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Iberia tag 4C 
August 5, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week

Madame Tammy Gordon with the Port of Delcambre is holding the Delcambre Shrimp Festival's AAA Southern Traveler "Travel Treasure" certificate and the July/August issue of the publication featuring the festival. Félicitations!

Meetings and Events
Aug. 7
Aug. 8-24
Aug. 25
Deadline to Send October Events to IPCVB
Aug. 26 
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Mesdames Debbi Mitchell with Vern's Catering, Tammy Gordon with the Port of Delcambre, and IPCVB volunteer Betty Romero for helping us promote Iberia at the National Assoc. of Counties Convention held July 14 in New Orleans. Attendees from all over the country loved the Delcambre shrimp we served!

  • Our following partners for providing prizes for the Lieutenant Governor Tourism Summit's silent auction:
    • Shadows-on-the-Teche
    • KONRIKO® 
    • TABASCO®  

Industry News 
  • Félicitations Camille Delcambre,
    64th Shrimp Queen!
    Are you going to the Delcambre Shrimp Festival next week? Pick up a schedule at our welcome center. 
    Check their website and Facebook for updates and more royalty pics. 


  • 20 journalists will visit our area on Aug. 8 as part of a post-trip FAM tour for Travel Media Showcase held in Lake Charles. They will be escorted by Kelly Strenge with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. IPCVB will provide lunch.

  • Félicitations Monsieur Roy Pontiff, executive director of the Port of Iberia, who was honored at the 18th annual Iberia Parish Distinguished Citizen Dinner hosted by the Evangeline Area Council - Boys Scouts of America on July 24 at the Gouguenheim in New Iberia.
  • The Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition's new "Louisiana Coastal Guide to Fun" is in. Come pick up your copy at our welcome center today! 

  • Last weekend, Gonsoulin Land and Cattle of Loreauville had a booth at the Louisiana Restaurant Association's trade show in New Orleans in partnership with Dickie Brennans. Shannon Gonsoulin also spoke at the Farm to Table Convention held at the same time.
    On Aug. 27, Dickie Brennans Steakhouse will be hosting its second "picnic," in which a variety of Gonsoulin Land and Cattle grass fed beef products will be cooked by the Brennans chefs for tasting. This venue is open to the public and tickets are on sale 


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  • The Azalea Garden Club will host its annual Horticulture Show in conjunction with the LA Sugar Cane Festival. It will be held Sept. 25-27, 2014 at the Cyr Gates Community Center in New Iberia. Entries may be brought in Thursday, Sept. 25 from noon-6 p.m. Judging will be Friday, Sept 26 at 10 a.m. The show will be open to the public Friday, Sept 26 from 2-4:00 pm and Saturday Sept 27 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Versa Dore at 337-967-2401 or 337-364-9144, or Margaret Melancon at 337-560-1279. 

Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA/WEB TIP #38: Learn how to spy on your competitors on Facebook and "drive them crazy" at a free webinar this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. Register here and use coupon code SusanSentMe. 

  • Attention farmers, fishers, market planners and food retailers! Register for the FREE online Louisiana MarketMaker program that provides a database of local fishers, farmers and food retailers, matching food producers with consumer markets and thus potential buyers. Details here.

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  • Network and learn more about the tourism industry at the Lieutenant Governor Tourism Summit Aug. 26-28, 2014 in Kenner, LA. Register 

Iberia in the Media
  • Iberia and other parishes hosted New York Daily News reporter Alex Palmer on his recent journey to the South. Read his article which includes some of our attractions here.


  • Shadows on the Teche was mentioned in this article by a Houston travel writer.

  • Check out the cover and editorial (p. 60) on the Delcambre Shrimp Festival in the new issue of Bon Temps, the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission's visitor guide. KONRIKO® (p. 3), Shadows (p. 3), Little River Inn (p. 23), IPCVB (p. 24), Rip Van Winkle Gardens (p. 25) and TABASCO® (p. 25) also have ads in the publication. Pick up your copy at our welcome center today!


On the Web

  • A Cake to Remember changed its name to KK's Café and Cakery. Visit their new Facebook page.

Louisiana and Beyond
  • The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has begun construction on the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, an interactive adventure facility at the western gateway of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. 

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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