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  Oct. 8, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week


Bud Forrest and Richard Speers
Former Navy Pilots Messieurs Bud Forrest and Richard Spears (pictured from left), as well as Messieurs Paul Fair and David Degroat (not pictured), are bringing together more than 300 people from all over the United States this weekend to the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia for the New Iberia Naval Air Station (NAAS)'s Navy Air and Cajun Fare Last Chance Reunion. Details here.


Meetings and Events
Oct. 9
Oct. 11-13
Oct. 22
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 23


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci to all our tourism partners who donated items for the Navy Air and Cajun Fare: KONRIKO® and TABASCO® for minis; Shadows-on-the-Teche for offering a special two for one tour; and New Iberia Main Street, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Jungle Gardens, Bayou Teche Museum, Shadows-on-the-Teche, KONRIKO® and TABASCO® for providing promotional material. IPCVB provided name badges, ditty bags and Discover Iberia Community Resource Guides.


  • Thank you Madame Elise Brunson with the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana for sending the press release for the upcoming Brudley's Wild Game Cookoff. 
  • Gracias Monsieur David Wormser with the Krewe of Andalusia and Madame Angela Broussard with the Krewe of Grand Marais for sending us information on your parades. 
Industry News
  • Rest in peace, Madame Barbara Ann Olivier Hoyt, who passed away on Sept. 25. Before moving to Hammond, La., Barbara volunteered at IPCVB and Shadows-on-the-Teche, among others, and helped organize the Keep Iberia Beautiful effort. We remember Barbara fondly and send our sympathies to her family and friends.
  • Kudos to Monsieur William "Billy" Patout III with M.A. Patout & Son for creating, with the help of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, one of the largest sugar cane industry libraries in the country. Details here.
  • The latest issue of the Bayou Teche Journal is in! Thank you Herr Cory Werk for including Shadows-on-the-Teche. Read it here.
  • Check on the progress of the Jeanerette Museum annex expansion. The museum still has free outdoor space available for artists and crafters that wish to sell items during Jeanerette Museum Day Live! to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 19. 


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA TIP #8: Choose 1. If you only have time for one social media platform, pick the one that is the most likely to help you connect with your audience.  


  • Please send us information on your holiday events before Oct. 11. Several media outlets have requested holiday event information for their November issues and we are compiling the December calendar.


  • Free online webinar, "The Formula for Online Success for Tourism," this Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. Register here and enter promo code ELU.
  • ATTENTION B&B's: make sure your B&B is listed on this website.



  • We are requesting donations for gifts, meals and accommodations to put together a weekend getaway for our upcoming Facebook photo contest. If you can contribute a prize, please contact our office.


Iberia in the Media
  • The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is on 's festival guide. Click here to watch previous champions promoting the cookoff on Lake Charles' KPLC-TV.



  • Pick up your free copy of Louisiana Life's Sept./Oct. issue and check out our ad(p. 21), article on pork featuring Legnon's Boucherie (p.41) and our editorial on Iberia Parish (p. 58).
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On the Web
  • Missed a newsletter? No problem. Log on to our Iberian silver-keyboard2.jpgAmbassadors page and consult our archive. Password: IberianAmbassador1.


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Louisiana and Beyond
  • LSU alum and ornithologist Richard Gibbons, and birders Roger Breedlove and Charles Lyon have detailed Louisiana's birding sites in A Birder's Guide to Louisiana. Find out more here. A PDF of the book can be found on the organization's web site at

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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