"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." Rod Harsh
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!
The Route 66 Chamber of Commerce operates on contributions-only to cover it's expenses.
To become a Chamber Member, we simply ask for a minimum, one-time contribution of at least $20. This will get you on the Members Page and the National Links page, including a Hotlink to your website if you wish. You will also receive our Membership Certificate.
For Route 66 Businesses, we offer two display ads for a one-time $66. total, and we will place your business ads 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.
Our Chamber expenses include the production and maintenance costs of it's website, membership certificates, downloadable promotional materials, research, printing, photography, signs and video production, plus office expenses, telephone and postage costs, travel & exhibiting expenses, etc.. To further promote the Chamber, we also incur travel expenses when attending meetings, seminars and Route 66 Festivals and events....and that's why we need your support!
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, Attention Roderick Harsh, 1200 N. Range Line Rd. Suite 202, Joplin, MO. 64801 Email: Visit66@yahoo.com Phone: 850-612-0654 Joplin
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.