Free Networking Groups

We actively support free, non-exclusive (that means open to any reputable business person) networking groups. You can practically pick your day and location thatís convenient. There is some overlap in attendance between the groups and most draw 15 to 25 on average but some are larger. Anyone is welcome. Because these meetings will sometimes meet at a different location, itís good to call the contact to make sure where they will meet the day you plan to attend for the first time.

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The Weekly Morning Coffee Networking Groups

All meet at 8:00 a.m. to roughly 9:00 a.m. unless noted otherwise

It's a good idea to reach out to the contact for each group before attending for the first time just to make sure the group is meeting.

Tuesday Morning Tune-Up (8:00 a.m.), Panera Bread, 1320 SE Walton Blvd. in Bentonville, Arkansas (next to Krispy Kreme Donuts). This group does not meet on the morning of the monthly Coffee Connection (see the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce website for Coffee Connection dates).
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Tuesday (Crawford County Creative Referral Network) (8:00 a.m.), Western Sizzlin's Razorback Room, 3120 Alma Highway, Van Buren, Arkansas. Contact Melissa Curry at 479.414.2093.

Wednesday (Pea Ridge Creative Referral Network) (8:15 a.m.), Simple Simon's Pizza, 201 Lee Town Rd, Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Contact Nathan See at

Wednesday (Tulsa Creative Referral Network) (8:15 a.m.), Panera Bread, 71st and Garnett, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact Buster Brown at 918.530.9491 or

Thursday (Creative Referral Network/Tulsa South) (8:15 a.m.), Legends Bicycles & Accessories, 11th and Memorial, Tulsa, Oklahoma (turn in directly after you pass Sonic and drive west in the parking lot). Contact Buster Brown at 918.530.9491 or

Thursday (Creative Referral Network/River Valley) (8:00 a.m.), Schlotzsky's Deli & Lots More, 7010 Rogers, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Contact Tom Murdock at 479.650.9660.

Friday (Fayetteville Creative Referral Network) (8:15 a.m.), Firehouse Subs, 1364 East Augustine Lane (just off Joyce next to Lindsey & Associates and behind Masonís), Fayetteville, Arkansas. Contact Donna Hamilton, Image Builders,

Friday (Rogers Creative Referral Network) (8:00 a.m.), Frisco Station Mall in the commons area in front of Pit Master's BBQ, 100 North Dixieland, Rogers, Arkansas. Contact Lucci Chambless, NWA Clean Eats, or Carrie Smith, Soar with Eagles,
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Womenís Networking Groups

Professional Womenís Network Washington County, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 11:30 to 1:00 on third Tuesday each month at Startup Junkie Consulting at the Pryor Center (2nd floor), 1 East Center Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Contact Jeannette Balleza Collins, Scribe Marketing, Inc.,
facebook-icon Click here to join the Professional Women's Network (Washington County) group on Facebook.

Professional Womenís Network Benton County, Rogers, Arkansas. 11:30 to 1:00 on first Tuesday each month at Golden Corral on Pleasant Grove Road (by Wal-Mart) in Rogers. Contact Linda "Gracie" Gracy at 479-636-2221 or Check out their blog at

Women in Networking, Theo's in Rogers (next to Coldstone Creamery at the Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills), Rogers, Arkansas, 11:30 to 1:00, normally the third Wednesday each month with no meeting in December. Check out their website at
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Other Networking Groups

First Monday of Each Month (Poteau Creative Referral Network) (9:00 a.m.), McDonald's, 1801 North Broadway, Poteau, Oklahoma. Call 918.721.3406 for information. Coffee and soft drinks are free.

Northwest Arkansas Young Professionals (NWAYP) offers professional development of members (age 21 and up) through networking events, volunteerism, social events and fund-raisers. Go to for more information.

Event Service Providers Networking Group. Anyone who plans events or sells products and services that support the event industry would benefit. The group now meets mostly in the Fort Smith area. Contact Miles Crawford of Suite Staffing Services at 479-709-9771 or or Carrie Smith of Soar with Eagles at 479.903.0208 or for information.
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Network Community of Northwest Arkansas (NCNWA) is a LinkedIn networking group only now and no longer hosts live networking events. For information, contact Michael Mollitor at
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