The following is a list of networking events in Northwest Arkansas that will be happening in 2018. Events are added and updated weekly as new information becomes available, so check back often! (For a list of B2B networking groups that meet regularly in and around Northwest Arkansas visit our B2B Networking Groups page. And if we've missed any events (or you spot one that needs a correction), shoot us an email via our contact form!

 


NWA WINS Fashion Show

Friday, September 21st @ 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 - $75.00

Note: we're not sure if membership in WIN is Required to attend;

A great evening of networking and getting to know other professionals in NWA. Bring your coworker, spouse or best friend to enjoy beer from Bike Rack Brewing, served by Tie One On and food sponsored by our gracious host!

The Ballroom at I Street
2202 SW I St, Bentonville AR

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Women In Networking: Rise & Grind

Monday, September 24th @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Membership + Registration Required; Women Only

Join us for a fun pick-me-up from the weekend and start the week out right! An early morning networking event is a great opportunity to connect with other business minded women in NWA. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.

Aloft Rogers-Bentonville
1103 S 52nd St, Rogers AR

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Heart of the Customer Workshop

Thursday, September 25th @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

True innovation comes from deep empathy for customers. Learn key techniques for empathizing and interacting with customers that enable you to extract the most valuable insights to drive ideas and solutions. Presented by: Sarah Goforth. 

Willard J Walker Hall #203
191 N Harmon Ave, Fayetteville AR

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NWA Networking Live

Tuesday, September 25th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Join NWA Networking (www.nwanetworking.com) for their 2nd LIVE networking event! Open networking, guest speaker, door prizes, food and drinks.

Bank of the Ozarks
3567 W New Hope Rod, Rogers AR

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B2B Networking Lunch

Wednesday, September 26th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00 - $30.00

Avg. Attendance 40 - 60

Rogers-Lowell Chamber Membership Required

This may be the best networking bang for your netwroking buck! Six business representatives sit at a table and each participant at the table has two minutes to promote their products and services. Then, we rotate to two other tables and rinse and repeat, which means you get to network with at least 18 participants. That's a lot of networking! So be sure to bring plenty of business cards, brochures, product samples, and promo items to hand out. (Also, the free breakfast is actually pretty good!)

NWACC Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
1000 SE Eagle Way Bentonville, Arkansas

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Emerging Professionals Tap Room Tour

Thursday, September 27th @ 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

$6.00

Cost covers Project Tour, Tap Room Tour, Drinks, Food, Tee Shirt and Band all included in price. Tee Shirt guaranteed for Early Registration only.

Libations, food, music, and prizes! All made possible by volunteers with Emerging Professionals NWA, nwaAIA, AIA AR and other generous sponsors. It all starts with parking and check in at City Pump and then a short walk to our CEU tour of the Arkansas Arts Academy by Hight Jackson Associates.

4:00 - 4:30 | Parking/Check in at City Pump and head to Project Tour
4:30 - 5:30 | Arkansas Arts Academy, 506 W Poplar St, Rogers, AR 72756
5:45 - 6:30 | Levi's Gastrolounge & Bar, 224 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756
6:45 - 7:30 | Club Frisco, 105 W Poplar St, Rogers, AR 72756
7:45 - 8:30 | Happa's Hawaiian Bar and Grille, 105 S 3rd St, Rogers, AR 72756
8:45 - 10:00 | City Pump, 623 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756

Downtown Rogers Arkansas

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, September 27th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

This informal event being put on by the Bentonville Chamber will allow you to showcase your company, meet with other members of the business community and network in a casual atmosphere. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Walmart Museum
105 N Main St, Bentonville AR

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Big Brothers/Sisters of NWA Business Brunch

Tuesday, October 2nd @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Limited Seating

Latriece Watkins will interview Ashley Buchanan (Sam's Club) and Scott Salmon (Kellogg) following a delicious brunch in the main gallery at the 21c.

21c Museum Hotel
200 NE A Street, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Rockstar Connect: NWA Networking Event

Tuesday, October 2nd @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

An evening of free business networking hosted by Keller Williams' realtors Cameron LaGrone and Kevin Boortz. Bring your business cards! Light, complimentary appetizers will be served on a first come first serve basis. All attendees are responsible for their own alcoholic beverages.

