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The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce's Annual Banquet is the largest business meeting and networking event in Iberia Parish. It serves as our annual meeting for all Chamber Members and community members.

> Click here for a recap of the 2021 Annual Banquet <

 

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The evening begins as an average of over 375 guests arrive. For abut an hour, all attendees mingle and network while enjoying catered tastings from different restaurants around our community. As guests enjoy their dinner, they are encouraged to vote for First, Second, and Third "plate" awards which are then given out after dinner, right before the program starts.

 

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After first, second, and third plates are awarded, the Banquet Chair takes the stage to recognize the outgoing and incoming chairpersons for the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to Mark Boyance for your dedication to the Iberia Parish Business Community as Chairperson of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce in 2020, and congratulations to Wendell Verret, who will be leading the Chamber as Chairperson through 2021.   -

 

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One of the main highlights of the Annual Banquet is the Keynote Speaker's presentation. A wide range of guests have presented at the Chamber's Annual Banquet, including community members, famous political figures, and even sports hall-of-famers. Thank you to Malcolm White, who was the Chamber's featured Keynote Speaker at the 2021 Annual Banquet and celebrated our community's resiliency and incredibly unique culture.

 

Lastly, at every Annual Banquet the Chamber recognizes one individual and two businesses who have contributed positively to Iberia Parish. The individual is recognized with the Outstanding Civic Service Award, which has been a tradition of the Chamber since 1947. They are someone who has shown exemplary service by volunteering their time and energy to our community.

Click here to nominate an individual for the 2021 Outstanding Civic Service Award >

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Congratulations to Natalie Broussard, recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Civic Service Award.

 

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Congratulations to the University of
Louisiana at Lafayette New Iberia
Research Center, recipient of the
2020 Business Impact Award.

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Congratulations to Southern Sass Boutique, recipient of the 2020 Business Impact Award.

 

The two businesses are each recognized with one of two Business Impact Awards- which are given to a business that has recently developed, expanded, or diversified. The purpose of the Business Impact Awards is to recognize and promote our community's culture of innovation, entrepreneurialism, resiliency, and to celebrate business success in our community.

 

Click here to nominate a business for the 2021 Business Impact Awards >

 

The Annual Banquet is a must-attend event for anyone who is active in the Iberia Parish business community. The event highlights some of our best assets in Iberia Parish, supercharges attendees for another successful year in Iberia Parish, and gives attendees a valuable networking opportunity. The 2022 Annual Banquet is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 28th at 6pm. More details will be announced soon, including ticket registration information. Make sure you're following us on Facebook and are signed up for the Chamber's weekly newsletter to be informed about the latest news regarding the Annual Banquet.

 

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