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!

 


Off the Clock: Combined Business After Hours

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

Free with Chamber Membership

Membership Required; Registration Not Required

A 'combined' Business After Hours for both the Greater Bentonville and Rogers-Lowell Chambers. Refreshments, connections, door prizes, and a tour of their showroom.

McLarty Daniel Buick GMC
2517 SE Best Lane, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas TechFest

Thursday, May 17th @ 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $0.00 - $25.00

NWA TechFest is in its 6th year! This for-geeks-by-geeks technology conference is for programmers, coders, and doers who want to learn from one another and network. NWA TechFest's ultimate mission is to bring together the tech community to learn from and interact with one another, as well as promote gender diversity in STEM, economic development opportunities for corporations, and education programs for students and teachers. Proceeds from the conference go to assist STEM-related initiatives in the NWA community.

Fayetteville Town Center
15 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Pecha Kucha 09

Friday, May 18th @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The doors to Modus Shop will open for another round of banter from some of our favorite folks in the community. If you're not familiar with the term, Pecha Kucha is the Japanese word for chit-chat that describes a presentation style in which a speaker shares 20 images on a topic of their choice for 20 seconds a slide (six minutes and 40 seconds total). In simplest terms, a PK is kind of like a big party where the presentations are the game — fun, social, but often informative and interesting.

The shop is attached to our office on Church Street in downtown Fayetteville, so feel free to walk over after work on Friday if you're in the neighborhood. We have a great lineup for this spring session and Andy Sparks will be on site with another round of tasty pizzas. All are welcome, spread the word!

Modus Studio
15 N Church Ave Ste 202, Fayetteville AR

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Spring Classic Golf Tournament (Fayetteville Chamber)

Monday, May 21st @ 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $600.00 Team of Four

The Spring Classic four person scramble is themed after the "Masters" but in Fayetteville, so that means golfers compete for their very own Purple Jacket! This tournament boasts great prizes, great awards, delicious food, 19th hole networking event, and prizes for all! Lunch at noon, and a 1:00 pm shotgun start.

Fayetteville Country Club
3335 S Country Club Drive Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Arkansas Festivals and Events Association Regional Networking Event

Tuesday, May 22nd @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Arkansas Festivals & Events Association will hold their second Regional Networking Event. Mingle with festival and event peers from the NWA area, hear live music from Route 358, meet local vendors, enjoy free food, and hear from executive director of Bikes, Blues, & BBQ, Tommy Sisemore.

Fayetteville Town Center
15 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Emerging Leaders Happy Hour

Thursday, May 24th @ 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 20 - 30

Membership + Registration Required

The Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders group – an offshoot of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber – will be hosting a Happy Hour. Drink specials, food, games, and much more!

MidiCi Neopolitan Pizza Company
2203 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, Arkansas

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AIGA's Design Drinking: Kasey Loman

Thursday, May 24th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 Non-Members

Free With AIGA Membership

AIGIA will hold monthly Design Drinking events throughout 2018 that will feature a guest speaker that will tell us about the awesome work they are doing. Come grab a drink and connect with local creatives.

This month’s Design Drinking will feature guest speaker Kasey Loman, Art Director for Slim Chickens. Kasey will reflect on moving from agency work to in-house art director and how she used years of experience to shape a brand from the outside and the inside.

Kasey is an art director, illustrator, creative thinker and brewer of great ideas with 16 years of experience in the field. She loves creating bold design backed with a solid concept. She firmly believes in the power of design to solve problems. Her talents have been put to use for a diverse list of clients including Austin City Limits Music Festival, Columbus House Brewery, Slim Chickens, Bikes Blues and BBQ, Tyson Foods, NWA Council, United Bank, Hunt Chapel and the City of Springdale. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Kasey has a degree in visual communications. Kasey loves spending time with her wife Jen, hiking, brewing beer, gardening, music festivals, all the horror movies and cooking lots of exotic and tasty dishes influenced by locations around the world.

Cannibal & Craft
212 W Dickson St, Fayetteville AR

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How To Network Your Way To A Higher Net Worth Lunch & Learn

Thursday, May 24th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

A unique presentation featuring the various strategies to use that will make your networking pay off in both the short and long term.

