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!

 


Find Your Way

Tuesday, August 20th @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Startup Junkie and Cox Media are hosting this event as part of a four-part series dedicated to marketing for startups and small businesses. This is the second session in the series and will focus on helping startups and small businesses find their way: strategy, placement and optimization – what are your results?

 

Startup Junkie Consulting
1 East Center Street, #270, Fayetteville Arkansas

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, August 20th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Tuesday's With Philip

Tuesday, August 20th @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ish)

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 10

Super fun and lighthearted little group of networkers hosted by Philip Knight of Bankers Capital Funding. The core of this group has been meeting for years (decades?) and is mostly bankers/lenders of various kinds, but the event is 100% open to all. The group meets in the back of the restaurant, to the left of the bar – look for a couple of tables pushed together with a group of people laughing way too loud for 4:30 on a Tuesday...

Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill
1800 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758


Network of Executive Women: Life Stages Connect

Tuesday, August 20th @ 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: No information provided

The 5th Annual Life Stages Connect will allow members and non-members to network in small groups connected by Life Stages. Each Life Stage group will have a leader assigned to facilitate dialogue on relevant topics. 

John Q Hammons Convention Center
3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas 72758

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Women In Networking (WIN): August Luncheon

Wednesday, August 21st @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00

Join Women In Networking of NWA for a luncheon!

Bonefish Grill
3201 Market St, Rogers AR

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Machine Learning in Supply Chain

Thursday, August 22nd @ 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Join Stephen Ashmore and Dr. Michael Gashler from SupplyPike to discuss the applications of machine learning technology in supply chain. You’ll learn how machine learning algorithms can enhance and simplify replenishment, forecasting, phantom inventory, and sales by store analyses as a supplier.

The Space at District
106 SE A St, Suite #2, Bentonville Arkansas

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AIGA NWA Book Club

Saturday, August 24th @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Ready to tackle some summer reading? Join AIGA NWA August 24 at Nightbird Books for a discussion on their next book, Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (or follow along in the Slack Channel)! As a special perk to AIGA NWA members, Nightbird Books will offer a 20% discount to anyone that places a special order through their store.

Nightbird Books
205 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

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Bike Friendly Meet Up (Fayetteville)

Monday, August 26th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Do you like camaraderie, happy hours, and bikes? If so, then Bike Friendly Meetups are for you! It's a low-key gathering of bike friends sharing ideas, stories, and visions they have to make their town more bike-friendly. Enjoy in-depth conversations, actionable takeaways, and hands-on activities.

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
1946 N Birch Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

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Tuesday's With Philip

Tuesday, August 27th @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ish)

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 10

Super fun and lighthearted little group of networkers hosted by Philip Knight of Bankers Capital Funding. The core of this group has been meeting for years (decades?) and is mostly bankers/lenders of various kinds, but the event is 100% open to all. The group meets in the back of the restaurant, to the left of the bar – look for a couple of tables pushed together with a group of people laughing way too loud for 4:30 on a Tuesday...

Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill
1800 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758


AR Association of Asian Business: The Never-Ending Journey of an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, August 28th @ 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$12.00 - $25.00

Details coming soon!

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, Arkansas


Leisurlist After 5: Theo's Rogers

Wednesday, August 28th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This month, leisurlist is teaming up with Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders to incorporate a philanthropic element to this happy hour! Sample cocktails and appetizers from Theo's and learn about local non-profits who need young professional volunteers and board members just like you. Come alone or come with friends and hang out with us to meet like-minded yopros along the way! First round is courtesy of Theo's Rogers, so all you need to do is register for your free ticket, show up and make friends--it's that easy!

Theo's Rogers
3300 Market Street Suite 100, Rogers, Arkansas 72758

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Open House: Child Care Aware of NWA

Thursday, August 29th @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Come by and tour the Child Care Aware NWA office. There will be snacks, door prizes, and more. Celebrating 25 years of service.

