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

  • August 21st, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

     Hello All!

    It feels like an end of an era.  We have Dr. Burling retiring, Dr. Montgomery retiring,  and Steinman's selling.

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  • August 21st, 2017

    Under the Harvest Moon Returns to the Downtown Oct. 14

    This October families can celebrate Michigan’s glorious autumn and enjoy a glimpse of true Americana, as Under the Harvest Moon returns to downtown Dowagiac on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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  • August 21st, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights Shabby Bou Chic

    Community is everything to Toysa True, who in 1970 represented the city as Miss Dowagiac.  To many, while that may seem like a lifetime ago, Toy is still doing her part to welcome day-visitors to the downtown, where she owns and operates Shabby Bou Chic.

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