118 episodes

Local First Podcast where you will hear interviews of local businesses, authors, and entrepreneurs—connecting local businesses to their communities. Behind every local business is a story to share.

What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.

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 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.

Check out my website at localfirstpodcast.com where you can:
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Local First Rob Kochanski

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Local First Podcast where you will hear interviews of local businesses, authors, and entrepreneurs—connecting local businesses to their communities. Behind every local business is a story to share.

What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.

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 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.

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.
Stream the Dream

    Every Local Small Business Has a Story to Share with Ben Palmer

    Every Local Small Business Has a Story to Share with Ben Palmer

    I could have not said it better Ben starts off our conversation by saying every local small business has a story to share. Ben is on a mission of bringing the community together to support and purchase from local small businesses.
    Ben's key takeaways:
    It's so hard to let go
    Small business is the key to local communities
    Trust others
    Take the time to get to know your local small business owners

    • 26 min
    One Stop Site For All Your Family Fun with Erin Guenterberg

    One Stop Site For All Your Family Fun with Erin Guenterberg

    https://lakecountryfamilyfun.com/ (Lake Country Family Fun) has it all for your family. If you are looking for fun activities to do any time of the year with your family look no further.
    Erin and I have a conversation on what it takes to take over a new business and her passion for the local community and local businesses.
    Erin's key takeaways:
    Get a business mentor sooner
    Connect with local businesses
    It's never too late to start a business
    Meet Erin Guenterberg
    Born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin, Erin Guenterberg is the owner and manager of Lake Country Family Fun (LCFF, LLC), an online resource for all things family fun. She went from being a new mom and active follower, to sales manager, to owner in 2016. Since taking over, Erin has grown a team of women and created a community both on and offline, connecting families to their community through their website and local events, Hartland Kids Day.From a social work background, Erin and her team saw a need for community for online creatives, bloggers, and entrepreneurs to learn and grow together on the local level, and in 2019 Lake Country Currents was born, bringing over 50 budding and established entrepreneurs together.In her free time, you'll find Erin and her family spending most of their free time in the summer enjoying lake activities and all that this area has to offer - boating, swimming, and paddleboarding; and as long as there is snow on the ground, they will be found sledding and snowmobiling throughout the winter.
    Connect with Erin Guenterberg and Lake Country Family Fun
    Expert Fun Finder
    Owner https://lakecountryfamilyfun.com/ (Lake Country Family Fun)
    Founder https://www.facebook.com/lakecountrycurrents/?modal=admin_todo_tour (Lake Country Currents)
    https://lakecountryfamilyfun.com/ (Website) | https://www.instagram.com/lakecountryfamilyfun/ (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQrcffUtJSNPNxyvT88l1Qw?view_as=subscriber (YouTube) | https://www.facebook.com/lakecountryfamilyfun/ (Facebook) | https://twitter.com/lakecountryff (Twitter) | https://www.pinterest.com/LakeCountryFF/ (Pinterest)
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    • 20 min
    Do You Have A Wealth Mindset with Axel Meierhoefer PhD