Child Care Aware of NWA
1401 S 8th Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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DesignLab: UX Whiteboard 101

Saturday, August 31st @ 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $0.00 - $10.00

The whiteboard challenge – an exercise anyone interested in a UX position will most likely do – is a solid way for prospective employers to get into the mind of the designer. Join Dennis Wemyss as he shows how to navigate nailing a whiteboard challenge for work, covering everything from battling assumptions with questioning and understanding every stakeholder’s needs, to using psychology to get into our users’ heads. Then test out your new knowledge with an hour-long wireframe challenge. Make sure to bring research on the business you would want to create the wireframe for. We’ll provide breakfast and whiteboards.

Exchange
409 SW A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

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Tuesday's With Philip

Tuesday, September 3rd @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ish)

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 10

Super fun and lighthearted little group of networkers hosted by Philip Knight of Bankers Capital Funding. The core of this group has been meeting for years (decades?) and is mostly bankers/lenders of various kinds, but the event is 100% open to all. The group meets in the back of the restaurant, to the left of the bar – look for a couple of tables pushed together with a group of people laughing way too loud for 4:30 on a Tuesday...

Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill
1800 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758


Tuesday's With Philip

Tuesday, September 10th @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ish)

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 10

Super fun and lighthearted little group of networkers hosted by Philip Knight of Bankers Capital Funding. The core of this group has been meeting for years (decades?) and is mostly bankers/lenders of various kinds, but the event is 100% open to all. The group meets in the back of the restaurant, to the left of the bar – look for a couple of tables pushed together with a group of people laughing way too loud for 4:30 on a Tuesday...

Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill
1800 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758


Hustle in Heels: The Balancing Act

Thursday, September 10th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Notes: Women only event; Facebook has event starting at 11:00, Chamber website says 11:30;

This luncheon will be an interactive workshop with Laurie Malloy, Founder of Simple Spaces, LLC. Learn to outline the priorities in your life by using a ‘wheel of life’. This diagram will serve as a visual representation of what is important to you and will reveal how you are doing in each area. Upon completing the exercise, you will be able to identify the areas to take actionable steps with successfully integrating your life and your work.

LOCATION NOTE: Chamber website lists 1 College Drive (in Bentonville) however the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies is located at 1000 SE Eagle Way – Doc4 is guessing the SE Eagle Way address is the correct one!

NWACC Shewmaker Center For Workforce Technologies
1 College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

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Excellence in Business Awards (Fayetteville Chamber)

Wednesday, September 11th @ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

Note: Facebook Event has starting time as 9:00, Chamber website has it as 8:00

Experience the brand new TheatreSquared, get a firsthand look at the new Chamber rebranding, and see a sneak peak at upcoming events and programs. Each award category will highlight three of the top nominees using professionally produced videos, and will show why every business involved is a staple and deserves accolades, recognition, and community support.

TheatreSquared
477 W Spring St, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

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Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chapter Meeting & Social

Wednesday, September 11th @ 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Non-Members are invited!

The members of SMPS Ozarks will gather for their annual meeting and Board of Directors transition. Members and non-members are then invited. Meeting will be from 3-4 p.m and a social of heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks following.

Yeyo's Mexican Grill (New Rogers Location)
101 East Walnut Street, Rogers AR

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Health Care Marketing Alliance After Hours Event

Wednesday, September 11th @ 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Note: It's unclear if non-members may attend.

HCMA hasn't provided much info about this event – looks like there's no cost to attend but it's not clear if you have to be a member of the group to get in. We'll check it out and update this if/when we find out more!

Mermaids Seafood Restaurant
2217 N College Ave, Fayetteville

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Doing Business In Bentonville Speaker Series: Todd Harbaugh

Wednesday, September 11th @ 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

$79 - $99

This Speaker Series brings together the resources of internationally-recognized subject matter experts to provide unique and actionable insights that increase your knowledge of all things retail and improve overall results. This event features Todd Harbaugh, Executive Vice President of Walmart Supercenters and former Chief Operating Officer of Sam's Club & Walmart Mexico.

Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
211 Southeast Walton Boulevard, Bentonville AR

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NWA Human Resource Association (NOARK): Diversity or Inclusion?

