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There is a lot of exciting energy in Dowagiac and much of it comes from the people you will meet and share ideas with through your membership in the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce. Our members are businesses, organizations and individuals who believe in our community and are working to make it a better place to live, work and play. Their teamwork helps us achieve our objectives. By pooling our financial and people resources, we see positive changes happen all the time. When you join the Chamber, we will accomplish even more.

Membership benefits include:

  • Reduced insurance rates on your business, home, auto and umbrella policies
  • Complimentary listing on our website with a link to your site
  • Free listing in our printed Member Directory
  • Effective, low-cost print and electronic advertising
  • Joint advertising in our annual festivals’ brochure, as well as on our street and landmark map
  • Innovative retail sales promotions
  • Monthly newsletter with up-to-date information on programs and events
  • Referrals to your business
  • Business After Hours networking opportunities
  • Educational forums
  • Marketing display of yours and other members’ business brochures and business cards
  • “Celebration of Our Members” annual dinner

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Latest News from your Chamber

  • August 2nd, 2020

    Same Day Rewards Program Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend

    Business owners who would like to expand the reach of their brand or product, while building stronger relationships with their peers, will have the opportunity to do so thanks to the Chamber’s new “Same Day Rewards Program.”
     
    “Everyone loves a deal,” said Chamber trustee Jim Frazier, owner of Vincent J. Jewelers. “Discounts are great for driving customers into our stores.”
     
    The Chamber’s new four-month cross promotion kicks off Labor Day weekend, as it rewards consumers for shopping local as the community heads back to school and prepares for the holidays.
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  • August 2nd, 2020

    Flash Back to 1989, as Renovation Work on China Garden Begins

    When Larry Seurynck began power washing the front facade of China Garden, flashbacks to 1989 came to mind for Front Street business owners, who witnessed the initial wave of renovation work 31 years ago.
     
    Larry was there too. And so was the Downtown Development Authority.
     
    When contractor after contractor said they were booked for the next six to 12 months, Vickie Phillipson, DDA and Chamber of Commerce program director, asked Larry to come out of retirement. Who better to work on the property, owned by Zhen & Jenny Yang, than the person that once owned and originally renovated these two storefronts and three others on Front Street.
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  • August 2nd, 2020

    Deadline is Friday for New Grant Funding for Workplace Safety

    As businesses are doing their best to protect customers, employees and communities, they’re not just winging it. Every decision has to be made with safety in mind and a new grant program will help them cover expenses to do so.
     
    Applications are now available for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program, a new initiative launched by the State of Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity Department that will provide small businesses matching funds of up to $10,000 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread through safety and health-related equipment purchased and training in response to COVID-19.
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