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

  • December 2nd, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    Happy December! I cannot believe the year is almost over. This year has brought its challenges, heartache and successes. We have all learned from them, celebrated them, and hopefully shared with our families.   Let's finish the year strong!

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  • December 2nd, 2018

    Former City Clerk Jim Snow Honored as 2018 Parade Grand Marshal

    When Dowagiac’s 37th annual Candle-light Christmas Parade takes to the streets Friday, a man who has given his heart and soul to this community will be honored. Former City Clerk James E. Snow, who is fondly known as “Mr. Dowagiac,” was selected by the Chamber to serve as Grand Marshal of the 130-unit holiday procession.

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  • December 2nd, 2018

    Ice Festival Sponsorship a Winning Opportunity for Business

    Corporate sponsors have said in a small town, being associated with a festival is one of the leading methods of expressing their support for their community and is one of the best public relations initiatives a business can implement. 

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