Andy speaks with Liv Breads co-owners Yaniv Livneh and Bary Yogev. This artisan bakery and coffee bar in Millburn proudly bakes natural sourdough the traditional way, relying on a slow fermentation process and plenty of hydration, to produce a complex loaf. In addition to whole loaves, Liv Breads' café has a daily selection of pastries, buns, healthful grain and green salads, sandwiches, and coffee. Visit before 1 pm to watch the bread bakers mixing, shaping, and baking naturally-leavened sourdough breads in an open kitchen attached to the café. You will be treated to the sights and smells of a traditional European bake shop, featuring whole loaves, vienoisserie (yeast-leavened dough and puff pastry), with a few Mediterranean surprises coming from the owners' Israeli background.
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!
Chris visits with Tony Franco, the youngest business owner in Morristown. He started Beenie's Ice Cream at the age of 26. Always a creative person, Tony went from a professional drummer to passionate maker of inventive ice cream flavors. All of the ice cream is made daily with fresh cream, milk, and the highest quality ingredients. The end result is luscious, silky ice cream that will leave you wanting more and more. There's no doubt, if you visit in person, you will leave with a big smile on your face. If you live locally and don't want to get off the couch, Beenie's will even deliver to your door as you can now order with a few taps of a smartphone app.
Andy visits Grammy award-winning recording engineer Kevin Crouse who founded Kevin Crouse Audio Design to bring big screen experiences, quality sound, and automation into your home.
Andy interviews Dylan Baker, Proprietor of Summit House in Summit, NJ. Summit House offers elegant cuisine inspired by the Garden State's diverse edible bounty – served with care in a warm, lively atmosphere.
Chris interviews Ehren Ryan, chef and owner of Common Lot in Millburn, NJ. Since 2016, chef Ryan and his team have been wowing customers with their seasonal, globally inspired menu. It is consistently found on NJ Monthly's top 25 restaurants list and it is easy to see why. Nothing is left to chance from service to the incredible food.
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.
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!
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