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Local Leaders: The Podcast! Small Business Podcast in Livingston Parish

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!

Recent Episodes

Aug. 5, 2022

Anchor Realty Group Broker Kai Burton Talks Markets and the Will to W…

Kai Burton sits down with @Local Leaders:The Podcast host Jim chapman and they discuss her amazing rise and journey to own Anchor…

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July 25, 2022

BETTER WITH BRANDY! Local Leaders the Podcast #170 State Farm Insuran…

Brandy Robertson State Farm located on range ave in Denham Springs, LA sits down with Local Leaders the Podcast Host Jim Chapman …

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July 15, 2022

Louisiana DECA and the Leaders of tomorrow Local leaders Podcast #169

VP of Marketing and Communication Miss Bella Emanorado joins Local Leaders the Podcast host Jim Chapman to discuss the DECA progr…

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July 14, 2022

Jam Session with Woody and Jim! Time sensitive! Woody Overton and Jim…

important call to action. A short but very entertaining non scripted talk. link to vote: www.podcastawards.com --- Support this…

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June 30, 2022

Restoration 1 and Leaps of Faith Local Local Leaders the Podcast #168

Jim Chapman of Local Leaders the Podcast sits down with David and Marissa Hofstetter, the owners of Restoration 1 of East Baton R…

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June 24, 2022

Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks Local Leaders The Podcast #1…

Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks Joined Local Leaders the Podcast Host Jim Chapman for this 167th Episode and discussed t…

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About the Host

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Jim Chapman

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.