    Do You Have A Wealth Mindset with Axel Meierhoefer PhD

    Do you have the mindest to build wealth? I dive deep with https://idealwealthgrower.com/ (Axel Meierhofer, PhD) on what it takes to grow your wealth and leave a legacy for your family by leveraging real estate.
    Key takeaways from Axel
    How the right mindset gets you on the track to become a successful real estate investor?
    Why residential real estate investing is more than a good plan for your money?
    How can we build a legacy through real estate investing that serves your family and generations to come?
    Get over your analysis paralysis, following a plan you create a path to financial independence.
    More about Axel
    As a retired Air Force officer, I started my first company in 2005, focusing on consulting, employee skill development and program management. These areas remain in place these days and have grown internationally. I have always had a love for education and helping people help themselves become successful. As a business owner, I began thinking about applying profits towards retirement and research clearly indicated that owning real assets would be the best way. It’s also the path that the government supports the most.
    This has led to the development of a residential real estate investment portfolio currently worth about $1.5 Million. It’s still growing, and many lessons I learned are now available for me to teach, coach and mentor people.
    On my journey, I havemademany relationships, learned about the pitfalls of purchases, andmadegood and bad decisions that ultimately resulted in reaching economic independence. I would love to share my expertise with your audience so they can do the same.
    Connect with Axel
    Website: https://idealwealthgrower.com/ (https://idealwealthgrower.com/)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idealwealthgrower/ (https://www.facebook.com/idealwealthgrower/)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideal-wealth-grower/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideal-wealth-grower/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IdealGrower (https://twitter.com/IdealGrower)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/idealwealthgrower/ (https://www.instagram.com/idealwealthgrower/)
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZRy6092XyFWW9bhCbIt4Q (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZRy6092XyFWW9bhCbIt4Q)
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    • 28 min
    Are You Afraid To Feel

    Are You Afraid To Feel

    This is an episode you will want to listen to twice. Deb and I dive deep into how you can be the Best Something Ever. We discuss fear, self-care, and how amazing is possible.
    Enjoy
    Key takeaways from http://ww.bestsomethingever.com (Deb Kahler)
    What is self-love
    Are you afraid to feel?
    Turning your light back on
    Are you willing to be helped?
    Deb Kahler is a licensed massage therapist, a certified constitutional and holistic iridologist, a certified raindrop harmonics specialist, a certified RTT practitioner, and a young living essential oil enthusiast.
    Deb is the owner of Best Something Ever, LLC where she helps you find the something you have been looking for to help yourself be your best.
    Deb has been in the practice of the healing arts for the past 12 years and is now practicing at her new office in Oconomowoc, WI.
    Deb enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and always learning new ways of self-help and self-love, and then sharing what works.
    Every person experiences challenges in their own unique path in life. I can help each other through life experiences, knowing we have made it through them ourselves. I believe everyone has an amazing purpose on this earth if they are willing to take ownership of their feeling and their life and get in touch with their deepest emotions. I am here to help with the process, unique in every individual. Come and experience new techniques, iridology, hypnosis, and hypnotherapy, biofeedback, metabody electronics, massage.
    Connect with Deb Kahler
    Website http://www.bestsomethingever.com/ (www.bestsomethingever.com)
    Facebook @bestsomethingever
    Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/bestsomethingever (www.linkedin.com/in/bestsomethingever)
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    • 28 min
    RARE Leaders Where We Connect Collaborate Contribute

    RARE Leaders Where We Connect Collaborate Contribute

    Are you a https://www.facebook.com/groups/RARELeaders (R.A.R.E. Leader)? Do you lead by using a set of defined principles? Tony Jalan and I dive deep into what it takes to be a RARE Leader. We have a conversation on the four pillars and the principles all RARE Leaders live by.
    Key Takeaways from Tony
    R.A.R.E. Leaders Pillars
    R.A.R.E. Leaders Principles
    How to become a R.A.R.E. Leader
    Where to join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/RARELeaders (RARE Leaders community)
    The vision for R.A.R.E. leaders is to encourage the boldness, the courage within others to be https://www.facebook.com/groups/RARELeaders (R.A.R.E. leaders). To be the community platform that inspires others to thrive and grow through connection, collaboration, and contribution to one another.
    Meet Tony Jalan Founder of R.A.R.E. Leaders
    Award-Winning Sales Leader for Fortune 500 technology company. Certified John C Maxwell Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. Certified Business Growth Advisor Tony’s mission is to help small business owners unlock their leadership potential and to inspire them to thrive, grow, and scale their business without sacrificing all their time.
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    • 33 min
    Local First Podcast 100th Episode with Martin Moore

