Season 3

S3E11: Kelly Davila and Naomi Couture with SPAG

https://youtu.be/b-ATuQ5Y4Kw Kelly Davila and Naomi Couture from the South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) discuss the Support Lubbock Fund, a partnership with Market Lubbock, Inc. and the Lubbock Economic...

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S3E10: John Osborne, CEO and President of LEDA

https://youtu.be/oxV6SVd1EOw The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) partnered with Market Lubbock, Inc. and the South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) in creating the Support Lubbock Fund, a small business...

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S3E9: Stephanie Henderson, General Manager of Carpet Tech

https://youtu.be/2f8rSegednA General Manager of Carpet Tech Stephanie Henderson sits down with Katherine White of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance to discuss the future effects the recent pandemic will have...

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S3E8: Cameron and Anna Brown for Desert Sky Family Therapy

https://youtu.be/h-ei8jiPCRQ In this episode of Hub City Spokes, Anna and Cameron Brown, Director and Therapist for Desert Sky Therapy, explain the mental health affects the public health crisis has...

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S3E7: Elizabeth Hill, Co-owner of Burklee Hill Vineyards

https://youtu.be/WicBYxr-5RY Elizabeth Hill, co-owner of Burklee Hill Vineyards, shares insight on recent impacts the Texas High Plains Wine industry is currently facing due to COVID-19. This family-owned, generational winery...

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S3E6: Dan Pope, Mayor of the City of Lubbock

https://youtu.be/_lZd-lg0NEE Lubbock City Mayor Dan Pope sits down with Katherine White of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance to get a closer look at how local leaders addressed the impacts...

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S3E5: Robert Taylor, CEO of United Supermarkets

https://youtu.be/xfyX-u7NPS8 CEO of United Supermarkets Robert Taylor explains how the major Texas grocery store chain adapted to the recent challenges during the public health crisis. In this episode of...

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S3E4: Rodney Madsen, CEO for GermBlast and Epidemiologist

https://youtu.be/V82K1DTY8fA Katherine White with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance sits down with Rodney Madsen, CEO of Germblast, to discuss how his background in healthcare coupled with his company’s mission...

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S3E3: Matt Roig and Antonio Pina for the DoubleTree by Hilton

https://youtu.be/vGyLkFv9vKw As the season three location for the Hub City Spokes podcast, the DoubleTree by Hilton is near completion. Katherine White with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance sits down...

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S3E2: Mallory and Arnis Robbins, Co-Owners of Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque

https://youtu.be/Y5YyukRLSLc A local favorite, Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque, talks all things Texas BBQ in this episode of Hub City Spokes. Recognized in Texas Monthly for the innovative approach to...

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S3E1: Mike Nghiem and Sally Taylor for The Brewery LBK

https://youtu.be/Qmax9ahQpMo Lubbock locals are no stranger to the Brewery LBK, and especially the recent addition to the menu: adult popsicles. Mike Nghiem and Sally Taylor share their experience brewing...

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Season 2 - TTU Innovation HUB

S2E7: Riley Barrett with Caprock Custom Apps

Riley Barrett, Designer and Software Architect of Caprock Custom Apps, talks all things technology and application development on this episode of Hub City Spokes. Because of the limitless advantages...

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S2E6: Magdalena Rakowska with Envirostatus

Magdalena Rakowska, Founder of Envirostatus, talks about the great advantages of launching business in the Innovation Hub. In this episode, Magdalena emphasizes the importance of community. She attributes her...

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S2E5: John Smothers with Reproductive Solutions, Inc.

John Smothers, President and CEO of Reproductive Solutions, Inc., sits down with Katherine White to share his experience building a research company at the Innovation Hub at Research Park....

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S2E4: Siva Vinapalli with Nemalife

Katherine White sits down with Siva Vanapalli, a professor of chemical engineering at Texas Tech University and also Co-founder and CEO of Nemalife, a biotech and scientific community dedicated...

