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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

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…

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Young Guns Igniting Our Future Leader

Young Guns Igniting Our Future Leaders

Young Guns inspires, motivates, and encourages professionals to become the best possible versions of themselves and realize that they are capable of more than they ever dreamed. Young Guns realizes it’s extremely difficult for our future leaders to keep…

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Are you asking yourself the right questions

Are You Asking Yourself The Right Questions In The Right Order?

I’m excited to introduce you to one of my great friends and mentor, Tony Jalan, and share our recent conversation about his three questions.  In this episode, Tony shares what the three questions are, life…

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Are You a Monster or a Rock Star?

Sit back and enjoy this episode. I learned some much about energy drinks and what works for me. I cut out the sugar and no longer have the afternoon crash. Meet Danielle Danielle Robertson Rath…

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Local First Podcast ToolBox

Why You Should Listen To Local First Podcast

Welcome to Local First Podcast Connecting your community to your local businesses. Because every local business is a great story that needs to be shared. Hi, I’m your host Rob Kochanski, owner of Local First…

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Milwaukee couple making a difference in the lives of children in the Milwaukee area

Summary: #DWYD Toy & Book Drive: Milwaukee couple making a difference in the lives of children in the Milwaukee area. A husband and wife team that in their spare time (outside of full-time careers) create…

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Milwaukee’s Local Business Cheerleader Elmer Moore Shares The Secret Of Economic Growth

Summary: Elmer Moore never saw himself and his family staying in Milwaukee for long. But now that they’re here, they just might be here to stay. He shares some of his first impressions and how…

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Hear How Leticia @ 29 Runs 2 Successful Local Restaurants

Summary Leticia Munoz first started working in restaurants at the age of 15. One of the jobs she had was at Michael’s Family Restaurant, which opened in 1985. And when there came a time for…

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Pt 2 Artery Ink It Was Meant To Be

Summary Spreading body positivity and education through art is the mission of Mara and Gloria of Artery Inks. In this conversation with them, we catch up on how things have changed for them personally and…

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Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Review

Summary The Book in Three Sentences Rich Dad Poor Dad is about Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father (poor dad) and the father of his best friend (rich dad)—and the ways in which…

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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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Listen to Local First Radio on Alexa

October 19, 2020 |

Exciting announcement. You can listen to Local First Radio from your Alexa device. All you have to do is say Alexa play Local First Radio. Local First Radio…

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RARE Time Stay In The Game

March 19, 2020 |

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week. As you know I get the opportunity to interview some of the areas of top businesses and entrepreneurs. This morning…

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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