Harding University Northwest Arkansas Professional Center
901 S 52nd Street, Rogers AR

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'Green' Business After Hours

Thursday, May 31st @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Membership Required; Registration Not Required

Enjoy networking and refreshments!  You will also have the opportunity to tour a "Green" house, and learn tips about how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

A Cobblestone Homes 'Green' House
320 N. Ainsley Loop, Fayetteville AR

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Rogers-Lowell Annual Chamber Picnic

Friday, June 1st @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Membership Required; Please RSVP

The Chamber staff would like to show its gratitude to the Chamber’s friends and family. Come enjoy some delicious food and have some fun with the Chamber staff.

Ward Nail Park
801 McClure Avenue, Lowell AR

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Coffee+E

Tuesday, June 5th @ 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. Rebecca Black, Senior Brand Strategist at RevUnit, will be speaking at this event.

Jammin' Java
21 W Mountain St Ste 228, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Spring Golf Tournament (Rogers-Lowell Chamber)

Monday, June 11th @ 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Team - $700.00 | Single - $175.00

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.

Shadow Valley Country Club
7001 Shadow Valley Rd, Rogers, Arkansas

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Fayetteville Professionals Night Out

Thursday, June 14th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Chamber Membership Required

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

Butterfield Trail Village
1923 East Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville AR

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, June 28th @ 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.

Compton Gardens
312 N Main St, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Fayetteville Professionals Night Out

Thursday, July 12th @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free with Chamber Membership

Chamber Membership Required

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

Conner & Winters, LLP
4375 N Vantage Drive, Suite 405, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Caffeinate (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, July 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
901 S 52nd Street, Rogers AR

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WordCamp Fayetteville 2018

Date & Time TBD (Summer 2018)

Avg. Attendance 150 - 300

A weekend-long event which provides speakers, presentations, workshops, and panels covering everything WordPress. More details to come!

Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Thank-A-Teacher Celebration Fair & Appreciation Breakfast

Wednesday, August 8th @ 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $20.00 – $30.00

Third annual event that celebrates local teachers who are making a big difference in the world. Teachers give our children so much and use their classrooms as the first steps in educating the next generation of workforce that will keep our businesses and our community thriving well into the future. Though we can never thank them enough, this event is an opportunity to let them know how much we appreciate all that they do.

Rogers High School
2300 S Dixieland Road, Rogers, Arkansas

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Caffeinate (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, August 9th @ 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.

First National Bank
300 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville AR

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Good Morning Fayetteville

Thursday, August 9th @ 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.

Fowler Baseball Center (University of Arkansas)
1280 Beachwood Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Hustle in Heels: Multi-Generational Mentoring

Thursday, August 9th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00 Advance | $25.00 At Door

Chamber Membership Not Required

This event is dedicated to empowering, educating, and connecting women with a modern approach to professional and business development. Featured speakers include Dr. Becky Paneitz, founder and CEO of Inseitz Group and President Emeritus of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, and Amy Reeves Robinson, Founder & CEO of Tribe of Women.

All women in business are encouraged to attend whether you work in a professional office environment or run a machine in a manufacturing facility. This program is designed so that all women can participate.

Lunch is provided at the event. Be sure to follow the group on social media and use the hashtag #heelsnotrequired.

Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's
1200 W Walnut St, Rogers, Arkansas

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Off the Clock (Bentonville)

Thursday, August 23rd @ 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.

Polo After Hours at the Holland Barn
14323 W Holland Ave, Highfill, Arkansas

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Fall Golf Tournament (Rogers-Lowell Chamber)

Monday, June 11th @ 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

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Fayetteville Professionals Night Out

Thursday, September 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.

Mount Sequoyah Center
150 North Skyline Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble (Bentonville Chamber)

Friday, September 14th @ 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Team Cost: $500.00 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. And for the second year in a row, a portion of proceeds will go to NWA Food Bank.

Bella Vista Country Club
98 Clubhouse Drive Bella Vista, AR

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NWA Business Women's Conference

Thursday, September 18th @ 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$125.00 Members | $145.00 Non-Members

Avg. Attendance 1,200 - 1,500

This is the 20th anniversary of the NWA Business Women's Conference. The NWABWC is the region's premier women's conference and is known for its outstanding keynote speakers, break out sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,300 of Northwest Arkansas' most accomplished businesswomen attend each year.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Check back for more details!

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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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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Manufacturers Appreciation Week Luncheon

Date & Time TBD (Fall 2018)

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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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 put on by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce event 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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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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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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