June Newsletter
Chamber News
We want to hear from you
Click the link below to submit your answer to the question "Why do you belong to the chamber?" Your answer could end up in Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine's June edition along with your business name and logo!

Inspire 2019: Power Up!
Inspire 2019 is set to be an event you won't want to miss. Interact with special guest speakers the Power Pump Girls as they talk about authenticity and taking calculated risks, listen to inspiring stories of local successful women just like you, connect with other women who strive for excellence, and expand your network in just 97 seconds at Inspire 2019. Click the link below to reserve your ticket!

Inspire 2019 Bag Stuffers

If you are a business with merchandise, coupons, certificates etc. that you would like to contribute to Inspire 2019, let us know. We are anticipating 85 goodie bags (one for every attendee), so please ensure that you provide enough items to go in every bag.

This is an effective and direct way to advertise for your business, and one of the many ways that the chamber provides promotional opportunities.

If you are interested, contact us at 337-364-1836, send an email to info@iberiachamber.org, or stop by our office at 111 West Main St.
Business After Hours/Open House
On June 13th, we are celebrating the Advanced Wound Center at Iberia Medical Center for receiving the Center of Distinction Award. With wound care awareness week this month, the timing could not be better! Click the link below for full event details.

2019 Political Forums
The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of political forums in August. They are free and open to the public.
Question Committees
The chamber is in the process of establishing "Question Committees" for each forum. To serve on a Question Committee, you may not have any significant affiliation with a candidate in that particular race. No significant affiliation means no donations, no yard signs, bumper stickers, Facebook campaigns, etc. for a candidate in that particular race. Simple Facebook "likes" are not considered significant.

Let us know you'd like to serve on a committee by sending an email to janet@iberiachamber.org

We expect that each committee will meet no more than once. Meetings will most likely be August 12th-15th. Deadline for signing up for these short term committees in July 26th.

Submitting Questions
As a chamber member business, if you have a question that you would like asked to any of the groups, please send it via email to janet@iberiachamber.org
Deadline for submitting questions is July 26th
Eggs & Issues | Save the Date
The annual event Eggs & Issues will be on July 30th. Hosted at the Ramada Inn, we will speak with government officials about the past legislative year for Iberia Parish and Louisiana. More details to follow. Make sure you're following @iberiachamber on Facebook for updates. You won't want to miss it!

Celebrating Passed Chairpersons
In May, we said our final goodbyes to former Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce Chairpersons Reving Joseph Broussard Jr. and Terrel Patrick Dressel. The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community for their support, and Chairpersons Dressel and Broussard for their service to Iberia Parish.

Town Planner 2020
Now is your chance to reserve a spot in the 2020 Town Planner calendar! Spots fill up fast, so remember to contact Mandi Pooler or Janet Faulk-Gonzales while there's still time. Click the link below for details.

Work Ready Communities
There are now over 50 businesses supporting and utilizing ACT WorkKeys Certification in Iberia Parish! Join the movement and help to strengthen our local workforce and economy. Visit the link below.

GICC 2019 Plan of Work
This year, we will continue our signature programs for developing community leadership, as well as remain active in local, state, and federal public policy issues. The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce is also celebrating 80 years of chamber work, and planning to bring you the best World Championship Gumbo Cookoff, as that event turns 30 this year.

To see the full 2019 Plan of Work, click the link below.

30th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff
The "Super Bowl of Gumbo" is returning to New Iberia October 12th & 13th. This fall, we are celebrating the superstars of gumbo with the theme "Lights, camera, gumbo", all about Hollywood. For full event details, including band lineup and how to participate, click the link below.


Member News
Mobile Mammogram Unit
Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center is hosting a mobile mammogram unit at their clinic on June 25th. Check out the flyer for details. Tell a loved one, and help us spread awareness!

Delcambre Seafood and Farmer's Market
The Seafood and Farmers Market will be open on July 6th from 9:00am-1:00pm at 605 S. Railroad, Delcambre. The location is Bayou Carlin Cove. Come out and enjoy local seafood, homemade food, crafts, music, and kids activities.

Advanced Wound Center at Iberia Medical | Center of Distinction
The Advanced Wound Center at Iberia Medical Center has been recognized as a 2018 Center of Distinction by Healogics, Inc, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
This designation means that the Center achieved outstanding patient outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including stellar patient satisfaction and healing rates. The IMC Advanced Wound Center is one of only 423 centers to achieve this nationwide.
Located at the Iberia Medical Center North Campus, the Center provides comprehensive wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Now Open | Women's Diagnostic Center at Iberia Medical
The Women’s Diagnostic Center at Iberia Medical is now open at the North Campus, 600 N. Lewis Street. The Center is dedicated to women’s imaging and is the new location for mammography, ultrasound, bone density, breast biopsies and MRI. Patients have been very pleased with this new private, convenient and comfortable environment for all women’s imaging needs. The Center is located on the first floor of the North Campus and has a private registration area within the Center. 

Ken Tauzin's Inspiring Recovery Story | Iberia Medical Center
The Rehab Center of Iberia Medical was recently featured on KLFY TV 10. Mr. Ken Tauzin shared inspirational details of his stroke and recovery, thanks in large part to the Freestep Gait System at Iberia Medical Center. The harness and pulley system is designed to aid the physical therapist by controlling patient balance and ambulation.

Patriotic Rosary at St. Joseph's Church
On June 20th at 6:00pm, a patriotic rosary will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Main Street in Loreauville. Come listen to beautiful music played and sung by Gannon Dooley.

The Rosary is sponsored by the Loreauville Knights of Columbus Council 4676.

Local News & Past Events
Iberia Veterans Commission Events
Join the Iberia Veterans Commission in Bouligny Plaza on the following dates:

June 14th | 6pm | Flag Day

June 30th | 3pm | @Sugar Cane Building | Stars and Stripes Patriotic Concert

July 4th | 6pm | Fourth of July Parade

August 7th | 6pm | Purple Heart Day & POW-MIA

September 11th | 6pm | Patriot Day

November 11th | 6pm | Veterans Day

December 7th | 6pm | Pearl Harbor Day & Christmas Parade
Burger King Ribbon Cutting
We welcomed the renovation of Burger King to New Iberia on may 1st, which was an excellent way to kick off the month. Stop by today and tell them the chamber sent you!

Infinite Beauty Ribbon Cutting
Infinite Beauty is now open in New Iberia! With a line out the door on opening morning, Infinite Beauty has been a highly anticipated addition to our community. Click the link below to visit their website.

Hobby Lobby Ribbon Cutting
And last but certainly not least, we welcomed the new Hobby Lobby to New Iberia on May 6th. This was one of our largest ribbon cuttings to date, with overwhelming support from the community. Happy crafting New Iberia!