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

By |August 13th, 2021|buylocalnj|0 Comments

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

Why local is so important to business and strong community with Bobbie Peer, TAPinto

Check out our latest live segment with Bobbie Peer, owner of the TAPinto franchises in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Mountainside. Find out how she went from writer to franchise owner and why she is so passionate about covering local news. Hear about the benefits of advertising on the TAPinto platform and the hyper-local visits that it generates. Also watch as Bobbie turns the tables and interviews us about why we started BuyLocalNJ. It is

By |November 24th, 2020|buylocalnj|0 Comments

Goodman’s Deli | Jewish Deli Serving NJ Since 1943

We talk all things Jewish deli with Don Parkin, owner of Goodman's Deli in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Goodman's has been serving pastrami, corned beef and brisket since 1943. Don has owned the deli for over 10 years and it has been in Berkeley Heights for 20 years. Don brought more authentic dishes to the menu and also his passion for Chicago style hot dogs. While the dining room is currently closed because of the pandemic,

Buy NJ campaign kicks off to support local NJ businesses

We started BuyLocalNJ in November 2018 because we saw the need to support our local businesses. Without our main street businesses, our communities would suffer and the downtowns would be left with empty storefronts. With COVID-19, our NJ businesses need the community support more than ever. That is why we have continued our BuyLocalNJ series with livestreams and videos for towns like Berkeley Heights and New Providence.

Livestream with Jon Gjoni of Pastrami House in Berkeley Heights

Because of COVID-19, we are checking in with businesses to see how they are adapting to the challenging environment. Today we checked in with Jon Gjoni, the owner of Pastrami House in Berkeley Heights. With the dining room closed, they are offering curb side pickup as well as delivery through multiple platforms. They are also giving free junior sandwiches during lunch hours to the hero first responders.

By |April 15th, 2020|buylocalnj|0 Comments

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

By |March 27th, 2020|buylocalnj|0 Comments

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

By |February 28th, 2020|buylocalnj|0 Comments

Anything Floral | More Than Just a Florist in Berkeley Heights

This week, we venture to beautiful Berkeley Heights to meet Cheri Pertesis, the owner of Anything Floral which has been the local florist in town for over 26 years. Hear about how Cheri got started in the business and how it has changed over the years. Anything Floral does events like weddings whether small or large and they will work with any budget. Flowers are associated with romance but even more so at Anything Floral

By |November 22nd, 2019|buylocalnj|0 Comments
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