Connecting People

Through social events, volunteering opportunities, and social groups, Network Desoto seeks to provide opportunities for people to meet and form relationships that benefit community. These events are most often done through collaboration with other organizations and a few of our own.

Connecting Businesses

We seek and maintain connections with the businesses in our community to stimulate the local economy. Through our community business directory and business spotlights, we advertise their products and services on our website for easy access for our neighbors.

Creating Opportunities

When people and businesses meet, opportunities are created. Our goal is to create the environment where those opportunities can happen organically and with a little help. We provide connections between need and supply on all levels.



This project exists to connect people and businesses in order to create opportunities and stimulate economic and social growth in DeSoto, TX.

Welcome & Introduction

What ever happened to "neighborhoods"―the kind where you knew who lived next door and weren't afraid to ask to borrow a cup of sugar? Today, we live in better houses, drive better cars, but we have lost a real sense of what community is.

Well, I am not just interested in talking about the problem. I want to do something about it. This Network DeSoto project is my way of lighting the flame of a new spin on the old-fashioned ideal of community. I am on a mission to connect with everyone in DeSoto and surrounding areas. No! I am not running for political office nor do I desire to run. I just believe that one person with a made up mind can change the world. I want to be one of those people. Won't you join me?

Each person has a gift, a talent, a skill that they can offer for the betterment of our world. I want to get to know you, find out what yours is and connect you with others who need your gift and who have something that you need. Today, I am focused on DeSoto, Texas. My hope is that my actions will start a revolution and others will duplicate what I do in other circles of influence.

Let's get to know each other. Let's improve our communities. Let's change the world.


- Alex D. Byrd, Project Creator & Director

Current News & Press Releases

Infinite Banking & Investing

Finding the Right Strategy for Growth

Have you heard about the concept of "becoming your own bank"? Did you know that was called "Infinite Banking"? Would you like to learn more about this financial strategy. Then join us for Infinite Banking & Investing: Finding the Right Strategy for Growth. This seminar, part of our Financial Literacy Series, will cover the ins and outs and provide you with information you can use in determining if this is the right strategy for you. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Registration is required.

TotalCare ER and DeSoto Area Chamber Launch Teachers’ Appreciation Initiative

TotalCare Emergency Rooms, in partnership with the DeSoto Area Chamber, has announced the Teachers’ Incentive Initiative with the DeSoto Independent School District. The initiative is aimed at bolstering support for educators within the district. The incentive offers 16 complimentary tickets from TotalCare to DeSoto ISD teachers to attend an upscale Mother's Day Brunch on May 11. The brunch will be hosted at the DeSoto Civic Center by Luxuria- A Cedric Frazier Experience, a local business partnered with the DeSoto Area Chamber.