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What’s paid in Barcelona stays in Barcelona in move to local currency

What’s paid in Barcelona stays in Barcelona in move to local currency
Ian Mount
Nov 03, 2015

People don’t like it when they're asked to accept a new currency. It sounds too much like they’ll be stuck with a kind of Monopoly money, like the Patacones that were issued in Argentina when the economy collapsed in 2001.

Do You Have Change for a Bowie?

By Dan Crane. Published in The New York Times on Sunday, August 9, 2015.

LONDON — Though paper money here typically bears the visage of Queen Elizabeth, the Brixton district of the city last month released a new 5-pound note designed by Jeremy Deller, an artist who won the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004. It features a fuzzy, psychedelic image of an androgynous face surrounded by rainbow clouds and coruscating, swirling etchings.
“I wanted something old-fashioned looking,” Mr. Deller said. “Something almost pre-currency.”

The BIG on Small Business

Keith Girouard, regional director and senior business advisor at the Mass. Small Business Development Center Network, sat down with Alice Maggio, BerkShares Coordinator, to discuss BerkShares, the local currency for the Berkshire Region, as well as other strategies for supporting locally owned businesses and local production. His monthly radio show is called The Big on Small Business: Ideas, Trends and Tools for Small Business. You can listen in on the 1st Wednesday of every month – 10:00-10:30 a.m on WBRK – 1340 AM in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts.

Planting seeds for local youth-driven enterprise

PLANTING SEEDS FOR LOCAL YOUTH-DRIVEN ENTERPRISE

Growing up in south county, you are more likely to meet up with your friends at an independent cinema and go for a locally made ice cream than you are to hang out at the mall. Your summer job is probably with a small nonprofit, local retail shop, farm or restaurant. You are fortunate enough to be surrounded by a strong culture of independent businesses and a robust network of community banks.

BerkShares exchange at Gt. Barrington Branch of Salisbury Bank

BERKSHARES EXCHANGE SERVICE BEGINS AT GREAT BARRINGTON BRANCH OF SALISBURY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY

BerkShares, Inc. is pleased to announce that, starting on April 1st, participants in the local economy can exchange their dollars for BerkShares at the Great Barrington branch of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company.  Salisbury Bank and Trust Company has been a long-time partner of BerkShares, Inc., and its Sheffield and South Egremont branches were among the first banks to start offering BerkShares exchange services in September of 2006.  

 

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