Posts Tagged ‘WOWT’

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.


Caterer prepares 25,000 meatballs for the “Biggest Cocktail Party in Nebraska”

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

For years, we have used Abraham catering to provide the food at Borsheims during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend cocktail party and the Sunday shareholder brunch.

They are one of the only caterers around who can handle this big of a crowd, and they always do a fabulous job.

In this morning’s Omaha World Herald, you can read all about Abraham catering prepares for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

It’s a fun story. One filled with food and statistics (I love both things!). Here’s a sampling from writer Sarah Baker Hansen:
“By the time Major and his staff arrive at Borshiems today they will have prepped 2,000 pounds of roast beef — cooked from 100 rounds of meat from Omaha Steaks — to be sliced to-order and served as sandwiches on 15,000 cocktail buns. They’ll bring 1,000 pounds of prettily arranged fresh fruit along with 800 pounds of fresh vegetables to be dipped in 300 pounds of Ranch dressing. One thousand pounds of cheese will be paired with 28 cases of crackers.” – Omaha World Herald
You want to know the truth? I have never eaten the food – we are too busy to eat at Borsheims. But all the shareholders report back that it is delicious. And the fact that there is basically no food left over by the end of both parties confirms that.

Thanks to the Omaha World Herald for such a great profile of Abraham catering!

Some of the local tv crews were in yesterday, too, to see what we have for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to buy and take home with them.

The local CBS affiliate, KMTV, checked out some of our big rings.

The local NBC affiliate, WOWT, previewed the weekend with a story about our Warren Buffett signed diamonds. They also had a fun look at all the private airplanes coming into town and some shareholders finding a place to stay through airbnb.

As these local news stories confirm – we are ready for you, shareholders!

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

Thriftier than Warren Buffett?

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The local NBC affiliate (WOWT) had a fun story last night about Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who are the ultimate definition of thrifty for Berkshire Hathaway weekend.

Instead of renting a hotel room… they couch surf for free, finding a place to stay via A few of them even found free couches just a few blocks away from Warren Buffett’s home.

That is the new definition of thrifty and something the surfers think Warren Buffett would appreciate!

WOWT: Couch Surfing the Weekend.

Warren Buffett’s Home

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s always pretty funny for those of us who live in Omaha to see people stopping to take their pictures in front of Warren Buffett’s home. I actually drive by it every day – I live about two blocks away. But other than these three days of the year, no one seems to notice that it’s his home.

Check out what a tv crew from local station WOWT saw today. The reporter even got in on the action.

Buffett's home

WOWT: Omaha’s Annual Berkshire Hathaway Weekend Begins

Friday, April 29th, 2011

This is a must-watch from WOWT’s Brian Mastre. He catches a shareholder kissing the driveway at Warren Buffett’s house!!!

Omaha’s Annual Berkshire Hathaway Weekend Begins.