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Meet Our Team
Membership of the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals. The Chamber is run by its members, which elect a Board of Directors that determines policies and sets goals.

A president presides over Board meetings. The day-to-day operations are handled by an administrator, who also serves as the treasurer of the organization and as the program director of the Dowagiac Downtown Development Authority.

Our volunteers, who are the backbone of our non-profit organization, are priceless to the Chamber of Commerce. They are the business owners and employees, community leaders and residents of our city, who have chosen to share their valued time and talents with us.

    Staff   Retail Business Committee
    Board of Directors   Festival & Event Chairmen


Staff

Vickie Phillipson, who has been employed by the City of Dowagiac for more than 15 years, is the program director of the Chamber of Commerce and the Dowagiac Downtown Development Authority.

A native of St. Joseph, Michigan, she is a graduate of Central Michigan University. Previously, she was employed by Leader Publications as associate editor of the Dowagiac Daily News and news editor of the Niles Daily Star.

She has brought to the Chamber of Commerce skills in marketing, public relations, media and advertising. Ms. Phillipson also serves as treasurer of the organization and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors, Retail Business Committee and festival subcommittees.

Contact the program director at vickie@dowagiacchamber.com or by calling (269) 782-8212.



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Board of Directors

Board President
Kim MacGregor
Edward Jones
148 S. Front Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-3012
Kim.MacGregor@EdwardJones.com
www.EdwardJones.com


Board Member
Dr. Timothy Dowsett
Owner
Dowsett Chiropractic Health Center
301 Commercial
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-3247
tjdowsett1@frontier.com



Board Member
Ale Forburger
D. MottL Realty Group
258 E. Front Street
Buchanan, MI 49107





Board Member
Jim Frazier
Owner
Vincent J. Jewelers
118 S. Front
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-2000
Jim@VincentJJewelers.com



Board Vice President
Mark Herman
Attorney
Magyar Law Office P.C.
107 Pennsylvania Avenue
PO Box 502
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-9895



Board Member
Sue Kazlauskas
Owner
The Marshall Shoppe
138 S. Front
PO Box 156
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-7445
TheMarshallShoppe@gmail.com


Board Member
Kris Lamphere
Owner
Who Knew? Consignment
119 S. Front
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-9800
WhoKnewConsignment@frontier.com



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Retail Business Committee

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Festival & Event Chairmen


Candle-light Christmas Parade
  Co-Chairman
Kim MacGregor

Dowagiac, MI 49047

Co-Chairman
Vickie Phillipson

Dowagiac, MI 49047

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Dowagiac Community-Wide Garage Sale Weekend
  Chairman
Vickie Phillipson
Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce
 ~ Program Director
200 Depot Drive
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-8212
vphillipson@dowagiac.org
 
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Easter Eggstravaganza
  Chairman
Bonnie Ferrier

Dowagiac, MI 49047

 
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Ice Time Festival
  Chairman
Kris Lamphere

Dowagiac, MI 49047

 
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Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant
  Co-Chairman
Courtney Livingston

, MI

Co-Chairman
Marti & Lori Key

, MI

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Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant - Scholarship Fundraising
  Chairman
Deb Cuthbert
Manor Mini Mart
 ~ Owner
107 W. Railroad
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-3744
VDCuth@hotmail.com
 
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Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration Open House Weekend
  Chairman
Vickie Phillipson
Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce
200 Depot Drive
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-8212
vphillipson@dowagiac.org
 
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Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show
  Chairman
Kris Lamphere

Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-6885
 
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Under the Harvest Moon
  Co-Chairman
Vickie Phillipson

Dowagiac, MI 49047

Co-Chairman
Kim MacGregor

Dowagiac, MI 49047

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