Welcome To Local First Podcast
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.
Enjoy this episode Meet Dr. Nicole Knapp Freedom. That’s what my job is about. Letting you do the things you want to do in the way you want to do them. Whether that’s washing your classic car, playing on…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Let’s meet Melissa, Melissa is all about helping small businesses achieve efficiency and time by blending technology with marketing Melissa Blair is a serial entrepreneur and a product of 2 entrepreneurial…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Let’s meet Mara & Gloria, Our names are Mara & Gloria, and together we make Artery Ink! Through our artwork and various products, we want to encourage you to eat healthier, take…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Meet Kelly Andrew: President & Chief Executive Officer, Filament Communication Kelly E. Andrew grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, before moving to her current hometown: Milwaukee. In 2013, after a…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Meet Martin: Martin tells his story how he puts in the work to go from Auto Mechanic to Photographer at Koss headphones. Koss and Martin provided Local First Podcast with two wireless…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Meet Rachel, Rachel was born and raised a Wisconsin girl. She’s always loved math and developed a passion for small business when she and her dad opened a franchise in 2010. Her…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Meet James Hamer Background and Philosophy I acquired my first license in the financial industry in 1988. My academic background is in the sciences and secondary education. Combining my 30 years of…Hear the full story
Enjoy this episode Meet Ben Ben joined the Vantage Financial team after moving to the Milwaukee area. His connection to Wisconsin began in undergraduate school when he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Later,…Hear the full story
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!
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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.
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