Andy interviews Chris DiMatteo, assistant manager at Gravity Vault in Chatham. The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms’ mission is to make everyone’s rock climbing experience a positive and memorable one, welcoming young and old, big and small, novice and expert, to challenge themselves each day.
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?”
Let's find, support, and celebrate locally owned businesses in New Jersey. Learn about business owners who are helping to build our communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, connecting neighbors, and contributing to local causes. Thank you for buying local!
In this episode, Chris interviews Steve Johnson, owner of CKO franchises in Gillette, Fanwood and Chatham. If you are looking to get in better shape, CKO Kickboxing workouts are high intensity, 60 minute classes where you can burn up to 1200 calories!
Chris has been working out at CKO since 2017 and loves it. No workout is ever the same and hitting the heavy bag is a great way to let off steam. "With CKO, I actually look forward to my next class and that never happened with a workout in my life. For me, it took one class and I was hooked."
Andy visits Yoga Essence with owners Chelsea Hoeffler, Kristen Bond, and Nicole Turczak who want you to experience the transformative power of yoga. The practice of yoga can being people together with a common goal of inspiring each other to flourish and thrive.
In this episode, Chris interviews Sara Kirsch, manager of THE MAX Challenge of New Providence. If you are looking to lose weight, THE MAX Challenge has the formula to help you reach your goals. Learn about their 10-week challenge that provides the fitness classes, nutrition guidance, community and motivation to get you in better shape. Some members have lost over 100 pounds!
We are so excited to announce our first giveaway with an amazing prize!
BuyLocalNJ has partnered with The MAX Challenge in New Providence for a chance to win a spot in their "New Year, New You" 10-week fitness challenge (a $500 value!!!) beginning on January 7th. This is the perfect way to kick start your year if fitness is at the top of your New Year's resolutions.
Linda's Creative Gifts, originally TMC Boutique, was established in 2009. Being an artist herself, owner Linda Tribuna knew the challenges artists face in getting their work shown. That spurred her to open a store that would be a place that was "Home to the Local Artist." The store has broadened its products which now also features other US and Fair Trade artists with inspirational stories behind their work. Linda is known for her beautiful pencil drawings, charisma, and an eye for accessorizing any outfit or offering ideas for the perfect gift.
Amanda Smith took a unique path from pastry chef to baking the highest quality dog treats to retail shop owner. As a dog lover herself, she and her fiance found the perfect location in Morristown and have quickly built a strong community of loyal dog owners. Amanda has a bleeding heart for rescue animals, being the proud mom to three dogs, and she has built close ties to the local pet rescues hosting adoption events and raising money for them as well.
Stefanie Mathews always loved consignment for finding great stuff for her kids that's recycled and sold for a good price. Seeing a need in her community for a consignment store that focused on sports and dance, she opened Flip Consignment where customers can convert quality used items into cash, use proceeds to fund upgrades, and enjoy a pleasant shopping experience.
Chris Brinkofski, an owner at Tons of Toys, says that the secret to his company's success is its team, customer service, and responsiveness. With locations in Wyckoff, Bernardsville, Madison, and Westwood, Tons of Toys has flourished for nearly 30 years while many other brick and mortar toy stores have struggled.
Meet Paul Miller, one of Just Jersey’s co-owners, curators and shopkeepers. Just Jersey is a retail store with locations in Morristown and Montclair that uniquely celebrates the natural beauty, diversity, culture, grit and attitude of the Garden State through food, art, and craft of its residents.
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