MACGREGOR: Thank you for supporting local businesses

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hello, all!

I hope this finds you doing well!

It is nice to come out of the “Shelter at Home” order, but it appears we may be congregating a bit too much. Be careful out there — watch out for everyone. We will all get through this together.

The Buy One Get One gift certificate program has been a huge success! Thank you to every one of our donors, and thanks to everyone who purchased. We put $30,000 into the local economy. Woohoo!

I know this has been a trying year. I know it has been difficult staying home, or wearing a mask, and not seeing people. Hugs are very much needed now. Hang in there — time is running out on the COVID-19.

I have and will continue to miss our festivals. It is very sad that we cannot have them this year. We have not yet decided on Under the Harvest Moon — it is way too early to do that.

But please join us as we make our popular Lunch-n-Learns virtual. We hope to begin these very soon. We do want to talk with you on the Facebook Marketplace. We have a few other ideas in the pipeline as well. If there is something you would like to hear about, please let us know. We will do our best to get it to you!

Thank you for supporting our local businesses. We want them all to stay, and it will take all of us to do this. 

Stay safe!

Kim MacGregor is the president of the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at