Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The President and CEO of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Eddie McBride joined Dave and Matt to talk about Lubbock returning to normal, what the Chamber is looking for in the Lubbock City Council Meeting, upcoming Chamber events, and more.

Summer is a very busy time for the Chamber as they prepare for various events in the Fall, and McBride said that it will be pleasant to return to these events after having to social distance for so long. When asked how things are going for businesses in Lubbock as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eddie explained that some places are struggling to find employees, despite the low unemployment rate, but that things are slowly returning to normal.

McBride was also asked about the upcoming city council meeting, and if the Chamber is looking for anything to come out of it. Eddie explained that there are two things they are looking for. The first is what the council might take from the provided recommendations about changes to the city charter. Eddie said that there are some good recommendations, and he is sure the council will do the right thing on it. The other thing they are looking for is the city bond, and the bond election that is coming up.

Eddie also talked about the various upcoming events provided by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Such events include the Business After Hours this Thursday night, July 15th, the Golf Tournament on Monday, July 19th, and the Young Professionals Summer Bash on Tuesday, July 20th. Eddie said these are great activities for networking and talking about business. Other upcoming events include the Kickoff Breakfast, the Uncorked Wine event which has been pushed back from April to November, and the Chamber's star event, the Hub City Barbecue out at the fairgrounds. "It works very nicely out there. The parking is enhanced...and even last year with the very reduced capacity, it still was a great time," Eddie said.


Read more at lubbockchamber.com and listen to the full interview with Eddie McBride in the audio above.

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