Thursday, September 12th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Members: $0 | Non-Members: $30

Avg. Attendance 15 - 45

From the organizers: "In this presentation we will be covering an overview of SHRM D&I initiatives, progress made so far in 2019 and practical ways to promote true Inclusion in your organization. Specific topics will include but not be limited to the Gender Pay Gap, Mental Illness and other 'Unseen' Disabilities, Getting Talent Back to Work, Hiring Veterans, #MeTooMovement and its effects, and Hiring Individuals over the age of 50. Essentially, we will come to a real world understanding of how to make “being invited to dance” a reality for so many that are in our organizations but do not feel a true sense of belonging."

NWA Board of Realtors
314 N Goad Springs St Lowell, Ar 72745

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Caffeinate at Harding University (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, September 12th @ 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.

Harding University (Rogers)
901 S 52nd St. Rogers, AR

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NWA Startup Crawl

Friday, September 13th @ 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$0.00 - $15.00

The biggest startup party of the year! A one-night tour of NWA's amazing startup community! Get ready for live music, food trucks, beer gardens (unlimited beer with purchase of souvenir cup ticket), and get to know some of the most exciting startup and technology companies in Northwest Arkansas! Learn about the incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem and discover the movers and shakers of the startup community.

Fayetteville
1 E Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Northwest Arkansas Architecture & Engineering Expo

Friday September 13th - Saturday September 14th @ 10:00 a.m. Friday - 5:00 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Pretty excited to check out NWA's First Annual Architecture & Engineering Expo – they'll be featuring several companies specializing in the fields of architecture, engineering, interior design, and more.

Villages of Cross Creek
3302 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers, Arkansas

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Lipsticks & Dipsticks 2019

Saturday, September 14th @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This workshop – brought to you by NWA Car Clinic – is an interactive and fun way to learn the basics about your car, what maintenance you can be doing to prolong the life of your car (and save money), how to talk to a mechanic, and what to do in an emergency. We provide a safe space for you to: ask questions, let go of any shame of being an uneducated car owner, and become a more confident driver. For anyone who would love to learn more about their car, these workshops are interactive with no crazy, over your head car talk. Practical and easy tips and lessons like, what is the purpose of coolant? How can I tell if I need brakes? What do the letters on the side of my tire mean? What can I touch under the hood of my car? What should I not touch? And so much more! 

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Hustle in Heels: Enthusiastic, Effective, and Efficient Networking

Thursday, September 16th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $5

Note: Appears to be women-only

Hustle in Heels - LADIES LEAD NWA is an initiative of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce dedicated to empowering, educating, and connecting women with a modern approach to professional and business development. Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar is located on site.

Come to this presentation to learn about what research studies show makes people great at networking, the many varied types of professional/business and casual networking opportunities available in Northwest Arkansas, and specific tips from Martha Londagin - a seasoned networking pro - about how to build your personal networking plan. Martha’s own “Three B’s of Networking” are simple tips to learn in order to grow your skills in community networking.

Komodo
5204 Village Parkway, Suite #1
Rogers, AR 72758

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, September 17th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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NWA Business Women's Conference

Tuesday, September 17th @ 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$65 - $149

Avg. Attendance 1,500

The NWA Business Women's Conference is the premier women's conference in the region. Known for its outstanding keynote speakers and networking opportunities, more than 1,500 of northwest Arkansas' most accomplished business women attend the conference each year.  

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

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B2B Networking Lunch

Wednesday, September 18th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 11:00 a.m.)

Cost: $30.00 - $40.00

Avg. Attendance 40 - 60

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.

NWACC Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
1000 SE Eagle Way Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

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Rogers Chamber's Business After Hours

Thursday, September 19th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Business After Hours business-building networking event keeps growing in popularity, with close to 100 business networkers attending on average at each event. One of the main reasons is that you get to mix and mingle with other Northwest Arkansas business professionals and find out what other businesses have to offer. It's a fun way to make new contacts, generate business leads, and find new vendors!

