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Voice of Business

Voice of Business

By Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
The Voice of Business podcast discusses key issues emanating from City Hall, the state capitol, and Washington, DC. We interview local stakeholders and share how the Chamber is engaging on issues that affect the business community.

Eddie McBride, President/CEO
Kyle Jacobson, Director of Government Relations
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Serving Up Small Business Reaction to Governor Abbott's Executive Order to Open Texas
Rudy Rosales, the owner of Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant, a local favorite, hosted the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Texas Governor Greg Abbott earlier this week for his state-wide announcement to open Texas 100% and lift the mask mandate on March 10. Hosts, Eddie McBride and Kyle Jacobson discuss how the pandemic has changed his business over the last year and what Executive Order (GA-34) means for his business moving forward. 
March 4, 2021
Top City Issues with Mayor Dan Pope
This week we visit with Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope on ERCOT, City Charter, and get the latest updates on the city's COVID efforts.
February 23, 2021
Previewing the 87th Legislature with Representative John Frullo
Hear from Eddie McBride and Kyle Jacobson as they discuss some of the top issues in the 87th Legislature with special guest, Rep. John Frullo.
February 18, 2021
The Business Case for Diversity
In today's episode, you will hear from past Chamber Chair Cory Powell and a champion for the Chamber's diversity efforts that began during his tenure in 2018.
February 12, 2021
The Minimum Wage Scoop and How it could Freeze Economic Growth
Eric Lee, CFO of Bahama Buck's joins Eddie McBride and Kyle Jacobson in the Lubbock Chamber studio to discuss the potential $15/hour federal minimum wage increase and the effects it could have on Lubbock area businesses.
February 4, 2021