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  Aug. 5, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Deputy Chief Mike Vincent with Iberia Parish Fire Department holds a speaker gift donated by TABASCO® and KONRIKO® for the Louisiana Firemen's Association Convention held last week in New Iberia.
Upcoming Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Donna Neuville for bringing us Jungle Gardens' new rack cards. 
  • Gracias TABASCO®, KONRIKO® and Shadows-on-the-Teche for donating items for the silent auction for the LTPA Travel Summit in Aug. KONRIKO® and TABASCO® also donated speaker gifts for the LA Fireman Assoc. Convention held last week. 


  • Thank you Chris Blanchard for dropping off the LA Sugar Cane Festival's new rack cards! 



Industry News
  • Jungle Gardens is now offering cell phone and smart phone tours. The latter feature an interactive map with text, pictures, video and audio commentary on each stop of the gardens.


  • Bayou Teche Museum is expanding. Watch the video.


  • Jane's Seafood has new mobile apps for your Iphone and Android. Go to Itunes or Android Google Play Market and search For Jane's Seafood to download. Jane's was also voted #1 for Boiled Seafood and #2 for Prepared Seafood in the Daily Iberian's Best of the Teche survey. Go Jane!


  • Vote for our towns and help put them on the map at For the third year in the row, Rand McNally is searching for the best small towns in America. You can vote for your town every day. Get the program's details here. Encourage our visitors to vote for us and please share on Facebook. Deadline: Sept. 3, 2013.



  • Iberia Cultural Resources Association will introduces its new book at its Aug. 14 meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sliman Theater in New Iberia. The event is free and open to the public. New Iberia-What Can't Be Lost features more than 100 stories, which describe growing up in Iberia Parish. These stories, set in New Iberia, Coteau, Delcambre, Jeanerette, Loreauville, Avery Island and Weeks Island, provide humorous, interesting, and informative recollections of life in Iberia. The book will be published in October. For more information, contact 337-364-1603 or 337-298-7964.



  • 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.


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


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
  • Check out our ad and editorial in the summer issue of North American Tour magazine (p.18-19).


  • Zydeco Bash made it in Louisiana Cookin's July 26 weekly eblast.


  • The July/August issue of Louisiana Life mentionned Metal Shark Boats' expansion in Jeanerette (p.14). Pick up your free copy at our welcome center.


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On the Web


  • Speaking of fishing, the Denise P. Breaux Memorial Redfish Derby was a success. See the article in the Daily Iberian and the pictures on their Facebook


  • Jane's Seafood's Stuffed Crab Fingers went viral last week on Facebook. Remember to tag your food pictures #tastelouisiana on social media to get them featured on the state culinary trails' social media channels.  


  • 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 HarvestState park fees are increasing. Details here.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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