By Kevin Ostler
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger lead Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Earl Lee and Stephen Phillips lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. All four will be on hand May 3 for the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE.
And now, by the power of social media, you can be there, too.
1. Follow Earl Lee, HSF Affiliates LLC CEO @reallyearllee on Twitter.
2. Follow the tweets of @sphillipsbhhs, president, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
4. Search the event hashtag, #BRK2014, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the very latest from meeting attendees.
Buffett once described the meeting as “Woodstock for capitalists.” The event is a true spectacle, attracting as many as 35,000 shareholders and media to hear Buffett and Munger discuss company performance and answer questions, and also to stream through the massive arena where Berkshire Hathaway companies showcase products and services.
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders swarm the exhibitor floor to buy merchandise from such household names as Ben Bridge Jeweler, Boat U.S., GEICO Auto Insurance, Fruit of the Loom Companies, International Dairy Queen, Justin Brands, Oriental Trading Company, The Pampered Chef, RC Willey Home Furnishings and See’s Candies.
Exhibitor displays are as grand as any in corporate America, from BNSF’s large-scale electric train railway, to an entire Brooks shoe store, Fruit of the Loom apparel department and See’s Candies shop. Clayton Homes displays completely furnished mobile homes, and Dairy Queen offers its ice cream.
“It’s rare to see people so committed and engaged to a corporate entity,” said Phillips, who attended his first shareholder meeting last year when Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices debuted as part of the the HomeServices of America booth. “Clearly, the shareholders are raving fans and this is their event.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, with HSF Affiliates LLC’s other brokerage networks Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate, will be on display in the HomeServices of America booth. Lee and Phillips will greet attendees, answer questions about the brokerage networks and help demonstrate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Inside Access™ home-valuation tool, which is housed on the homepage of www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.
“We believe the shareholders will appreciate Inside Access for its pinpoint accuracy and in-depth local real estate information,” said Lee. “We’re looking forward to the meeting.”
KEVIN OSTLER is the director of Communications & PR for HSF Affiliates LLC. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.