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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

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. Ahusband and wife team that in their spare time (outside of full-time careers) create positive change.This…

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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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Timing Of Opportunities Isn’t Always When You Want It

Summary: Martin and I talk about how the podcast industry has changed over the years, the people who inspire us, and Martin’s tips on branding and marketing. Martin Moore is a commercial and lifestyle photographer,…

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Personal Changes Mark Experienced Transitioning From Broadcasting Into Owning His Own Company

Summary Mark Concannon is a figure and local legend in Milwaukee, and I am excited to share our conversation with you in this episode. Mark has worked in the Milwaukee market for a long time,…

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Stories We Tell Ourselves That Aren’t True Pt. 2 Katherine Adamek

Summary Life after the Olympics for Katherine Adamek was difficult, filled with injuries and setbacks. But through those hard times, she was able to take control of her life, largely through her mindset. In part…

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Part 1 Perfect Isn’t Real with Katherine Adamek

Summary Part 1 of 2 Katherine Adamek is an American short-track speed skater, two-time Olympic medalist, one silver and one bronze, in the 2010 winter Olympics. She’s also the owner of Fix Your Mindset performance…

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The Art Of Happiness

Summary: Book Beer & Networking September Book The Art Of Happiness My favorite takeaways from this week’s episode: You don’t have to be religious, to be spiritual. The only constant thing is change. Know your…

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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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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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The Power Of Podcast

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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