Posts Tagged ‘Berkshire Weekend’

What Warren Buffett says about Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Weekend

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
The big news about the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting was announced a few weeks ago – it will be webcast for the first time. In Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders – released today – he says:
“Charlie and I have finally decided to enter the 21st Century. Our annual meeting this year will be webcast worldwide in its entirety.”
This is huge news. Warren Buffett says they made the change because they’re hoping to keep attendance at the meeting the same or even slightly lower. We were at capacity last year – both in terms of the CenturyLink Center where the meeting was held and places for people to stay in the area.

Buffett’s other reason is age. Charlie Munger is 92. Warren is 85. They say shareholders should be able to see them occasionally to “monitor how we look and sound.”

The team at Yahoo will no doubt do an excellent job with the webcast. You can sign up for a reminder alert or watch it here.

I did note that in the schedule for the webcast – it will begin carrying coverage of the annual meeting at 9:30 CDT. That means those watching online will not get a chance to watch the phenomenally funny video that kicks off the meeting each year. Chalk that up as another great reason to come to Omaha to see the meeting in person.

Last year, Berkshire Hathaway offered shopping hours for the first time on Friday at the CenturyLink Center in Berkyville. It was a hit (we can attest! Our Borsheims booth was wonderfully busy!). The same shopping hours will be held this year – noon to 5 on Friday, April 29th and 7am – 4:30pm on Saturday, April 30th.

It looks like everything else at the meeting will look a lot like it has for several years now. When you have a great thing going – why change it?

We’ll still have the Borsheims Cocktail party to kick off the weekend on Friday, April 29th from 6 to 9pm.

Saturday, April 30th, the doors to the CenturyLink Center will open at 7am. The movie will start at 8:30 and the meeting will begin at 9:30. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger will again take questions both from the audience and from the panel of financial journalists. The meeting will wrap up about 4:30 – in plenty of time for people to get to the picnic at Nebraska Furniture Mart from 5:30 – 8pm or do any other number of fun things around Omaha.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett concede their table tennis match to Olympian Ariel Hsing during the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders weekend.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett concede their table tennis match to Olympian Ariel Hsing during the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders weekend.

Sunday, May 1st, the Brooks Berkshire 5K will start at 8am. Then head on over to Borsheims for the shareholder only shopping day from 9am – 4pm. At Borsheims, expect the magician, the bridge experts, and table tennis champ Ariel Hsing.

The weekend wraps up Sunday evening with dinner at Gorat’s. It’s tough to get a seat – so they start taking reservations on April 1st. (We’ll remind you as it gets closer – don’t worry!). Warren Buffett’s other favorite restaurant, Piccolo’s, closed this past year.

That’s it! So really the only change at this year’s annual shareholders meeting and weekend is one that won’t even be noticeable to the shareholders who come to Omaha for the fun – the addition of the webcast.

We can’t wait! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Get Geared Up for Berkshire Weekend

Friday, March 1st, 2013

So now that Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders is out, it is time to start gearing up for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend 2013.

As mentioned in his letter, the festivities will kick off at Borsheims on Friday, May 3, and end at Borsheims on Sunday, May 5. We are thrilled to bookend this great weekend for all our shareholders.

And – we want to outfit you for the party, too! Check out some of our exciting new Berkshire Hathaway-themed items you can buy now so you arrive in Omaha in style! We’ll show you many of them on this blog over the next several weeks.

First though – one of my favorites. This great BRK case for your iPhone. It fits the 4G or 4S and is $17.

Check out more of our Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia options on our website, www.borsheims.com.

Party Tent for 40,000? Only for Berkshire Weekend!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Okay, so all 40,000 of you shareholders won’t fit in the tent at the same time, but about that many of you will be in the tent at some point this weekend. And why wouldn’t you? This place is fun once the food, bars, tables, band and shareholders get in here!

A few fast facts about the tent:

– It is the largest tent we can fit in our parking lot. Trust us. We’ve tried to make a larger one fit. It won’t.

– We are putting it up (today) Thursday and it takes all day to erect the tent and then get it all set up inside.

– This tent is tough… in past years, it has withstood torrential rain, crazy winds and even a little hail. But let’s not try that again.

Come join us in the tent. Party starts tomorrow and ends Sunday, and the tent will be here for all of it.

New Gift Items for Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Things are bright – very bright – in the Borsheims gift gallery. Several new lines in the fine gift department will greet Berkshire Hathaway shareholders this weekend and nearly every line is in bright, beautiful colors.

This hand-painted and wood-burned furniture from Sticks will greet shareholders at the entrance to the gallery. Sticks owners say they create finely crafted and beautifully designed object art, accessories and furniture that can best be described as unique, fun and imaginative.


Consuela (on the right) is another new line at Borsheims. They hand-craft rustic picture frames, boxes and crosses in their workshop in Texas.

Borsheims is always proud to feature merchandise from local artists and this artist is no exception. Anne Nye Art Glass is the brightest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Check out all the brilliant colors – and this is just a small sampling!


But if that’s not enough color, feel free to host your next party with polka-dot serveware and drinkware from Detroit Glass. This product is beautiful and very affordable!


