WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING
The chamber definitely helped with spreading the word through our whole community about the grand opening. From the public to government authorities, the community showed up full-force in support of us and the grand opening, and we're very appreciative of that.
As far as what the chamber is doing for us- they are helping us spread the word about what we're trying to do, whether it's hiring new employees or getting the word out about promotions or whatever it is, and we're very grateful for that continued support. It's a nice organization to be a part of, and through these connections we've also been able to donate to other organizations in the community, which is something that Chick-fil-a is a champion of in the communities that we serve across the country- giving back to those who are supporting you.
I don't know if it's natural or if it's all due to the work of the chamber, but it was one of those situations where the town was all-in for it, we were received so well and the turnout for the ribbon cutting was far more than we expected, especially when we started our presence in the community organically. We are looking forward to continuing to contribute to Iberia Parish and the community as a whole.
"My family has been enmeshed in the Iberia business community for over 70 years. We know that when we build business, we build community and vice versa. My father and I have both held leadership positions in the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is uniquely positioned by its independent nature, to help craft policy and practices as they relate to business, as well as, facilitate such initiatives as "Operation Progress” which engages the entire community in taking a holistic view of improving local infrastructure, neighborhoods, education, etc.” The Chamber is a great place to get involved to build your business and to build community.”
"One of the things that I enjoy about our company’s membership in the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce is the many opportunities throughout the year to meet with a wide range leaders of organizations and agencies that have significant impact on Iberia, from levee and transportation issues to economic development and government reform.The ability to have direct conversations with decision makers and those influence policy is important to my business.”
"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.”