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Local First Podcast

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Connecting your community to your local businesses. Because behind every local business is a great story.


Real Talk About Real Issues with Dres
Jun 11 • 28 min
In this episode, you are going to get real talk about real issues going on right now. It was a breath of fresh air to have an open conversation with Dres. Dres is a globally-inspired artist and mental health advocate. For over ten years, he has served his…
What Is Revenue Generating Marking? With Dan Marx & Jamar Jones
Jun 4 • 36 min
You are going to have some fun with this episode. The interview starts off with laughter. Then we dig deep into what you need to do to make sure your marketing machine doesn’t stop working for your business. Enjoy Dan & Jamar’s key takeaways: Video vs…
5 Things To Get The Most Out Of LinkedIn with Wayne Breitbrath
May 28 • 35 min
WOW!! I had the pleasure of interviewing Power Formula LLC (https://www.powerformula.net/) . Wayne shares what you should be doing to get the most out of LinkedIn. Wayne’s Key Take Aways: Direct messaging with a good offer Should I create a LinkedIn…
Red Light Therapy Uses, Benefits with Brooke Luciano
Apr 30 • 42 min
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 sure to listen close you will be able to hear the passion…
Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear? with Laura Dixon
Apr 23 • 36 min
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. Laura Dixon is a life & weight loss coach as well as a…
What Is The Elephant In The Room?
Apr 16 • 37 min
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 what he needed, adapting to the environment and elements,…
Biggest Challenges Women Face During a Divorce
Apr 7 • 41 min
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 through a divorce. Rhonda Noordyk key take aways: Don’t assume anything…
Color The World With Your Story w/ Tony Meister
Mar 31 • 34 min
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 ran one of the…
Should I Stop Funding My Retirement Savings Because of COVID-19?
Mar 26 • 18 min
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 estate and financial…
Stay In The Game With Kat Ramirez
Mar 24 • 32 min
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…
My Book Is My Business Card with Julie Eason
Mar 19 • 33 min
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 the entire process from…
Your Unique Brilliance with Sheri St Marie
Mar 17 • 34 min
Sheri St Marie 🎤🔥Entrepreneur - Real Estate Broker/Owner - Professional Speaker - Disruptor of Human BehaviorStorylane Properties - where a priceless life takes place - 16 years experience in residential real estate, especially new construction in…
Something Special In Everyone With Nate Sroor
Mar 12 • 32 min
Nathan Sroor is the current Sales/Business Development Lead at Interflight Parking (https://www.interflightparking.com/) , which manages and maintains all of the on-sight parking at MKE airport. While still in high school, Nathan began with Interflight,…
Helping Chiros Fill Their Schedule Without Having To Post On Social Media Everyday
Mar 10 • 25 min
Hey, it’s Jeff Van Kampen (#JeffVKay ❤️), and I want to “officially” welcome you to my world. About 7 years ago, I started my first online business while I was in college (selling clothes), and this little hobby I picked up quickly became my obsession. I…
How to Build Your Company Brand with Will Jurgensen
Mar 5 • 37 min
B2B Sales and Marketing professional. Enabling companies to build brand awareness, generate leads and nurture opportunities by navigating the complexities of digital marketing and web design. Strengths lie in helping industrial firms understand their…
How to Sell On LinkedIn w Pat Helmers
Mar 3 • 33 min
Pat Helmers is an international business consultant and technology startup coach. He is the author of the Selling With Confidence sales system and host of the award winning (https://www.salesbabble.com/press/) Sales Babble sales podcast. Pat has been in…
How To Start Being A Leader Today with Jorge Benavente
Feb 25 • 35 min
Meet Jorge Benavente (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorgeabenavente/) I believe that everything in an organization rises and falls on the quality of its leadership. Whether its a household, sports team, business, or boy scout troop, the leader dictates the…
What Is Your Personal Brand With Stacy Kaat
Feb 20 • 36 min
Have you ever thought about how important your personal brand is? Stacy Kaat (https://www.stacykaat.com/) is a personal brand coach, author, and photographer, and I am excited to share my conversation with her. In this episode, Stacy…
A Deep Dive Into LinkedIn with David J.P. Fisher, AKA D. Fish
Feb 18 • 39 min
David J.P. Fisher, AKA D. Fish (blank) , is a sales and entrepreneurial professional, author, speaker, and coach, and has owned his own consulting firm, Rock Star Consulting, for over 14 years. David got his start by selling Cutco Knives, which helped him…
Value VS Price & The Go Giver With Bob Burg
Feb 13 • 43 min
Overcome The Fear Of Failure That Holds Us Back w/ Ariel Kopac
Feb 6 • 28 min
Ariel Kopac is a high endurance coach for business owners and sales professionals created Harness Your Hindrance coaching as a way to help clients break through mental barriers and increase their awareness of mental patterns, in order to see what it is…
Ken Young is Milwaukee’s very own Don Draper
Feb 4 • 33 min
Ken Young is Milwaukee’s very own Don Draper, as the owner of Young Creative Works, helping personal brands and small businesses grow their brand through advertising. He shares how he started drawing at school as the graphic editor of the school paper.…
Life Changes You Have To Be READY with Dave Molenda
Jan 30 • 25 min
Perfect Is Not The Goal with Allison Orlovsky
Jan 28 • 29 min
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 from working in finance for 20 years and the…
Young Guns Igniting Our Future Leaders
Jan 23 • 27 min
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…
Are You Asking Yourself The Right Questions In The Right Order?
