The wonderful folks at Berkshire Hathaway headquarters choose a theme each year for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.
This year’s theme is Berkshire Beginnings. We love it!
Check out how the theme is carried out in the annual visitor’s guide:
We are loving the vintage photos of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. (We love them so much we put them on these cool marble coasters for you to purchase and take home with you!)
We also love that the theme will be carried out at the CenturyLink Center on Saturday during the annual meeting. Each of the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries will trace its roots. After months of talking about the concept and how the exhibition hall will look, we are so excited to see it come together. Know we’ll post photos here as soon as we see it so you can check it out, too!
A little bit about our Berkshire Beginnings? Borsheims became a Berkshire Hathaway company in 1989, but we have been around for more than 100 years by that time. Founded by Louis Borsheim, a jeweler and silversmith, Borsheims initially was the official watch inspection site of all railcars entering Omaha. In 1947, Borsheim’s sons sold the business to Ike Friedman. Ike developed the vision that still guides Borsheims today: offer an extensive inventory and exceptional customer service all at the lowest possible price. When Warren Buffett bought Borsheims in 1989, he did it on a handshake with Ike Friedman. Since then, Borsheims has grown to international prominence with customers in all 50 states and on six continents. You can read more of our history here.