"Vern's catering was known as the best kept secret in New Iberia. We were thought of as a Mom & Pop catering company. We had a steady work schedule, a loyal list of repeat customers, but we were still missing something, we could not seem to get that big break we needed, we could not get the opportunity to showcase our company to all of New Iberia.
Since joining the Chamber, our business has grown and gone through the roof… literally, we have had to enlarge the catering facility; our list of clientele has grown significantly. I can confidently say that 75% of our new customers tell us they got our name from the Chamber or that they attended a Chamber of Commerce event or any of the numerous other events that we catered since joining the GICC.
The Chamber staff is always willing to listen to your ideas, goals, hopes and dreams for your business and connect you with members and partners to help you achieve them. The benefit of being a member of the GICC far outweighs the small cost of membership. In my opinion you really can't afford not to be a member. The membership is not exclusive, but it is inclusive, your membership includes all the keys your business needs to succeed.”
Debbi Mitchell, Owner
"Becoming a member of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce has been rewarding not only personally, but also for our company. We have been able to develop many business contacts and relationships through the various events the Chamber promotes throughout the year to its members and prospective members. Eggs and Issues, Business After Hours and Connect Now activities allow for numerous opportunities to market our business to prospective customers and meet new and knowledgeable people in and around our community.
Involvement in the Chamber has afforded us the opportunity to serve on various committees, which have fostered access to local, state and national political figures and elected officials. Being a Chamber member benefits our company as we gained information that specifically relates to the economic development of our local, regional and state area. As a member of the Chamber our ability to contribute to building a stronger community and to invest in the future of our area is greatly enhanced. Chamber membership is rewarding in so many ways when we are willing to invest time and resources to take advantage of the many opportunities that the Chamber presents to us.”
Gerald Faulk, Member/Manager