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Colorado Chamber Members Stepping Up to Help Communities Amid COVID-19

As Colorado businesses adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19, from reduced revenues to workplace disruptions to navigating complex federal relief programs, many are taking extraordinary steps to help their communities, customers and employees through these unprecedented times.

Aluminum strips for masks donated by Murphy Company (Source: Linkedin)

In Colorado, Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors & Engineers is building hand washing stations for some of their construction sites to help keep their craft men and women healthy and safe. It’s almost impossible to find premanufactured handwashing stations anywhere else, so they are building their own. Murphy Company has also donated 700 pieces of aluminum strips for face masks.

Johnson Storage & Moving has adapted very quickly to the COVID-19 crisis.  While the core moving and storage business is down, repurposing an established crew has enabled the company to launch two new businesses almost overnight: one business is assembling hospital beds, the second is cleaning and sanitizing office buildings. Johnson was able to secure these contracts by approaching its existing customers who needed these new services, and who were eager to purchase them from an already trusted partner.

In recognition of first responders and medical personnel, AT&T is committing $5.5 million in much needed support – in the form of nourishing meals – for these heroes and others in need because of COVID-19 impacts. The effort begins now with a $1.5 million contribution to World Central Kitchen. AT&T will also be collaborating with a host of additional local organizations in communities most impacted by the pandemic. Together, these organizations will help create a network of expertise in food security, disaster response and community engagement to deploy the resources needed to reach the most vulnerable populations across the country.

dpiX employees working on X-Ray sensors (source: Linkedin)

Employees at Colorado Springs-based dpiX are working 24/7 in cleanrooms to supply the world with portable x-ray sensors to fight the coronavirus and to keep the digital X-ray supply chain going.

Fidelity Investments announced will accelerate the hiring of approximately 2,000 new workers. These new roles, the vast majority of which are financial consultants, licensed representatives and customer service representatives, will be added across Fidelity’s U.S. locations. Visit www.jobs.fidelity.com for more information.

“We have seen unprecedented engagement from our individual clients as well as 401(k), 403(b), defined benefit and stock plan participants, all of whom are turning to Fidelity to help them navigate this challenging environment,” said Kathy Murphy, president of Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments. “To ensure we continue to provide this strong support to clients, we are stepping up and hiring advisors and other financial professionals to continue helping them navigate their financial lives.”