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 15th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    We are so excited to be doing the finishing touches on the website!  I hope you will all enjoy it and reap the benefits!  Pictures are a must, so if you haven't sent yours in, please do so!

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  • June 15th, 2017

    Mark Your Calendars

    Summer in the City, July 20-22, Opening Thursday evening with the Jared Knox concert!

     

    See our Events page for more information!

     
  • June 15th, 2017

    Pair Up Your Sidewalk Advertising with Summer Jam

    Organizers of Summer in the City are teaming up with Mid-West Family Broadcasting and its Summer Jam promotion to spike foot traffic on Friday, July 21, just prior to the kick off to this year’s Summer on Tap, featuring Sister Lakes Brewery.

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  • June 21st, 2017

    Depot Drive Repaving Project Begins

    Work began this morning on this summer's Depot Drive repaving project, as K&H Concrete Cutting from Byron Center began making curb cuts.

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