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Local Love

Supporting local businesses is a top priority for us at Hip New Jersey. In light of these challenging times, we want to continue shining a light on the people doing great things for our beloved Garden State. We have launched an online campaign called "Local Love" where New Jersey influencers and business owners are asked to shout-out their favorite local small businesses, while also describing how Covid-19 has affected their lives.

Local Love: Jorge Soto

Jorge Soto is currently an intern at Hip New Jersey and a student at Montclair State University. He considers himself a very outgoing and spontaneous person. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends…

Local Love: Tiffani Craig

Tiffani Craig is a soon-to-be graduate of Montclair State University! She is from Bloomfield, New Jersey, and today she shared her Local Love with HipNewJersey.com. What is your favorite local restaurant?Β  Avenue Bistro in Verona….

Local Love: Michele Clark

Michele Clark has a passion for sustainable fashion. She runs a successful style challenge on Instagram called the #thriftedchicstylechallenge. Women from all over the world play along and win prizes. She loves that she can…

Local Love: Lauren F. Taibi

Lauren F. Taibi is the Owner and Founder of Be Well Psychotherapy in Caldwell, New Jersey. She is also a national board-certified licensed professional counselor, wellness speaker, New Jersey certified teacher, and a published children’s…

Local Love: Bridget McAllister

Bridget McAllister is a writer with a background in multimedia. After completing her degree in TV, Radio, and Film at Syracuse University, she’s returned to New Jersey to be with her family (and her cat)…

Local Love: Melissa DeSanti

Melissa DeSanti is the former Senior Marketing Manager for Omega Watches, now turned to stay at home mom to 3 kids under the age of 5. She founded The Mendham Moms Network in 2018, which…

Local Love: Michelle Garay

Michelle Garay is as ‘New Jersey‘ as it gets! She grew up in Bergen County, attended Rutgers University, and although her first words weren’t “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen was the first artist she ever…

Local Love: Karen Leano

Karen Leano is an on-air fashion and lifestyle expert. She shares everyday glam for the everyday girl. She is from Sparta, New Jersey, and today she shared her Local Love with HipNewJersey.com! What is your…

Local Love: Kimberley Bueno-Schonig

Kimberley Bueno-Schonig is a serial entrepreneur with a strong passion to make positive impacts in her community. She lives in New Jersey, and today she shared her Local Love with HipNewJersey.com! What is your favorite…

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