Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc. is interviewed by Josh Hallmark of the podcast "Our Americana" for a piece on the Berkshires and BerkShares, in which she synthesizes Berkshire history of local economy experiments, the current BerkShares program, and our plans for the future.
Aired on WAMC on Monday, September 26, 2016. Listen here. A local currency program in western Massachusetts is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Alice Maggio is the executive director of BerkShares Inc. based in Great Barrington.
Originally published here on September 23rd, 2016 by The Berkshire Eagle. GREAT BARRINGTON — BerkShares, a local currency for the Berkshire Region, was launched in 2006 with a message so simple it almost seems hokey now.