Frank Fletcher Honda
2921 SE Moberly Lane, Bentonville, Arkansas, 72712

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Nowhere Developers Conference 2019

Thursday, September 19th @ 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $100.00 - $150.00

Great developers aren’t just found in the Valley, or Seattle, or New York. They’re right here in Arkansas, in the heart of America. In the middle of “nowhere.” The name, Nowhere Developers, is our way of tipping our hats to all the incredible developer talent in our region. For this reason, our mission is to provide a platform for industry professionals to engage in top-notch, pure-tech events in the state of Arkansas.

The Nowhere Developers Conference will star local, regional, and national speakers that will talk about the state of technology, software engineering, machine learning, and our region’s technology ecosystem. The conference will feature various expert-led sessions tailored to our attendees technological interests. Local food will be provided to foster community and attendee interaction. Additionally, attendees can look forward to networking, appetizers, and drinks at the afterparty.

Walton Arts Center
495 W Dickson St, Fayetteville Arkansas

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WalStreet Bike & Brew

Friday, September 20th @ 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WalStreet Members: $0 | MainStreet Members: $25 | Non-Members: $50

The WalStreet Member Bike & Brew is a high energy social event for anyone wishing to make new friends, engage in our community, and increase their professional network while enjoying the world-class outdoor amenities NWA has to offer. This year's ride supports the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County. After the ride, enjoy food from Brightwater Culinary, and Brews from Bike Rack. Enjoy an exciting Bike Stunt Show from Chris Clark, Music and Fun!

Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
702 SE 5th St Suite 40, Bentonville, AR 72712

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WalStreet Speaker Series: Steve Breen

Tuesday, September 24th @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 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. Steve Breen, SVP Merchandising at Walmart, will be the speaker for this event.

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

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Off the Clock at La Quinta (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, September 26th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Chamber Membership Required

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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites
1001 Southeast Walton, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

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Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble (Bentonville Chamber)

Friday, October 4th @ 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Team Cost: $350.00 Members | $450 Non-Members

Registration Required

This is a fun opportunity to engage with others in the community, promote your business and encourage economic development of the area through networking. This event is open to both Main Street, WalStreet and non Chamber members. In addition to golf, there are also various sponsorship packages available offering you the opportunity to promote exposure for your brand in a relaxed environment.

Bella Vista Country Club
98 Clubhouse Drive Bella Vista, AR

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GiveCamp NWA

October 4th - 6th

$20.00

Avg. Attendance 150 - 300

GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals and creatives including designers, developers, database administrators, marketers, content creators, and web strategists donate their time to provide technology solutions for non-profit organizations. We have volunteers who come to Northwest Arkansas from all over the state to make a major difference for the weekend!

Collective Bias
1750 S Osage Springs, Rogers AR

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NWA Venture MashUp with Warren Stephens

Tuesday, October 8th @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Free

Avg. Attendance 50 - 60

The Startup Junkie team interviews Warren Stephens about his view of the Arkansas startup landscape, capital, and his experience in business.

The Pryor Center
1 E Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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CRAFT - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series

Wednesday, October 9th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: No information provided by organizers

SMPS Ozarks is proud to present Sandra Lauro and this informative presentation. The demographic makeup of the United States has changed dramatically over the last 25 years and is continuing to do so. Our country’s population is more diverse in ethnicity, religion, national origin, and in other ways than ever before. As a result, we are more likely to come into contact in professional settings and in the workplace with people unlike ourselves, and this can lead to conflict and unconscious bias in decisions and interactions. This is an outcome that is counter-productive and may even be illegal.

The objectives of this highly interactive presentation are to

1. Identify your own unconscious biases
2. Understand and identify how unconscious bias can present in professional and work related settings
3. Identify effective strategies to diffuse and defeat intentional and unconscious bias in professional and work-related settings

 

Benchmark Group
1805 N 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756

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Health Care Marketing Alliance Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 9th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$13.50

Note: It's unclear if non-members may attend.

Guest speakers will be Donna Galloway and Holly Johnson. 

