Today, we chat with Jimmy Joseph of Jimmy Joseph Mortgage. We talk about all things mortgages. Is it a good time to refinance? How is the shelter in place order affecting the real estate market? How has the Federal Reserve actions affected mortgage rates? Why does Jimmy think its important to spotlight local businesses?
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!
Because of COVID-19, we are checking in with businesses to see how they are adapting to the challenging environment. Today, we check in with Carrie Sharpe, owner of Air Aerial Fitness in New Providence. With the shelter-in-place order, Air quickly pivoted to teaching classes via Zoom. While you don't have a hammock at home, classes are tailored to be an intense workout using items that you have around the house like a broom. They look forward to the day when they can get back to workouts in the air!
Because of COVID-19, we are checking in with businesses to see how they are adapting to the challenging environment. Our first guest is Aubrey Reichard-Eline of Unwind Yoga & Wellness in New Providence, NJ. Find out how her yoga studio is adapting during stay-at-home and how she's helping other local businesses.
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.
Chris speaks with Paolo Vieira, chef and owner of Paolo's Kitchen in New Providence, NJ. A chef for over 30 years, Paolo went from working in restaurants to starting his own business. His humble beginnings started by selling two Italian specialties at the New Providence farmers market. Today he sells at farmers markets all over the state bringing pre-prepared, frozen Italian food to the masses. His eggplant rollantini is his signature dish and "The Crack" dressing has people addicted from the first taste.
Chris speaks with Craig Bass, owner of Bagel Café of New Providence, NJ. Craig worked many years on Wall Street but after 2008, he decided to go back to his college roots of hotel and restaurant management. While Bagel Café seems to be just a neighborhood bagel store, Craig has dreams of transforming it far beyond just bagels. A foodie at heart, Craig has already elevated the coffee with a signature blend that is arguably the best in town. His next step is bringing customers incredible burgers, including the Jersey burger with Taylor ham, egg and cheese. The future is bright for Bagel Café with a foodie pushing the menu far beyond just bagels.
Chris speaks with Aubrey Reichard-Eline, co-owner of Unwind Yoga & Wellness of New Providence, NJ. Unwind Yoga was founded in July 2018 by Shirley Fee and Aubrey. They seek to make yoga and wellness easy and approachable for all. It is one of the few studios in the area that was designed specifically for yoga and the practice of the various wellness modalities. The teachers on staff combine for more than 100 years of yoga teaching experience. They have classes for all ages and levels; and have special classes for kids and families. The also keep things innovative and new with workshops featuring drummers and singing bowls.
Chris speaks with Jimmy Vardas, owner of Prestige Diner of New Providence, NJ. Prestige Diner was founded in 1967 and has been in the Vardas family since 1982. Despite its many years in business, they aren't stuck in the past. They have a full liquor license so they serve many NJ micro brews as well as wines and mixed drinks. Their food also keeps up with the evolving tastes of its customers with gluten-free offerings, locally sourced ingredients and their newest menu addition, the Impossible Burger which is 100% plant based. The service is friendly and warm. It is no wonder that there is often a line out the door at this historic diner.
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.
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!
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