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 27th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    Thank you to everyone who came to the annual dinner and member celebration!  I don't know about you, but I really enjoyed Nick Brown's speech!  Great takeaways!  Treat your clients well!  I look forward to seeing the South Bend Wrigleyville! 

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  • October 27th, 2017

    Job Shadowing Coming to Dowagiac

    High school graduates often enter into college or the workforce with an idea of what they want to pursue, only to find out it is the wrong fit. This ends in frustration for students and parents with lost time and money, as well as frustration for employers when their new hire doesn’t work out.

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  • October 27th, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights Lyons Industries

    Lyons Industries Inc. manufactures bathtubs, showers and sinks for residential remodel, commercial remodel and new home construction in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  Using vacuum forming and fiberglassing processes, Lyons produces more than 1,500 pieces a day.

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