Posts Tagged ‘KETV’

Borsheims Cocktail Party Goes Worldwide!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

We love that the appeal of Berkshire Hathaway is universal. We talked with shareholders last night from all over the world as they arrived in Omaha to take part in Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

In addition to the shareholders who travel from near and far, we also have members of the media who send stories back to their homes for everyone interested in seeing what Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend is all about. And we’ve definitely seen an increase in media from other countries over the past several years – particularly in media from China and India.

One of those crews last night had a great opportunity to chat with Borsheims CEO Karen Goracke from the middle of the shareholder cocktail party. Watch the interview below to see what Karen tells Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and fans in India via Economic Times Now’s Tanvir Gill.

Our local crews love to cover the festivities, too! You can watch the coverage from the local ABC affiliate by clicking here, the CBS affiliate by clicking here, and the NBC affiliate by clicking here.

 

Weather Forecast for Berkshire Hathaway Weekend

Monday, May 1st, 2017

I am so glad this past weekend was not Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

It was rainy. And cold. And windy. And miserable. And a few miles outside of Omaha, it was snowy.

This is not how Nebraska usually looks on May 1st. Photo Courtesy Antelope County News.

But we promise things are looking up! By the time most shareholders arrive into Omaha on Friday, we’ll be back to our usual spring loveliness around here!

The forecast from our good friends at KETV (the local ABC affiliate) shows some perfect weather just in time for shareholders to arrive.

70s and sunny sound amazing – especially after all the rain and nasty weather. It even looks dry – so hopefully we won’t have a bunch of soaked shareholders this year.

Pack accordingly, Berkies! We’ll see you in a few days!

Pack Your Rain Coats for Berkshire Weekend

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Was it last year that it absolutely poured early Saturday morning as people were standing in line outside the CenturyLink Center waiting to get into the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting?

I’m having definite memories of soaking wet shareholders.

And I’m afraid we may have a repeat this year.

KETV Forecast

That’s an 80% chance of rain on Saturday from our friends at KETV. And very cool temps if it’s raining at that time of day!

Come prepared. Bring a rain coat (with the wind – an umbrella won’t do you much good!). And be ready for cooler, windy, and wet weather all weekend long.

The weather won’t stop us from having a good time, though. Borsheims’ tent in the parking lot keeps the party going through rain, heat, and even – one year – snow!

See you in a few days!

Mild Weather on Tap for Berkshire Shareholders

Monday, April 18th, 2016

I know it’s about two weeks away, but I’m a planner and when we have an event as big as Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend, you can bet I’m watching the weather.

And I realize Nebraska weather can be impossible to predict a day ahead of time, much less 14 days ahead of time.

But my old coworker at KETV, Chief Meteorologist Bill Randby, does a great job of forecasting and his 14-day-outlook that includes Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend looks pretty good!

KETV 14 day forecastWe’ll take mild with highs in the upper 60s. (It’s better than super hot or the year we had snow!) We could do without the chance of rain, but less than 50% seems okay for now.

And we will keep an eye on the weather as we get closer to Berkshire weekend. I’m sure Bill Randby and all the other wonderful local meteorologists will do their best to help us prepare for whatever the weather gods will throw at us!

Beautiful Berkshire Weekend in Store!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

This is a relief!

An amazing looking forecast for our 44,000 friends celebrating 50 years of Berkshire Hathaway with us this weekend!

KETV's Bill Randby says it's going to be a beautiful weekend!

KETV’s Bill Randby says it’s going to be a beautiful weekend!

Look at that gorgeous forecast! Sunny. Warm, but not sweltering. A chance of rain, but not a huge chance.

We’ll take it for five days out!

And we will keep an eye on the forecast as the week progresses in case there are any changes, but pack accordingly, shareholders. It’s a beautiful time to visit Omaha!

Cool Weather on Tap for Berkshire Shareholders

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The best news of all is that it will not snow for this year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

I shouldn’t have to write that because it is always the first weekend in May, but do you remember last year!?!

Snow covers the Borsheims parking lot on Berkshire Hathaway Eve 2013

Snow covers the Borsheims parking lot on Berkshire Hathaway Eve 2013

We were not happy. We were scrambling to find heaters to put in our outdoor tents. We were doing snow removal to make room for cars in our parking lot. And we were just plain sick of the cold and snow.

Thankfully, there is no snow in the forecast this year.

But it doesn’t look very warm, either.

KETV Forecast

This forecast, courtesy of our friends at KETV in Omaha says it should be nice by midday Saturday and Sunday. Sunny, highs in the mid 60s. A little chilly for the folks waiting outside the CenturyLink Center early Saturday morning to snag a good seat for the meeting, but otherwise okay.

It may be a little cold at our Friday night cocktail party at Borsheims. No worries there. We have a great band that will keep people dancing and after last year, we definitely know where to find portable heaters!

Local News Crews Cover Cocktail Party

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Some of our local crews came out to talk with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders tonight at Borsheims shareholder-only cocktail party.

If you want to see what was said (or watch for yourself on the news!), here you go:

KETV: Berkshire Hathaway shareholders get introduced to Omaha

KETV: Video: Borsheims Opens Its Doors to Shareholders

WOWT: Berkshire Hathaway visitors get Guide to Omaha

Borsheims on the Local News

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Hello Weekenders,

Adrienne Fey Interviewed by KETVAs the big event draws near, a lot of TV camera crews have been dropping by Borsheims and we have been fielding a lot of questions about the coming event. This year we are expecting around 40,000 visitors for the Berkshire Meeting. And that is generating a lot of excitement!

So far we have been lucky enough to talk with three of the main TV stations in Omaha: KPTM, KETV and KMTV (click on the links to see their stories). We have also been working on interviews with many newspapers, magazines and other media outlets. We are expecting a lot more cameras to be here over the weekend. So, get ready for your close-up shareholders!

See you soon,

Bill, the blogger