About the Chamber

Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.

Mattie Stepanek


The DeSoto Area Chamber of Commerce will ensure the greatest economic environment for the areas we serve.

  • We provide support to our member through collaboration with companies that provide the products and services that help our members excel. We first look internally to engage our member is supporting each other. Where there are gaps, we fill them with agreements with other reputable companies.

  • We provide social events with the aim of getting businesses together and forming opportunities for collaboration. Our annual events, networking mixers, town hall meetings, workshops and other events provide an conducive environment for our members to get to know one another.

  • We stand up for the welfare of our members through mobilizing them to address governmental agencies and other entities that threaten the economic welfare of the DeSoto area.

  • Our primary purpose is to assist in the developpment of a strong economy in the DeSoto area. Thus, we work with the economic development corporations, cities, school districts, business community and citizens to drive dollars into and in circulation within the area we serve.

  • We want our members to be informed about things that affect the well-being of their companies. Thus, we offer periodic newsletters, town hall meetings, legislative updates and other forums that provide pertinent information.

Our Senior Leadership

Karen Bishop

Past Chairperson

Board Liaison
Ambassador Committee, Executive Committee, and Nominating Committees​

Client Liaison
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Simpson, LLP