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There is a lot of exciting energy in Dowagiac and much of it comes from the people you will meet and share ideas with through your membership in the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce. Our members are businesses, organizations and individuals who believe in our community and are working to make it a better place to live, work and play. Their teamwork helps us achieve our objectives. By pooling our financial and people resources, we see positive changes happen all the time. When you join the Chamber, we will accomplish even more.

Membership benefits include:

  • Reduced insurance rates on your business, home, auto and umbrella policies
  • Complimentary listing on our website with a link to your site
  • Free listing in our printed Member Directory
  • Effective, low-cost print and electronic advertising
  • Joint advertising in our annual festivals’ brochure, as well as on our street and landmark map
  • Innovative retail sales promotions
  • Monthly newsletter with up-to-date information on programs and events
  • Referrals to your business
  • Business After Hours networking opportunities
  • Educational forums
  • Marketing display of yours and other members’ business brochures and business cards
  • “Celebration of Our Members” annual dinner

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Latest News from your Chamber

  • October 3rd, 2021

    Chamber Members & City Officials Tour The Hatch Street Manor, a Luxury Boutique Guesthouse

    Stay Dowagiac continues to strengthen its allure in southwest Michigan as a second and, most recently, a third Airbnb join its ranks.

    Desmond Lathan, owner of The Hatch Street Manor, hosted the Chamber’s Business After Hours in September, as more than 35 Chamber members and City officials enjoyed personal tours of this luxury boutique guesthouse.

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  • October 3rd, 2021

    Dowagiac Christmas Celebration Returns!

    Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus and he's heading back to downtown Dowagiac, along with Mrs. Claus and a holiday showcase of local youth!

    After a year's absence due to the pandemic, planning is under way for Christmas Open House Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13, the Candle-light Christmas Parade that returns to Front Street on Friday, Dec. 3; and Breakfast with Santa that is co-hosted in December by Dowagiac Elks.

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  • October 3rd, 2021

    This is a Milestone Worth Celebrating!

    Look who just turned 135!

    On September 28 Mennel Milling marked its 135th anniversary.

    It all began more than a century ago, when The Isaac Harter Milling Company was established in 1886 in Fostoria, Ohio. At the time, the Fostoria Flour Mill was the largest flour mill in the country not located on water.

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