Growler USA
4204 S JB Hunt Drive #40, Rogers, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas Fall Job Fair

Wednesday, October 3rd @ 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free (for Job Seekers)

The Northwest Arkansas Job Fair is the largest and longest running Job Fair in Arkansas, and features the popular “Job Seekers Resource Room,” complete with computers providing applicants easy access to online applications. The NWA Job Fair typically has more than 1,000 job seekers in attendance and 60+ exhibitors.

Frisco Station Mall
100 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers AR

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Women In Public Service Forum

Thursday, October 4th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $38.00

This event is open to anyone to attend.

The Women In Public Service Forum is a joint venture of Hustle In Heels and Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders. This new event will bring together a panel of women who are serving or have served in public office from the city to state level. Moderated by Roby Brock, CEO of Natural State Media, this panel will discuss their experiences as women in a male-dominated field, overcoming adversity, and motivations for being in public service as well as other topics. Lunch is provided at the event.

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR

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Fall Golf Tournament (Rogers-Lowell Chamber)

Friday, October 5th @ 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Team - $500.00

Registration Required

This four-person scramble tournament is a fun way for Chamber members to come together, compete for prizes and network with other players. It’s a great way to treat yourself, reward company employees and say thank you to special clients on the golf course.

Players can test their skills in the hole-in-one, longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and putting contests. Prizes will be awarded for top finishing teams and individual contest winners. Each golfer will receive two complimentary adult beverage tickets, snacks, and non alcoholic beverages. Breakfast will be served for the morning golfers. Lunch will be provided to every golfer.

Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club
3024 N 22nd St, Rogers AR

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Coffee+E featuring Tanya Hayes

Tuesday, October 9th @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Coffee+E is a bi monthly morning networking event. The event gives entrepreneurs, creatives, inventors, and innovators a time to establish relationships and engage in some creative collisions. The guest speaker for this event will be Tanya Hayes.

Bike Rack Brewing Co (8th St Brewery & Taproom)
801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Rapid Prototyping Workshop

Thursday, October 11th @ 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Creating "minimum delightful experiences" starts here! Divergent and convergent brainstorming exercises will expose the group to quick iteration and pivoting ideas. Hands on experience rapid prototyping to further refine ideas. Presented by: Canon Reeves

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 W Mountain St, Fayetteville AR

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Caffeinate (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, October 11th @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Chamber Membership Required

Caffeinate is a monthly networking event for members and guests. You can count on making some valuable connections, delicious food, great coffee, and door prizes.

Mach 1 Financial
408 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Fayetteville Professionals Night Out

Thursday, October 11th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Fayetteville Chamber Membership Required

Complimentary snacks and drinks, door prizes, and networking with other members of the Fayetteville Chamber.

Arkansas Physical Health & Rehab
1583 Main Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Sporting Clays Classic (Rogers-Lowell Chamber)

Friday, October 12th @ 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Team - $300.00

Rogers-Lowell Chamber Membership Required

Back for its second year, this popular event offers members a unique and fun opportunity to network with other business professionals and conduct business on the range. Sponsors may invite special customers/clients to join them as a gesture of thanks or reward employees with a day of team building. Shooters receive continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, ammo, goodie bags and beverages. Experienced and novice shooters alike are welcome!  

Gunsmoke Sporting Clays
17243 Wendell Jones Road, Garfield, Arkansas

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Construction and Developers Banquet

Monday, October 15th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: TBD

This annual event is hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber and celebrates the completion of selected construction projects in the City of Fayetteville, Washington, and Benton Counties. The Awards recognize the projects, the owners, and the construction teams. The event is an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of the construction and development sector in Northwest Arkansas. The Chamber invites everyone to participate in the event for networking possibilities and to showcase their business products and services through sponsorships and attendance.

Fayetteville Town Center
15 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Bike Friendly Meet Up (Springdale)

Wednesday, October 17th @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A group for people who want to see Springdale become more bike friendly. We will talk about upcoming projects, highlight needs and brainstorm ways to make Springdale more amazing than it already is.

Black Apple Crossing
321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas

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Bike Friendly Meet Up (Fayetteville)

Monday, September 17th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A gathering of a group for people who want to see Fayetteville become more bike friendly. We will talk about upcoming projects, highlight needs and brainstorm ways to make Fayetteville safer with better connectivity.

