About Us

Mark your calendars to join hundreds of people who attend the Annual Fall Festival. This year's event is full of exciting activities for kids and adults! Saturday, kids can enjoy bounce houses, rock painting, games, a bike parade, obstacle courses, pony rides, train rides, face painting, and much more! Adults can enjoy the LaChance Wine Garden, cornhole tournament, 3v3 basketball tournament, watching a Dog House eating contest, demonstrations, live bands, crafts, vendors, a car bash, and wellness checks. The Arlington will host several Dog Contests sponsored by Bath and Doggie Works of De Soto all day long! Bring the family back out Sunday at Walther's Park from 12-4pm for Animals R Us Petting Zoo, more pony rides, Barefoot books interactive storytime, an animal hunt game, Cow Patty Bingo, MMA Fighter Evan Elder autographs, and of course the famous Great Joachim Duck Race!

Our Approach

The Chamber of Commerce exists to make a difference and help build your business. Our office disburses your promotional pieces in high traffic locations, provides business to business referrals, recommends businesses to customers, provides volunteer and learning opportunities, and offers free advertisement on our facebook page and monthly newsletter. Members of our local Chamber of Commerce are a highly reputable, are involved in the community, and use good business practices. We promote buying local by encouraging our community to spend locally and support the local economy. We strive to advance commercial and industrial interests in the community by working with other organizations with the same goals.

Our Story

The Chamber of Commerce has been building the present, planning the future and preserving the past since 1928. De Soto is home to family businesses established as far back as 1868. We have three business districts located throughout the city: our historic Main Street, Rock Road, and Highway 21. We are also now home to several manufacturing companies. We have over 120 members yearly.

Meet the Board of Trustees

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees is made up of 11 people who represent a Chamber business/organization. Each are nominated and elected from the General Members to serve a 3-year term

Arnold Baum

Amvets Post #48

Eric Leonard


E.S. Leonard Contracting, LLC

Jennie Lessor

The Villas

Danni Foreman

Vice President

De Soto Fuels

Kim Anderson

Handy Anderson, LLC

Rick Pica


Rick C Pica Income Tax Preparation

Bryce Visnovske


Hillcrest Nursing Home

Sarah Greenlee

Chamber Office Coordinator

Not Pictured:

Mark Russell – La Chance Vineyards

Josh Isaacson- De Soto Public School District

Amanda Caughron – First State Community Bank

Tammy Bordeau – The Arlington Event Center

Join the Chamber today…

We are a non-profit association of businesses, individuals, public officials, churches, service organizations, and more! We provide numerous networking events such as our Membership Luncheons every other month giving members a chance to meet with prospective customers and clients. Call us today for more information on how you too can join the De Soto Chamber of Commerce! Let us help you grow your business.

2019-2020 Membership Application