HELLOOO from Downtown Rogers!
Meet your neighbors and friends...
Historic Downtown Rogers, Arkansas is such an awesome place that it is a magnet for people, businesses and events. In fact, there is so much that goes on down here it requires the help of several organizations to manage it all! How lucky is that!
Read on below to find out who is who and does what with whom and where they do it. Kind of.
Who is Go Downtown Rogers?
Go Downtown Rogers is also known as Rogers Downtown Partners, a non-profit 501(c)6 organization made up of businesses, professionals, building owners, and folks who just have a love for Historic Downtown Rogers. RDP plans, promotes, and executes events and advertising under the public name of Go Downtown Rogers and maintains this website, a Facebook, and Instagram. We maintain a calendar that promotes our events and those of other downtown interests, as well.
These folks are all small business owners and the like and work their tails off to make downtown an awesome destination. They have very little budget and no paid staff. What they DO have is HEART. A heart for the downtown we all love and a passion to work-and very often-live there. There is not a GDR office, but if you want to visit about something, email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get a response!
The RDP/GDR goal is "to enrich the urban experience in the Rogers Historic District and surrounding area."
Meet the Additional Organizations
that Support Downtown Rogers
Historic Downtown Rogers, Arkansas is such an awesome place that it is a magnet for people, businesses and events. In fact, there is so much that goes on down here it requires the help of several organizations to manage it all! In addition to the Go Downtown Rogers group, here are other groups that are dedicated to keeping our glorious downtown vital and beautiful:
DOWNTOWN ROGERS, INC.
Downtown Rogers Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit that produces public events in downtown and manages the Downtown Rogers Farmers Market currently located at Poplar and 2nd Street. Formerly known as Main Street Rogers, DTR Inc. rebranded to Downtown Rogers Inc. when brought under the umbrella of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce January 2019.
Run by the amazing trio of Shey Bland, Sheree Barnes and Ike Reichenbach, it is the Mission of Downtown Rogers, Inc. "to create experiences designed to bring our community together in the downtown district, where people can celebrate the past and embrace the future." It is their Vision "to make Downtown Rogers a destination where people can explore our historic brick streets, buildings and recreation, uniting the downtown area with its creatives, artisans, cuisine and entertainment."
DTR Inc. maintains a busy Facebook and Instagram and a great calendar on their website listing downtown happenings. For more about Downtown Rogers Inc. go to their website, HERE
ROGERS HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
The Historic District Commission serves as the official custodian of the city's history and acts as a point of contact for the public and for state and federal agencies in all matters concerning historic preservation within Rogers. Appointed by the Mayor, members of this group are charged with overseeing the historic preservation of the designated historic district. Map of the Historic District
Additional information on the Commission is available on the City of Rogers website, HERE
ROGERS-LOWELL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | 317 W Walnut St.
The Chamber provides numerous opportunities for you to grow your business, offers educational opportunities, and represents the business interests of the community as a whole and downtown specifically through many platforms. Contact Karen Wagaman, Vice President of Downtown Rogers Development at , ofc/479-619-3195, mobile/ 785-969-1332. For more about the Chamber https://www.rogerslowell.com/
VISIT ROGERS | 317 W Walnut St.
Visit Rogers is the tourism arm of the Chamber.
Visit the website at https://visitrogersarkansas.com/
CITY OF ROGERS | 301 W Chestnut St.
The City has invested millions of dollars in updating the downtown infrastructure and amenities. Keeping what lies beneath the bricks in good order is no easy task and is never a "quick fix". Currently, the City is engaged in the big, messy project that is the renovation of Frisco Park into "Railyard Park". It will be awsome and you can read more about it HERE.
We are grateful for the continued interest in maintaining downtown as an authentic urban experience and to keep the history of Rogers relevant for today. https://www.rogersar.gov/