2017 Events


Please join The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) for an evening of refreshments, networking and
learning on July 12th.

“Staying Relevant Amidst the Competition”

Summer Auerbach, Owner of Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets & Wellness Center

Summer Auerbach, owner of Rainbow Blossom Natural
Food Markets & Wellness Center, will discuss how her business
has continued to innovate and evolve over the years to effectively compete
with the increasing competition in the natural grocery channel.

Summer Auerbach’s parents, Rob and Pumpkin Auerbach, started the family business in 1977.

In 2004, her father became very ill, and Summer moved back to Louisville and took over the family business.  She has grown the business to a 5-store operation.

Rainbow Blossom was named the Natural Products Industry’s 2014 “Retailer of the Year” and Vitamin Retailer Magazine’s 2012 “Retailer of the Year.”  Rainbow Blossom was a 2010 and 2011 Business First “Fast 50,” which recognizes the 50 fastest growing privately owned companies in Louisville.

Summer was the 2016 winner NAWBO  Louisville “Large Business Owner of the Year” Epic award.  Summer has served on numerous boards in the past, and was appointed by Mayor Fischer to the Mayor’s Bourbon and Local Food Working Group in 2014.  She was a 2013 Bingham Fellow, was recognized as a “Forty under 40” by Business Firs.  Summer was named Today’s Woman Magazine’s “2011 Most Admired Woman” in the Food and Entertainment category.

Summer is married to attorney and District 8 Metro Councilman, S. Brandon Coan.  They share their home with their dogs, Olive and Miles, and their cat, Smokey.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Rainbow Blossom Wellness Center
3608 Springhurst Blvd.
Lousiville, KY 40241

NEW is asking for an optional $10.00 or more in a cash donation from guests attending this event to help us cover the cost of future events.





  • July 12th: Featured Speaker – Summer Auerbach, Rainbow Blossoms

  • August 9th: Featured Speaker – Quinn Hart, Strothman and Company (Small Business Taxes)