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  July 29, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Madame Dynell Labiche with KONRIKO® Company Store.
Upcoming Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Gail Garcia for sending us the Jeanerette Museum Fall History Talks flyer.


  • Gracias Jane Braud for sending us the Fall artwalk flyer.


Industry News




  • Here's the flyer for the Fall Downtown Artwalk to be held on Oct. 19 from 4-7 p.m. in New Iberia.elfestival


  • 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 Tuesdays here.


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Tag your food pictures #tastelouisiana on social media to get them featured on the state's culinary trails' social media channels.  


  • 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
  •  Zydeco Bash was featured  in Country Roads magazine's newsletter and website last week.


  • The Baton Rouge Advocate showcased IPAL's Little Mermaid in its events calendar.


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On the Web
  • Iberia Parish Parks and Recreation is running a Facebook sweepstakes. Their "Get Ready For Fall Ball Prize Pack" includes thermal cooler, umbrella chair, stadium blanket, Mojo's froyo gift certificate, Celebrity Theatre 4 pack movie passes and much more. 


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


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


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Around Louisiana
  • Sugar Cane HarvestDid you know that the new rum distillery in Lacassine, La. uses sugar and molasses from M.A. Patout and Son in Jeanerette? Read the article. 
  • The guard tower from Angola will become an exhibit at the Smithsonian's newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture slated to open in late 2015 in Washington, D.C. Details here.



A bientôt (See you soon!)



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