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Warren Buffett Helps Couple Get Engaged at Borsheims

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Warren Buffett helped a couple get engaged at Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. Borsheims is proud to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives – and feels even more privileged when Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett can make those moments extra special!

Michael Dentlinger, who works for a Berkshire Hathaway company in Omaha, wrote to Mr. Buffett asking for his help in proposing to his girlfriend, Rachel Gogan. Mr. Buffett agreed and, a few weeks after Mr. Dentlinger purchased the engagement ring from Borsheims, Mr. Buffett pulled the ring out of his pocket and Mr. Dentlinger dropped to his knee and proposed.

You can download photos of the proposal here.

The engagement happened at the tail end of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend in Omaha. Thousands of shareholders visited Borsheims throughout the weekend, buying jewelry, watches, and gifts. They also watched as Mr. Buffett and Bill Gates played table tennis against Olympian Ariel Hsing and played bridge with bridge experts Bob Hamann and Sharon Osberg.

Borsheims is privileged to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives. We believe in treating this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves. If you have any questions about Borsheims or the events at Borsheims during shareholder weekend, please contact:

Trisha Meuret: 402.658.0017, tmeuret1@gmail.com
Adrienne Fay: 402.391.0400, adriennefay@borsheims.com
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Berkshire Hathaway Companies By the Numbers

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

We mentioned that the theme for this year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting is “Berkshire By the Numbers.”

Walking around the exhibitors hall was a fascinating look into the Berkshire Hathaway businesses.

If you weren’t able to attend the meeting this year, check out these photos in the slideshow. You’ll learn a lot about Berkshire Hathaway – how big it is, the diversity of the business, and lots of fun facts.

 
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Photos of Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Whew! We made it!

Our fun-filled Berkshire Hathaway weekend has wrapped up and we’re in full Mother’s Day swing at Borsheims.

(Which seems like a great time to remind you that Mother’s Day is this Sunday and that your shareholder discount is good through Saturday at Borsheims and that we have a ton of great stuff for moms!)

Anyway, we’re enjoying reviewing the Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary weekend through photos at our Flickr site.

You should take a look, too! See if you can spot yourself in some of the shots, and feel free to download the photos and use them for your own purposes. Here’s a slideshow of our shots from the big table tennis match-up between Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and Olympian Ariel Hsing.
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Again, thanks for coming to Borsheims to celebrate 50 years of a profitable partnership! We start planning for next year today!

Thank You Mr. Buffett and Mr. Gates. Thank You Shareholders.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

What an amazing day at Borsheims!

We had two legendary philanthropists, businessmen, and overall amazing humans visit us.Buffett and Gates play ping pong

 

They may not be the best table tennis players in the world (that title may rest with Olympian Ariel Hsing, who played Buffett and Gates and then Berkshire shareholders for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon), but Warren Buffett and Bill Gates were a delight to have at Borsheims once again.

Gates, Buffett, Hsing They played table tennis and then sat down for a few hands of bridge with bridge expert Sharon Osberg and several other shareholders.

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We feel so fortunate to be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway family every day of the year, but nothing reminds us more of our good fortune than the Sunday of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

Thanks to all our shareholders who travel from all over the world to visit with us, shop with us, and celebrate 50 years of Berkshire Hathaway with us.

Here’s to 50 more!

Look Inside the CenturyLink Center Exhibit Hall

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I assume that most of the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will make it to the CenturyLink Center exhibit hall, especially since we had two days of shopping this year instead of one.

But in case you weren’t able to go (or just miss it so much now that it’s closed for the year), I wanted to give you a glimpse as to what you were missing in Berkyville.

The official map to the exhibitors hall lists 49 booths, although some Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries like Dairy Queen have more than one site.

Take a look through this slideshow to check out Berkyville. Many of the shot were taken before the doors opened to shareholders for the day. Know that the booths were crazy crowded after that!
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ICYMI: The Berkshire Hathaway 6:20 AM Parade

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I honestly know of no other parade that starts before 10am. Or that is only a block long. And that had thousands of spectators.

