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

  • July 6th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    I am so excited to tell you we will be having a few more children's events at Summer in the City!

    It has been difficult to get rides to come when there are bigger events at bigger cities! But we will have a Dixie Swing and a climbing wall! Come out and see! And pre-register for the Amazing Race! Teams have a great time, and enjoy the competitive spirit.

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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!

     
  • July 6th, 2017

    Sign-up Underway for Amazing Race, Returning July 22

    Travel to a foreign land, nor is a million dollars involved in this race, though the physical and mental challenges may be just as difficult.  Returning Saturday, July 22, during Summer in the City is the Amazing Race.  Chamber Trustee Joe Silvia, who manages the Dowagiac branch of Chemical Bank, and Dean Orvis, director of the Pokagon Band Fitness Center, are co-chairing this third-annual event. 

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  • July 6th, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights Leader Publications

    For 120 years, Dowagiac Daily News has told the stories of the people who make the Grand Old City the special community it is.

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