Shardz’ creator, Fay Miller, says her handblown art glass is inspired by the beauty, geometry and harshness of the natural world.

Here’s something not in brilliant color, but in gorgeous bronze. Manuel Ferreiro creates each individual bronze art object with a story in his mind. He includes the story and meaning behind the piece in a card that accompanies the art. Come check out the story behind these spectacles at Borsheims!

The Royal Couple may be receiving some gifts from Mary Rose Young pottery as wedding gifts this weekend. The company out of Great Britian crafts a unique range of ceramics in unique color combinations. What do you think… is this Princess Kate’s style?

And I don’t know who wouldn’t love this style. These are called glassscapes and I think they are the coolest new line I’ve seen this year. Stone Ridge Glass makes these interactive and moveable sculptures, and they even light up! They have some abstract and some representational. Both are available at Borsheims.

Credential, Pool Cam, Schedule for Media Members

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

With the addition of Warren Buffett to Borsheims’ expert sales staff, Borsheims is prepared for an even larger than normal crowd of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders during the 2011 Annual Meeting weekend. Members of the media are welcome to visit Borsheims during the Berkshire Hathaway Weekend. Here’s your guide:

CREDENTIALS

Check in both Friday evening and Sunday at Borsheims by entering the northeast doors of Regency Court, near Garbo’s Salon. If you received an email from me, you’re on the list and we’re expecting you.

POOL CAMERA

Because of space and security constraints, access to the media will be limited while Warren Buffett is selling jewelry inside Borsheims. You will be allowed to stand with other shareholders at a distance from Mr. Buffett and take your video/photos. Two pool cameras will supply up close shots.
  • Our video crew will have the b-roll available on an ftp site within two hours of the event. Please test out the site and download by clicking this link and then clicking the download button. If this type of file does not work for you, let me know and we’ll figure out a file that will. I will send out an email to everyone with the link(s) to the file(s) on Sunday as soon as it is available. If you received an email with this message on Wednesday, you’ll receive the email with the link on Sunday.
  • Our still photographer is Nati Harnik with the Associated Press. Since he is the designated pool photographer, everyone will have access to his photos. If you don’t know how to gain access to pool AP photos, I’ll put you in touch with Nati at the event.
SCHEDULE Friday, April 29
  • Borsheims Shareholder Only Cocktail Reception 6pm – 9pm
  • Look for:
  • – Shareholders shopping and receiving exclusive discounts on more than 100,000 pieces of jewelry, watches and fine gifts
  • – Shareholders enjoying signature cocktails like a Fortune Fizz, Profit Punch, & Berkshire Brew
  • Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia on sale, including themed “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” merchandise
Saturday, April 30
  • Borsheims Booth open at Qwest Center Exhibit Hall 7am – 4:30pm
  • – Borsheims Booth specials available ONLY at the Qwest Center
  • – Includes diamond stud earrings, pearl necklaces, watches, and more at unbelievable prices! Click here for the list.
  • Borsheims Open for Regular Business 10am – 6pm
Sunday, May 1
  • Borsheims Shareholder Only Shopping Day 9am – 4pm
  • – Warren Buffett Selling at Borsheims Around 1pm
  • – Activities Begin 1pm
  • – Look for:
  • * Two-time U.S. Chess Champion Patrick Wolff playing six games of chess simultaneously while blindfolded
  • * Magician Norman Beck entertaining shareholders
  • * Bridge experts Sharon Osberg and Bob Hamman playing with bridge lovers
  • – Exclusive Shareholder prices on all jewelry, watches and gifts
Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Trisha Meuret

tmeuret1@gmail.com

(402)658-0017

Borsheims is one of the nation’s largest independent jewelry stores. Proudly celebrating its 22nd year of being a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, the store is known for its extensive selection of jewelry, watches and gifts, its exemplary customer service and its exceptional “Borsheims price.”

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder, but not coming to Omaha?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

We’ve got you covered! Hear from Kim Zuzenak, Borsheims’ e-commerce manager, about how you can still partake in the festivities.

News Release: Salesman Buffett to Entice Borsheims’ Shoppers

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Record Sales Anticipated from Buffett, Borsheims Booth

The addition of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett to Borsheims’ expert sales staff is expected to be a highlight of this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ weekend. Mr. Buffett, who sold shoes at J.C. Penney’s 63 years ago, expects to prove himself as a “hotshot salesman” and is encouraging shareholders to come, buy and “make me look good.”

Buffett’s sales won’t be the only boost to Borsheims sales during this year’s shareholder weekend. For the first time, Borsheims is taking jewelry to its booth at the Qwest Center exhibition hall to sell during the annual meeting Saturday. The jewelry is available at a steep discount and only at the Qwest Center during the April 30 meeting. The jewelry includes diamond earrings, pearl necklaces, watches and more. An example of the discount? A diamond anniversary band valued at $825 will sell at the Qwest Center for $405.

