"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 91 years, and there is plenty of room for everyone to join in that effort! (Rod Harsh)
The Route 66 Chamber of Commerce operates on contributions only to cover it's expenses. To become a non-business Chamber member, we ask for a minimum one-time contribution of $20. This will get you on the Members page and the National Links page, including a hotlink to your website. There are no fees for making any ad changes.
Our two display business ads are a one-time $66. total, and provide for placing your business on the best two pages that will help you the most. There is no annual fee!
You will receive a Membership Certificate to frame, and a packet of our business cards. I also do a post placed on numerous Route 66 Facebook sites about your becoming a member that would contain a paragraph with information you can provide, and a link to your website and/or Facebook page will be promoted.
Our Chamber operating 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..
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.