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

  • October 31st, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    I am very sorry to have missed our Annual Dinner.  It sounds like you had a wonderful time, honoring some of our long-time members!  Congratulations to all!

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  • October 31st, 2018

    Lyons/McBride Building Receives $4,000 Facade Incentive

    Building owners Shannon Lyons & Cathy McBride last week received a $4,000 facade incentive from the     Dowagiac Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for the renovation of their double storefront.

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  • October 31st, 2018

    Chamber Debuts New Souvenir Line

    Whistlestop Gifts, located within the Dowagiac train depot, is pleased to debut several new merchandise lines, from Dowagiac coffee mugs with a retro vibe, to embroidered caps, travel bags and even stadium blankets.

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