Jan 16 • 40 min
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 lessons he’s learned from them, and why the order…
Are You a Monster or a Rock Star?
Nov 28, 2019 • 32 min
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 a biochemist and author of “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star:…
Why You Should Listen To Local First Podcast
Nov 23, 2019 • 0 min
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 Podcast and Local First Podcast Productions.…
Milwaukee couple making a difference in the lives of children in the Milwaukee area
Nov 21, 2019 • 24 min
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 positive change. This is the season of giving, and…
Milwaukee’s Local Business Cheerleader Elmer Moore Shares The Secret Of Economic Growth
Nov 14, 2019 • 47 min
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 different parts of his background perfectly prepared him for…
Hear How Leticia @ 29 Runs 2 Successful Local Restaurants
Nov 7, 2019 • 24 min
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 Michael’s to close for good, she decided to buy the restaurant.…
Pt 2 Artery Ink It Was Meant To Be
Oct 31, 2019 • 30 min
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 for Artery Inks since our last conversation in…
Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Review
Oct 25, 2019 • 18 min
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 both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. * You…
Timing Of Opportunities Isn’t Always When You Want It
Oct 24, 2019 • 36 min
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, filmmaker, and local vlogger, who now…
Personal Changes Mark Experienced Transitioning From Broadcasting Into Owning His Own Company
Oct 17, 2019 • 29 min
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, first starting as a weekend sportscaster on Channel 6, before…
Stories We Tell Ourselves That Aren’t True Pt. 2 Katherine Adamek
Oct 9, 2019 • 30 min
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 one…
Part 1 Perfect Isn’t Real with Katherine Adamek
Oct 2, 2019 • 22 min
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 mindset and coaching. In part one of this…
The Art Of Happiness
Sep 27, 2019 • 16 min
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 limits. The Dalai Lama says it doesn’t…
Growing Your Business By Connecting With Your Community
Sep 25, 2019 • 23 min
Summary Jackson discusses how he has been able to grow his insurance business by helping others in the community. He explains why and how he volunteers at several local charities. “At Elevated Insurance, we believe that our community is the heart of our…
How Jon Went From Paving Parking Lots To Flying Drones
Sep 18, 2019 • 30 min
Summary Jon discusses how he got started flying drones keeping the community in mind – being an advocate in the industry. My favorite takeaways from this week’s episode: Telling a story for the client with drones and great video Know the laws before you…
Customer Loyalty with Tamara Burkett
Sep 11, 2019 • 30 min
Summary – Tamara’s genius lies in her ability to connect people with people and technology with people. Tamara understands that nurturing relationships in a meaningful way requires both a personal touch and the appropriate technology. All about Tamara…
Social Capital with Lori Highby
Sep 4, 2019 • 27 min
Summary Lori discusses the importance of connecting with others, and building relationships is a critical part of an entrepreneur. It’s all about Lori A fifteen-year veteran of marketing, branding and entrepreneurship—and founder of the Milwaukee-based…
CRUSHING IT Books Beer & Networking
Aug 30, 2019 • 13 min
Summary WOW! Crushing It has to be the best event Jackson and I hosted this year. If you missed it youmissed out. The group shared many of their ideas and how they will action. For me it Crushing It gave me new life with my Local First Podcast. Make sure…
Enterprise Now With Elzie Flenard
Aug 28, 2019 • 30 min
Summary Podcasters Elzie & Rob talk podcasting what they like and the things that they do not like. Elize is making it happen helping other podcasters and businesses. Elzie D. Flenard, III is the founder of Enterprise NOW!. Elzie is also the host of the…
The E Myth – Books Beer & Networking
Aug 15, 2019 • 12 min
