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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

Wayne Breitbarth on Local First Podcast w/ Rob Kochanski

5 Things To Get The Most Out Of LinkedIn with Wayne Breitbrath

WOW!! I had the pleasure of interviewing Wayne Breitbarth, owner of Power Formula LLC. Wayne shares what you should be doing to get the most out of LinkedIn. Wayne’s Key Take Aways: Direct messaging with…

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Brooke Luciano on Local First Podcast with Host Rob Kochanski

Red Light Therapy Uses, Benefits with Brooke Luciano

In this episode, I have a discussion with Brooke Luciano where she shares her story on how getting light therapy changed her life so much that she now treats others with the same treatments. Make…

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Laura Dixon on Local First Podcast with Host Rob Kochanski

Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear? with Laura Dixon

Hey local listeners, Laura Dixon and I dive deep into dealing with anxiety, and the scared brain. Laura shares her story of how she leaves the corp world to pursue her passion for helping others.…

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Steve Godfrey on Local First Podcast - Rob Kochanski

What Is The Elephant In The Room?

In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Steve Godfrey. He shares his story of living in Siberia for eight years. Steve tells stories of how he had to become resourceful in attaining…

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Rhonda Noordyk on Local First Podcast with Rob Kochanski

Biggest Challenges Women Face During a Divorce

Hey local listeners! This is a very interesting episode. I was not sure what I was getting into. But by the end, I learned a lot about Rhonda and her passion for helping women going…

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Tony Meister on Local First Podcast

Color The World With Your Story w/ Tony Meister

Tony Meister is the owner and founder of Chameleon Communications, LLC, a communications company that offers creative marketing with the ultimate goal of profitability. Tony comes from a lineage of entrepreneurs including his father who…

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Alan Fischer on Local First Podcast

Should I Stop Funding My Retirement Savings Because of COVID-19?

Alan Fischer has decades of experience in risk management forecasting and evaluating financial risks, and then recognizing methods that minimize or reduce their impact. He has enjoyed helping his clients with a number of needs, from…

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Kat Ramirez on Local First Podcast

Stay In The Game With Kat Ramirez

Katherine Ramirez, Founder and CEO With nearly three decades of career and entrepreneurial experience focused in Marketing, Advertising & Sales Management, Kat offers expertise as a sought-after Consultant, Mentor, Sales Trainer, Podcaster, Speaker and Community…

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Julie Eason

My Book Is My Business Card with Julie Eason

Julie Anne Eason helps business people write and publish world-changing books that Inspire, Educate, and Sell. She is an author, speaker, and CEO of Thanet House Books—a boutique book production company that helps people through…

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Your Unique Brilliance with Sheri St Marie

Sheri St Marie 🎤🔥 Entrepreneur – Real Estate Broker/Owner – Professional Speaker – Disruptor of Human Behavior Storylane Properties – where a priceless life takes place – 16 years experience in residential real estate, especially new…

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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