" In 1927, Cyrus Avery formed the U.S. Highway 66 Association to promote travel on this "new" highway. In 1970, that organization became the "Main Street of America Association" which later closed it's doors in 1976. Thirty two years later, the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce was formed to provide continuing international and domestic promotion of America's most famous highway, and you can be a part of this Historic effort. Please join our Chamber and make history with us."
Chamber Founder and Director Ron Hart gives talks to civic organizations, business clubs, schools, etc. through-out the U.S. about America's most famous highway, Route 66.
Chamber Projects have been underway for over six years and are funded entirely by our members.
Route 66 Chamber Projects include the promotion of better directional signage, making communities more RV-Friendly, encouraging more Route 66 Welcome Centers, developing ways to attract heritage tourism to the Route, linking all Cities, Chambers, CVB's and State 66 Associations to share
The Route 66 Chamber of Commerce is always promoting the Mother Road
statistical data on travelers, working with overseas Chambers and Associations to encourage group visits, communicate with state governors and federal officials to encourage restoration and preservation efforts, and most importantly, helping our members attract more visitor traffic and increasing overall commerce along Route 66.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Thanks for your interest in our website and related projects that promote Historic Route 66.
The Route 66 Chamber of Commerce is a unique organization that promotes tourism and commerce along, and over this 2,400+ mile long historic highway, rather than in a single community. Why? Because all of the small towns and large cities that dot Route 66 have the history of this famous highway in common, and are anxious to promote themselves to the rest of the nation, and the world at large.
This website is continually being updated, so if you cannot find the information you are seeking on this site, please visit our "LINKS" pages, or send us an e-mail and we will respond as quickly as possible.
The primary goal of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce is topromote, and thus increase, Route 66 Tourism and Commerce using mass media, marketing promotions and personal presentations throughout the United States,
In order to achieve the Mission of the Chamber, the following goals
and strategies have been established:
•To support activities beneficial to the Route 66 community of business owners.
•To promote the historical and preservation interests of Route 66.
•To assist existing businesses in addressing current challenges,
and to promote increased expansion of Route 66 business.
•Recruitment of new businesses.
•To promote heritage tourism
•To promote positive relationships with all Route 66 communities
•To advocate for Chamber members in city, state and national
legislative and governmental matters
Benefits of Membership
Sponsorship Opportunities – The Chamber year provides a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. Choose a sponsorship that fits your needs and budgetand make us
part of your marketing plan. Contact the Chamber for more details.
Website/Links – The Chamber website will list members and provide members
the opportunity to include links to their business homepages.
The Chamber is seeking additional volunteers to serve as "Ambassadors" in their respective Route 66 communities. Representing the Chamber, they will attend local meetings and new Route 66 business openings, forward route-specific news articles, speak at local civic organizations and distribute Route 66 promotional materials. They will be issued some form of identification (perhaps a polo shirt with the Chamber logo and the word "STAFF" or "AMBASSADOR").
Every Chamber member will see a financial report, a marketing effort report, a new member list, a current project list, etc., all published in the Chambers website every month. Chamber updates will also be sent to every Route 66 organization we can find, anywhere in the world.
Working in tandem with other individual Route 66 community chambers, Alliances, Federations and Organizations, the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce can give a voice to it's members in all Route 66-related political and civic matters. From Main Street to the hallways in Washington, there is "strength in numbers", so join the Chamber and watch good things happen!