In case you weren’t in the crowds this morning for the first ever Berkshire Hathaway parade, here’s what you missed:

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Drum Parade

Stage coachThat’s the whole thing! A parade consisting of four entrants to kick off the shareholders meeting. It was a great touch – it provided some entertainment to those standing in line waiting to get in and a festive soundtrack to the morning.

 

Let’s Have a Berkshire Hathaway Scavenger Hunt!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

With more than 44,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders roaming around Omaha this weekend, we thought it would be a great time for a little Berkshire Hathaway scavenger hunt!

We’ll do it online, so everyone can join in the fun. Just find as many of the items on the list below and upload a photo of them to your Twitter or Instagram account. Tag your post with #BRK50 and #BRKISpy so we can see what you’ve found.

And we’ll even pick a winner – at random – at the end of the weekend. And we’ll send that winner some fun Berkshire Hathaway swag!

Here are the items in our Berkshire Hathaway I Spy Scavenger Hunt!
  • A caricature of Warren and Charlie
  • Someone eating a Dairy Queen dilly bar
  • A Fruit of the Loom mascot
  • A large diamond
  • The front page of Saturday’s Omaha World Herald
  • Someone relaxing on a recliner from Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • A can of Diet Coke
  • A Berkshire Hathaway-themed drink (like this Berkshire Bloody Maria from Cantina Laredo)
  • A Brooks running shoe
  • Heinz ketchup on anything
  • A train engine (preferably of the BNSF variety)
  • A Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices For Sale sign in a yard
  • Someone modeling their favorite jewelry or watch at Borsheims
And we’re open for more suggestions. What do you want to add to our Berkshire Hathaway I Spy Scavenger Hunt? Add it to the comments and we may revise the list!

Best of luck and see the fine print on the contest below.

Each post counts as one entry. A random winner will be chosen on Monday, May 4th at 10am. Please ask permission to post their image from all individuals featured in your #BRKISpy posts.

 

New in the Borsheims Gift Gallery for 2015

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Borsheims is known for its jewelry – as well we should be. We offer an incredible selection of some of the finest jewelry in the world all at an amazing price for our customers.

But we’re also known for our beautiful gift gallery. It, too, has a vast selection of some of the finest gifts. And, again, it has that great Borsheims pricing which makes every purchase a great deal.

We’ve added a few new lines in the gift gallery since last year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. Some are very unique.

Teyros Collection

Aren’t these so cute? This is a line of bowls, plates, tea pots, planters and vases from Tyros Collection. The artist used to be a doll designer, but decided to mix her doll making with table ware art. We love styling these ladies and gentlemen.


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This bar cart and the items on it are from designer Jan Barboglio. The cart retails for $3,000.

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These wall hangings are flying off our walls. Sugarboo makes a series of them (you can see just a few on our website). They range in price but are around $300 (without the shareholder discount). There are a few I’d love to hang in my house!

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We have loved having these bowls from Andrew Pearce in the store. And Andrew himself joined us for a signing event earlier in the year. His wooden bowls and serveware are beautiful – and he’s no stranger to Borsheims since we’ve sold glassware made by his Dad (Simon Pearce) for years.

IMG_7912This line of acrylic tableware is also proving to be popular. Made by the line Mario Luca Giusti, this is an affordable and colorful way to boost your outdoor entertaining. Plus it won’t break in your luggage on your trip home!

Take a walk through our gift gallery this week. And remember to pick up some items for all your events this spring: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings, etc. Everyone loves a Borsheims box!

Throwback Thursday: Photos from the BRK Cocktail Reception at Borsheims

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

We can’t believe it’s already been about three months since Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend! The great news is that means it’s only 9 months until the 2015 shareholders weekend!

In the meantime, we thought you might enjoy this look back at the Friday night shareholder-only cocktail reception at Borsheims. Our friends at Metro Magazine, Omaha’s society magazine, took these photos and put them on their website to share.

 

Enjoy! And remember that you can always see our photos from the entire weekend on our Flickr sit.

Photos and Video from Berkshire Hathaway Weekend

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Whew! We are all wrapped up at Borsheims from another amazing Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. It was packed with fun, shopping, and more fun.

Take a look back through the weekend with all of our photos here.

 
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And watch the best video of the weekend… where Warren Buffett helps a shareholder propose to his girlfriend by selling them the diamond ring!