Warren Buffett’s Surprise Visit to Business Wire

January 13, 2016

By Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social and Evolving Media

Cathy and Warren 2016
Earlier this month, the Business Wire team had the chance to meet with Warren Buffett to discuss his thoughts about Business Wire, the changes occurring in the newswire industry and even his love of the ukulele.
Scott Fedonchik, Business Wire’s Vice President of Marketing shares some of Mr. Buffett’s thoughts, as well as our own in this LinkedIN piece: Warren Buffett Shares a Coke and a Smile at Business Wire’s Global Sales Meeting.
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Business Wire Heads to the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

May 1, 2015

The Business Wire team is heading to Omaha to attend the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting. It’s Business Wire’s 9th year as a Berkshire Hathaway company, and each year seems to get better and better.

gold mug virtual

As always, we’ll be selling a great item at our booth to support an incredible cause. This year, we’re selling commemorative gold-colored tumblers to coincide with Berkshire’s 50th anniversary.

The proceeds of this sale  will go to raising money for a very important charity, CASA of Douglas County, Nebraska, an organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children within the court system.

Thanks to the generous shareholders who will be attending this year, and an extra shopping day on Friday, we hope to double the amount we raised last year which was more than $5,000 for CASA, all while having a lot of laughs, learnings and meeting some great people

So if you happen to be in Omaha this weekend, stop by the Business Wire booth and say hi, buy a tumbler and support a great cause!

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Business Wire Booth


Original Berkshire Hathaway Pennants on Sale to Benefit Douglas County Nebraska CASA

May 1, 2014

This is a big week for Business Wire as our team heads to our parent company, Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. For the last seven years, Business Wire has used attendance at the annual conference as a platform to raise funds for CASA, a charitable organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children within the court system via trained citizen volunteers.   This year is no different.

Berkshire Hathaway Sluggers baseball pennants

Berkshire Hathaway Sluggers baseball pennants

For 2014, Business Wire is raising money by selling original Berkshire Hathaway Sluggers baseball pennants, available for $7 each or two for $10.

“For seven years we have proudly participated at the Berkshire annual meeting while helping out with a worthy cause like CASA. In the spirit of this year’s baseball theme we will take our metaphorical seventh-inning stretch by contributing to charity,” said Cathy Baron Tamraz, chairwoman and chief executive officer of Business Wire.

Douglas County Nebraska CASA was established in 1998 at the urging of area judges. CASA was created under the premise that there must be an advocate for children within the court system–someone who will fight and keep the child’s best interests at heart. It is the CASA volunteer that helps judges make good decisions on behalf of these abused children.

“What a great opportunity to raise awareness while generating much-needed funds to support advocates for children within the court system. Every dollar that Business Wire raises ultimately helps transform a child’s future,” said Kimberly Thomas, Executive Director of CASA for Douglas County.

The pennants are available at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha or can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/BRKPennant

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The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: BW CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz Interviewed by Bloomberg TV

May 8, 2013

During Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholders meeting on Saturday May 4th, 2013, Bloomberg TV’s “In The Loop” host Betty Liu interviewed three female CEOs from Berkshire Hathaway’s subsidiary companies; Cathy Baron Tamraz, CEO of Business Wire, Mary Rhinehart, CEO of Johns Manville, and Susan Jacques, CEO of Borsheims. The three women speak out about the role of females in business and the vast opportunities now available for women.

When Liu commented that, to someone looking in, five female CEOs is not an impressive number for Berkshire Hathaway, Business Wire’s Cathy Baron Tamraz said, “Change comes slowly. [Warren Buffett] didn’t buy these other businesses because there were men running them . . . He is always looking for the best person for the job.” Watch the full interview to hear more from the women of Berkshire Hathaway.


Off to Omaha: Business Wire at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

May 1, 2013
by Melinda Rosenzweig, Marketing Supervisor, Business Wire/Newport Beach

We’re just about to head to Omaha to the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting. It’s Business Wire’s sixth meeting as a Berkshire Hathaway company and each year seems to get better and better.

As always, we’ll be selling a great item at our booth to support a great cause. This year, we’re selling commemorative pins that feature a very cool design and include the Berkshire Hathaway name and meeting year, and the Business Wire name. Pins are $5 each.

2103 Business Wire/Berkshire Hathaway commemorative pin

2013 Business Wire/Berkshire Hathaway commemorative pin

We are raising money for a very important charity, CASA of Douglas County, Nebraska, an organization that provides a voice for
abused and neglected children within the court system.

Thanks to the generous attendees, Business Wire hopes to double the number of pin sales compared to last year when we raised more than $5,000 for CASA, all while having a lot of laughs and meeting some great people

So if you happen to be in Omaha this weekend, stop by our booth & say “Hello”, buy a pin and support a great cause! And don’t forgot to follow Business Wire’s Neil Bardach on Twitter, as he will be live-tweeting throughout the weekend.

Business Wire booth on the show floor at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

Business Wire booth on the show floor at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting


Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz’s Chat with Warren Buffett from The Innovation Project

March 20, 2013

PYMNTS.com’s The Innovation Project 2013 kicked off today at Harvard University (you’re following Business Wire and Karen Reynolds on Twitter for live tweets, right?), with leaders from the payments industry from around the world gathered to discuss the state and future of payments, and how innovations drive the industry.

To open the conference, our CEO, Cathy Baron Tamraz, addressed the audience and introduced her video chat — the conference keynote speech — with Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. Buffett offered his view on the current landscape of the payments industry and his optimism for the economic future. In his statements, Buffett noted, “The pace of change in terms of what customers are doing, how they pay us, how they come to us – it’s breathtaking. Any company that interacts with consumers and thinks that last week’s technology and approach is going to work five years from now is probably making a mistake.”

Watch the full interview at PYMNTS.com:  Cathy Baron Tamraz Interviews Warren Buffett for The Innovation Project 2013.

Disclosure: Business Wire is wholly-owned by Berkshire Hathaway . Business Wire, along with Market Platform Dynamics, is a joint venture partner in PYMNTS.com.

Buy Commemorative Pins at the 2012 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

May 1, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Business Wire is again headed to the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha. As always, we’ll be selling a great item at our booth to support a great cause. This year, we’re selling commemorative Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting pins. Check them out:

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting Commemorative Pins. Ooooh, shiny.:)

Pins will sell for $3 each, or 2 pins for $5, and all proceeds will once again benefit CASA of Douglas County, Neb. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a charitable organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children within the court system.

So if you’re at the show, stop by our booth & say “Hello”, buy a pin and support a great cause!


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