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Debbie Wertz

Executive Director

DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce and our community, one of the best places in Florida to live, work and raise a family.

I would like to welcome you to our town.  Whether you’re visiting for the day, looking for a new place to call home or you’re already a resident of our thriving community, DeSoto is a great county with a big heart and plenty of opportunities.

The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce understands that in order to have a strong economic environment you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed in our community to have leaders, business owners, educators and citizens who realize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our community.

It is an exciting time to be a member of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce. We are always creating new networking and promotional opportunities to help our member businesses succeed and grow, including space to advertise on the Chamber website, business referrals, monthly networking opportunities, and continuing education. Other great events that allow our member businesses to gain visibility include the Tater Hill Fun Shoot, Chamber Annual Dinner, Christmas Card Lane and Christmas Parade.  The Chamber’s goal is to work toward improving the quality of life for all through the support and commitment of its members, volunteers and committees. The Chamber is proud to promote events throughout the year to help support the community.

As the Chamber Director, I am honored to work alongside our dedicated Board who all share the same vision, business growth and healthy community environment.

If you are not a member of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, please join us today. Your membership will benefit your business and the community. I look forward to working with you!

Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved with the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce we would love to hear from you! Download and fill out the volunteer application form below or use the contact information below to get with us about volunteering opportunities today.

Join the Chamber

You are cordially invited to join the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce.

Comprised of over 350 citizens and businesses from around the county, this dynamic organization feels that by working together we can combine resources to improve the prosperity of our community. We would like to offer you the opportunity to develop and enhance your management skills, exposure to creative ideas, early awareness of emerging trends, and opportunities to network with fellow business leaders.

We hope you will join the Home Team. We care confident that you will find the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce a worthwhile investment, and we look forward to working with you to promote your business and our unique and thriving community.

The Benefits of Membership:

  • Free business referrals through the Chamber office
  • Free monthly issues of The Chamber News
  • Free advertising space in the Chamber office for your brochures and business cards
  • Free listing for your business on the Chamber website
  • Free web link to your business website
  • Free event listing on the Chamber Community Calendar
  • Participate in the annual election of board members
  • A Chamber membership plaque with annual updates
  • Invitation to the annual Chamber membership banquet
  • Friendly help and assistance from the Chamber office staff

DeSoto County Chamber Board Members - 2024

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Justin Fussell

President, Crews Bank & Trust

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Oralia Ramirez

Vice President, RMZ Realty Inc.

Ashley DeLuca

Ashley DeLuca

Treasurer, Crews Bank & Trust

Sarah Hipp

Sarah Hipp

Secretary, DeSoto Memorial Hospital

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Debbie Wertz

DeSoto Co. Chamber of Commerce


Brent Anderson


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Gaby Becerra

United Country Gulfland Real Estate

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Melissa Bergey

Gator Wilderness Camp School

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Jennifer Bowser

Habitat for Humanity

Cole Brewer

J. Cole Brewer

J. Cole Brewer, PA

Weldon Campbell

Weldon Campbell

Arcadia Rodeo

Beth Carsten

Beth Carsten

City of Arcadia


Angie Duckett

Peace River Shopper 


Heather Fugate

Drug Free DeSoto

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Sondra Guffey

DeSoto County BOCC

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Parker Hall

Silverio & Hall, PA

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Quinn Jones

Arcadia Police Department Marshal

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Laura Nelson

MidFlorida Credit Union

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Chuck Poe

Calvary Baptist Church

Samantha Rhymes

Wellpath Recovery Solutions

Kelli Werner

Kelli Ali

Mid Florida Credit Union, Advisor

Jodie DeLoach

Jodi DeLoach

Tobacco Free Partnership, Advisor

Heather Nedley

Heather Nedley

Mosaic, Advisor


Jim Potter

DeSoto County Sheriff, Advisor

Luis Velasco

Luis Velasco

Hackney, Ames & Co., Advisor

You Name It, We'll Be There!

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