Local Leaders:The Podcast interviews TOP business owners in Livingston Parish Louisiana and surrounding areas. Hosted by Jim Chapman Local Leaders the Podcast provides a platform for family owned business owners to tell their individual journey into business ownership.
Local Leaders is widely recognized as the top business podcast in the State of Louisiana and rated in the top 10 nationally!
In 2020 Local Leaders made Podcast magazine's Hot 50 chart twice and in 2021 was a finalist for the People's choice Podcast award for Best Business Podcast rating Local Leaders in the Top 10 Globally!
May 25th marks the date of a "Special Election" for the vacated District 5 seat formally held by longtime councilman Bubba Harris. Jim Chapman Host of Local Leaders the Podcast, The Livingston Parish Business of the Year for 2022, sits …
In this episode of Local Leaders the Podcast Jim Chapman sits down with Local Roofing Company TRI-21 and owner Matt Couvillion. As passionate as Matt is about roofing, it is his "why" that is so inspiring. His very personal connection …
When your property is damaged in Baton Rouge, Paul Davis Restoration is ready to answer the call and assist businesses or families in getting back on their feet. The emergency technicians at Paul Davis Restoration are aware of precisely what …
On this edition Jim Chapman sits down with Macie Ziglar to discuss her business thats entire premise is based off of making more time in your day for doing the things you want to do, while still getting things done …
French Settlement Roasting Company owner William Lagrange sits down with Jim Chapman of Local Leaders the Podcast to discuss his keys to the amazing taste of his locally owned coffee company as well with the challenges associated with jumping into...
K to Z Window Coverings owner Brandon Barton sits down with Jim Chapman of Local Leaders the Podcast to discuss his keys to longevity in this his 26th year in business in the Livingston Parish area!
Creator and Host
Jim Chapman is the award winning Creator and Host of Local Leaders the Podcast.
Jim founded Local Leaders the Podcast for (2) specific reasons.
His desire to channel his passion and love for family owned business into a positive cause was the first and to enable small businesses to compete with large businesses on a local platform was the second.
Every Business owner has a Story and he created the podcast as a way to tell it in a unique format and wow have the businesses he featured seen results.
Jim is also founder of several companies including Envision Podcast Production, Envision Podcast studio Rentals and The Louisiana Podcast Association.
Jim is a native of Baton Rouge Louisiana but has resided in Denham Springs, Louisiana his entire adult life.
He has been married to his wife Wendi for 24 years and together they have raised 3 children.
Jim has received numerous awards for his podcasting efforts including being recognized as a finalist for a Peoples Choice Podcast award for Best Business Podcast in 2021.
His executive producing skills also led to awards for shows his company produces including Real Life Real Crime a Podcast by Woody Overton receiving 4 nominations and 2 peoples choice awards in 2021 alone.
In 2022 Local Leaders has again been nominated for a pEOPLES choice Podcast award for Best Business Podcast.