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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, 2021

    Dowagiac's New Guest Housing Sites Collaborate on Stay Dowagiac

    Chamber of Commerce members on July 20 toured the 1870 House, one of the new Airbnbs to open within the community.

    Owners Zena Burns and her husband, Richard, hosted the return of Business After Hours, the first business gathering the organization has held since the onset of the pandemic. They are shown above with Kris Soenen, Chamber president and Mayor Don Lyons.

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  • August 2nd, 2021

    Black Business Expo Expands Segments and Seeks Vendors from Throughout Michigan

    Black Wall Street Kalamazoo is readying its next Annual Kalamazoo Black Business Expo. With the last local expo bringing together more than 800 people from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and even some parts of Indiana to Buy Black, this is an excellent opportunity for Black businesses to be showcased, educated on resources, and to demonstrate collaboration.
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  • August 2nd, 2021

    Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show Welcomes Wood, Stock & Grill Aug. 21

    Plans for the 30th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show of the Chamber of Commerce are underway. Chamber President and Event Chairperson Kris Soenen, owner of Who Knew? Consignment, is heading up the event, assisted by Co-chair Jim Kazlauskas, owner of Jim D’s Body Shop.

    More than 200 classic cars will drive in from all over southwestern Michigan and northern Indiana on Saturday, Aug. 21, vying for the Best of Show and Top 15. Five separate categories will also be awarded that include best custom, engine, interior, paint and rat rod. Visitors can talk shop with car owners, view beautifully restored vehicles and partake in breakfast on Front Street, hosted by Jordan Anderson, owner of The Baker’s Rhapsody. New this year, the event welcomes Wood, Stock & Grill that will serve BBQ out of its Volkswagen Beetle-based "smokewagon."
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