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!

 


Networking for Success

Thursday, July 18th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Note: It's unclear whether or not this event is for women only.

Join Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas for an opportunity to network with new people and to learn more about Dress for Success NWA's partners.

Dress for Success (Inside Frisco Station Mall)
100 N. Dixieland Rd, Suite #B8 Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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Rogers Chamber's Business After Hours

Thursday, July 18th @ 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!

 

Steve Landers Toyota NWA
411 S Metro Pkwy, Rogers AR

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Find Your People

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 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 audience.

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

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Green Drinks Happy Hour

Wednesday, July 24th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join the NWA chapter of Green Drinks for a happy hour of networking, socializing, and earth-friendly discussion. This month we're back in Fayetteville featuring conservation partner is Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association!

Green Drinks is a casual social group made up of individuals who are passionate about and/or employed in environmental fields as well as sustainability, outdoor, and conservation enthusiasts. The Green Drinks movement began in the UK in 1989 and is now active in more than 600 cities worldwide.

Apple Blossom Brewing Company
1550 E Zion Rd, Suite #1, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Off the Clock at Scissor Tail Clubhouse (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, July 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.

Scissortail NWA
4407 Scissortail Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72713

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Coffee+E with Joseph Daniels

Tuesday, July 30th @ 8:00 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 Joseph Daniels who will talk about inclusion and community building in early-stage businesses and startups.

Jammin Java
21 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR

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Build Bentonville Lunch - TBD

Thursday, August 1st @ 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. (The topic for discussion is currently TBD - check back for updates!)

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

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Bentonville Teacher's Fair

Tuesday, August 6th @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tables: $80.00 Members | $110.00 Non-Members; Individual cost has not been posted

Check back soon for more details!

Bentonville West High School
1351 Gamble Road, Centerton AR

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Find Your Story

Tuesday, August 6th @ 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 story.

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

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Thank-A-Teacher Celebration

Wednesday, August 7th @ 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The 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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Hustle in Heels: The Balancing Act

Thursday, August 8th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In this interactive session you will 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 in to successfully integrate your life and your work.

NWACC Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development
900 S.E. Eagle Way Bentonville, AR

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Caffeinate at Centennial Bank (Bentonville Chamber)

Thursday, August 8th @ 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.

Centennial Bank
2901 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR

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Rogers Chamber's Business After Hours

Thursday, August 15th @ 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!

Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
3606 Southern Hills Blvd, Suite 200, Rogers AR

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Networking for Success

Thursday, August 15th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Note: It's unclear whether or not this event is for women only.

Join Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas for an opportunity to network with new people and to learn more about Dress for Success NWA's partners.

Dress for Success (Inside Frisco Station Mall)
100 N. Dixieland Rd, Suite #B8 Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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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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Off the Clock at La Quinta (Bentonville Chamber)

Monday, September 9th @ 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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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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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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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.

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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Networking for Success

Thursday, September 19th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Note: It's unclear whether or not this event is for women only.

Join Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas for an opportunity to network with new people and to learn more about Dress for Success NWA's partners.

Dress for Success (Inside Frisco Station Mall)
100 N. Dixieland Rd, Suite #B8 Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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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 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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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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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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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 for Success

Thursday, October 17th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Note: It's unclear whether or not this event is for women only.

Join Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas for an opportunity to network with new people and to learn more about Dress for Success NWA's partners.

Dress for Success (Inside Frisco Station Mall)
100 N. Dixieland Rd, Suite #B8 Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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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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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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Networking for Success

Thursday, November 21st @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Note: It's unclear whether or not this event is for women only.

Join Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas for an opportunity to network with new people and to learn more about Dress for Success NWA's partners.

Dress for Success (Inside Frisco Station Mall)
100 N. Dixieland Rd, Suite #B8 Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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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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