A Seventh Anniversary Celebration of Local Businesses

On September 22, 2016 at 7:30PM, the Berkshire community got together at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center to launch a great experiment; BerkShares, a local currency for the Berkshire Region.  September 2013 marked the 7th anniversary of the launch of BerkShares and once again, the Berkshire community came together at the Mahaiwe to celebrate all the businesses, banks and citizens that have been working together to build a more diverse, vibrant, and resilient regional economy.

David Brancaccio, the host of American Public Media’s nationally syndicated Marketplace Morning Report, moderated the evening’s festivities, which were designed to thank the banks and businesses that accept and recirculate BerkShares.  Representative Smitty Pignatelli gave special recognition to an outstanding citizen of Berkshire County.




Berkshire Bank Foundation Jane Iredale Cosmetics Red Lion Inn Schumacher Center for a New Economics BerkShares, Inc.