Ann Rivero

Future of chamber linked at annual planning conference

Where is the future of business in Auburn? Is it in rebuilding the manufacturing base at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park, which is seeing renewed activity these days? Is it Do ...

Chamber drops Black & White Ball

The party’s over for Auburn’s Black & White Ball. The late-summer mix of music, food and open-air partying had been a yearly fixture in Auburn since the first ball in 1992. Bu ...

Park concert to benefit fire victims

Ann Rivero calls it the spirit of Auburn at work. It’s a willingness to pitch in to help others during a crisis and it will be evident in a big way Sept. 20 when service groups, ...

Attendance down for Black & White Ball; new venue srikes a chord

Black & White Ball attendance was down this year but the new location was a hit, organizers say. Ball chairman Ron Solomon, owner of Auburn Jewelry and Loan, estimated the crowd a ...

Fairgrounds is budget friendly for Black & White Ball

Moving Auburn’s Black & White Ball from Downtown Auburn to the Gold Country Fairgrounds is bringing some welcome cost savings in a down economy. “It’s not that we’ve cut t ...

Ball embraces ‘Summer Nights’

This August’s Black & White Ball in Auburn is changing its theme, dropping any possible racially insensitive misunderstandings with its old “Southern Delights” direction in f ...

State of the Community Dinner honors achievements

It was an evening of appreciation, celebration and reflection. More than 300 people attended the annual State of the Community Dinner Friday night at the Gold Country Fairgrounds ...

Gottschalks closing its doors

Gottschalks is going out of business. “Despite all our efforts at earnest negotiations, we were unable to reach an agreement with our creditors, lenders and bidders to structur ...

Power Breakfast to illuminate strategies for business success

Innovation in a weak economy will be the focus of a Business Power Breakfast April 10 in Auburn. Speakers Michael Lyon, president of Lyon Real Estate; Gary Moffat, owner of Carpe ...

Auburn chamber president has designs on growth

She’s a business owner, a musician and a writer. Now, Ann Rivero is looking forward to leading the Auburn Chamber of Commerce as this year’s president. Rivero and her husband, ...