Prairie St. Bar & Tap
495 W Prairie St, Fayetteville AR

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Women In Technology Conference

Monday, October 22nd @ 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$89 1 Day | $198 2 Day (Includes NWA Tech Summit)

Participants will hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discussion on thought leadership, innovation, opportunities and challenges surrounding women in today’s technology workforce. Includes breakfast, lunch, panel discussion, keynote speaker and breakout sessions. This conference is held in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on October 23, 2018.

John Q. Hammonds Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas

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MedTech Technology Conference

Monday, October 22nd @ 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$89 (1 day Conference) | $198 (2 days including NWA Technology Summit)

This conference is held in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit (October 23, 2018). Participants will hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discussion on health care and technology. Northwest Arkansas has fast become a health care destination in the Midwest. This conference will address healthcare in Northwest Arkansas and the advances of technology impact to health care nationwide. Includes breakfast, lunch, panel discussion, keynote speaker and breakout sessions.

John Q. Hammonds Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

Tuesday, October 23rd @ 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: TBD

Avg. Attendance 1,000

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit brings together small businesses, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, retail and suppliers, technology, academia and communication and social media professionals to celebrate technology, innovation and the power of digital in shaping our future. Forward-thinking and practitioner-driven general session speakers and high value breakout sessions deliver ways to effectively collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges and learn how technology is powering change and leveling the playing field.

John Q. Hammonds Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas

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Excellence in Business (Fayetteville Chamber)

Wednesday, October 24th @ 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Members: $35 | Non-Members: $50

The Excellence In Business Awards are given to the Fayetteville Chamber investors who continue to exemplify excellence in best business practices. Awards will be given for seven different categories, along with an individual award given to the Business Advocate of the Year.

 

Location TBD

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, October 25th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

This informal event being put on by the Bentonville Chamber will allow you to showcase your company, meet with other members of the business community and network in a casual atmosphere. Refreshments and food will be provided.

First Western Bank
1106 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville AR

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Made by Few 6 (Little Rock)

October 25th - 27th

$475.00

Avg. Attendance 1,000+

Made by Few was born in 2012 with the goal of educating and inspiring designers, developers, entrepreneurs and marketers. The conference has grown each year to attract attendees from all over the world and has featured diverse speakers from leading design and technology companies including Google Ventures, PayPal, Facebook.

In its sixth year, Made by Few continues this legacy and is excited to announce confirmed speakers with backgrounds from Pentagram, Buzzfeed, The Wing, Netflix and For All Womankind.

Made by Few 6 promises to be as inspiring and engaging as ever, providing value to attendees through workshops, interactive elements and plenty of additional surprises to be announced.

Your purchase of a full conference pass gets you the best swag bag featuring limited edition items, all access to the opening reception on Thursday evening, the Designed by Few party on Friday evening and the conference after party Saturday evening as well as access to our main stage talks as well as all the coffee you can drink, breakfast, lunch and plenty of sweet treats and snacks on Friday and Saturday.

Ron Robison Theater
100 River Market Ave, Little Rock AR

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Arkansas Life Sciences Summit (Conway)

Thursday, October 25th @ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$45.00

A showcase of Arkansas's fastest growing, life science-based companies borne from university research and private companies. Prospective investors, public and private sector stakeholders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators should all attend. There will be ample networking time allotted to meet and greet attendees, presenters, and 20 supplier exhibitors!

Conway Expo and Event Center
2505 E Oak St, Conway AR

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Financing Your Project

Thursday, October 25th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

This workshop will guide you through the basic financial information you will need to consider if you are interested in starting a new social venture or implementing an innovative solution to a pressing problem posted by an existing organization. In the context of the Social Innovation Challenge, the workshop will help enrich your proposal and determine with pertinent financial estimates the viability and sustainability of your idea. The workshop also includes an introduction to grant writing as a potential path to access the seed money you will need to prototype your idea and eventually implement.

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 W Mountain St, Fayetteville AR

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Veteran Venture Leaders

Tuesday, November 6th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Who should attend: Transitioning military and veterans.

Veteran Venture Leaders is a workshop designed to give veterans and transitioning military members insights and tools needed to create a successful venture. The instructor will be Jeff Amerine, PMP – US Naval Academy Class of 1984, former Air Force Officer, Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Investor.

