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

  • November 19th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    Our Board of Directors recently held its annual organizational meeting.  During this meeting we talk about the state of the Chamber.

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  • November 19th, 2017

    Grand Marshal of Parade Announced

    After helping to keep Dowagiac safe for its citizens for the past 40 years, Police Officer Jim Kusa may be looking forward to his first day of retirement Dec. 1, although there’s one last thing he’s been asked to do for his community - and he couldn't be happier.

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  • November 19th, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights ACTION

    ACTION (Area Churches Together In One Network) began in 2009 as a group of pastors and church leaders wanted to gather for the common goal of serving Christ and ministering to the people around them.  Their vision was to become more than a “ministerial association” and that hope began to materialize and is still growing. 

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