Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, visited the NYSE to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary as a global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. In honor of the occasion, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren E. Buffett and Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz rang The Opening BellSM.
To celebrate Business Wire’s 50th Anniversary, employees were provided time off to volunteer for their favorite charities and college students were invited to ponder “What is the Future of Public Relations and Communications?” by submitting three-minute videos that answered the question. The winner of the video contest, Jenna Marie James, received a trip to New York City to meet Warren Buffett, Chairman of Business Wire’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway at the NYSE Opening Bell luncheon.
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Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011 as the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Public relations and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire for both broad-based and targeted market reach. A recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR and other systems. Business Wire provides online newsroom hosting and integration services as well as search engine optimization, mobile distribution and detailed measurement on every press release. Its patented NX delivery platform provides simultaneous full-text posting of Business Wire content to news systems and websites in virtually any country or language. With 31 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers local service and global reach.
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