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Iberia tag 4C 
  Oct. 22, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Cathy Indest, planner of new iberia beneath the balconies
Madame Cathy Indest, president of Iberia Cultural Resources Assoc., invites you to New Iberia Beneath the Balconies this Saturday at 2 p.m. in downtown New Iberia.


Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Madame Tammy Gordon with the Port of Delcambre for sending us information on Delcambre's holiday events for the Dec. calendar press release.


  • Thank you Mesdames Catherine Schramm and Pat Kahle with Shadows-on-the-Teche for the press releases on Magic on Main and the Gingerbread Tea.



  • Gracias Mesdames Angela Broussard and Tina Olivier with Grand Marais Mardi Gras Assoc. for the Southern Soul Food Showdown flyer.


Industry News
  • Félicitations/ Congratulations to Clementine's for winning first place in the Professional Division/Melange; and Team TABASCO for winning second place in Professional Division/Chicken and Sausage and Professional Division/Seafood, at the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff. See all the winners here.


  • The Grand Marais Mardi Gras Assoc. is looking for judges for its Southern Soulfood Showdown and Mardi Gras costumes contest. Contact Tina Olivier,, 337-339-8654.
  • On October 26, special guest pianist Jim Allen will perform at Showtunes Sing-Along and New Iberia Beneath the Balconies. Allen has been playing piano at Marie's Crisis Cafe for the past 25 years, has memorized up to 16,000 songs, and has acquired a dedicated following in Greenwich Village, New York City.
  • Do you have information on the Glass Front dancehall, which was located across the street from Bertrand Lumber Company on Main Street in New Iberia? If you do, please contact Prof. John Sharp at the Center for Louisiana Studies. See the picture of a dance ticket he posted on his facebook page.
Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA TIP #10: View social media as storytelling. Tell your story with pictures. Get customers to tell your story by asking them to tag pictures they take at your business or event on social media.
  • Do you want to attract entertainment professionals? Make sure to list your business in Lafayette's Entertainment Initiative Database, where out-of-town and local entertainment industry professionals come to find crew, support services and talent.
Iberia in the Media
  • The Wold Championship Gumbo Cookoff was featured in The Times Picayune, The Daily Iberian and the October issue of The Antique Gazette. The latter also mentionned Forbes' recognition of New Iberia as the prettiest town in the nation.



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On the Web
  • Participate in our photo contest for a chance to win a weekend in Iberia Parish and spread the word to your customers/visitors! 


 Savor the moment photo contest ad 


  • A picture of Little River Inn's gumbo mentionning the Gumbo Cookoff went viral on Facebook. We tagged it with #tastelouisiana and picked it up. Make sure to tag your posts on social media with #tastelouisiana, #louisiana and #onlylouisiana!
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A bientôt (See you soon!)



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