Jim Chapman

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Jim Chapman has spent over 20 years promoting Local, family-owned businesses.

Through his popular blog and podcast entitled Local Leaders: The Podcast, Jim contributes to his community’s growth and the business owners who support it.

Jim’s catchphrase and belief that “Every Business Owner Has a Story” has attracted a large local following and even a worldwide following with listeners and viewers in over 20 different countries.

Jim has received numerous awards in the business podcast genre including being named to podcast magazines Hot 50 Podcast in both October and December 2020.

In 2018 Jim served as President of the BNI Business Boomers Denham Springs chapter and led his chapter to over 2 million dollars in closed business.

In 2019 through his affiliation with Farrell-Calhoun Paint Company, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Recognized Farrell-Calhoun Paint Company as the LP chamber Large Business of the year.

 Jim has been featured in numerous articles with the Livingston Parish News, most notably the April 11, 2019 edition titled “Just Have to Get It In Their Hands” and the August 27th 2020 edition titled “Local Superstars”. 

Jim has been featured on “The Livingston Parish News Morning Show with Mchugh David” 3 times since 2019.

Jim Chapman is a member of the 2020 graduating class of the famed “Leadership Livingston”Program and in 2020 received the “Above and Beyond” Award from his peers in “Leadership Livingston”.

Jim’s community involvement includes his role as a current Livingston Parish Chamber Ambassador as well as a current member of the Livingston Parish Chamber Litter Committee.

Jim has donated both his time and financial support to fund the Livingston Activity Center Pavilion (503c NP) project located in Walker, LA as well as Mighty Moms and The Foster Village.

jim chapman local leaders the podcast hostJim Chapman also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Itradexchange.

Jim resides in Denham Springs Louisiana with his wife of 22 years (Wendi Olivier Chapman) and twin daughters (Braylyn and Breanna 14) and Son (Trevor 17). 

When not “podcasting” Jim enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events and listening to local bands.

Jim can be reached at jim@localleadersthepodcast.com

Jim Chapman

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