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!


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.

All you need to know about forgivable CARES loans?

This is the most crazy and stressful time to be a business owner, not to mention just being a human in general. We started the BuyLocalNJ project to support local businesses and this is a time that requires even more. Given the unprecedented economic hardship, the government passed the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill called Coronavirus, Air, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) which makes $350 billion available to small businesses in the form of "Paycheck Protection Program" loans. Business owners may be eligible for loans that are completely forgivable if used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities over an 8 week period.

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.) 

CAD Construction | Your Partner in Home Transformation

We venture to Watchung to speak with Chris Daunno, owner of CAD Construction. CAD is a home transformation specialist, providing turnkey general contracting service for residential customers in Somerset County and the surrounding areas. They provide high quality construction and on-time, on-budget project completion, all managed by Chris as the single contact who oversees every project from beginning to end. CAD can construct new homes and service tear downs/rebuilds. Furthermore, CAD can assist in additions and renovation projects.

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

Peace of Mind Yoga | Overcome Daily Stresses with Yoga

We visit Owner Kris Silvestry at Peace of Mind Yoga in Berkeley Heights. It is the town's first and only stand alone yoga studio. At Peace of Mind Yoga, the instructors help its students learn how to cope and heal from their stress, anxiety, depression and trauma so that they can emerge as better parents, friends, community members, children, bosses and co-workers. In yoga classes, Peace of Mind Yoga provides a safe, peaceful and nonjudgmental space allowing for people to move and meditate to facilitate their own healing.

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. 

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.

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