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

  • May 1st, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!  Happy Spring! 

    We have been busy at the Chamber.  Our Member listing with festival & event schedule will be out soon.  It looks fantastic!  Plans are underway for Summer in the City.  I think you’re going to love some of the changes! We are also looking in to more member benefits.

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  • May 1st, 2018

    Hot Off the Press!

    The Dowagiac & Sister Lakes Business & Events  Brochure, which is distributed for the Chamber by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council and Travel Michigan, is hitting the streets this week.

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  • April 4th, 2018

    Chamber Spotlights Midwest Energy

    Vibrant, relevant, and sustainable rural communities. That’s the vision the team at Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) is actively living out as they transform the rural space and experience in southwest Michigan.

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