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

  • May 29th, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    Congratulations to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital on their 100th anniversary!  We are so lucky to have you in our city.  Thank you and congratulations!

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  • May 29th, 2018

    New Name, New Venue, Same Great Music

    When this community’s Summer Concert Series kicks off its 2018 season, it will do so under a new name and at a new venue.

     

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  • May 29th, 2018

    Chamber Spotlights Krohne Farms

    Krohne Farms has been providing fresh asparagus and strawberries to the Dowagiac and Sister Lakes area for more 40 years, but its story began long before that.

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