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  July 22, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week
The Jeanerette Museum recently honored Mesdames Teletha Duchane and Anna Joyce Breaux, two of its original board members. Félicitations!
An excited Teletha Duchane (sitting) receives her plaque from board chair Andre Rosamond.
Andre Rosamond presents Anna Joyce Breaux with a plaque.


Upcoming Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Mike Prejean with Iberia Parish Government for helping us with our server switch over last week.


  • Gracias Iberia Performing Arts League for sending us press releases and pictures.


Industry NewsPainting
  • El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia painting unveiling will be held Aug. 22, 2013, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Clementine's in New Iberia.


  • Envision daBerry pledged $400 towards a mural highlighting the Bowtie Tuesday Poetry Jams for the exterior of their venue, House of Rudolph on Hopkins Street. They are searching for street/mural artists interested in designing and painting the mural. Contact for more info. Details on Bowtie Tuesday here.
  • July is National Parks and Recreation Month. We will feature a different Iberia park each week in Iberia's Sweet Picks
  • The Fall Downtown Artwalk will be held on Oct. 19 from 4-7 p.m. in New Iberia.
Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Tag your food pictures #tastelouisiana on social media to get them featured on the state's culinary trails' social media channels. We tagged a picture of a hamburger at Bubba's in Jeanerette and it went viral!


  • 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
  • Check out our editorial and ad in the July-Aug. issue of AAA Southern Traveler (special advertising section in the center of the magazine, circle no. 11).


  • Acadiana Lifestyle printed a feature story on Vern's Catering this month (p. 24-28). Vern's catered to the NFL for Super Bowl 2013.


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On the Web
  • Le Rosier Country Inn B&B updated its website with beautiful pictures.


  • Get Delcambre's Spring seafood season update here.


  • 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
  • Great article on the impact of the French language on our economy and the  tourism industry.


  • New Orleans' cruise traffic is increasing. Get the details. It is good news for Iberia Parish because many cruisers visit our area pre or post cruise for either a day trip or for several days.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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