Episodes

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 focus of innovation to the “Hub City” was a smart business move as Lubbock has the resources to sustain their growing company.

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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 credit to the community support found here in Lubbock. Mike Jones sits down to discuss the successes of Carpet Tech, a family-owned, local carpet cleaning company.

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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 web and application development company that serves local and national customers. Todd praises the resources available in the “Hub City” to those pursuing a career in...

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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 the rare disease. With her daughter Bryce being diagnosed with Alstrom Disease at three years old, Cassie and her family started fundraising to donate to research...

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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 of Hub City Spokes, CEO David Miller explains how the West Texas work ethic has secured the firm’s headquarters in Lubbock. Not to mention how Lubbock’s...

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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 preferable climate and growing conditions. In this episode of Hub City Spokes, Andy gives listeners the secret to the perfect bottle of wine in Lubbock, Texas.

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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 technology services for local grocery stores and restaurants. Anthony is currently looking to build his team and chose Lubbock, Texas to do so.

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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 to streamline their operations and help them grow. Mike and Jean discuss the growing business community in Lubbock and the Texas-sized spirit of collaboration that helped...

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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 acquired the experience to offer advice on the ins and outs of financial planning and what it takes to run a successful business in Lubbock, Texas....

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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 to entrepreneurs. Reber says it takes a village to grow a start-up and discusses the advantages of growing a business in Lubbock, Texas.

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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 resources available for locals to share their talents. In this episode, Booga emphasizes the importance of community support and shares his desire to give back.

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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 Texas Tech University and the networking groups within the community. Communal support is one of the many reasons why she chooses to continue to grow her...

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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 down with Katherine White and Mike Jones to tell his story about how an idea to help pay for college grew to be a successful chain...

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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 Lubbock, Texas. Throughout this episode, Mike discusses what he describes as the limitless advantages of starting companies in the “Hub City.”

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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 sits down with the two filmmakers to talk all things video in the “Hub City”. To them, the community support and ability to work with talented...

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