About Local First Podcast

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, how did it get I started in podcasting and why?

It actually started out as an accident. I was part of a media training group, and one of the topics they taught us was podcasting.

In 2018 I joined the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.

But they were wondering how to connect their local business with their community.

In June of 2018, I launched Local First Podcast.

The podcast just has taken off from there. My mission continues to share the stories of local businesses.

I especially enjoy meeting with local business owners and interviewing them and learning their stories.  It literally took off from there.

The more interviews I produced with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, the more I uncovered.

I needed to share their stories.

Local First Podcast connects local businesses to their community.

I invite you to check out some of these stories for yourself.

Open up your favorite podcast app search for Local First Podcast then subscribe.

Check out my website at localfirstpodcast.com where you can:

  • Sign up for the Local First Podcast Newsletter to stay updated on upcoming episodes and events.
  • Connect with host Rob to become a guest.
  • Find out more and how to become a sponsor
  • Read my blog
  • Schedule a one-on-one
  • Learn more about Local First Podcast Professional Services
  • Podcast education


What they are saying about Local First Podcast:

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

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

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 MKE

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

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