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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

  • March 31st, 2019

    Vineyard 2121 to Host Fundraiser for Pageant Scholarship

    The Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, April 13, will present “Reds, Whites & Flights,” at Vineyard 2121. The early evening event, from 4 to 7 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Fund, featuring spirits, entertainment and silent auction. Vineyard 2121 on Red Arrow Highway in Benton Harbor is one of several venues where musician and pageant master of ceremonies, Joe Jason, performs on a regular basis.

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  • March 31st, 2019

    Chamber Spotlight Shines on Olympia Books

    Olympia Used and Rare Books is a family business that opened in 1987 by Paul and Karen Pugh as Olympia Books and Prints in downtown Dowagiac at 208 S. Front St.

     The store then dealt in used and rare books, as well as posters and prints, and would eventually branch off to the framing business.

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  • March 31st, 2019

    Steeped in Tradition, Caruso’s at Nearly 100, Feted at BAH

    Antonio and Emilia Caruso would be proud of their granddaughter and third-generation candy maker, Julie Johnson, known to most in the community by only her first name. Second, third and even fourth generation business legacies are something this community knows well.

    At the Chamber’s Business After Hours March 13, co-hosted by Caruso’s, the legacy of candy-making that began in 1922 was feted, as attendees also congratulated Dick Judd on his upcoming retirement, as they welcomed Bryan and Jolynn Smith, the new owners of the business now marking its 160th year in the community.

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