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Insider Tips for Friday’s Cocktail Party at Borsheims

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Are you ready to party with thousands of your closest shareholder friends while checking out some of the world’s most amazing jewelry, watches, and gifts?

Get ready! Because the party at Borsheims starts in just a few short hours!

Here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your Friday night Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend kick-off party:
  • Plan ahead for parking. It will be tight and some of the businesses near Borsheims will tow if you park in their lots. My ideas: carpool, Uber or taxi, or ride the Borsheims shuttle from Westroads that runs from 5:30-10pm. There will be a lot of signage up to direct you at Westroads.
  • Bring your patience for the bar and buffet. We have two of each – a full set-up inside Regency and a full set-up in the tent outside. They’re both usually packed with long lines, especially when the party begins at 6pm.
  • You want to dance? Hit up the tent outside. We’ve got a great band playing! Bluehouse is a local favorite!
  • Shopping is a bit tricky on Friday night with all the people. If you’re serious about shopping, we recommend arriving earlier in the day to allow you the best shopping experience. You can still shop Friday night, but moving around the store is a bit more difficult.
  • Bathrooms? The porta-potties outside might be your best bet. Otherwise there are restrooms back by the fountains in Regency or through Borsheims gift gallery near customer service.
  • Remember it’s a cocktail party! Bring your cocktail party attitude and get ready for some fun! You’ll be mingling with other shareholders, getting an eyeful of beautiful jewelry, and enjoying the excitement that Berkshire weekend always brings.
We’re so glad to have you here! If you have any tips – or any questions – hit me up at the shareholder info booth at Borsheims or leave a comment here.

Getting to Borsheims for Friday’s #BRK2016 Cocktail Party

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

We heard there was a bit of a line last year waiting for the shuttle to take folks from the Westroads Mall parking lot to Borsheims for Friday’s Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder-only cocktail party. As in a line several city blocks long. Thankfully, we heard it moved relatively quickly, but we don’t want there to be a similar line this year.

So we’ve made a few changes.

We’ve added shuttles.

We’ve changed the routes a bit.

And we’ve added a parking lot attendant to help shareholders navigate their way to our big Friday night party.

Westroads Shuttle Map

Follow the map, the signs (and probably – the crowds). If you’re not arriving by Taxi or Uber, shuttle is probably the best way to get to Borsheims as parking will be very limited around the store.

And if you do want to take an Uber – have we got a deal for you! The great folks at Uber want to make your Berkshire Hathaway weekend even easier, so they’re offering free rides to those new to Uber. Here’s what they say:
Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app this weekend. If you’re new to Uber, download the app here, and get $20 off your first ride. Already have the app and haven’t taken a ride yet? Enter the code BRK2016 for the same new user discount!  Uber provides transportation at the tap of a button in over 400 cities across the globe. For over 2 years, Uber has provided rides in Omaha and Lincoln. To learn more about Uber around the world, check out uber.com/cities.
See – no excuses for not making it to the best party of the weekend. Free Uber rides and a new and improved shuttle. We will see you all tomorrow night!