Summary Most small business owners work in their business rather than on their business. … “Everybody who goes into business is actually three-people-in-one: The Entrepreneur, The Manager, and The Technician.”. … The technician suffering from an…
Nothing Bundt Cakes Changing Lives
Aug 14, 2019 • 32 min
Summary Mike & Rob talk more than just Bundt Cakes. Mike talks how his bundt cakes are changing lives and to show up and do the work. The more cake Mike sells the more he can give away. My favorite takeaways from this week’s episode: Take responsiblity…
Braise Bring the freshest ingredients from Wisconsin to your table
Aug 7, 2019 • 37 min
Summary Dave and Rob have a fun conversation about food and learning what it takes to get started cooking local food. Dave Swanson, Chef/Owner Dave began his journey in the culinary world at age 16 in a small restaurant in his hometown of Lake Villa, IL.…
Living With A Seal – Books Beer & Networking
Jul 3, 2019 • 12 min
Summary – Host Jackson & Rob review June’s book of the month Living With A Seal by Jesse Itzler. I had so much fun reading this book it was hard to put down. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he…
J.K. Lee City Youth Dinner with Friends Gala
Jun 17, 2019 • 12 min
Summary Help support our mission! Join us at this year’s not-to-be missed annual gala! Our Dinner with Friends will be a special celebration of all that makes Wisconsin awesome! Cocktail reception. Silent and Live Auction. Dinner and Awards. (Exciting…
Near West Side A Great Place to Live, Work and Play
Jun 12, 2019 • 41 min
Summary: Keith talks about how we can come together to make our neighborhood a better place to work, live, and play. Milwaukee’s Near West Side: A Great Place to Live, Work and Play. Milwaukee’s Near West Side is most certainly a neighborhood of…
Think and Grow Rich with Rob & Jackson
Jun 7, 2019 • 12 min
Summary This months book was well received. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. “When you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work. After reading this…
Be In Business For Yourself But Not By Yourself
Jun 5, 2019 • 21 min
Summary Perry discusses how to be in business for yourself but not by youself. Be your own boss. There are literally thousands of franchise opportunities here in Wisconsin. Identifying the right franchise opportunity – that one business that best meets…
The Alchemist Books Bree & Networking
May 4, 2019 • 7 min
Summary The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he asks a Romani fortune teller in a nearby town about its meaning. The woman interprets the dream as a prophecy telling…
What Pulling Profits Out of a Hat Can Do For You with Brad Sugars
Apr 24, 2019 • 22 min
Summary: I chat with Brad Sugars about the challenges of starting a business and what a successful business looks like. Brad also talks about five disciplines of Pulling Profits Out Of a Hat My favorite takeaways from this week’s episode: * Get good…
Have No Regrets Life Is Too Short
Apr 10, 2019 • 35 min
Pat talks about having great mentors throughout his career now sharing what he has learned with others, also how networking influenced Pat making his decision to go from radio to become a consultant. Pat Miller, MBA, owns and operates Small Step…
Easterseals Project Search
Apr 3, 2019 • 17 min
Learn Ahmad’s story and how Easterseals & Aurora team up to provide the skills for Ahmad to work and improve his life. Project Search Meet N’ Greet Event Are you looking for positive, reliable candidates who are eager to work? You are invited to attend…
Start With The End In Mind
Apr 1, 2019 • 16 min
Book Beer & Networking March Edition Jackson & Rob review the groups top takeaways from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. To change ourselves…
Building walls of protection Making Insurance Great Again
Mar 27, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Robert shares how he went from being a member of a heavy metal band to building walls of protection for families for over 20 years. Robert describes how networking has been a significant factor in his success. If you had the chance to…
Ep 43 American Cancer Society Road to Recovery
Mar 20, 2019 • 27 min
Enjoy this episode Let’s meet Dave, David Lardinois is the Senior Manager of Community Development for the American Cancer Society chapter in Milwaukee. He has been with ACS for the last five years and strongly believes in their mission to save lives,…
Ep 42 Really The Earth Is Flat Martin?
