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Plan your Berkyville Buys Now!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

We’re almost two weeks away from the most fun annual shareholders meeting on the planet!

It’s time to start thinking about what deals you can score when you shop in Berkyville – the huge convention center filled with Berkshire Hathaway companies selling their goods to you at a steep discount.

We don’t know yet what kind of great deals our sister companies like Pampered Chef and Brooks will be running this year.

We do know the Bookworm (not a Berkshire company, but a friend) has released its list of Warren Buffett-approved books they’ll have on site. Click here to see what the Oracle hopes you read.

And we’re ready at Borsheims to share the incredible deals on jewelry, watches, and gifts we’ll be offering. These deals are available both Friday and Saturday at the CenturyLink Center and they really are incredible. We have diamond studs, pearl strands, watches, and all sorts of Berkshire Hathaway souvenirs you’ll want to take home at you – at prices that no one can beat.

Watch the video to get a glimpse of all we have to offer this year. But act quick if you want to purchase during Berkshire weekend. Many of our items sell out quickly!

Buy Borsheims Jewelry at the CenturyLink Center Today, Tomorrow

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Along with the other Berkshire Hathaway companies, Borsheims assembles a great little pop-up-shop at the CenturyLink Center during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

This year, the Borsheims booth has a new and improved layout, which should help the line move even more quickly.

As for jewelry, we have the same favorites (diamond studs, engagement rings, pearl necklaces, sterling silver earrings, and bracelets) and a few fun new items.

The biggest sellers might be these BRK necklaces in yellow gold or white gold – available in both necklace and bracelet form. They’re each $775.75.

BRK Pendant

 

These Swarovski Bella studs always sell out quickly – and they’re a great price at $55.

Bella Earrings

We have diamond studs in a broad range of prices and sizes.

Diamond Studs

Watches and cufflinks might appeal more to the men.

Cufflinks

And don’t forget all the other Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia and jewelry. Browse this slideshow to get a peek at what all will be available at the Borsheims booth at the CenturyLink Center. And remember we are open there today from noon until 5pm and tomorrow (Saturday) from 7am until the meeting wraps up about 4pm. Hope to see you there for some shopping!

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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What to Buy at the Borsheims Booth at CenturyLink Center

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Did you remember we get two shopping days at the CenturyLink Center this year instead of one?

In Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders, he announced that Berkyville will be open both Friday and Saturday to accommodate the thousands of shareholders who want to do a little reinvestment of their Berkshire dollars!

At Borsheims, we order special merchandise just for the CenturyLink Center booth. Much of it is Berkshire-themed, and all of it is great!

Take a look at this youtube video for a full rundown of what’s at the booth. And we’ll see you Friday from 12-5 or Saturday from 7-4 at the CenturyLink Center.

Buffett’s Letter: What’s New for the Shareholders Meeting

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

There are so many pieces of information to gain from reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders (or in this year’s case – letters to shareholders!).

One of our favorite reasons to read is for insight into what’s going on during the annual shareholders’ meeting – scheduled this year for the weekend of May 1 – 3.

Believe it or not, even though we at Borsheims host two big events for shareholders during the weekend, we are sometimes surprised by Mr. Buffett’s plans for the weekend. It makes for a fun morning, learning about all great shareholder events we have to look forward to in just two short months.

So here is the rundown on what’s new and what to look forward to for this year’s annual shareholders weekend:

– Berkshire Hathaway’s golden anniversary is sure to draw huge crowds. The 39,000 people attending last year set a record, and Mr. Buffett expects even larger crowds this year.

Shoppers crowd Borsheims booth at the CenturyLink Center's Berkyville during the 2014 annual meeting.

Shoppers crowd Borsheims booth at the CenturyLink Center’s Berkyville during the 2014 annual meeting.

– The exhibit hall at the CenturyLink Center (Berkyville, as it’s come to be known) will be open Friday and Saturday for shareholder shopping. The Friday hours – from noon to 5 – are new! I know several of the booths sold out of items last year, so here’s hoping they bring more inventory this year for the extended hours. I know our Borsheims booth will be stocked with jewelry items and memorabilia, from the affordable to the higher end. We are planning to have plenty of items for everyone to buy no matter which day they visit us. (See what we sold there last year for an idea of what may be on the menu this year).

– Several booths will have special Golden Anniversary items for sale. Mr. Buffett specifically mentions a book from the Bookworm commemorating 50 years. Our Borsheims team is producing several special items, all with a gold theme. A gold pen and a gold jewelry box are just the start. Know that we’ll definitely have some gold jewelry you can put in that jewelry box, too!

– There will be a tiny parade to kick things off Saturday morning. A parade at 6:20am. Featuring two Texas longhorns named Norman and Jake. Ridden by Justin Boots execs. Followed by four horses pulling a Wells Fargo stagecoach. Of course.

The rest of the weekend’s events look very similar to prior years events.

Friday, the Borsheims cocktail party is the place to be (if we do say so ourselves!).

Saturday is the annual meeting, all the awesome Berkyville shopping, and the Nebraska Furniture Mart picnic at night.

Sunday is the shareholder-only shopping day back at Borsheims. In the afternoon, come and watch Mr. Buffett (usually joined by Bill Gates) play Olympian table tennis star Ariel Hsing. We also have a magician and bridge experts there for entertainment.

