January 2007

Good Deals: Buying With BerkShares

Berkshire Eagle - Charles Bonenti -If you shop in South County, you can not only buy local, you can also pay for what you buy
with local currency.

Since Sept. 29, more than 225 South Berkshire businesses have agreed to accept
"BerkShares" from customers in place of federal dollars.

The project is part of an effort launched by the E.F. Schumacher Society and the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce to get people away from shopping on the Internet and back to shopping on Main Street.