Local First Podcast
By Rob Kochanski
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Rob Kochanski, founder & host of Local First Podcast, where I share inspiring stories of Local Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Community Leaders and drop there stories every Wednesday! Supporting local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs. Now you have an opportunity to meet the local business owner before using their product or services.
||ExplicitEp 029 The Dark Web with Gjeret Stein||Enjoy this episode Meet the Gate Keeper of the Dark Web Gjeret Stein - Starting in IT back in 1994, working for a Digital VAR (Value added reseller) as the Tech Support for their spin-off, WCF Internet, in Mukwanago Wisconsin. -||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 028 Making Computers Behave with Toomas Mitt||Enjoy this episode Meet Toomas Mitt, - Toomas Mitt - Owner: TBG Networks LLC - A lifelong technology cheerleader, at the age of 11, Toomas was the youngest amateur radio operator in the US. In high school,||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 027 Do not delay the conversation when your loved one gets to a point of needing extra assistance with Dave Ciccantelli||Enjoy this episode Let's meet Dave Ciccantelli, - Dave is proud to be the owner of Wisconsin’s first Assisted Living Locators franchise. After 30+ successful years as a software engineer in the challenging IT world,||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 026 How Food Is Connected To Mental Illness With Dr. Tummala||Enjoy this episode Meet Dr. Tummala - MEET THE DOCTOR A Pioneer in the Field of Integrative Psychiatry - “We now know that mental illness can be a result of many different physiological imbalances, such as nutritional deficiency,||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 025 Perseverance and Persistence||Enjoy this episode Jackson & Host Rob have a discussion on the importance of being Persistence. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein I will persist until I succeed.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 024 The LinkedIn Lady Sue Gresham||Enjoy this episode Meet Sue Gresham, - “The LinkedIn Lady” is your LinkedIn Coach & Trainer. As a Certified Social Media Strategist and the founder of Innovative Client Solutions, she has been teaching professionals how to use LinkedIn to grow t||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 023 Sharing Her Passion of Helping Mothers & Their Newborns Dr. Knapp||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 the floor with your grandkids,||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 022 Automating Technology so You Can Do What You Love too Do – Melissa Blair||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 parents.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 021 Artery Ink Using Art to Encourage you to Eat Healthier & Take Care of Your Body||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 better care of your body,||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 020 4 Things you Need to Make Your Business Shine Online||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,||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 019 Positively Jackson Bubolz||Enjoy this episode Local First Podcast Show Partner Jackson Bubolz Key Take Aways Inspiring others How to manage your attitude You have to sacrifice something to get what you want Rule of 3 to 1 - Recommend Books: Rich Dad Poor Dad||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 018 From Auto Mechanic to Photographer at Koss Headphones||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 speakers and headphones to give away. -||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 017 Rachel LaMantia Using Numbers to Save Small Businesses Time||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 small business ownership experience gives her a ...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 016 James Hamer bring peace understanding and a sense of security to financial aspects||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 experience and my teaching abi...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 015 LLS September Update and Events||Enjoy this episode Scenic Shore 150 Bike Ride – raised $1.55 million and counting - We have a new office location: - 6737 W. Washington St. Suite 2100 - Milwaukee, WI 53214 September 2018 Events Blood Cancer Conference: Saturday Sept.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 014 Your Financial Plan Starts Today Ben Uphoff||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,||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 013 Building Culture & Relationships at Brookfield Chamber of Commerce||Enjoy this episode I had the opportunity to have a fabulous conversation with Carol White President of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce right after a networking breakfast. It was all about building culture and relationships. -||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 012 Tech Lab Don’t Click on That Link||Enjoy this episode Milwaukee's Premier Tech Shop What Defines Roger: I’m a people person and I want to help people navigate through the confusing world of technology. I strive for understanding when I educate people and try really hard not to talk ...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 011 Getting Your MOJO Back with Meg Daly||Enjoy this episode My conversation with Meg Daly is genuinely inspiring. After listening, I'm sure you will be encouraged as well as getting your MOJO back. - Meet Meg Daly and get your MOJO - How do you move from “wanting” to “being?” - For me,||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 010 Host Rob Gets Script Flipped||Enjoy this episode Meet Host and Founder Rob Kochanski un-edited unscripted - Rob was going to interview Jackson Bubolz when Rob asked Jackson "what do you want to discuss in his episode?" he flips the script and says its time for the listeners to le...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 009 Dr. Lees What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders||Enjoy this episode Meet Dr. Lees - Dr. Lees received her Doctor of Psychology degree with honors from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1990. Prior to opening Lees Psychological Services in 1998,||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 007 Ron Wimmer Capture Spectacular Moments||Enjoy this episode Meet Ron, I can’t remember when I didn’t carry a camera. I’ve been inspired by images and art my entire life. My Uncle Ray got me interested in photography when I was about ten or twelve years old and continued to water that se||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 008 Nancy Olsen Legacy Moments Last Forever||Enjoy this episode Meet Nancy, This quote comes from my daughter, Wendy, who has observed me all her life: “You have always been a great listener and question asker, and people have always opened up to you, your whole life.”||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 006 L.J. Hyland Direct Lending Helping Small Businesses Grow||Enjoy this episode Meet L. J. Hyland - Mixed experience: Marketing and advertising, sales for a LED lighting company, and financings. Works with companies of all sizes both locally and around the nation. Personal Ran track in college (sprinter).||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 005 Paul Grekowicz 5 Tips For Small Business Marketing||Enjoy this episode Let's meet Paul Grekowicz, - Born and raised in Michigan, south of Detroit…cue Journey music 😊 Attended the University of Michigan and earned an engineering degree First professional role revolved around maintenance and inspectio||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 004 Jackson Bubolz Massive Changes in Insurance||Enjoy this episode Meet Jackson There are massive changes happening in the insurance world… but nobody knows it yet. Jackson Bubolz is the owner or Elevated Insurance. An independent insurance agency in Waukesha, WI serving the community with home,||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 003 Megan Kruter Light The Night||Enjoy this episode The link for Man & Woman of the Year is: http://www.mwoy.org/wisconsin - The link to register as a volunteer or to ride the 25 mile bike ride is: http://events.lls.org/pages/wi/2018ScenicShore150/ -||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 002 Dr. Jason Cindric – Discover how Chiropractic Helps Children||Enjoy this episode As a kid, Dr. Jason suffered from low back pain, chronic upset stomach, frequent cold and flu symptoms, strep throat, recurring ear infections, etc. He remembers always being sick and reaching for a pill to pop or a syrup to drink,||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 001 Nancy Lucchesi Mobile Apps for Small Biz||Enjoy this episode Nancy Lucchesi, number 1 bestselling author, founded Unleased Mobile Apps because she knew there was an innovative way to create relationships with your customer base. Utilizing mobile apps,||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 000 Introduction to Local First Podcast||Enjoy this episode Listen to host Rob Kochanski tell the origin story of Local First Podcast. I started as an idea 15+ years ago sitting on my brother's porch drinking beer. - 3 Key Points: Why Local First Podcast||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love hearing the different, local perspectives from people at very different stages of business offering very different services. Keep it up!
Great Learning Podcast
Rob has a knack to ask insightful questions and pust his speakers at ease.
Love all the guests
It’s so awesome to have a podcast like Local First Podcast sharing the stories of those who live in Milwaukee. Super inspiring and Rob is such an amazing host! Always look forward to new Episodes!