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What to Expect at the 2017 BRK Shareholders Weekend

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

It is officially Berkshire Hathaway season here in Omaha!

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend is approaching, and the excitement really kicks off when Warren Buffett outlines the weekend in his annual letter to shareholders. (It was just released an hour ago – You can read the letter here.)

Here is what you need to know for the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders weekend:
  • It is May 5, 6, and 7 in Omaha.
  • Yahoo Finance will live-stream the meeting again for those who cannot travel to Omaha. (Warren Buffett says 1.1 million viewers watched it live last year, with another 11.5 million replays. Most people thanked him, saying they were too old, too thrifty, or their religion kept them from attending in person).
  • Shopping at the CenturyLink Center on Friday and Saturday was HUGE, and it will again be open on Friday from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 6am to 5pm. I know our team at Borsheims has ordered extra items this year!
  • The official schedule of events is found here, but Mr. Buffett’s letter details a few more offerings, like the newspaper toss and what specific books you should purchase at the Bookworm’s booth.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart will offer discounts in its Kansas City and Dallas area stores for the first time this year to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Shareholders will still need to show proof of ownership to get the discount.
  • We love this special shout-out from Mr. Buffett’s daughter regarding Borsheims:
At Borsheims, we will again have two shareholder-only events. The first will be a cocktail reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 5th. The second, the main gala, will be held on Sunday, May 7th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, we will remain open until 6 p.m. Remember, the more you buy, the more you save (or so my daughter tells me when we visit the store)
We can’t wait for everyone to come see us, and we totally agree that the more you buy at Borsheims, the more you save! You can start your saving now by shopping online. We even have some of our 2017 Berkshire Hathaway gear ready to sell, including a whiskey set, a Montblanc pen with Warren’s signature, and dozens of other Berkshire Hathaway items.

Buffett’s Letter to be a “Three for One” Deal!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Happy February, Berkies!

We love February. It marks just three months until the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting and the month that our esteemed Chairman, Warren Buffett, releases his annual Letter to Shareholders.

The letter is always such a great read (here is a link to all the prior years’ letters for your perusal). And this year, CNBC is reporting we will get a three for one deal on letters! CNBCs Stephen Foley writes:
Mr Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, are independently writing their views of Berkshire’s extraordinary journey during the past five decades—and what they expect for the next five. Neither is changing a word of the other’s commentary. Readers will be able to compare the two sets of reflections and predictions, in addition to the regular annual letter.
I am sure Warren Buffett’s letter will be full of its usual funny quips, insight into his decisions, and overview of Berkshire’s performance. And I’m sure Charlie Munger’s letter will be more than a quick “I have nothing to add.”

The extra letters are part of a special 50th anniversary celebration for Berkshire this year. 2015 marks 50 years since Berkshire Hathaway became an investment company. We’re deep into planning for the big Golden Jubilee shareholders meeting here in Omaha, and can’t wait to see you all in just three months!

Happy Shareholders Letter Eve

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Does it make us big dorks that we’re excited for the release tomorrow of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders letter?

Good! It is always such fun reading – full of insight and wisdom… and a few laughs.

It also will have a few details on what to expect at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. We have heard a rumor or two about what might be happening this year and we are very excited about it.

So – set your alarm for 7am Central time and join us here for some fun reading.

Then come back here for our take on it!