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

  • December 27th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

     Hello All!

    What perfect weather for the Ice festival!  I was glad to see you there!  Our specialty shops were bustling with activity and the chili was phenomenal!  Congratulations to Wounded Minnow for winning!  And, did you hear, The Baker’s Rhapsody served 500 samples in just three hours!  

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  • December 27th, 2017

    CBD Heads into Year of Transition

    Much like a lake, a central business district has an ebb and flow to it.

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  • December 27th, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights Dowagiac Elks

    The Dowagiac Elks Lodge brings so much more to the community than just a banquet hall or a golf course.  It is a place where neighbors come together, families share meals and children grow up. 

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