Season 3

S3E11: Kelly Davila and Naomi Couture with SPAG

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 Development Alliance (LEDA) to provide financial assistance to local small businesses. In this episode of Hub City Spokes listen to LEDA’s Katherine White go in-depth on the positive impacts this loan program had on the economic prosperity of Lubbock’s small business community.

S3E10: John Osborne, CEO and President of LEDA

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 loan program awarding small businesses in the Lubbock community with financial assistance to alleviate the economic challenges of the recent public health crisis. John Osborne, CEO and president of LEDA, sits down with Katherine White to discuss the details of the program.

S3E9: Stephanie Henderson, General Manager of Carpet Tech

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 on the cleaning industry in Lubbock. As an emergency servicer of biohazard disinfecting, as well as other cleaning services, Carpet Tech has protected the Lubbock community from infection for nearly twenty years.

S3E8: Cameron and Anna Brown for Desert Sky Family Therapy

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 had on the community, recently opening their therapy clinic and conducting contactless, telehealth sessions during the pandemic. During this time they are dedicated to providing an outlet to those who need help and support.

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

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 recently opened a tasting room and event center in the Historic Kress Building located in downtown Lubbock. Since opening, Burklee Hill has taken the necessary precautions including social distancing when working to maintain a safe and healthy environment for guests. Listen to Elizabeth’s interview for more information on the Lubbock culinary and wine scene during this public health crisis.

S3E6: Dan Pope, Mayor of the City of Lubbock

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 of the recent public health crisis on the citizens, business owners and essential workers in the Lubbock community.

S3E5: Robert Taylor, CEO of United Supermarkets

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 Hub City Spokes, Katherine White with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) discusses what the future of essential businesses may look like.

S3E4: Rodney Madsen, CEO for GermBlast and Epidemiologist

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 to “eradicate illnesses from everyday life” helped guide them through the recent effects of the public health crisis as infection experts.

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

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 with Matt Roig and Antonio Pina to talk about hotel amenities and delicious food. No stranger to Lubbock’s culinary scene, Antonio Pina will be serving up a full-service menu all day. Listen in for a sneak peek of what’s to come at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

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

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 serving barbecue during a global pandemic, Mallory and Arnis Robbins share their secret to success when it comes to not only running a wildly successful food truck turned brick and mortar, to maneuvering through the recent challenges of the restaurant industry.