CVB Partner Spotlight:  Luke Wiggins with Visit Rogers

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Tell us who you are, where you work and what your title is.

My Name is Luke Wiggins.  I am the Meetings & Conventions Sales Manager for Visit Rogers

In your opinion, what are the top two benefits of working with a CVB?

A good CVB provides knowledge about the entirety of the community in addition to helping on the basic just dates/rates/meeting space for your event. CVB's want to be partners and serve as an advocate for you in our community as your events success is our success as well.

How long have you been a member of ASAE?

A little over three years.

What do you value the most from ASAE?

The people. When I moved to Arkansas in 2017 to take the job at Visit Rogers I didn't know anyone in Little Rock, so it has been a great way to meet a bunch of great folks.

What would you tell others about ASAE?

Join and show up. They have a bunch of the member/partner benefits you can take advantage of beyond just events. As with most things in life what you get out is very often correlated with what you put in.

What is the most effective daily habit you possess?

Something that has been crucial has been reminding myself constantly about gratitude. It has been a tough past year, but I have plenty of things to be grateful for on a daily basis.

What's one way that 2020 positively affected you?

With all of the free time I've had with the pandemic, I've lost 45 pounds.

Anything new in your area/hotel you would like to share with the membership?

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas & John Q. Hammons Convention Center has been renamed to the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas & Rogers Convention Center. TopGolf opened in 2020 within walking distance to the Rogers Convention Center. By 2022 a pedestrian friendly bypass will connect the Rogers Convention Center to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall making it walkable. The Walmart AMP completed a $14 million dollar expansion.

Lastly, anything special or unique you'd like membership to know about you?

My alias is Bobby Flay. I kill it in the kitchen

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