Mar 14, 2019 • 34 min
Enjoy this episode Let’s meet Martin Martin Moore is a Commercial/Lifestyle Photographer and Filmmaker based out of Milwaukee, WI. He is currently the official Photographer/Filmmaker for Koss Headphones and has also worked with brands like Resqwater,…
Ep 41 Love What You Do with Allison Quartuccio
Mar 6, 2019 • 39 min
Enjoy this episode Let’s Meet Allison, After more than 15 years in the mortgage arena, Allison moved into both being an entrepreneur and a real estate broker. Real estate, she felt, needed some fundamental changes and people needed to smile again. They…
Ep 40 Teach A Man To Fish With Laura Ehr
Feb 27, 2019 • 29 min
Enjoy this episode Let’s meet Larua Ehr, Laura Ehr is a Career Specialist for Easterseals who trains on how to be a successful employee, assists individuals in finding employment and coaches to make the transition into a new job successful. Laura has…
Ep 39 Reinvent Yourself 1% Everyday
Feb 22, 2019 • 10 min
Enjoy this episode Jackson and I finally have a name for your book club. Books Brew & Networking We are much more than a book club. We are a group of like-minded people that life long learner, believe in building relationships and giving back to the…
Ep 38 What Is Your Why with CT Kaupp
Feb 20, 2019 • 22 min
Enjoy this episode Let’s meet CT Today’s guest is CT Kaupp – a fitness fantastic, a web designer & entrepreneur. He’s the founder of CT Kaupp, LLC, where he’s marrying those passions to fully-manage websites for fitness professionals. Before starting his…
Ep 37 Successful Businesses Know Every Employee Matters
Feb 13, 2019 • 34 min
Enjoy this episode Meet the Jerry & Jamie Jerry Curtin – General Manager Jerry’s passion to understand the essence of employee performance has been paramount to his success developing teams domestically and internationally. He works to build great teams…
Ep 36 Everyone Needs a Break Autism-Friendly Vacations
Feb 6, 2019 • 31 min
Enjoy this episode Meet Sara, Sara has been fortunate to travel to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as many places in the United States. She loves all things Disney and has been to Disney World, Disneyland, and has cruised with Disney. Sara’s travel…
Ep 35 True Grit And Grace Amberly Lago
Jan 30, 2019 • 39 min
Enjoy this episode A heartfelt conversation with author and speaker Amberly Lago Amberly started her speaking career after her life was deeply altered and her world was completely changed in May 2010. While riding her motorcycle in Woodland Hills, CA, she…
Ep 34 The One Thing Book Review w/ Rob & Jackson
Jan 25, 2019 • 10 min
Enjoy this episode January 2019 book review The One Thing If you like to read If you like to meet like-minded people If you like to network Join us February 21 at [3:00] at Mo’s Irish Pub February’s book Reinvent Yourself Books and Beer or Coffee My…
Ep 33 Anything Is Possible With Allison Orlovsky
Jan 23, 2019 • 35 min
Enjoy this episode Meet Allsion Allison Orlovsky is a coach and owner of For the Love of You Coaching, LLC. She is in the business of helping people who are stuck or at a cross roads in their personal or professional lives create a life/business built on…
Ep 32 Get a Strong Seat Belt Because It’s Going to Be a Fun Ride
Jan 16, 2019 • 34 min
Enjoy this episode For more than 35 years, Dennis Hill, PhD has been a change agent and solutions architect, serving on more than 20 boards in business, industry, and education, including EXACTA Corporation, a forty-three-year-old business specializing in…
Ep 31 Keep It Simple No Matter How Smart You Are
Jan 8, 2019 • 33 min
Enjoy this episode Meet Mark: Joined GE’s Healthcare Financial Services business, became CFO in 2014. He led the organization through a host of changes over the past 4 years. New tax laws, lease accounting changes, revenue recognition rules, and the sale…
Ep 30 It takes guts to be an entrepreneur w/ Sarah Bauer
Jan 3, 2019 • 39 min
Enjoy this episode Meet Sarah Bauer Sarah is a card processing specialist with Heartland Payment Systems. She specializes in working with business owners that want to understand the true cost of taking electronic payments, being secure in doing so as well…
Ep 029 The Dark Web with Gjeret Stein
Nov 28, 2018 • 27 min
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. While the internet side of the…
Ep 028 Making Computers Behave with Toomas Mitt
Nov 21, 2018 • 33 min
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, he was one of the first students to work with the…
