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Connecting local businesses and their communities.
Local First Podcast where you can listen to interviews of local businesses,
authors and entrepreneurs.
Behind every local business is a story to share. Stream the Dream.

Latest Episodes

Tony Jalan Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

R.A.R.E. Leaders Where We Connect Collaborate Contribute

Are you a R.A.R.E. Leader? Do you lead by using a set of defined principles? Tony Jalan and I dive deep into what it takes to be a RARE Leader. We have a conversation on…

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Local First Podcast Local First Radio Host Rob Kochanski

Local First Podcast 100th Episode with Martin Moore

WOW! 100 episodes. I invited Martin Moore to come into the studio and take a look back and the evolution that took place with Local First Podcast. I want to thank every guest and all…

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Maggie Mongan Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

Do You Know The Monsters Lurking In Your Business? With Maggie Mongan

In this episode with Maggie Mongan, we go deep in understanding and recognizing the Monster that lurks within your business. She also provides six great steps on marketing and sales. Enjoy the conversation Key takeaways…

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Asim Khan Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski Local First Radio

The Biggest Failure In Life Is Doing Nothing With Asim Khan

Asim Khan has a story that is full of challenges but he chooses to make a life-changing transformation by starting a new business in a very competitive market of healthy drinks he created Zyn. Key…

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Scott Chopping Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

Wealth Creation Through Real Estate with Scott Choppin

In this episode, Scott Choppin dives deep into Wealth Creation Through Real Estate. He has created a plan for anyone to participate in creating wealth creation through real estate. Key takeaways from Scott’s conversation: The…

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Dr. Jim Taylor Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

How to Manage Crisis During COVID-19

My conversation with Dr. Jim Taylor is right on time. We go deep on what you need to do during this time of crisis. Dr. Jim Taylor covers the different types of crisis and as…

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Gordon Nameni Local First Podcast host Rob Kochanski

Smart Water Club with Gordon Nameni

Do you know whether or not the water coming out of your faucet is full of chemicals? Gordon Nameni founder of the Smart Water Club and I discuss how the water is different depending on…

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John Vunog Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

Are People Finding Your Business Online? with John Vuong

This is Local First Podcast’s first international interview with John Vuong out of Toronto, CA. We take a deep dive into how to get your business is searched for online. As the owner of Local…

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Family Organizer Plus Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

Family Organizer Plus – It’s Your Data. Own It!

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Dennis Hill predicted that the only way we would make a change regarding our privacy would take a significant world event. After having several conversations, I would have to agree…

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Bonnie Edwards Local First Podcast Rob Kochanski

Mama said It’s the small victories that count! with Bonnie Edwards

Mama said… Do you remember when your mother gave you advice or shared her wisdom with you? Did you listen? Can you hear her voice in the back of your head? Bonnie shares in her…

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iTunes Reviews

Rob is putting Milwaukee first!

04/17/2020
Rob is doing a great job of putting Milwaukee first. I was really honored to be his guest on the show! We called the episode “The Elephant in the Room” because I’m in an industry fraught with perilous landmines. We address that head-on. Never more thankful than now to have an opportunity for the right people.

by swgodfrey from United States

Robert and Local First Are GREAT!!

03/10/2020
Honored to be a part of this amazing show! Robert goes above and beyond as a host and is continuously making everyone around him better! Highly recommend this show!

by jvk9 from United States

Wonderful Experience

03/06/2019
I absolutely loved being on Local First Podcast. Rob has a knack for putting people at ease that a format such as this may be out of their comfort zone. He asks great questions and has a humor about him that draws the guest and listener in alike. His passion for podcasting and highlighting local business and their owners shines thru.

by DenaliRG from United States

Wonderful Experience

03/06/2019
I absolutely loved being on Local First Podcast. Rob has a knack for putting people at ease that a format such as this may be out of their comfort zone. He asks great questions and has a humor about him that draws the guest and listener in alike. His passion for podcasting and highlighting local business and their owners shines thru.

by DenaliRG from United States

Customer Loyalty Architect

02/08/2019
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

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

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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