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!


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Care | Re-imagining the Dental Experience

Chris speaks with Dr. Kareem Osman, co-owner of Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Center. Dr. Osman has his sights set on re-imagining the dental experience for the benefit of their clients. From the minute you step foot in their center, the receptionists have smiles on their faces and treat you like family. They serve Starbucks coffee and you can enjoy the zero-gravity massage chairs to relax. It is also a one-stop shop for dentistry with oral surgery, orthodontics and more right under one roof. Dr. Osman also believes in offering affordable service to everyone.

Feel Better Pops | NJ Made Therapeutic Ice Pops for Kids

We chat with nutritionist and health supportive chef Marisa Teiner to learn about her company Feel Better Pops. Originally inspired by her son Chace, a frozen fruit pop connoisseur, Feel Better Pops are made with wholesome ingredients like coconut water, super fruits, herbs, honey and cane sugar.

White Tiger Dojo | Okinawan Karate in Berkeley Heights

We visit Sensei Darren DeMarco at White Tiger Dojo's state-of-the-art martial arts facility in Berkeley Heights. Students of all ages, whether 4 or 104, come to practice a traditional style of Okinawan Karate called Isshin Kempo.

AIR Aerial Fitness | Taking Your Workout Off the Ground

Chris visits AIR Aerial Fitness in New Providence. With the grand opening on September 14th, we get a sneak peak from owner Carrie Sharpe. This is the first location of the AIR franchise on the east coast and Carrie is excited to bring this new form of fitness to NJ. Described as the best core workout ever, Chris gets to try out the hammocks for himself.

Mary Massey | Instagram Influencer, Life Coach and Business Coach

Chris speaks with Mary Massey, life and business coach. After her father passed away, Mary found herself struggling with depression. Instead of taking a pill, Mary discovered Zumba and it changed her life and career path as well. She fell in love with Zumba and transforming people's minds and bodies through fitness. Today, Mary is a one woman force. She is a life coach, business coach and Instagram influencer.

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