Borsheims is excited to host the large crowds both at Borsheims and the Qwest Center. Here are a few guidelines to help shareholders navigate the crowds:
  • Any Berkshire Hathaway shareholder will have the opportunity to purchase from Mr. Buffett, but time and space constraints will dictate how many shareholders will get in.
  • Berkshire Hathaway shareholders hoping to purchase from Mr. Buffett should be in the store and shopping around 1pm on Sunday, May 1.
  • The Borsheims Booth Deals will be available ONLY at the Qwest Center and ONLY on Saturday.
  • A complete list of the Borsheims Booth Deals is available at borsheimsbrk.com.
As in the past, Borsheims shareholder pricing begins in store today and runs through Saturday, May 7. Shareholders can take advantage of the discounts on jewelry, watches and gifts at any time over the next two weeks.

Since becoming a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary 21 years ago, Borsheims has been proud to host shareholders during the annual meeting. This year, shareholders will be welcomed to Borsheims for an exclusive cocktail reception on Friday, April 29, from 6 pm – 9 pm. They’ll also be treated to a shareholder-only shopping day on Sunday, May 1, from 9 am to 4 pm.

For more information about Borsheims or Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ weekend, contact Trisha Meuret at tmeuret1@gmail or (402)658-0017 or Adrienne Fay at (402)341-0900 or adriennefay@borsheims.com..com

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NOTES FOR MEDIA:
  • Media members will be allowed to document Mr. Buffett’s sales from a distance.
  • Pool cameras (both still and video) will provide images from up close.
  • For more information, contact Trisha Meuret at tmeuret1@gmail.com or (402)658-0017.

Jewelry Deals at Qwest Center During BRK Meeting

Monday, April 25th, 2011

For the first time, Borsheims will be selling jewelry from its booth at the Qwest Center during the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ meeting. Borsheims has always joined other Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries in the exhibition hall during the meeting, but has sold Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia. This year, in addition to the memorabilia, Borsheims is offering amazing deals on several jewelry box staples.

Here’s a list of what you can find at the Qwest Center Saturday. Bring your wallets and plan accordingly!
  • Tissot Ladies Watch, Retail $375, Berkshire price $262.50
  • Tissot Gents Watch, Retail $475, Berkshire price $322.50
  • Diamond Stud Earrings, Retail $3,150, Berkshire price $1,745
  • Diamond Stud Earrings, Retail $995, Berkshire price $525
  • Tahitian Pearl Stud Earrings, Retail $675, Berkshire price $370
  • Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings, Retail $395, Berkshire price $220
  • White Gold Hoop Earrings, Retail $425, Berkshire price $230
  • Diamond Anniversary Band, Retail $1050, Berkshire price $595
  • Diamond Anniversary Band, Retail $825, Berkshire price $405
  • Silver Cufflinks, Retail $250, Berkshire price $175
  • Multi-colored sapphire pendant, Retail $825, Berkshire price $450
  • Diamond Cross pendant, Retail $775, Berkshire price $535
  • Diamond Heart pendant, Retail $825, Berkshire price $535
  • 3-strand Pearl Bracelet, Retail $40, Berkshire price $20
  • 72″ Whie Pearl Strand, Retail $50, Berkshire price $40
These great deals are good only on Saturday at the Qwest Center and only while supplies last.

Up Close and Personal with Moldavite Tektite

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

You know Moldavite Tektite, right?

Me neither. But get ready for a close up view of it:

This is the art adorning our main entrance at Borsheims, ready to greet Berkshire Hathaway shareholders when they arrive this week. It is a microphotograph (meaning a reallyclose close-up) of a Moldavite Tektite stone.

Looks like a mountain scene, no? One of our favorite artists, John Koivula, took this amazing microphotograph. This moldavite tektite was found in the Czech Republic and has unbroken, mountainous, glassy spires. It is believed that moldavite was formed 15 million years ago by the impact of a meteorite. Here’s what it looks like not-so-up-close.

Tektite

Courtesy: Wikipedia

So come on over, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Admire our close, personal view of Moldavite Tektite. And then come into Borsheims and see all the other amazing stones we have!

Hey Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders… Ready to see some Major Jewelry?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Because it’s starting to land at Borsheims!!!

Every year, we bring in thousands of extra pieces of amazing jewelry just for our Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ weekend.

Check out what I got to spend some time with today:

64.84 carat diamond necklace available at Borsheims. Retail price is $730,000.

I have such a difficult job, don’t I?
But wait… then I was forced to photograph this!

46.82 carats of Fancy Colored Diamonds make up this necklace, available now at Borsheims.

If only my lovely camera could better showcase the fanciness of those diamonds! All 35 and 1/2 inches of diamonds were quite, quite fancy.

What’s that? You need earrings to match?

Okay.

These flower earrings have 15.56 carats of Fancy Colored Diamonds. Retail price is $990,000.

And there’s great news! Even though the retail price of those earrings is close to $1 million, the Borsheims price is $875,000. And more great news… Berkshire Hathaway shareholders get an even better (but undisclosed in a public forum like this) discount.

So go ahead. Start making your wish list. And if you’re not in the position to buy these major pieces, don’t worry! We have thousands of pieces of jewelry that will fit EVERY budget.