Buy Local NJ

BuyLocalNJ is what happens when brothers Andy and Chris, native New Jerseyans and owners of financial advisory firm Runnymede Capital Management, wondered, “What if we create a website that promotes buying local by interviewing business owners for our community?”

Join us in finding, supporting, and celebrating local businesses that are helping to build our communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, connecting neighbors, and contributing to local causes. Thank you for buying local!


Starship Pediatric Dentistry | An Out of the World Dental Experience for Kids

We venture to Madison to board the spacecraft at Starship Pediatric Dentistry. We meet the Captain (Dr.) Sky Berdahl who gives us a tour of the mothership. From a young age he dreamed of being a pediatric dental astronaut and he brought his vision to life in NJ. There is a clear love for dentistry and fun at this dental office that goes beyond the limits of space itself. This is a wonderful place for kids to have their first dental experience and we still are lobbying for them to take adults as patients.

Momique | A Local Community and Boutique for Moms

We visit Chief Mommy Officer Amanda Veinott at Momique, a unique community and boutique for Moms in Morris Plains. Learn how Momique began as a Facebook community and today offers 3D/4D ultrasound, maternity consignment, classes, venue & event space rentals. She also uses her platform for good by collecting donations for families with babies in need and partnering with local non-profits.

Far Hills Pharmacy | A True Local Pharmacy Serving the Community

We venture to Bedminster to speak with Jeff Ryzoff, pharmacist in charge of Far Hills Pharmacy. The integrative wellness center has been serving the community since 1997. It is one of the few remaining independent pharmacies left in NJ. They believe in providing great customer service to their customers. A unique feature is that they have a nutritionist on site to compliment your pharmaceutical needs. When you are done shopping, you have to stop at the ice cream counter for a milkshake or cone.

Business Coaching and Sales Training with Chris Lipper

We with visit with Chris Lipper to learn about business coaching (The Alternative Board) and sales training (On the Bus). Hear about his clients’ success stories from 2019 and how he helped accelerate their growth. He is also offering a sales training course at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

R3 Lab | Athletic Recovery Center in Madison

This week, we venture to Madison to meet Dr. Carmen Romano, owner of R3 Lab which specializes in athletic recovery and is the official recovery center of the NY Jets. Services they offer include infrared saunas, cryotherapy, and pneumatic compression. There's also a juice bar on site.

Dr. Romano saw more and more sports injuries in his career as a sports chiropractor and wanted to help athletes reset, repair and recover. Hear how hot and cold therapies can help you in your recovery process.

Jessica's Cafe | Fine Dining in a Casual Setting

This week, we venture to Plainfield to meet chef Arman Saqe, owner of Jessica's Cafe. Arman has a vision to bring fine dining but in a casual setting. He and his sous chefs have many years experience as a team at one of NJ's best restaurants Lorena's in Maplewood. The menu is largely Italian - Neapolitan pizzas and pastas - though there are specials that are French inspired including a foie gras pizza. They also offer brunch on the weekend with classics like eggs benedict and french toast; and I assure you there will be a long wait in the coming months to get a table in the dining room.

Lane & Lane | Divorce Attorneys You Can Count On

This week, we venture to Somerville to speak with Daniel Lane of Lane & Lane, a family-run law firm providing family law and divorce counsel. The firm was founded by father-son team Steven and Daniel Lane in 2009, with Eric Lane coming in as a partner not long after. Their lawyers bring over 60 years of combined experience. Dan was selected to "Super Lawyers-Rising Stars"; "Top 10 40 Under 40"; and "Top 10 Family Law Attorney." In addition, he was awarded the "Equal Justice Medal" for his devotion to providing legal services for low-income families for divorce and domestic violence matters.

The Learning Experience | Curriculum, Community, and Early Childhood Education

We venture to Basking Ridge to speak with Anthony Mina, owner of The Learning Experience locations in Basking Ridge and Warren. Learn what you should look for a childcare facility and how TLE stands apart from its competition. Anthony also highlights enrichment programs and giving back to the local community. 


This episode is in partnership with the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Create Amazing Stories with an iPhone

I found this video (and graphic) in an article by Buster Hein, John Wick director shoots epic snowball fight entirely on iPhone, at cultofmac.com

While we are not David Leitch, the visionary director behind John Wick and Deadpool 2, if you own a smartphone, many of us have a very powerful tool in hand.

Miguel's Fitness | Personal Training for All Ages

This week, we venture to Basking Ridge to chat with Miguel Rustrian, owner of Miguel's Fitness. Find out how he puts together a program for a new client. The team at Miguel's Fitness also helps with nutrition which plays a huge role in a successful fitness program. Stay fit through the holidays with the help of Miguel and his trainers.


This episode is in partnership with the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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