Ep 027 Do not delay the conversation when your loved one gets to a point of needing extra assistance with Dave Ciccantelli
Nov 14, 2018 • 27 min
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, Dave decided it was time for a change.…
Ep 026 How Food Is Connected To Mental Illness With Dr. Tummala
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
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, hormonal imbalances and…
Ep 025 Perseverance and Persistence
Nov 6, 2018 • 11 min
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. Always will I take another step. If…
Ep 024 The LinkedIn Lady Sue Gresham
Oct 31, 2018 • 33 min
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 their…
Ep 023 Sharing Her Passion of Helping Mothers & Their Newborns Dr. Knapp
Oct 24, 2018 • 25 min
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, getting aggressive…
Ep 022 Automating Technology so You Can Do What You Love too Do – Melissa Blair
Oct 17, 2018 • 32 min
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. Small business is in…
Ep 021 Artery Ink Using Art to Encourage you to Eat Healthier & Take Care of Your Body
Oct 10, 2018 • 41 min
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, learn more about how it all…
Ep 020 4 Things you Need to Make Your Business Shine Online
Oct 3, 2018 • 25 min
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, after a decade in the non-profit sector, she…
Ep 019 Positively Jackson Bubolz
Oct 3, 2018 • 19 min
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 Happiness…
Ep 018 From Auto Mechanic to Photographer at Koss Headphones
Sep 27, 2018 • 35 min
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. All you need…
Ep 017 Rachel LaMantia Using Numbers to Save Small Businesses Time
Sep 19, 2018 • 32 min
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 unique…
Ep 016 James Hamer bring peace understanding and a sense of security to financial aspects
Sep 12, 2018 • 23 min
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 ability has…
Ep 015 LLS September Update and Events
Sep 6, 2018 • 10 min
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. 22 8:00am–3:00pm at the…
Ep 014 Your Financial Plan Starts Today Ben Uphoff
Sep 5, 2018 • 29 min
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, Ben would continue his…
Ep 013 Building Culture & Relationships at Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
Aug 29, 2018 • 12 min
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. If you have ever considered…
Ep 012 Tech Lab Don’t Click on That Link
Aug 29, 2018 • 23 min
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 over…
Ep 011 Getting Your MOJO Back with Meg Daly
Aug 22, 2018 • 29 min
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, the journey…
Ep 010 Host Rob Gets Script Flipped
Aug 16, 2018 • 52 min
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 learn…
Ep 009 Dr. Lees What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders
Aug 15, 2018 • 29 min
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, she developed and directed several…
Ep 007 Ron Wimmer Capture Spectacular Moments
Aug 8, 2018 • 28 min
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 seed.…
Ep 008 Nancy Olsen Legacy Moments Last Forever
Aug 8, 2018 • 23 min
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.” Her quote surprised me but I…
Ep 006 L.J. Hyland Direct Lending Helping Small Businesses Grow
Aug 1, 2018 • 20 min
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). 4 time…
Ep 005 Paul Grekowicz 5 Tips For Small Business Marketing
Jul 25, 2018 • 24 min
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 inspection of…
Ep 004 Jackson Bubolz Massive Changes in Insurance
Jul 18, 2018 • 37 min
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, auto,…
Ep 003 Megan Kruter Light The Night
Jul 3, 2018 • 17 min
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/ Matt King – he was diagnosed in 2010 at 4…
Ep 002 Dr. Jason Cindric – Discover how Chiropractic Helps Children
Jul 3, 2018 • 23 min
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,…
Ep 001 Nancy Lucchesi Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jun 21, 2018 • 27 min
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, Nancy helps her clients connect quickly and…
Ep 000 Introduction to Local First Podcast
Jun 21, 2018 • 11 min
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 * How an Idea turned into Local First…