Route 66 Rendezvous not out of the question yet
March 5, 2013 by James
Despite some talk of not holding the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino this year, the annual event should not be counted out just yet, according to the San Bernardino Chamber Of Commerce.
A smaller version of the 23-year-old event may be in the works. Jim Gerstenslager, who serves as the chairman of the San Bernardino Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce, stated:
“There is a concern that if we don’t have an event this year, it may never come back. If there is a possibility, through some means, that we could put on a smaller event, just to keep the enthusiasm going, it might make sense.”
Even a scaled-back event such as this is likely to need services provided by print companies located in and around San Bernardino. Vendors and organizers at such activities often require business card printing , banner printing, and poster printing, as well as a variety of other services for such activities. Area businesses are also likely to run special promotions while large activities such as this occur, thus creating an even larger need for printing services.
The San Bernardino Route 66 Rendezvous was organized by the Convention of Visitors Bureau, which will be ceasing operations at the end of the month. The event, which has been running steadily for the last 23 years, has drawn approximately 500,000 visitors in the last few years. Gerstenslager reported that the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce may assume the duties of the Convention and Visitors Bureau for now, which could give it some control concerning the Route 66 Rendezvous.