Chamber Program Director

Vickie Phillipson

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269-782-8212

Employed by the City of Dowagiac since 1990, Vickie is the program director of the Chamber of Commerce and the Dowagiac Downtown Development Authority (DDA).  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 her position with the Chamber and DDA skills in marketing, public relations, media and advertising. 

As the program director for the Chamber of Commerce & DDA, and in cooperation with the City, her office is involved in a pro-active campaign of business recruitment, retention & expansion.  Vickie maintains a database of properties for sale and lease, provides assistance to business prospects in the location and negotiation of rental space, and works with property owners, showing their storefronts.  Vickie also handles budgeting, festival planning, event scheduling and marketing for the Chamber and its seasonal events, and the day-to-day operations of both the Chamber and the Downtown Development Authority.

 

Latest News from your Chamber

  • June 24th, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!   I am so glad to see all the happy faces attending our After Hours at The Business Center of SW Michigan. I didn't realize there were 22 businesses housed there! It was fun talking to everyone! It was also great to see everyone at the ribbon cutting at Smoke Signal BBQ (Yum!!), Summer in the City (did you try the zip line?) and the Open Header Cruise (What a great job raising money and honoring Eddie)! What a great community that comes together and supports one another!

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  • June 24th, 2018

    Search Launched for Talented, Community-minded Ambassadors

    To ensure the continuity and future growth of your Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors is recruiting talented and community-minded volunteers to its Ambassadors’ Program.

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  • June 24th, 2018

    Rod & Roll Celebrates 28th Year Aug. 18

    Plans for the 28th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show of the Chamber of Commerce are underway. 

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