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!


Andrew Wang

Andy Wang is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management and host of the Inspired Money Podcast. He has been named among the INVESTOPEDIA 100: Most Influential Advisors, Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors by Brightscope, and has appeared on Reuters TV, The Huffington Post, Barron's, and Forbes. Runnymede is a fee-only registered investment adviser (RIA) to captive insurance, pension funds, 401(k) plans, non-profits, and individuals. Andy is married, has three children, and can be periodically found performing Hawaiian guitar in the New York tri-state area. <more info>

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Recent Posts

Create a Video for Your Town

A group of business owners in Berkeley Heights got together to create a video. A script was drafted to share a message of hope, community, and support. In this case, it was also an opportunity to fundraise for businesses in the town that need help most. We at Buy Local NJ donated our time to edit and publish the video that can be shared on a website or to social media. Local media including TapInto helped share it to the community as well.

Livestream with Lois Manzella-Marchitto of Fitness Coaching LLC

Watch our chat with Lois Manzella-Marchitto of Fitness Coaching LLC, a group of highly educated and Nationally Certified Personal Trainers and Nutrition Coaches who deliver motivational and enjoyable programs to get results. In normal times, they send their trainers to your house, office or at a local park for personal training. In the current shelter-in-place, they offer virtual training in small groups (up to 10 people) via Zoom. Essential workers get 50% off training!

Livestream with Heather Backer of Backer Farm

Watch our chat with Heather Backer of Backer Farm in Mendham. Backer Farm offers its own pasture raised pork in a variety of cuts, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program, a wide range of jarred products (salad dressings, pickles, jellies, jams, dips, salsa, and fruit butters), and more. Essential workers can save $15 off the cost of the CSA with coupon code THANKYOU.

Livestream with Zack and Dan of StrixMedia in Morristown

Watch our chat with Zack and Dan of StrixMedia in Morristown. During stay at home orders, they encourage creators and business owners to try new things, learn, and stay in front of your customers. Get some valuable tips of how you can expand your business from home.

Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty | Finding Homes in Desirable Proximity to NYC

We visit Reed Kean and Octavio Mendes of Keller Williams Midtown Direct in Maplewood to learn about the local realty franchise and how the team gives back to the communities that they serve.

The Liberty Group | Professional Moving, Maintenance, and Shredding

Family owned and operated since 1920, The Liberty Group Company operations include Liberty United Van Lines, Lincoln Mayflower Transit, Liberty Facilities Services, and Liberty Document Security. We sit down with John Lusardi to learn about the company's history, businesses, and role in its community.

Silk Road Restaurant | Authentic Afghan Cuisine

We visit long-time Warren resident and owner of Silk Road, Abdul Hashim Sidiqee. From the moment we walked in, we were captivated by the lamb chops, chicken kabobs, salmon kabobs, sabzy (spinach) and banjan (eggplant.) 

HudsonWay Immersion School | Mandarin and Spanish Preschool through Grade 8

We visit Founder Sharon Huang at HudsonWay Immersion School's Stirling, NJ campus. The bilingual school offers Mandarin Chinese and Spanish classes to preschool 2's to Grade 8. 

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.

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.

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Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results.  Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended or undertaken by Runnymede Capital Management, Inc.-"Runnymede"), or any non-investment related content, made reference to directly or indirectly in this blog will be profitable, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or prove successful.  Due to various factors, including changing market conditions and/or applicable laws, the content may no longer be reflective of current opinions or positions.  Moreover, you should not assume that any discussion or information contained in this blog serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment advice from Runnymede.  Please remember that if you are a Runnymede client, it remains your responsibility to advise Runnymede, in writing, if there are any changes in your personal/financial situation or investment objectives for the purpose of reviewing/evaluating/revising our previous recommendations and/or services, or if you would like to impose, add, or to modify any reasonable restrictions to our investment advisory services. To the extent that a reader has any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed above to his/her individual situation, he/she is encouraged to consult with the professional advisor of his/her choosing. Runnymede is neither a law firm nor a certified public accounting firm and no portion of the blog content should be construed as legal or accounting advice. A copy of the Runnymede's current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees is available for review upon request. Please Note: Runnymede does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to Runnymede's web site or blog or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility for any such content. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.

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