"It is said that the greatest journey begins with a single footstep.
I believe it also begins when you pull onto the pavement of Route 66."
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 only 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-five years, and there is plenty of room for everyone to join in that effort! (Ron Hart)
Membership is open to any individual, business owner, Route 66 organization, private sponsor or benefactor who supports the mission of our Chamber. Because of the diverse financial nature of Route 66 businesses and supporters, there is a small membership fee. 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.)
Operation 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 updated Facebook Page will provide our members with progress updates, promotional efforts taken and planned, and what the Chamber is accomplishing with your help.
TYPES of MEMBERSHIP
Individuals, Students and Private Benefactors are typically those who may not wish to receive website advertising as part of their contribution. Membership is only $66. per year.
Businesses, Organizations are those who receive promotional Links and generous display advertising space in exchange for their contribution, and they will receive a "paid" invoice from the Chamber for tax-deduction purposes. We will also hand-out your brochures, business cards, etc when we make presentations if you so desire.
Non-Profit Associations and Organizations are encouraged to become members at no charge, so we can work together to promote the Mother Road.
If you are interested in joining the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce, please submit your contribution below via. PayPal, using a Credit or Debit card or your own PayPal account. Then, complete and e-mail us the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, or mail it to us at Route 66 Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 350, Carthage, MO. 64836
You may also donate by check, enclosing it with the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION and mailing to us at the above address. Once we receive your application, 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.
Do you love Route 66? Why not become a Friend & Member of the Route 66 Chamber?
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.