Helping Others

Extend a hand to assist another. Be a mentor. Share with others how you achieved your goals. Lead by example.

 

Exchanging Ideas

Speak your mind. Direct attention to those things that need improvement in the city. 

 

Making a Difference

Be part of the solution. Help move individuals and organizations forward towards future progress.


DeSoto Market Rendering - DeSoto

 

The Grow DeSoto Business Incubator is a 26,000 square foot retail building located in the Brookhollow Shopping Center in DeSoto, TX. This building once housed ACE Hardware as its anchor tenant for many years. After ACE Hardware left in 2015, a value retail chain tried to secure the space with a 10-year lease. The Mayor and City Manager of DeSoto had another vision for the shopping center. They envisioned creating a space that would assist small business owners with establishing viable businesses, while providing a unique retail environment for the community.


The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation reached out to Monty Anderson, owner of the Brookhollow Shopping Center, to brainstorm possible ways to re-purpose the space. The idea that stemmed from this partnership was a small business incubator to address the needs of new and developing businesses.


The incubator will contain a variety of restaurants, retail spaces, and a shared workspace. Food trailers will also be stationed in the parking lot of the shopping center for patrons to enjoy. 


​Many small businesses need a lower entry to market. They may not have the funds to get a business loan, the credit to secure a long-term lease, or the operational background to run a successful business. The incubator is being completely renovated and will be divided into spaces raging from 200-800 square feet, thereby allowing smaller businesses to acquire the square footage that is right for them at a reduced rental rate. All bills are included in the rent payment providing convenience & upfront cost predictability to the business owner. Ongoing business training and access to business loans will also be provided. 

Partnering with Like-minded People

Share the load. Work together.

Visibility

Expose your business to a wider audience of business owners and decision makers. Enhance your name recognition. Expand your business with listings on the worldwide web through the online membership directory. 

 

Business Contacts

Enlarge your circle of influence in the business community by meeting others at Chamber functions and working together on teams and projects. Your business is referred twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week online, as well as by phone, fax or email.

 

Community

Voice your opinions. Learn what others think and then work towards a common goal in teams, task forces, and community groups.


Networking

Meet people at multiple events each month. Exchange cards and information of who provides what goods and services.

 

Building Relationships

In this era of relationship marketing, building relationship with potential clients and customers is essential to your business growth and expansion.

 

Involvement

Voice your opinions. Learn what others think and then work towards a common goal in teams, task forces, and community groups.


10 reason why you should join the chamber!

Call Us Today! 972.224.3565

2010 N. Hampton Road, Suite 200, DeSoto, TX 75115

growing desoto one business at a time! 

 

​The Chamber performs its program of work through committees and task forces. Service on one or more of these committees gives you the opportunity to have a voice in the business community, impact the business environment and influence the success of the education system, the city and the community as a whole. We look forward to partnering with you as you grow your business.


​Free listing in the Membership Directory (mailed to all DeSoto residents and businesses)
Free listing on our website at www.desotochamber.org, which includes a link from our site to your website.
Membership Anniversary recognized each year in newsletter
Opportunities to network with other Chamber members

The investment fee for you is a fair share investment based on your annual revenues, with a $25 one-time administration fee added to your first year’s investment (see enclosed investment sheet).  We now offer a new tiered membership package in addition to your basic investment level. The tiered levels give you an opportunity for more advertising and more exposure for your investment dollars. We recommend that your company invest at a level above your fair share investment for maximum benefits.


membership benefits

grow desoto business incubator

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? We still have spots lefts for UNIQUE, specialized businesses in the incubator. Complete our Application of Interest Questionnaire to learn more.

 

A variety of hotels are available in DeSoto for visitors who want to spend some time touring local and area attractions. DeSoto’s proximity to Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington makes it the ideal location for dining and entertainment without the hassle of big city traffic.

DeSoto can meet anyone’s dining needs. The city’s superb food choices include name brand eateries and mom-and-pop diners serving Mexican, Chinese, Italian, steak, seafood, barbeque or home-style cooking. Whether the occasion calls for an elegant or romantic dinner, a casual family restaurant or fast food, DeSoto has it all.


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