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?”

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!


Yoga Essence | Reaching More People with the Transformative Power of Yoga

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.

THE MAX Challenge of New Providence | Losing Weight with Fitness, Community and Motivation

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!

Win a 10-week fitness challenge at The MAX Challenge of New Providence

We are so excited to announce our first giveaway with an amazing prize!

BuyLocalNJ has partnered with The MAX Challenge in New Providence for a chance to win a spot in their "New Year, New You" 10-week fitness challenge (a $500 value!!!) beginning on January 7th. This is the perfect way to kick start your year if fitness is at the top of your New Year's resolutions.

Linda's Creative Gifts | Unique Handmade Products with Inspirational Stories

Linda's Creative Gifts, originally TMC Boutique, was established in 2009. Being an artist herself, owner Linda Tribuna knew the challenges artists face in getting their work shown. That spurred her to open a store that would be a place that was "Home to the Local Artist." The store has broadened its products which now also features other US and Fair Trade artists with inspirational stories behind their work. Linda is known for her beautiful pencil drawings, charisma, and an eye for accessorizing any outfit or offering ideas for the perfect gift.

Bubba Rose Biscuit Co | Only the Best Ingredients for Your Dog Treats

Amanda Smith took a unique path from pastry chef to baking the highest quality dog treats to retail shop owner. As a dog lover herself, she and her fiance found the perfect location in Morristown and have quickly built a strong community of loyal dog owners. Amanda has a bleeding heart for rescue animals, being the proud mom to three dogs, and she has built close ties to the local pet rescues hosting adoption events and raising money for them as well.

Flip Consignment | How the Love of Consignment Turned into Thriving Business

Stefanie Mathews always loved consignment for finding great stuff for her kids that's recycled and sold for a good price. Seeing a need in her community for a consignment store that focused on sports and dance, she opened Flip Consignment where customers can convert quality used items into cash, use proceeds to fund upgrades, and enjoy a pleasant shopping experience.

Tons of Toys | Family Owned Toy Stores Succeed by Focusing on Customers

Chris Brinkofski, an owner at Tons of Toys, says that the secret to his company's success is its team, customer service, and responsiveness. With locations in Wyckoff, Bernardsville, Madison, and Westwood, Tons of Toys has flourished for nearly 30 years while many other brick and mortar toy stores have struggled.

Just Jersey | Locally Made Products, Community Spirit, and Jersey Pride

Meet Paul Miller, one of Just Jersey’s co-owners, curators and shopkeepers. Just Jersey is a retail store with locations in Morristown and Montclair that uniquely celebrates the natural beauty, diversity, culture, grit and attitude of the Garden State through food, art, and craft of its residents.

Eight Reasons Why We Launched BuyLocalNJ to Support Small Business

When small business wins, communities win. Community leaders everywhere are in search of new ways to spark growth, keep young people engaged, and revitalize downtown areas. One answer is to cultivate small businesses because when a town offers locally owned restaurants, cool coffee shops, and unique boutiques—along with architects, attorneys, and other professionals—that downtown is often the heart and soul of a vibrant community. 

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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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