Startup Junkie Consulting
1 E Center St, Suite 270, Fayetteville, AR

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Art of the Pitch Workshop

Wednesday, November 7th @ 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Learn from Permjot Valia how to pitch your idea. Whether to investors or influencers, harness your storytelling skills to make a lasting impression and meaningful impact.

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 W Mountain St, Fayetteville AR

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Good Morning Fayetteville

Thursday, November 8th @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 30

Fayetteville Chamber Membership Required

Complimentary breakfast, door prizes, and networking with members of the Fayetteville Chamber.

Cox Business
637 E Joyce Blvd Suite 103, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Bowling For Business

Friday, November 9th @ 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Team of Five $195 ($150 for Members); Individual Bowlers $50 ($30 for Members)

This crazy new event put on by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce provides a super fun venue for business building. You can win prizes not just for the highest score, but also for the lowest scores, and the best shirts! The first round is a team competition and the second round a networking round, as bowlers get mixed and matched to forge new business relationships.

Rogers Bowling Center
3500 W Walnut Street, Rogers, Arkansas

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WalStreet Bike & Brew

Friday, November 9th @ 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $0.00 - $50.00

This event is high energy but with a relaxed feel. Great for networking while enjoying the world class outdoor amenities NWA has to offer. The featured cyclist will be John Furner, CEO Sam’s Club. A portion of proceeds will go to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. 

The route will be supported with volunteers and will have one rest stop with water and snacks. There will be an optional shuttle (by reservation) available after you arrive at the Springdale location and will take you back to Bentonville.

Bike Rack Brewing
801 SE 8th St., Bentonville, AR

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Manufacturers Appreciation Week Luncheon

Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th

Cost: $45.00 – $55.00

Every year, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce celebrates the manufacturing sector in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a week-long celebration where we organize local plant tours for area high school students. The tours provide an opportunity for high school students to become familiar with a manufacturing environment and to get to know possible career pathways with the manufacturer. There will be an Appreciation Luncheon to honor all the manufacturers in Fayetteville.

John Q. Hammonds Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas

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Bike Friendly Meet Up (Springdale)

Wednesday, November 14th @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A group for people who want to see Springdale become more bike friendly. We will talk about upcoming projects, highlight needs and brainstorm ways to make Springdale more amazing than it already is.

Black Apple Crossing
321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, November 15th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

This informal event being put on by the Bentonville Chamber will allow you to showcase your company, meet with other members of the business community and network in a casual atmosphere. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Primrose
650 S Dodson Rd, Rogers AR

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Fayetteville Chamber's Annual Meeting Luncheon

Tuesday, November 20th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00

The Chamber's Annual Meeting is the one time of year all Chamber investors and community leaders gather together to hear about recent accomplishments and plans for the future.

Fayetteville High School Commons Area
994 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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B2B Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, November 28th @ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $20.00 – $30.00

Rogers-Lowell Chamber Membership Required

This may be the best networking bang for your networking buck! Six business representatives sit at a table and each participant at the table has two minutes to promote their products and services. Then, we rotate to two other tables and rinse and repeat, which means you get to network with at least 18 participants. That's a lot of networking! So be sure to bring plenty of business cards, brochures, product samples, and promo items to hand out. (Also, the free breakfast is actually pretty good!)

NWACC Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, Arkansas

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WalStreet Speaker Series: Pamela Gaik

Wednesday, December 12th @ 7:30 a.m. - 900 a.m.

Chamber Membership + WalStreet Membership Required

The Bentonville Chamber's WalStreet Speaker Series provides opportunities for Walmart and Sam’s Club executives to engage with front-line supplier employees. Pamela Gaik, Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager at Sam's Club will be the speaker for this event.

SAM's Club Home Office Auditorium
2101 Simple Savings Dr., Bentonville AR

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Fayetteville Professionals Night Out

Thursday, December 13th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Fayetteville Chamber Membership Required

Complimentary snacks and drinks, door prizes, and networking with other members of the Fayetteville Chamber.

Fayetteville Town Center
15 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, December 13th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

This informal event being put on by the Bentonville Chamber will allow you to showcase your company, meet with other members of the business community and network in a casual atmosphere. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Circle of life
1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville AR

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Bike Friendly Meet Up (Springdale)

Wednesday, December 19th @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A group for people who want to see Springdale become more bike friendly. We will talk about upcoming projects, highlight needs and brainstorm ways to make Springdale more amazing than it already is.

Black Apple Crossing
321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas

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