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S2E3: Carder Brooks and Cole Seifert with Gap Peptides

On this episode of Hub City Spokes, Katherine White talks with Carder Brooks and Cole Siefert, co-founders of Gap Peptides. The two go in-depth on the advantages of starting...

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S2E2: David Weindorf with Department of Plant & Soil Science

David Weindorf, Associate Vice President in the Office of Research and Innovation and Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Texas Tech University, discusses soil science...

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S2E1: Kimberly Gramm and Cara Wells with TTU Innovation Hub and EmGenisys

Recently named the Associate Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Innovation Hub at Research Park, Kimberly Gramm, along with Cara Wells, Founder and CEO of EmGenisys, sit down...

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Season 1

S1E15: The Hamil Brothers of Hamil Bros Studios

Ross and Jacob Hamil are the bros behind Hamil Bros. Studios, a video production company that makes commercials and promotional content for companies all over the country. Katherine White...

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S1E14: Mike Jones with Primitive Social

Mike Jones is Director of Technology at Primitive Social, a digital marketing agency. Mike sits down with Katherine White to explain his experience working at a start-up company in...

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S1E13: Blake Buchanan with Bahama Bucks

From humble beginnings in a small building to a nationwide multimillion-dollar franchise, Blake Buchanan grew his shaved ice company into what is known as Bahama Bucks today. Blake sits...

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S1E12: Amy Wood with Flint Avenue Marketing

Flint Avenue Marketing founder Amy Wood shares her experience growing a nationwide company in Lubbock, Texas. For her, she attributes her success in Lubbock to the resources found at...

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S1E11: Local Artist Booga Bradshaw

A local hip-hop artist gives insight on the music scene in the 806. Mike Jones sits down with Booga Bradshaw to discuss the music industry in Lubbock and the...

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S1E10: Ryan Reber with Lubbock Angel Network

Mike Jones sits down with Ryan Reber of Lubbock Angel Network, a local investment network, that not only provides opportunities to investors that give high reward, but also funding...

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S1E9: Josh Allen with Allen Financial Agency

Local mogul Josh Allen shares his experience opening multiple businesses in Lubbock, Texas. Owner of Allen Financial Agency, West Crust Pizza, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar and Cantina Laredo, Josh...

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S1E8: Jean Evans with Evans and Associates, LLC

https://youtu.be/3yPhejwd7FAIn this episode of Hub City Spokes, Mike Jones sits down with Jean Evans of Evans and Associates, LLC, a consulting company that works with CEOs and business owners...

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S1E7: Anthony Presley with Truno

Anthony Presley, the chief products officer of Truno, a retail technology services company, discusses the advantages to starting a business in Lubbock. Truno is a worldwide company that provides...

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S1E6: Andy Timmons, West Texas Winemaker

West Texas winemaker Andy Timmons sits down with Katherine White and talks all things wine. West Texas is the leading producer of wine grapes in Texas thanks to the...

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S1E5: David Miller with PaveTex

PaveTex, a nationwide engineering firm, recognizes Lubbock’s resilient and diverse economy, the quality of the employee pool, the collaborative spirit and the beauty of the area. In this episode...

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S1E4: Cassie Johnston with Alstrom Angels

Cassie Johnston sits down with Katherine White to share her family’s story with Alstrom Syndrome and how they used their situation to start a non-profit to raise awareness for...

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S1E3: Todd Knowlton with Smooth Fusion

Todd Knowlton sits down with Mike Jones to talk about the technology industry in Lubbock, Texas and how it affects his company, Smooth Fusion. Smooth Fusion is a custom...

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S1E2: Melinda Pharies with Carpet Tech

From humble beginnings with one employee and a truck, Carpet Tech has expanded into an interstate business with over 150 employees. The secret to their success? Melinda Pharies gives...

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S1E1: Rob Fauver with Hoverstate

Rob Fauver, Chief Strategist Officer and managing partner of Hoverstate, sits down with Katherine White to talk all things IT and software design in Lubbock. For Hoverstate, bringing their...

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