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Local First Podcast connecting your community to your local business.

Because behind every local business is a great story that needs to be shared.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Stacy Kaat

What Is Your Personal Brand With Stacy Kaat

Have you ever thought about how important your personal brand is? Stacy Kaat is a personal brand coach, author, and photographer, and I am excited to share my conversation with her. In this episode, Stacy shares her personal journey from cosmetologists to how she fell in love with photography, and…

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David Fisher

A Deep Dive Into LinkedIn with David J.P. Fisher, AKA D. Fish

David J.P. Fisher, AKA D. Fish, is a sales and entrepreneurial professional, author, speaker, and coach, and has owned his own consulting firm, Rock Star Consulting, for over 14 years. David got his start by selling Cutco Knives, which helped him pay his way through college, and worked his way…

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The Go Giver

Value VS Price & The Go Giver With Bob Burg

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Ariel Kopac

Overcome The Fear Of Failure That Holds Us Back w/ Ariel Kopac

Ariel Kopac is a high endurance coach for business owners and sales professionals created Harness Your Hindrance coaching as a way to help clients break through mental barriers and increase their awareness of mental patterns, in order to see what it is that doesn’t serve them. Ariel Kopac and I…

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Ken Young is Milwaukee’s very own Don Draper

Ken Young is Milwaukee’s very own Don Draper, as the owner of Young Creative Works, helping personal brands and small businesses grow their brand through advertising. He shares how he started drawing at school as the graphic editor of the school paper. After graduating, he was thrown into the advertising…

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Life Changes You Have To Be READY with Dave Molenda

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Perfect is not the goal with Allison Orlovsky

Perfect Is Not The Goal with Allison Orlovsky

I’m excited to share my latest conversation with you that I had with Allison Orlovsky, relationship and intimacy coach and owner of For the Love of You. In our conversation, she shares her personal journey from working in finance for 20 years and the shift she made to coaching. She…

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iTunes Reviews

Customer Loyalty Architect

I truly enjoyed being on the show. Rob has a way of putting his guests at ease. Our conversation flowed naturally. I could talk with Rob for hours.

by FollowUpCoach from United States


Rob's podcast is wonderful! He is a fantastic host that puts guests at ease, has fun, asks great questions and gets some great information out into the world. He is tirelessly promoting local businesses and creating a community around him that serves to support all in his circle and beyond.

by forloveofyou from United States

eclectic sampling

Love hearing the different, local perspectives from people at very different stages of business offering very different services. Keep it up!

by Elevated262 from United States

Great Learning Podcast

Rob has a knack to ask insightful questions and pust his speakers at ease.

by TL@Tosa from United States

Love all the guests

It’s so awesome to have a podcast like Local First Podcast sharing the stories of those who live in Milwaukee. Super inspiring and Rob is such an amazing host! Always look forward to new Episodes!

by Martin Moore MKE from United States

Have you ever thought “I’d like to do a podcast….”, and then set that thought aside because you’re thinking  “I wouldn’t know where to start”. I have the answer to that PLACE TO START. Reach out to Rob Kochanski at Local First Podcast. In addition to making it incredibly easy, Rob makes it FUN, and he makes you completely relaxed. It is just having a conversation with him on whatever the topic may be….the guy is a genius when it comes to asking the right questions to pull the information out of you.  I was lucky enough to do a podcast with Rob and we were laughing and smiling the entire time--- and, a snippet of that podcast resides on the home page of our website, talking about who we are and the culture of our organization.  We have also used that clip on Facebook and on LinkedIn to grow awareness of our organization.  So, again, I say --- if you are thinking “how do I go about doing a podcast”, you NEED to reach out to Rob!

Carol White, IOM – President/CEO of Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

"This podcast is a fantastic resource to learn more about local businesses and I highly, highly recommend it!

Maria Ferrusquia
Milwaukee, WI

Most Recent Blog Posts

Local First Podcast Receives Award

Local First Podcast Receives Award

December 6, 2019 |

Local First Podcast Host Receives Entrepreneur Award Christmas came early for me. I was given the Entrepreneur Award from the Brookfield Chamber Commerce. It’s an honor to be…

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“Tech the Halls” is a business networking and charitable event ‘disguised’ as a Holiday party. People, music, refreshments!

December 4, 2019 |

“Tech the Halls” is a business networking and charitable event ‘disguised’ as a Holiday party. People, music, refreshments!   Members of the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, including…

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Behind the Scenes of Local First Podcast

February 22, 2019 |

Take tour of the Studio of Local First Podcast and the tools used to produce the show.

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About me and my podcast

Anytime I travel I find myself going into the neighborhoods searching for local places to eat, to shop. It's the only way to go. I'm not one that goes to big chain stores or dining.

If this sounds like you, you are going to enjoy Local First