De Soto Chamber of Commerce members enjoy a wide array of benefits, business assistance, networking opportunities and other local competitive advantages. As a business leader and De Soto Chamber of Commerce member, you can create valuable opportunities to expand visibility and awareness for your organization.
"It is great to be a part of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce. Our number one goal has always been to look out for and promote the backbone of our community, which are the businesses in and around De Soto. We have a very diverse landscape from large manufacturing to small 1 and 2 employee companies. Getting to know the individuals at these companies has been a huge benefit for me both personally and professionally. My business is all about building relationships, and making a positive impact in their lives. Is that not what every company that wants to succeed is also looking to do? Join the De Soto Chamber of Commerce and achieve your purpose."Andy Jacober, De Soto Chamber of Commerce Chairman
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce operates with a five member Board of Directors and Executive Director. Under the umbrella of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce, the De Soto Economic Development Council (EDC) has an 11 member Board of Directors which includes five elected members of the business community, four City of De Soto elected officials, the De Soto Chamber of Commerce President and a USD 232 School District representative. With the aligning of all of the resources from both organizations, we provide an enhanced level of support and partnership for the business community. Both the De Soto Chamber of Commerce and the De Soto EDC 's fiscal and board operational structure remains independent, although the unification of both organizations goals and objectives signifies a unified focus on area businesses. Our goals of collaborative efforts are to provide value-added services and events and programs that positively provides return on the membership investment and the community as a whole.
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce is proud to provide a FREE marketing opportunity for our members through our Business Highlights section of our website. Created to increase community awareness of our businesses, we provide a new member each week with the Business Highlight. It's a simple yet innovative and important way to showcase your business. All members need to do is submit your logo or photo with a small paragraph about your business. We'll also include your website link so that members can easily find out more about your business.
Your De Soto Chamber of Commerce wants you to be in tune with current information! As such, we send out weekly De Soto Chamber E-News Blasts via Constant Contact to all of our members. There are opportunities for members to place ads for a nominal fee in our newsletter. The De Soto Chamber of Commerce encourages members to send press releases about their business and important information you'd like to share with the membership, so that we can communicate to you, our valued member, as well as get information throughout the community.
Relationships, Networking and Referrals
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors places a high priority in providing opportunities for members. Through Coffees, Ribbon Cuttings, After Hours, Joint Chamber Networking Events and Membership Luncheons, there's no better way to market your business than meeting with your fellow members and sharing information and creating contacts. The De Soto Chamber of Commerce provides the opportunity to gain friends, associates and even advocates. These lasting relationships help build connections, and members are proud to refer fellow members and their services. Companies and the public often contact the De Soto Chamber of Commerce for guidance on which local business to choose for their specific needs, and we stand ready to refer our members. The more we can learn about you, the more we can help increase exposure for your business!
Programs and Events
Being a member of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce provides you with access to all of the programs and events. There are many for you to participate in! Did you know that research has shown that business-to-business services are a major part of small business success, and that Chambers are known to stimulate business-to-business commerce in a local community? Being involved in Chamber events increases your local visibility, builds credibility and expands your contacts. We invite you to be a part of our programs and events so that we can increase your company's awareness!
Business Resource Center
Your De Soto Chamber of Commerce provides members with business resource information, connections and information that you need. There is a wealth of valuable information at the Chamber that will provide you with answers to your business and community questions. We're here to help you!