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 30th, 2020

    Chamber Spotlight Shines on Wolverine Mutual Insurance Co.

    Wolverine Mutual is returning to a degree of normalcy during this challenging pandemic.

    As an “essential business,” company officials are grateful they have been able to continue to work when so many businesses closed. Most employees have returned to the office after working remotely for the last three months. The company is now as busy as it's ever been at One Wolverine Way.

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  • June 30th, 2020

    Janel's Industries One of the Top 50 Award Recipients

    Small business owners and supporters will gather this month to show their support for Michigan’s growing companies at the state’s premier awards program for small business.

    The 16th-annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 28. Ninety-four (94) businesses will be recognized for their role in growing Michigan’s economy and creating jobs. The “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” will be recognized at the celebration.

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  • June 30th, 2020

    Fron the Desk of Our President

     Hello All!

    I hope this finds you doing well!

    It is nice to come out of the Shelter at Home order, but it appears we may be congregating a bit too much. Be careful out there - watch out for everyone. We will all get through this together.

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