December 2015

Press release:

November 23, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
More information: [email protected] or 413 528 1737


This winter, for the second year in a row, BerkShares, Inc. is offering a business-planning course for young people ages 14 through 25. Entry to Entrepreneurship will take place once a week at the South County Center of Berkshire Community College starting on January 26, 2016. The program will culminate with a public event on April 12, 2016. Participants will present their business plans and receive an award of 200 BerkShares each.

What goods and services do we currently buy from outside the region that we could, instead, produce or provide locally? How can residents of the Berkshire region begin to identify and seize these opportunities and turn them into businesses that are locally owned, provide healthy livelihoods for local people, and shorten the supply chain for some of our most basic needs in the areas of food, clothing, shelter and energy?

Annual Appeal 2015

This year, we’re working to take “buy local” to the next level.

Since BerkShares were launched in 2006 we have focused on “keeping it local.” BerkShares have been a leading voice and shining example of the “buy local” movement, and consumers have become more aware of what they’re buying, and from where.