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!

 


Coffee+E

Tuesday, December 4th @ 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 Grant Loyd.

The Courtyard Event Center
114 E University St, Siloam Springs AR

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, December 4th @ 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

These events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county NWA area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, you're invited! There will be coffee and inspiring conversation to get you going.

 

Neighbor's Mill Bakery and Cafe
2090 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers AR

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Network of Executive Women Holiday Mixer

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

Members: $0 | Non-Members: $10

Great opportunity to make connections with local members of NEW and non-members alike! We'll celebrate this year's NEW accomplishments and ring in the beginning of the holiday season together. There will be a variety of appetizers, drinks, and desserts to enjoy all topped off with a special gift bag provided by some of our 2018 regional sponsors.

Peel Mansion
400 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville AR

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Rockstar Connect: NWA Networking Event

Tuesday, December 4th @ 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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Bentonville Chamber's Holiday Open House

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

Cost: $45.00 – $55.00

A drop-in holiday reception with food, drinks, and live music! This event is open to all Chamber members and guests. No registration is required.

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

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Blockchain: Current State and Future Possibilities

Thursday, December 6th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Members: $12 | Non-Members: $15

Gary Farrar has over 40 years of experience in senior management roles, including five years as BKD’s Chief Information Officer. Before joining BKD, Gary was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for a major financial institution, managed a $60 million region for a Fortune 1000 corporation, and served in multiple IT leadership roles. Gary will speak on the topic of Blockchain, its current state, and its future possibilities.

Walmart – J Street Building – Satellite A & B Conference Room
2608 SE J Street, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Women In Networking After Hours

Thursday, December 6th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Membership + Registration Required

Last WIN After Hours of the year! Enjoy some shopping offers and a chance to connect with other business professionals in NWA.

Dillard's
2101 Promenade Blvd, Rogers AR

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Accelerating Growth: Grow and Scale Your Customer Acquisition and Retention

Friday, December 7th @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Growth Flywheel is a concept first introduced by Jeff Bezos. The Flywheel places the customer in its centre, storing energy and releasing it with momentum to keep spinning. Come to this event to learn about this new methodology and grow your business.

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AIGA Holiday Gift Swap

Saturday, December 8th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Summon the ghost of holidays past as we don ugly sweaters and participate in a design-centric white elephant gift exchange! Buy a gift for the pool and compete with friends for the present of your choice. The limit for gifts is $15. Just like our design drinking events, if you are a member your first drink is free!

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
1946 N Birch Ave, Fayetteville AR

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Leisurelist Anniversary Party

Saturday, December 8th @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Leisurlist has been in Northwest Arkansas for a full year and are looking to celebrate with the locals! A few of their small business partners at 8th Street Market will provide a taste of all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer. Freebies, discounts, and new friendships await!

8th Street Market
801 SE 8th St, 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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Advanced Energy Holiday Networking Reception

Wednesday, December 12th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15

Join the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association for a networking reception. Ticket includes admission, light snacks and a beverage.

The Chancellor Hotel
70 N East Ave, 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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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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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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Benton County Business After Hours

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

This huge annual event is held in mid-January each year. It is a joint event between the Siloam, Bentonville, and Rogers chambers. Check back soon, more info to come!

Embassy Suites
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, February 28th @ 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.

TBD
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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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