COVID UPDATE: As you can imagine, networking events across Northwest Arkansas are in a constant state of flux right now. Please note the networking information below is primarily from pre-COVID and things may have changed a great deal.

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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

Gig Community Coffee Social (Bentonville)

Tuesday Mornings @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

The Gig Community Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. Get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. 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, you're welcome to join!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Tuesday's With Philip (Rogers)

Tuesday Afternoons @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 5 - 10

Super fun and lighthearted little group of networkers hosted by Philip Knight of Bankers Capital Funding. The core of this group has been meeting for years (decades?) and is mostly bankers/lenders of various kinds, but the event is 100% open to all. The group meets in the back of the restaurant, to the left of the bar – look for a couple of tables pushed together with a group of people laughing way too loud for 4:30 on a Tuesday...

Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill
1800 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758

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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Northwest Arkansas Developers Group (Rogers)

Second Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Northwest Arkansas Developers Group is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion, education, and adoption of technologies to develop applications and websites. NWADG strives to provide an environment for professionals to network in Northwest Arkansas to foster the free exchange of ideas and information. Monthly meetings generally include a presentation on the latest emerging technologies aimed at providing you practical skills you can apply immediately.

Foster's Pint & Plate
2001 S Bellview Road, Rogers, Arkansas

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WordPress Northwest Arkansas Meetup (Fayetteville)

Second Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Someone will let you in at the corner of Center and East

This is a laid back community of WordPress users and developers that meet once monthly to swap tips and tricks, share client horror stories, and have a few laughs. Great for getting WordPress questions answered and meeting new folks. Start time as well as the location changes occasionally, so check the Meetup page for the latest details before heading out!

Second Floor
1 E Center Street, Suite #330, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas CocoaHeads (Rogers)

Fourth Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The goal of the Northwest Arkansas CocoaHeads group is to foster a local community of Cocoa developers in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southwest Missouri. All are welcome, regardless of degree of experience or interest. All that's required is curiosity and one free night a month!

Doc4 Design
216 E Poplar, Rogers, Arkansas

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Pea Ridge Networking

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

Cost: Free

Grow your network with dynamic business leaders in NE Benton County! Each month people from Pea Ridge, Bella Vista, Bentonville, and Rogers gather to build relationships and collaborate.

Equity Bank
198 Slack St, Pea Ridge AR 72751

Central Referral Connection (Rogers)

Wednesday Mornings @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 20 - 30

Central Referral Connection is a free weekly networking event for all Northwest Arkansas businesses, held at Golden Corral each Wednesday. It is open to both Chamber members and non-members. If your business wants to connect with business professionals in Northwest Arkansas, sponsoring this networking group is an ideal way to reach this audience.

Golden Corral
2605 Pleasant Crossing Drive, Rogers, Arkansas

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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!

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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!

Courtyard by Marriott
600 East Van Asche Dr., Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Creative Referral Network (Rogers)

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

Cost: Free

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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Bold Networking (Fayetteville)

Fridays @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Weekly networking and (no cost) sales training. Bold Networking says they do things a bit different than the other networking organizations – check out the link below to read more about what sets them apart.

Wood Stone Pizza (Uptown)
3619 North Mall Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

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Friday RideDay (Bentonville)

Fridays @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Unclear if Chamber Membership is Required

Join the Bentonville Chamber team in enjoying Bentonville's amazing outdoor resources to recharge and reward yourself after a hard week of work. Build relationships, have open discussions about needs and opportunities in the community, economy, and your business. Meet at the Chamber offices at 11:30 a.m. every Friday and ride for an hour or so around the OZ Trails and connectors.

Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce Offices
702 SE 5th St #40, Bentonville, AR 72712

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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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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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Business Network International (BNI)

Date, Time, and Location Varies By Chapter

Cost: One-time ~$200 fee + ~$500/year

Membership Required

With over 240,000 members in 8,500-plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals. BNI is built on a set of guiding principles which form the foundation on which members interact, conduct themselves and fulfill their goals. There are 10 chapters in Northwest Arkansas (as of Summer 2019) so click the link below to find a chapter that's right for you!

Multiple Locations Throughout NWA

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Brews and Bytes - Python Meetup (Fayetteville)

Third Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

A get together with other Python enthusiasts and discuss Python in business, academia, and the web! Open to developers of all experience levels in all fields, from student web developers and veteran SciPy fanatics to those simply interested in learning more about programming with Python. Like most developer groups, the location and times can change pretty frequently, so be sure to check the Meetup page for the latest!

Apple Blossom Brewing Company
1550 Zion Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Fourth Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

This group is for anyone interested in the JavaScript programming language – all skill levels are welcome! The purpose of this group is to teach each other about new JavaScript technologies and meet other Northwest Arkansas developers. For the majority of meetups, we will follow a conference-style approach, where someone in the community will volunteer to present for 20-40 minutes on a particular topic. The remainder of the time will be reserved for socializing (and eating!).

Lofty Labs
509 W Spring, Suite #225, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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