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Iberia tag 4C 
  Nov. 5, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Angela Broussard Grand Marais Mardi Gras Association
Madame Angela Broussard with the Grand Marais Mardi Gras Assoc. invites you to the Southern Soul Food Showdown this Saturday.


Meetings and Events
Nov. 16-17
Nov. 26
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m.


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Monsieur Ebrar Reaux for escorting the French TV crew to the French Table at Victor's Cafeteria last week. Details here.


  • Gracias Madame Tammy Gordon for the Delcambre Market Food Drive flyer.


Industry News
  • IPCVB advertises in the Louisiana Travel Promotion Assoc. (LTPA) Louisiana Christmas brochure.  35,000 brochures have been distributed to certified visitors  centers to showcase Louisiana's Christmas parades, lights and more. See our ad here. The brochures are available at our welcome center. The events are also listed on and
  • National Oilwell Varco will develop a $23 million drilling technology facility in New Iberia. The new facility will create 80 new direct jobs with an average salary of $60,000 per year, plus benefits... more.


  • Volunteers are needed for Shadows-on-the-Teche's Children's Gingerbread Tea on Dec. 8 from 1-3 p.m. They are looking for students to help with Christmas caroling and to dress up as some Christmas characters. If you can help, please contact Annie Delcarpio Barras ASAP at or message her on Facebook.
  • Domestic travelers spent $43.33 million in Iberia Parish in 2012, according to a new study by the US Travel Assoc. on the impact of tourism on Louisiana parishes (p. 29). Get the full report here.


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA TIP #12: Claim your domain name on Facebook. It shortens your url and makes it easier to find you in search results (in the edit page menu). Our facebook url is
  • 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
  • Crowd at Shadows on the Teche for New Iberia Beneath the BalconiesNew Iberia Beneath the Balconies had record attendance this year. Get the details in this Daily Iberian article.


  • Vermilion Bay Sweet Shrimp will be featured on "Simply Southern", a cooking show with country singer Kimberly Schlapman from the band Little Big Town. Schlapman was in Lafayette last week for a concert with Keith Urban. The show will feature fishermen couple Cheryl and "Big Al" Granger.


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On the Web
  • Submit your favorite picture and spread the word for our photo contest now!

 Savor the moment photo contest ad 


  • See pictures of Jeanerette Museum Day Live!
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Louisiana and Beyond
  • Mansfield State Historic Site recently renovated its battlefield museum offering new exhibits and a new approach to interpreting the Civil War's Red River Campaign. Details here.


A bientôt (See you soon!)



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