Mermaids Seafood Restaurant
2217 N College Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

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NWA Human Resource Association (NOARK): Membership Meeting

Thursday, October 10th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Members: $0 | Non-Members $30

Avg. Attendance 15 - 45

Save the date – event information coming soon!

Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors
314 Goad Springs Rd, Lowell AR

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Hustle in Heels: Women In Business Panel

Thursday, October 10th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: TBD

No details on this event yet but we'll update as soon as we know more!

NWACC Shewmaker Center For Global Business Development
900 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

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Caffeinate at Trike Theater (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, October 10th @ 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.

Trike Theater
902 SW 2nd St. Bentonville, AR

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Sporting Clays Classic (Rogers-Lowell Chamber)

Friday, October 11th @ 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Team - $400.00

Rogers-Lowell Chamber Membership Required

Back for its third year, this popular event offers members a unique and fun opportunity to network with other business professionals and conduct business on the range at Gunsmoke Sporting Clays in Garfield. 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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NWA Venture MashUp with Stonehenge Technology Labs

Tuesday, October 15th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Free

Avg. Attendance 50 - 60

Selling online is simple... in theory. Hitting KPI's across multiple online selling platforms is complex. Stonehenge Technology Labs is playing multi-platform eCommerce speed chess... with the smartest team on the planet! Hear from their Founder, Meagan Kinmonth Bowman. We'll be asking Meagan about her experience building a technology startup in NWA and some of the lessons learned along the way.

Stonehenge Technology Labs / One Stone
701 S Horsebarn Rd Suite 200
Rogers, AR 72758

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, October 15th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Networking With A Purpose at Business After Hours

Thursday, October 17th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Membership Required; Registration Not Required

This month's Business After Hours features "Networking with a Purpose," a nonprofit showcase hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders and the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. This event is set up so you can meet and network with contacts from a variety of local nonprofit organizations. You'll find out how you can volunteer and contribute, learn what services are provided by nonprofits, and discover what products and services these organizations need.

Center for Nonprofits at St Mary's
1200 W Walnut St

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

Tuesday, October 22nd @ 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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Build Bentonville Lunch - Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 7th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Members: $30 | Non-Members: $40

34 new people are moving to NWA each day, with Bentonville being one of the fastest growing cities. Investing in quality of life is vital to the growth of our community, there is no shortage of things to do in northwest Arkansas; where nature meets art, meets music, meets food, meets education; so on. These intersections are what make the region so unique. During this lunchtime discussion, you will hear from business representatives about the growth of Bentonville's entreprenurial scene and how it impacts your business. 

21c Museum Hotel – Main Gallery
200 NE A St, Bentonville, AR

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Caffeinate at Mach 1 Financial Group (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, November 14th @ 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 Group
408 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR

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NWA Human Resources Association Conference

Thursday, November 14th @ 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: No information provided

This is an annual HR conference for managers, supervisors, and business leaders. This year's conference will feature presentations from Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

Location TBD
Location TBD

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, November 19th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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B2B Networking Lunch

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

Cost: $30.00 - $40.00

Avg. Attendance 40 - 60

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.

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

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Off the Clock at Colliers International (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, November 21st @ 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.

Colliers International
4204 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 102, Rogers AR

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Rogers + Bentonville Joint Business After Hours

Thursday, November 21st @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

This informal event being put on by both the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber and the Bentonville Chamber to 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.

Colliers International
4204 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 102, Rogers AR

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WalStreet Speaker Series: Simon Belsham

Wednesday, December 4th @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 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. Simon Belsham, President at Jet.com, will be the speaker for this event.

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

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Caffeinate at La Quinta (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, December 12th @ 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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites
1001 Southeast Walton, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, December 17th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Rogers Chamber's Business After Hours

Thursday, December 19th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Business After Hours business-building networking event keeps growing in popularity, with close to 100 business networkers attending on average at each event. One of the main reasons is that you get to mix and mingle with other Northwest Arkansas business professionals and find out what other businesses have to offer. It's a fun way to make new contacts, generate business leads, and find new vendors!

 

Metro Appliances & More
801 Metro Place, Lowell AR

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