Sudden Departure

Did you know Rogers’ top tourism official has resigned? Allyson Twiggs Dyer, executive director of Visit Rogers since October 2010, is leaving to launch her own marketing company, The Twiggs Group. Dyer said she will stay on through at least mid-November to help with the transition of finding the next person to handle oversight and day-to-day duties of the organization. Before coming to Rogers, Dyer — a Gentry native and basketball player at the University of Arkansas from 1990 to 1995 — was director of the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau for eight years. Dyer said she will start her business from her residence in Fayetteville, with the ambition of opening an office near the downtown square in the future. The change in occupation, she said, will afford her... [ MORE ]

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