If you are looking for a fun and affordable way to spread the word about your business here in Northwest Arkansas, then bookmark this page today! Doc4 created this list of recurring networking groups in our region to help you find the best places to meet great contacts. For even more networking opportunities, check out our massive list of every B2B networking event in NWA. And if we've missed any events (or you spot one that needs a correction), shoot us an email at hello@doc4design.com.


Business on the Bricks (Rogers)

Tuesday Mornings @ 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 15

This adorable little networking group is organized by Rick McLeod (with Farmers Insurance) and is attended mostly by folks working in and around downtown Rogers. This group is fairly small so you may not meet a ton of new connections, but the upshot is that you get plenty of time to really get to know everyone in the group. Plus there are free doughnuts (courtesy of Rick)!

Brick Street Brews
208 W Walnut Street Rogers, Arkansas


BlockChain & Bitcoin MeetUp (Fayetteville)

First Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This group is for anyone interested in Blockchain and Bitcoin. Although most might be interested in the bitcoin currency, this group's main focus will be on the blockchain and what can be done in this space and how it can and will affect the future. Whether you know a lot or nothing, this group is for EVERYONE. Lets share and learn :-)

Startup Junkie Consulting
1 E Center St, #270, Fayetteville, AR

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Coffee Connection (Rogers)

Second Tuesdays @ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 15 - 30

Rogers-Lowell Chamber Membership Required

This is the Rogers-Lowell Chamber's monthly morning networking event and it is free to attend with a Chamber membership. The event is pretty a relaxed, 'drop-in' style event, hosted by a different sponsor each month.

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Doing Business Better (Bentonville)

Second Tuesdays @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$25.00

This isn't exactly a 'networking group', but it is a great way to learn from successful, established business leaders in a group setting that will surely also provide for networking opportunities. The Gallery on Fourth is hosting 10 business leaders who will share their thoughts on how to do business better. The Speaker Series will cover several topics all pointed to making you more successful in business and life.

02/13: Shea Nuckols (onIT)
03/13: Matt Huber (MoxyOx) 
04/10: Barbara Taylor (Allan Taylor & Co.)
05/08: Mark Cloud (Blue Zoo Creative)
06/12: Michelle Dearing (Midtown Associates)
07/10: Jeremy Hudson (Specialized Real Estate Group)
08/14: Dana Schlagenhaft (Hello Local)
09/11: Steve Clark (Propak)
10/09: Tanya Hayes (BluVista)
11/13: David Roth (WorkMatters)

The Gallery on Fourth
402 SW A Street, Suite #202, Bentonville, AR

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BlockChain & Bitcoin MeetUp (Bentonville)

Second Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This group is for anyone interested in Blockchain and Bitcoin. Although most might be interested in the bitcoin currency, this group's main focus will be on the blockchain and what can be done in this space and how it can and will affect the future. Whether you know a lot or nothing, this group is for EVERYONE. Lets share and learn :-)

The Exchange
409 Southwest A Street, Bentonville, AR

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Central Referral Connection (Lowell)

Wednesday Mornings @ 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 20 - 30

We haven't had a chance to make it out to this event just yet, but here's what we know: it's organized by the Lowell City Administration, it's free to attend, and no registration or membership is required. Also, the central location is pretty convenient for just about any networker in NWA. From what our friends are saying on social media, it's already off to a great start with 20+ attendees on average, and growing every week.

Lowell City Hall
216 N. Lincoln St., Lowell, Arkansas


1 Million Cups (Bentonville)

Wednesday Mornings @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 15 - 25

This event is geared towards the startup community, so it brings in a much different crowd than most 'morning coffee' events. Each week, one or two startup founders come by The Exchange in Bentonville and give a brief presentation of their business (and how the community can help 'em out), and then a wide-ranging conversation ensues covering everything from overcoming obstacles to hiring considerations to finance, and more. 1 Million Cups is a great spot to learn about what's 'next' in the Northwest Arkansas business community while making some great connections at the same time.

The Exchange
409 SW A Street Bentonville, Arkansas

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Pea Ridge Networking Group

First Wednesdays @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

This is a fairly new networking group focused on networking in the Northern/Eastern parts of Benton County. We haven't made it out to this group just yet, but are looking forward to checking it out in 2018.

Pea Ridge Library
781 N Curtis Ave, Pea Ridge, AR 72712


Northwest Arkansas Tech Council (Bentonville)

Second Wednesdays - Check Website for Location & Time

Cost: $45.00

Avg. Attendance 15 - 25

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Council 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 deliver ways to effectively collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges and learn how technology is powering change and leveling the playing field.

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Connecting Professionals (Bentonville)

Thursday Mornings @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 15

Chamber Membership NOT Required

This is a relatively small group that has been meeting together for a long time. It is hosted by the nice folks at the Greater Bentonville Chamber, however, you don't have to be a Chamber member to attend. This group does not meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, so as not to conflict with the Bentonville Chamber's 'Caffeinate' event (formerly known as Morning Business Blast).