    Local First Podcast 100th Episode with Martin Moore

    WOW! 100 episodes. I invited Martin Moore to come into the studio and take a look back and the evolution that took place with Local First Podcast.
    I want to thank every guest and all the listeners that make Local First Podcast possible.
    Local First Podcast Celebrates 100th Episode, Announces New Platforms for Listening
    https://www.localfirstpodcast.com/ (Local First Podcast) founder and host Rob Kochanski will welcome back Martin Moore, a regular guest on Local First Podcast whose main gig is a content developer for Milwaukee’s iconic https://www.koss.com/ (Koss Corporation), for the 100th episode. Sharing the mic, Moore and Kochanski will reflect on Local First Podcast’s first 99 episodes, analyze the impact of 2020’s bizarre twists on Milwaukee’s business scene, and perhaps insert some humor in their 40-minute conversation.
    “I’m also thrilled to announce the launch of http://www.localfirstradio.stream/ (Local First Radio), continuous streaming online, 24/7 on https://www.amazon.com/b/?ie=UTF8andnode=9818047011andtag=googhydr-20andhvadid=453973924210andhvpos=andhvnetw=gandhvrand=16538477709615557073andhvpone=andhvptwo=andhvqmt=eandhvdev=candhvdvcmdl=andhvlocint=andhvlocphy=9018851andhvtargid=kwd-295921608370andref=pd_sl_ijuevad4z_e (Alexa) and the Local First web sites,” Kochanski said. Listeners from https://twitter.com/search?q=milwaukeeandref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch (Milwaukee) to Macau can hear compelling stories that highlight companies, leaders, artists, authors and entrepreneurs.
    “Local First programming connects businesses with their communities,” Kochanski continued. “Local First Radio has new apps available on both iPhone and Android devices, enabling access anytime and anywhere in the world.”
    “Everyone has a story to tell and, as a globally-recognized tech hub for the past century, full of entrepreneurs, I wanted to help raise Milwaukee’s profile,” he added. “I give my guests credit for opening up on-air and being honest and vulnerable about their businesses and related decisions, especially about why they are located in the region. The podcast is not commercial – it’s deeply personal.”
    Anyone interested in sharing a story of their business, passion or another pursuit can apply at http://www.schedulemypodcast.com (www.schedulemypodcast.com).
    Guests appearing on Local First Podcast can avail themselves of several https://www.localfirstpodcast.com/pricing/ (proactive marketing programs). The recording session and first month of broadcasting is free. Afterward, for as little as $9.99 per month, guests promote their episode on a continuing basis via web ads, audiograms, e-mail, social media, and other channels to an ever-increasing audience, locally and around the world.
    Kochanski, a Milwaukee-born U.S. Army sergeant veteran who lives in the city’s Avenues West neighborhood, started Local First Podcast in June 2018.
    Local First Podcast is supported by area businesses, with studios located on the campus of the Milwaukee County Research Park. More information about Local First Podcast and Local First Radio is available at https://www.localfirstpodcast.com and at https://www.localfirstradio.stream.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Lucas - ThinkLocal ,

Rob is a great host!!

Rob invited our company, ThinkLocal on to his podcast to give our founder, Ben, an opportunity to share his story! Rob was an excellent host and guided us through the process so well! He’s a great listener and an excellent facilitator of conversation. Thanks so much, Rob for having us on!

Light Therapy Entrepreneur ,

Highlighting an Emerging Industry, starting with Local First

Rob Kochanski sparks a great conversation about light therapy and how I got started (long ago) in this recently emerging industry that the science community refers to as Photobiomodulation Therapy. It was so much fun being a guest on this podcast and have the opportunity to tell my story from the beginning.

Business isn’t just about business and serving our community, it is about connecting with people, potential clients, and other businesses on a personal level.

So honored to share with the local first podcast community and I intend to bring UltraRed LightMD to every community for access to this incredible non-toxic therapeutic modality.

swgodfrey ,

Rob is putting Milwaukee first!

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.

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