Sunday evening, Mr. Buffett encourages you to eat at one of his two favorite steakhouses – Gorats or Piccolos.

Then we’ll allow you to return to your homes, stuffed with steak and root beer floats, laden with Borsheims boxes and Nebraska Furniture Mart delivery slips, and exhausted from a very fun and incredibly memorable weekend.

Here’s to 50 years and seeing you in 61 days!

Fun, Sales-Filled Morning at Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

What a difference a few extra thousand shareholders make! Everything seemed busier this morning at the CenturyLink Center for the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. It could be because Berkshire Hathaway said to expect 38,000 shareholders this year (up from 35,000). Or maybe it’s because they opened the doors about 15 minutes early. Either way – it was wonderfully crazy!

CenturyLink CrowdsThis was the Borsheims booth at the CenturyLink Center at about 6:45 this morning. We had a pretty good line going all morning long, at one point stretching out into the aisles of the convention center. Good thing our crack sales staff moved the line quickly and efficiently.

The Warren Buffett-signed diamond pendant will be available only at the CenturyLink Center during Saturday's annual meeting.

The Warren Buffett-signed diamond pendant will be available only at the CenturyLink Center during Saturday’s annual meeting.


No surprise – the hot sellers were the Warren Buffett signed diamond pendants. They were a truly great deal. A high-quality half-carat diamond pendant (which would usually retail for $2,500), laser inscribed with Warren Buffett’s signature (which makes it worth a lot more, right!?!). We sold each of our 25 pendants for the shareholder special price of $1,750. They were gone by 9am.

We also sold out of all our our Swarovski earrings and bracelets, our Warren and Charlie USB ports, our Berkshire Hathaway mens watches, and our Berkshire Hathaway keychains. And that was by 10am!

We were so happy to see all our shareholders from around the world and to help them take a piece of Berkshire Hathaway history home with them.

We do have some Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia left at our booth at Borsheims main store in Regency Court. Come visit us there or at the CenturyLink Center this afternoon to pick up your own piece of Berkshire Hathaway and Borsheims.

 

Reminder: Exclusive Jewelry at Borsheims Booth Today!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Warren Buffett asks us every year to provide some special deals for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at the CenturyLink Center during Saturday’s annual meeting.

We are happy to oblige!

These deals are available ONLY today and ONLY at the Borsheims Booth at the CenturyLink Center.

We sold out of several items last year, so be an early bird shopper if there’s something special you have your eye on. *Especially if you want the Warren Buffett signed diamond pendant*

See you there!

 
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Incredible Jewelry Deals during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

At Borsheims, we offer great deals on jewelry, watches and fine gifts all year long.

The deals are even better during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

And the best deals of all happen Saturday during the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting at our booth at the CenturyLink Center in Berkyville.

Warren Buffett asked each of his companies to offer some incredible deals to shareholders, and we are happy to oblige!

From $20 pearl bracelets to $11,500 diamond stud earrings, we have a great selection of beautiful jewelry ready for Berkshire shareholders.Diamond Pendant

The hot item this year is bound to be the Warren Buffett signed diamond pendant. Each 1/2 carat diamond has Warren Buffett’s signature laser-inscribed on the diamond. Berkshire Hathaway shareholders can take the diamond pendant home for $1,750, a big discount off the $2,500 retail price!

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who want their hands on some of these incredible deals will have to act fast! Several of our items sold out within the first few hours last year, so shop early!

You can browse all our jewelry deals in the slideshow below. We are sure you’ll find something you love at a price you cannot resist!
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What Not to Miss: Berkshire Hathaway at CenturyLink

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

A quick guide if you’re at (or headed to) the CenturyLink Center for today’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting…

Stop by and see the mini Berkyville built by the folks at Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Their model railroad runs around a city made entirely of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.

We love Borsheims placement right next to Berkyville Headquarters!

Borsheims store in Berkyville train area

Train Track

You also don’t want to miss the BookWorm booth, where they are selling copies of the Women of Berkshire book.Women of Berkshire Hathaway bookThe caricatures of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger seem to be a big hit. They are located in front of the Borsheims booth.

Warren & Charlie caricatures

Check out this jewelry vending machine from our vendor (and another Berkshire Hathaway company) Richline. It’s selling Gold Coins with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s photos on them.

Vending MachineThere are a bunch of Harlem Globetrotters. They’re near the Fruit of the Loom booth.

Harlem GlobetrotterAnd of course – do NOT miss the jewelry deals at the Borsheims booth. We have some real steals on diamond jewelry, pearl bracelets and Berkshire Hathaway souvenirs. Check out all the deals here.

Borsheims Booth

Warren Buffett Walks the Crowd

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

If you haven’t been to the CenturyLink Center early enough on a Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting day, you’re missing a giant crowd and lots of fun!

Warren Buffett usually spends about an hour walking around and checking out the various exhibits. He threw newspapers (from his old paper boy days), watched the model train and mingled with shareholders.

It does take a bit of luck (and maybe an elbow or two) to get up close to him. Even with the media restricted from carrying their large cameras this year, it was still packed with shareholders and media and every small camera or ipad.

Warren doesn’t seem to mind one bit.

Buffett at CenturyLink Center