Chamber Program Director

Vickie Phillipson

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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

  • February 28th, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    I am hearing reports of flowers starting to come up!  Yay!!!   We are definitely ready for spring!

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  • February 28th, 2018

    Now’s the Time to Start Thinking Spring Maintenance

    These last long days of winter offer building owners an opportunity to take a good look at their property to decide what maintenance or renovation is needed once spring arrives.

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  • February 28th, 2018

    Chamber Spotlights Dowagiac District Library

    The Dowagiac District Library has thousands of books, audiobooks, and movies, but did you know that millions more are available through its MeLCat service?  Public libraries across Michigan share items this way and, with deliveries three times a week, it doesn’t take long to get that hard-to-find item, including even music CDs!

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