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 1st, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    We recently held a board meeting and voted on officers for next year. You will be having the same officers.  They are: Rose Willson, secretary; Kris Soenen, treasurer; Jim Frazier, vice president and Kim MacGregor, president.  We hope to serve you well!

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  • October 1st, 2018

    Chamber Spotlights Hale’s Hardware

    While experts long ago predicted the Big Box stores would drive locally-owned hardware stores out of business, through continued fine-tuning, two exterior remodels and a complete interior renovation, Hale’s Hardware not only proved them wrong, Hale’s continues to thrive.

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  • October 1st, 2018

    Borgess-Lee Marks 13th Year As Major Holiday Underwriter

    As planning begins for the holiday retail season, the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital for the 13th consecutive year has stepped forward as the major $2,000 underwriter of this community’s Christmas celebration.

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