Networking NWA TechFest 2018

Have a business in Northwest Arkansas and want to connect with new people? It’s time for you to hit the local networking scene!

This region has a long roster of networking events designed to help you connect and grow professionally. We’ve compiled a list (sorted by town) of the best networking events to attend throughout Northwest Arkansas.

To make life so much easier NWA Networking has an up-to-date calendar with upcoming networking events. Click to add them to your own calendar.

And if you’re feeling a bit hesitant, follow their social media to watch live videos of popular NWA networking events!

UPDATED APRIL 2021: The Covid pandemic continues to drive many networking groups to virtual events. I have updated the list with the latest known meetup information.

Northwest Arkansas Networking List

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Siloam Springs


The Gig Community Northwest Arkansas


1 Million Cups 

Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday 8:30 AM CT

A weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Bentonville community over coffee and conversations. They’re always looking for people to present – a great way to get exposure for your business!

Benton County Business After Hours
May 20, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas, Rogers, AR

Registration is required by May 20, 2021 at 3 PM. Social distancing guidelines are in place.

The Benton County Business After Hours is held annually in conjunction with the Bentonville/Bella Vista and Rogers-Lowell Chambers of Commerce, usually in a Chamber member business in the Rogers or Bentonville area.  Around 250 people attend this large networking event this year to promote their businesses to a much larger audience


Creative Referral Network Fayetteville
Every Friday, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM, Courtyard by Marriott (600 East Van Asche Dr, Fayetteville, AR)

Come join us at 8:15 a.m. every Friday, for our Creative Referral Network Meeting. Have a cup of coffee, coke, or tea and get your Friday started off right! We’ll greet you with a warm welcome and Jim White (owner) has been known to even allow us to purchase a sub as we walk out the door!

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Currently not meeting. Join the group on Meetup for updates.

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HCMA Lunch Meetings
Monthly, 11:30 AM, Mermaid’s (Fayetteville, AR)

Healthcare Marketing Alliance (HCMA) meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Mermaid’s in Fayetteville at 11:30 am. Cost to attend is $13.50 and includes lunch. 11:30 am -12 pm – Open Networking. 12 pm to 1 pm – Program

NWA Entrepreneurs, Startups, & Small Business Growth Group
Every Tuesday, 9 AM – 10 AM, Zoom

This is for anyone who is in the startup, small business, or entrepreneurial space.We are a great fit for anyone who is looking to network and connect as well as gain valuable insights related to decisions you can be making for your business. Please note that this is not an “advertising” group but rather a “value add” group. Only join and attend if you are looking to contribute to others and their businesses in an authentic way.

WordPress Fayetteville Meetup Group
Monthly, 6 PM – 8 PM, Second floor meeting space – 1 E Center St · Fayetteville, AR

A community of WordPress users and developers meet regularly to discuss using the WordPress platform for websites, blogs, business and more.

Virtual Happy Hour with Startup Junkie & Conductor
Friday, April 23, 2021, 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Virtual Zoom Call

Join us for a completely virtual, pants-optional Startup Junkie happy hour event. Just cold beverages and conversation. We thrive off of our interactions to this incredible entrepreneurial community, and we want to catch up. Get ready to answer some trivia questions for a prize, too!

This is an online, virtual event. Those who sign up for this event will receive an email with their Zoom invitation and password.




Business After Hours
Monthly, Various Locations (Rogers, AR) Pre-Registration is currently required.

Want to build your base of business contacts and get a glimpse of a company you might not otherwise be familiar with? Business After Hours has proven to be the Chamber’s biggest and most popular ongoing networking event.

Central Referral Connection
Every Wednesday, 9 AM – 10:15 AM, Golden Corral (Rogers, AR)

Central Referral Connection is a free weekly networking organization centrally located in Rogers, Arkansas. If you are looking to connect to businesses in Northwest Arkansas, come and join us for coffee, breakfast snacks and great connections.

Creative Referral Network
Currently meeting on Zoom. Previously every Friday, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM, Harding University (Rogers, AR)

Our humble little group was the first weekly grass roots networking group to answer the desire for more frequent networking. It sparked a revolution that changed the way we do business in Northwest Arkansas.

Coffee Connection
Monthly, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Varying Locations

Set your alarm early, and join us for Coffee Connection, the fastest growing morning business-building networking event in town! You’ll enjoy casual networking, a yummy light breakfast, delicious coffee and some great door prizes!

Hustle in Heels
Quarterly, 11.30 AM – 1 PM, Varying Locations

Women come together to have lunch and hear inspirational speakers discuss important issues affecting professional women.

Northwest Arkansas Developers Group

Currently not meeting. Join the group on Meetup for updates.

The Northwest Arkansas Developers Group (formerly Northwest Arkansas .NET Users Group) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion, education, and adoption of technologies to develop applications and websites. We strive to provide an environment for professionals to network in Northwest Arkansas to foster the free exchange of ideas and information. We hold monthly meetings that have presentations that allow you to keep up to date on the latest emerging technologies as well as providing practical skills you can apply immediately.

NWA Emerging Leaders
Monthly, Varying Locations

NWA Emerging Leaders is an initiative of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. They host regular networking events in Rogers, Lowell, and on occasion, in Fayetteville.

Women in Networking Luncheon
Monthly, 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bonefish Grill (Rogers)

Attendees pay for lunch, have the opportunity to network with over a hundred women, hear from speakers and have the chance to win prizes. Women in Networking (WIN) NWA, strives to unite professional women of all industries who share a passion for creating and developing business referral relationships in Northwest Arkansas.

Siloam Springs

First Friday Coffee
Every first Friday of the month, 7:30 AM – 8 AM, Varying Locations in Siloam Springs, AR

The most well attended networking opportunity for Chamber members is held the first Friday of each month at a Chamber member business. An average of 70 people get together from 7:30 am – 8:00 am at a different member business to network, enjoy breakfast snacks, and win an occasional door prize.

Small Business Alliance
Quarterly, 12 – 1pm, Varying Locations

The Chamber considers small businesses to be between 1-50 employees. This group makes up the largest percentage of our membership. This quarterly meeting, held every 5th Monday, is focused on topics to benefit the small business. The free luncheon meeting is held from noon until 1:00 pm at various locations and welcomes anyone interested in the topics provided.


Conexión de Negocios Latinos
Monthly, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM,Tesoro Beach Restaurant (Springdale, AR)

Somos una organización que busca conectar todos los negocios latinos en el Noroeste de Arkansas. Nuestro propósito es promover, educar, y apoyar a los emprendedores Latinos de la zona e integrarlos.

Morning Brew
Every Thursday, 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM, Varying Locations

Northwest Arkansas’ most popular morning networking event is the Chamber’s Morning Brew. Every Thursday morning, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m., more than 100 members of Springdale’s business community gathers at a different business. Attendees have the opportunity to make announcements and hear from the host business. First time attendees are introduced each week as well. Fun door prizes and breakfast refreshments top off the fast-paced event. Cost is $2 per person unless you have a Networking Pass.

NWA Business Networking
Monthly, 8:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Onyx Coffee Lab (Springdale, AR)

The purpose of this group is to create a networking community of small and medium size business owners. The group is going to have regular meetings, allowing member opportunities to share about their business, what products or services they offer and any promotions they are currently running. We encourage you to bring business cards and brochures. As this group develops, we are considering also having business owners give short presentations & also may have speakers in give topical presentations that offer advice & tips to help each of us grow our businesses.

Want To Add Your Networking Event To The List?

This page will be kept fresh and up-to-date. If you know of any NWA networking events that aren’t on this list please let us know!