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!


Performing Arts 5678 | It's Show Time in Berkeley Heights

This week we visit Performing Arts 5678 in Berkeley Heights and speak with Jessica Lombardi. The performing arts school was formed out of necessity during the pandemic as Jessica's regular teaching job was cut from the town's curriculum.

The program and teaching is centered around performances, not competitions like most competitors. Designed to help performers become more confident, healthy, and strong, Performing Arts 5678 is devoted to providing knowledge and passion, whether performing as a fun activity or wanting to pursue more intense experiences. Students can take class at the studio or they offer voice/piano lessons in home.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Basking Ridge

We visit with doctors and staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), a state-of-the-art outpatient cancer treatment facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The 85,000 square-foot facility incorporates the latest concepts in therapeutic design and offers the most advanced cancer care services.

Located within the Mountain View Corporate Center (at exit 33 off I-78,) the outpatient center in Basking Ridge is convenient for cancer patients who live in central New Jersey.

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

Thoro | Dropping the Beats in Berkeley Heights

This week we visit Thoro Entertainment in Berkeley Heights and speak with Brett Bustamante. Thoro's roots are in audio production and DJing events. At their location on Springfield Ave, they have a recording studio with professional audio courses and workshops. In the front of the store, they have a boutique streetwear retail section of the shop that sells sneakers and hats. They also provide videography services. For your audio and video needs, definitely check out Thoro!

Riverwalk Physical Therapy | Going Above and Beyond Physical Therapy

We visit Basking Ridge to see Phil Pesce of Riverwalk Physical Therapy. A Google review states that "Riverwalk PT is a top notch facility and the therapists and staff are great." This isn't a one off as it get 4.9 stars with 133 reviews. Clearly they are helping their clients get back to physical health whether recovering from surgery or chronic pain. They also offer perks like free transportation and childcare.

TrueLeaf Kitchens | Kitchen Remodels in New Jersey

We visit Basking Ridge to see Jim and Eileen Barna of TrueLeaf Kitchens. This family-owned business opened in 2010, but they have over 25 years of experience designing custom kitchens. Jim returned to Basking Ridge to raise his family in the town where he grew up.


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

Mark's Auto Service | Family Run Auto Repair Service in Gillette

This week, we venture to Gillette to chat with father and son Mark and Nick Ierubino of Mark's Auto Service. This family run business has been servicing cars since 1989. In addition to regular maintenance, they also offer inspection services to keep your car on the road safely. Their goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time. Mark and Nick give back to the community and both served as fire chief of the Basking Ridge fire department.


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

Illuminate Food | Curated Local Fresh Farm Food Box

This week we speak with Danielle Schwab, owner of Illuminate Food. Founded amidst the pandemic, Danielle saw the challenges that farmers faced with restaurants shutting down. She decided to start a food box delivery service to connect farms directly to residential customers. Danielle curates the box from local farms and purveyors. Each box contains roughly 16 to 18 items and customers can add on dairy, cheese and proteins. The box also includes customized recipes each week and there is a Facebook group to share recipes and tips with each other.

Harvest Bistro | Fresh to Table Food in Madison

This week we speak with Tushar Patel, owner of Harvest Bistro in Madison. Tushar has been running the business for over 20 years and has transformed his business from the neighborhood deli to a sleek bistro. Harvest Bistro specializes in fresh to table food. Hear about his most popular dishes like chicken tenders that have been a staple of his restaurant for many years. Harvest Bistro has earned a stellar 4.5 star rating on Yelp. Find out what the hype is all about!

Daddy Mattys BBQ | Home-Cooked Barbecue and Community Kindness (Madison)

We visit Daddy Matty's BBQ owner and pitmaster Matt James to try his delicious home-cooked barbecue. We also learn why he feeds those in need in the community.

Pure Barre Denville | Small Movements Make a Big Impact on Your Health

This week, we travel to Denville to talk to Beth Billmeier, owner of Pure Barre Denville. Beth went from client to franchise owner because she loved the workout and the thought of helping others on their fitness journey. With the turn of the calendar to 2021, many people want to make a change to their health. Hear how Pure Barre can be a huge difference maker in changing your body with small isometric movements. Clients are so dedicated to the craft that many celebrate milestones from 100, 250, 500 and even 1000+ classes.

This episode was in collaboration with Downtown Denville.

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