"It is said that the greatest journey begins with a single footstep.
I believe it also begins when you first pull onto the pavement of Route 66." Ron Hart
Since it's decommissioning as a U.S. Highway in 1985, Americans are looking back in time to the old road that defined our past, and will also define our future. Route 66 is known worldwide as "The best way to see the Real America". Tens of thousands of travelers from around the globe are cruising the Mother Road for the first time in years, and often for the first time ever. It is this commerce that encourages the restoration and preservation of the "Icons and Attractions" of the past eighty-nine years, and there is plenty of room for everyone to join in that effort! (Rod Harsh)
Membership is free to any individual, business owner, Route 66 organization, private sponsor or benefactor who supports the mission of our Chamber. The Chamber simply depends on member contributions and related member advertising revenues to conduct it's mission. (Click here to see where your contributions will be used.)
Operating expenses for the Chamber include the production costs of it's website, membership certificates, downloadable promotional materials, research, printing, photography & video production, website and office expenses, telephone and postage costs, travel & exhibiting expenses, etc..
Our Facebook Page will provide our members with progress updates, promotional efforts taken and planned, and how the Chamber is accomplishing our goals with your financial help.
TYPES of MEMBERSHIP
Individuals and Students are typically those who may not wish to obtain website advertising as part of their free membership.
Businesses & Organizations are those who receive promotional Links and generous display-advertising space in exchange for their advertising contribution of at least $66. per year. We will also hand-out your brochures, business cards, etc when we make presentations if you so desire.
Non-Profit Associations and Organizations are also encouraged to become members at no charge, so we can all work together to promote the Mother Road.
If you are interested in joining the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce, and wish to make a contribution, you may do so using the PayPal link, using a Credit or Debit card,or your own PayPal account. Or, you may complete and e-mail us the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION with a check enclosed, and we will contact you personally to confirm your information and answer any questions you may have. Your Membership kit with the Membership Certificate will be sent to you right away. Mail it to us at Route 66 Chamber of Commerce, 2316 Utica St., Joplin, MO. 64801
Do you love Route 66? Why not become a Member of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce?
All Membership Kits will include the following:
1. A membership certificate with your (or your business) name suitable for framing.
2. A packet of Chamber business cards.
3. Special discount offers may be offered by other Chamber businesses to Chamber members.