September Newsletter
Chamber News
Business Impact & Outstanding Civic Service Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Outstanding Civic Service Award and Business Impact Awards! The recipients of these awards are recognized at the Chamber's Annual Banquet, which is scheduled for January 16th, 2020. Nominations are accepted at the link below, or at

2019 Iberia Parish Political Forums Footage
Footage from the 2019 Iberia Parish Political Forums is now available at! We want to thank Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center, Leadership Iberia, and the City of New Iberia for taking part in this event!

Ribbon Cutting @ Cane River Pecan Company
We are celebrating the grand opening of Cane River Pecan Company on October 2nd, at 10:00am! Cane River is committed to New Iberia's success, and we couldn't be more proud of our neighbors! More details to follow.

Business After Hours @ The Bayou Companies
Save the date for October 22nd; we will be at Bayou Companies to facilitate Business After Hours at the Port of Iberia Administrative Office! (5200 Curtis Ln.) More details to follow. Visit their website at the link below.

World Championship Gumbo Cookoff Event Schedule
The official schedule for the 30th Annual Gumbo Cookoff is now available! Click the link below or go to You can click on each event to see more information. See you in October, cher!

Very Berry Christmas Quest
The annual Very Berry Christmas Quest is officially underway! This promotional opportunity for local businesses is a great way to get people in your business during the holiday season. Click the link below for more information!

Businesses are also welcome to provide items for each goody bag for the event. You do not have to host an activity to provide a coupon/item. If you'd like to provide an item, let us know! Contact the chamber office.

We anticipate around  130 goody bags this year. Please drop off items at the chamber office  between November 1st and November 11th.
CEO Roundtable Program Gains Two Chamber Members
Heidi Martin of Pro-Log, Inc. and Fran Henderson of Boudreaux Henderson & Company LLP, have been selected for the Acadiana CEO Roundtable Program, in collaboration with One Acadiana and LEDA. Read the news at the link below!

Help Us Welcome Our New Members!
(Click on each logo to visit their website)
The Gumbotron is a massive screen that will serve as the focal point for the 30th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff. This is a great opportunity to advertise to potential customers, and to support this local event! Chamber members receive a discount on individual packages. There is an ad package for every budget! Read the graphic for more details.

Contact the Chamber Office to reserve your sponsorship!
337-364-1836 |
Member News
SLCC Work Experience Job Fair
SLCC is hosting a job fair on September 13th! Participants and the businesses are from all 8 Parishes. The participants of the fair are individuals with little work experience ages 18-24 looking to gain skills that make them marketable to businesses. The WIOA Grant pays their wages and they are on SLCC's insurance. 
CIS Partners with Iberia Medical Center for Cardiac Service Line
Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) has partnered with Iberia Medical Center to manage the cardiovascular service line at the hospital.

This new collaboration will allow for CIS and Iberia Medical Center to provide the most advanced, high-quality cardiovascular diagnostics and treatment to the community of New Iberia. Read the press release at the link below.

Acadiana Diversity Job Fair
The Acadiana Diversity Job Fair connects employers with a diverse applicant pool including persons with disabilities, all ethnic groups, etc. The job fair will be held on October 8th, starting at 9am. Details at the link below.

Iberia Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Oliver Achi
Iberia Medical Center welcomes Dr. Oliver Achi, Neurologist, to its team of medical professionals. Dr. Achi specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of strokes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headaches, tumors related to the brain and spinal cord, and disorders such as Parkinson's disease. 

The practice address is 2312 E. Main Street, Suite C, across from the Iberia Medical Center Main Campus. For appointments, call 337.374.7242.

Advantage Movers Can Help With Your Next Big Move!
From Meredith Clay:
MOVING SOON? Here at Advantage Movers, we are a local, professional, family owned and operated, residential & commercial moving company. We offer packing, unpacking, furniture arranging and rearranging inside the home, office furniture assembly and installation, and FREE estimates. We have been moving families and businesses for over fifteen years, while providing personal and quality service that you will not find in another moving company. You are more than just another customer, to us, you are family. 

We are also a Veteran Owned Business...check out and support your local Veterans.
Owners: Tony & Meredith Clay 

The Greatest Show in the Berry
It is time for the Berry Queen Ball benefiting Iberia Habitat for Humanity! Check out the flyer for details. Interested in attending or reserving a sponsorship? Click the link below for more information.

Community Blood Drive at Iberia Medical Center: Are You the "Type" to Save a Life?
Iberia Medical Center will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 11 from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Look for the bloodmobile in the parking lot at the Main Campus. Donors will be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card and will receive a token of appreciation from Iberia Medical Center (while supplies last).

Iberia Parish 3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Walk & 1st Annual Hamburger Cookoff
The 3rd annual Iberia Parish Annual Childhood Cancer Walk & 1st annual Hamburger Cookoff will be held on September 21st, at the New Iberia City Park.
For More information please call Debra Savoie at 337-230-6730 or Danette Guillotte 337-519-8576

Voter Registration Education Week in Louisiana
The Annual Voter Registration Education Week in Louisiana will be held September 3, 2019 through September 6, 2019. Read the full press release below.