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 + Joint Business After Hours

Thursday, November 15th @ 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.

Primrose Retirement Community
650 S Dodson Rd, Rogers AR

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Why Marketers Don't Get the Respect They Deserve

Thursday, November 15th @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25

Mark C. Zweig is best known as the leading expert in management for the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental industry. With more than three decades as a student of the industry, Mark knows architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms inside and out. Mark has worked with AEC firms of virtually all sizes and types throughout the U.S. and abroad, and helped them solve just about every problem—from strategic business planning, to turnarounds, to partner separations, to organizational restructuring, to mergers and acquisitions, to reenergizing marketing, to dealing with cash flow crises, solving tricky ownership transition scenarios, and more. Come hear Mark's informative and entertaining presentation!

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

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AIGA NWA Town Hall

Thursday, November 15th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Discussion regarding the future of AIGA NWA. If you have an idea for a program or event, come share at this open-community Town Hall! AIGA will be presenting their vision for the future of AIGA NWA and giving their partners a chance to discuss who they are and why they are partnering with AIGA. And AIGA NWA wants to hear what you think they've done right, how they can improve, and your ideas for what you would like to see for the chapter in 2019.

Exchange
409 SW A St, Bentonville AR

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The Summit: Jerry A Johnson

Thursday, November 15th @ 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Avg. Attendance 100 - 150

This unique, Christ-centered event brings together (literally) hundreds of professionals from all over Northwest Arkansas (and beyond) for 'connection, equipping, and fellowship'. The Summit also brings in some pretty impressive business and civic leaders from around the country to share insights you just can't get anywhere else. Plus, lunch is top class, and the door prizes are probably the best in the area! The speaker for this event will be Jerry A. Johnson, President of the National Religious Broadcasters.

Cross Church (Pinnacle Hills)
2448 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, Rogers, AR

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Lunch + Learn: UA's Energy Research Center

Monday, November 19th @ 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration Required

This lunch and learn from the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will spotlight the University's energy research center: the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT). The event will include a short presentation featuring the center's executive director Dr. Alan Mantooth, an electrical engineering professor for the UA, along with AAEA member company Ozark Integrated Circuits, who will share the role NCREPT had in shaping their business. Following the presentation, attendees will be allowed to tour the center.

National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission
2055 S. Innovation Way, Fayetteville, AR

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Fayetteville Chamber's Annual Meeting Luncheon

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

Cost: $95.00

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. Keynote Speaker will be Governor Asa Hutchinson.

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

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Women In Networking: Rise & Grind

Monday, November 26th @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

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.

Inspire Med Spa
305 SW 18th St, Suite 7, Bentonville AR

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Hustle in Heels 1st Anniversary Party

Tuesday, November 27th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Kick Off Your Heels! Come celebrate the first year success of "Hustle in Heels - LADIES LEAD NWA", 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. All women in business are encouraged to attend programs whether they work in a professional office environment or run a machine in a manufacturing facility. There will be a cash bar at the event. The event is free but registration is requested to RSVP.

Metro Appliances & More
801 Metro Place, Lowell AR

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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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The Summit: Christmas Summit

Thursday, November 29th @ 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Avg. Attendance 100 - 150

This unique, Christ-centered event brings together (literally) hundreds of professionals from all over Northwest Arkansas (and beyond) for 'connection, equipping, and fellowship'. The Summit also brings in some pretty impressive business and civic leaders from around the country to share insights you just can't get anywhere else. Plus, lunch is top class, and the door prizes are probably the best in the area!

Cross Church (Pinnacle Hills)
2448 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, Rogers, AR

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Northwest Arkansas Startup Weekend: Maker Edition

November 30th - December 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. Fri - 6:30 p.m. Sun

Cost: $40.00 - $75.00

Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 West Mountain Street Fayetteville, Arkansas

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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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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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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, December 4th @ 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
TBD

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