BerkShares Banks

BerkShares can be obtained at any of the following local bank branches in exchange for U.S. dollars at a rate of 95 cents per BerkShare. The federal dollars remain on deposit at the BerkShares Exchange Banks in order to allow citizens to redeem BerkShares for dollars at the same exchange rate. At the bank, 95 dollars will yield 100 BerkShares and 100 BerkShares will yield 95 dollars. BerkShares can be spent at face value with participating businesses—for example, 10 BerkShares can be used for a $10 purchase. Which community banks participate?


Salisbury Bank and Trust Company

Lee Bank

210 Main Street, Great Barrington

279 Main Street, Great Barrington

640 North Main Street, Sheffield

75 Park Street, Lee

51 Main Street, South Egremont

450 Pittsfield-Lenox Road, Lenox


75 North Street, Pittsfield


3 Elm Street, Stockbridge






Pittsfield Cooperative Bank


325 Main Street, Great Barrington