Rachel Moriarty is the coordinator of BerkShares Local Currency and director of operations at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. Born and raised in the Berkshires, her knowledge of the area allows her to work to increase circulation of BerkShares locally and engage the community around the opportunities for economic resiliency in Berkshire County. Rachel received her B.S. in sustainable food and farming from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to working at the Schumacher Center, she worked for Berkshire Grown and Greenagers.
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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - When asked about the most important thing he’s learned from all his years in business, Rolling Rock Farm's Tony Carlotto said that it’s to be nice to people, adding, “When you’re happy and show up with a big smile, it spreads.”
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 - Just as he recognizes his shop as a community hub, Tom Parker says he loves the way that BerkShares are a tool to create community.
Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 - They don’t see many cash sales, but Joe Sr. says that they accept BerkShares at the Floor Store because, “Anyone who is helping increase the visibility of the Berkshires is helping everyone in it.”
Friday, 22 Feb 2019 - The first retail location to carry BerkShares postcards, Chesterwood supports BerkShares as a marketing opportunity to reinforce the connection to the Berkshire economy.
Saturday, 19 Jan 2019 - During the slow season in the dead of winter, businesses in Stockbridge look to innovative ideas like cooperative advertising and value-added opportunities like BerkShares.
Monday, 12 Nov 2018 - It is difficult for her to source local textiles because fabric is considered a low-end good in the United States. However, Kane recognizes the importance of supporting the local economy.
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 - It’s that personal touch that distinguishes them from competitors like Staples; and, as their name states, they are quick.
Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 - With the help of their social media followers, they decided to cement their identity with the use of hot pink egg cartons.
Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 - The Swiss Hütte is a little bit Berkshires and a little bit Hudson Valley—the state line literally runs through the middle of the restaurant.
Friday, 18 May 2018 - The justification to stock only United States-made goods originated as an esthetic preference and desire to support the artisan community, but what now seems like a radical ethos has since transformed into the hallmark of Evergreen brand.
Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 - The building has seen many tenants over the years but when Nick and Birdie moved in, they brought a bold new take on shack food that reflects their culinary skills and creativity.
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 - The opportunity to curate diverse displays of vintage clothing and old records gave Teresa and Alan an exciting new outlet for their creativity.
Friday, 19 Jan 2018 - As an independent business owner, Tom Levin has the unique opportunity to curate Tom's Toys with products he believes have value and not just toys that are popular on the market.
Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 - Liana Toscanini described the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires as a “chamber of commerce for nonprofits.”