Lenny's Sub Shop
800 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, Arkansas


Morning Brew (Springdale)

Thursday Mornings @ 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Cost: $2.00

Avg. Attendance 70 - 90

Chamber Membership Required

This is Northwest Arkansas' most heavily attended morning networking event, often with 75+ attendees – sometimes 100 or more! With so many networkers, it's almost impossible to not meet somebody new. Plus, with such a big group, the sponsors really pull out all the stops when it comes to door prizes and free giveaways, so make sure you get your business card in the hat!

Be sure to visit the Chamber's website often for updates as the following info may change frequently!

04/12 – United Bank (2600 S Thompson St)
04/19 – Arkansas Physical Health & Rehab (1583 Main Dr)
04/26 – Crain Buick GMC (6372 W Sunset Ave)

05/03 – NWACC at Jones Center (922 E Emma Ave)
05/10 – Arvest at Western Sizzlin (3492 W Sunset Ave)
05/17 – Harps (2894 W Sunset Ave)
05/24 – Sam’s Club Springdale (1517 Gene George Blvd)
05/31 – BIG BREW at Sam’s Furniture (4326 Hidden Creek Ln)

06/07 – Rodeo of the Ozarks (1423 E Emma Ave)
06/14 – Ozarks Electric/OzarksGo (Shiloh Square, Downtown Springdale)
06/21 – Metro Appliances & More (801 Metro Place)
06/28 – Black Hills Energy at Springdale Country Club (608 W Lakeview Dr)

07/05 – Outback Steakhouse Springdale (4808 S Thompson St)
07/12 – 3E Development (2200 South Old Missouri Rd)
07/19 – JV Manufacturing (701 Butterfield Coach Rd)
07/26 – Truity Credit Union at Springdale Country Club (608 W Lakeview Dr)

 

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The Summit (Rogers)

Thursdays @ 10:50 a.m. - 1:00 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! (Note that this event is seasonal, running from January through March, and then September through December.)

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

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Creative Referral Network (Fayetteville)

Friday Mornings @ 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 40 - 50

There are two great 'CRN' groups on Friday mornings – one in Fayetteville and the other in Rogers. This Fayetteville version is the biggest free and non-Chamber affiliated networking group in NWA, so you can meet a ton of folks at once, no strings attached. You can usually find Doc4 at the Rogers group since it is closer to home, but every once in a while we'll make the trek down to Fayetteville to say hello!

Firehouse Subs
1364 E Augustine Lane #2 Fayetteville, Arkansas


Creative Referral Network (Rogers)

Friday Mornings @ 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Avg. Attendance 5 - 15

Business networking group that gathers to casually network around 8:15 and then round robin networking begins at 8:30. Free and open to any reputable business person and unaffiliated with any chamber of commerce and run by volunteers. Bring your business cards and your 60-second commercial!

Harding University
901 S 52nd Street, Rogers, Arkansas

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Friday RideDay (Bentonville)

Fridays @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Bentonville Chamber Membership Required

Every Friday is Friday RideDay at the Chamber! Join the Chamber team in enjoying Bentonville's amazing outdoor resources to recharge and reward yourself after a hard week of work. We'll build relationships, have open discussions about needs and opportunities in the community, economy, and your business.

Meet at the Chamber building at 11:30 a.m. every Friday and ride for an hour or so around the OZ Trails and connectors.

Greater Bentonville Chamber Office
200 East Central Ave, Bentonville, AR

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First Friday Coffee (Siloam Springs)

First Fridays @ 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Siloam Chamber Membership Required

You know the drill: coffee, networking, and door prizes... This event is held at a different Siloam Chamber member's location on the first Friday of each month so check the Siloam Chamber's website for locations.

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Cafe, Pan Dulce y Networking (Springdale)

Second and Fourth Fridays @ 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

$2.00

Acompáñanos a nuestro evento de networking para latinos y emprendedores donde puedan construir relaciones que ayuden al crecimiento de tu negocio y mayor exposición de marca, mientras tienes la oportunidad de aprender técnicas para desarrollarte profesionalmente. Habrá refrigerios. ¡Te esperamos!

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This networking event is tailored to Northwest Arkansas' Spanish speaking entrepreneurs. Come and build relationships that will help your business grow! This event is also a great way to gain some brand exposure while also learning techniques to develop yourself professionally. Plus, there will be refreshments!

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Core at Four (Springdale)

Fourth Fridays @ 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free

We just heard about this group in late February and are excited to check it out. From the organizers: Core at Four is an informal networking event for Springdale area young professionals. Grab a pint, meet new friends, and share/hear about exciting work and development in the area. This is an open event – invite your friends, significant others, and co-workers!

Core Public House (Emma / Springdale)
101 W Johnson Ave D, Springdale Arkansas

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Masterminds of Business (MOB)

Date, Time, and Location Varies By Chapter

Cost: $100.00 (Annually)

Membership Required

Masterminds of Biz is a professional networking group that offers business representatives the opportunity to grow through networking with other local businesses, thus building a sales team to extend their outreach through relationships. The 'MOB' Chapters form 'Industry Exclusive Groups', eliminating your competition for referrals within each group. Each group meets once per week where referrals are passed (and tracked!).

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