You asked, and the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce answered. For the first time in almost a decade, the Chamber’s Annual Banquet will be hosted right here in New Iberia at Bayou Oaks Ballroom on Thursday, July 29th at 6pm. The Annual Banquet is traditionally when the Chamber and local business community celebrate success and prepare for another year of progress for Iberia Parish. This year’s event will be no different.
The 2021 Annual Banquet is presented by Iberia Medical Center, with additional sponsorship by Cox. Featuring a keynote speaker, a meal included with your ticket, and over 350 local business leaders all in one place, the Chamber’s Annual Banquet is the largest business/networking meeting in Iberia Parish! This year, your Chamber is guided by the theme “rooted in resiliency”, which will be reflected by awards presented.
Since 1947 your Chamber has recognized individuals in Iberia Parish who are making a positive impact through the Outstanding Civic Service Award. This year, GICC is pleased to recognize Natalie Bernard Broussard with the Outstanding Civic Service Award. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette New Iberia Research Center will be presented the Business Impact Award for its critical and universal contribution to the development of an effective vaccine against the Covid-19 virus. The Small Business Impact Award will be presented to Southern Sass Boutique, a local retail shop excelling during Covid. Dr. Moses Kitakule will receive special recognition for his contribution to the Iberia Medical Center Covid-19 response.
Tickets can be purchased at iberiachamber.org or by calling the Chamber Office (337-364-1836). Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Individual tickets are $65, and a table for eight is available for $600.
The Annual Banquet is an annual meeting of all chamber members and community members. We utilize the event to present the Outstanding Civic Service and Business Impact Awards, celebrate our members, and prepare for the positive year ahead for Iberia Parish. Featuring a keynote speech, catered food, drinks, and a re-cap of the past year, the Annual Banquet is one of the Chamber's largest and most important events.