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  July 15, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week


Fran Thibodeaux, executive director of IPCVB, and Sandra Davis, owner of the KONRIKO®/Conrad Rice Mill, were installed respectively as past chairman and member of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting on Friday, June 28 at Nottoway Plantation Resort in White Castle, La. Pictured from left are: Margaret Melancon, vice-chairman of the Iberia Parish Tourist Commission; Sandra Davis; Fran Thibodeaux; Darnelle Delcambre, secretary/treasurer of the Tourist Commission; and Francine Garzotto, at-large member of the Tourist Commission.


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Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Madame Jane Braud for sending us pictures of sugarcane and Books Along the Teche.


  • Merci Monsieur Dwayne Thevis for bringing the LA State Firemen Associations' annual meeting to New Iberia next month.


Industry News
  • Today is the last day to nominate places for National Geographic's Geotourism initiative. It's fast and easy. Here's a simple guide to nominating places.

    Need more details about geotourism? Click here.

    For a submission example, click here.

  • R&M's Boiling Point is moving at the end of the month to 6308 Hwy. 90 West in  New Iberia. Connect with them on Facebook.
  • Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens have a gorgeous new brochure. Come pick one up at our welcome center. 
  • Click here for the latest news from the New Iberia Downtown Business Association.
  • The Jeanerette Museum is expanding. Get the details here. The museum also honored two of its original board members last week, as mentionned in this article
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will present the 2012 "Spirit of Enterprise" Award to Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr. at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce on July 15 at the Ramada Inn. Details here.Parks
  • July is National Parks and Recreation Month. We will feature a different Iberia park each week in Iberia's Sweet Picks
Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Is your business French-friendly? Contact the CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) to be labeled French-friendly. Any business or organization that promotes French in Louisiana and makes a solid effort to offer services in French will get the Franco Responsible logo. Click here to learn more about this free opportunity to attract French-speaking visitors to your business. 
  • You may be eligible for an Economic Opportunity Fund from the LA Cultural Economy Foundation. The goal of the EOF grant program is to provide small seed grants (max of $2,500) to small cultural nonprofits, cultural businesses and individual cultural workers to create a new stream of income that will be self- sustaining over the long term. Deadline: August 30. Learn more here.


Iberia in the Media
  • The Antique Gazette is featuring artist Chestee Harrington (p. 7B) and Landry's Seafood and Steakhouse of New Iberia (p. 2B) this month. Pick up your free copy at our welcome center.


  • Chestee Harrington's exhibit at the LSU Rural Life Museum was also featured in this month's Country Roads (p. 11 and 18).


  • The Bayou Teche Museum's jewlery-making workshop made it to the front page of the Daily Iberian (Wednesday, July 10 issue).
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On the Web
  • The Iberia Rod and Gun Club has a new website. You can also connect with them on Facebook. 


  • Check out the appetizing menu photos on Rio Bravo Mexican Grill's new website.


  • Missed a newsletter? No problem. Log on to our Iberian Ambassadors page and consult our archive. Password: IberianAmbassador1.


  • You have until the end of the month to like us on Facebook and register to win a weekend getaway


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Around Louisiana
  • Three Southwest Louisiana attractions were voted "Best of the South 2013" by AAA Southern Traveler. Learn more here.



  • New Orleans tops TripAdvisor's list of most affordable cities for summer travel. View the article.





A bientôt (See you soon!)



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