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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

  • June 30th, 2019

    Rev Up Your Engines for Summer in the City

    Summer in the City is pleased to welcome Modified Lawn Tractor Association racing to this year's festival, which opens Friday, July 19.
     
    In the spirit of the festival's bed-racing days from the late-1980s, the owners of 10 to 12 lawn tractors will transform the parking lot of the James E. Snow Professional Building into a race track for Saturday's competition. Vickie Phillipson, Chamber of Commerce program director, said Ron Galbreath of Dowagiac Union Schools, who is a member of the South Bend organization, is heading up Saturday's new event that runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
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  • June 30th, 2019

    Chamber Spotlight Shines on Dr. Matthew Cripe

    Dentist Matthew Cripe is among the proud Dowagiac graduates who returned to their hometown, following college graduation, to open their practice here.  This summer his career marks 29 years, as he now serves the two communities of Dowagiac and Niles.
     
    “Right out of school, I bought Dr. Neff’s practice,” Dr. Cripe said. There, they worked side by side for three years. Then, after 59 years in business, Dr. Neff retired in August 1993. 
     
    As Dr. Cripe looks back on those early years, he fondly recalls it was Dr. Neff and his father, who recommended he join the Chamber, which he did his very first day. In 1995 and 1996, Dr. Cripe went on to serve as president of the organization.
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  • June 30th, 2019

    Driving Business Your Way with the Auto Show

    As the 29th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show approaches, volunteers will stuff 210 swag bags with goodies for registered car owners of the Aug. 17 event.
     
    "This is a perfect opportunity for Chamber-member businesses to reach new customers," said Kris Soenen, Chamber treasurer and chairman of Rod & Roll. "We will get people to town. Now, you get them into your business." 
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