Chamber Members Stepping Up

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies Grants $50,000 to Support Blood Donor Education Program

January is National Blood Donor Month, and Colorado Chamber member Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is working to raise awareness and support blood donation centers across the country. U.S. blood centers have reported a significant decline in donations due to COVID-19, which has a detrimental impact on patients in need.

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, based in Lakewood, makes products that collect, process and separate blood cells. The company is supporting blood centers with a $50,000 grant to promote blood donation awareness.

“We work with blood centers every day, around the world, and the message is the same, we need more blood,” said Michael Lees, Vice President at Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies. “We must develop awareness about the urgent need for blood and how easy it is to donate blood. Blood is an essential medicine. It saves lives, and it’s within us all to give. Speaking from my experience with a life-threatening accident, I wouldn’t be here today without blood donations.”

Read the press release from Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies here.

Colorado Chamber Member Kaiser Permanente contributes $500,000 to COVID-19 relief

Kaiser Permanente recently donated $500,000 towards COVID-19 relief, including specifically for contact tracing.

“We truly believe prevention and contact tracing is critical to get our arms around this pandemic,” Mike Ramseier, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, told the Denver Business Journal. “This is the priority of the governor and we feel compelled to help.”

Read the Denver Business Journal article here. 

Navigating the Uncharted: Computershare

Tom Millon, CEO of Computershare, talks to the Colorado Chamber about how they’ve transitioned thousands of employees to work from home and what the future of remote work might look like for their industry.

Navigating the Uncharted: ANGI Home Services

Brandon Ridenour, CEO of ANGI Home Services, talked to the Colorado Chamber about how they have retained valued employees during COVID-19 and accelerated digital engagement in the home services industry. ANGI Home Services, which owns well-known brands like Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor, is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Navigating the Uncharted: Affordable Concrete

Roger Bartlett, owner of Affordable Concrete LLC in Denver, reflects on the challenges of COVID-19 on the construction industry in Colorado and how their crews are adapting.

Navigating the Uncharted: Hunter Douglas

Doug Barr, President and General Manager of Hunter Douglas, discusses how their employees converted Hunter Douglas machinery and fabrics for protective masks. They’ve produced and donated over 250,000 to local community health systems.

Navigating the Uncharted: Steven Roberts Desserts

Steve Fabos, CEO of Steven Roberts Desserts, talks to the Colorado Chamber about testing employees for COVID-19 and shares his thoughts on the way food will be manufactured going forward.

Navigating the Uncharted: Delta Dental

Helen Drexler, President and CEO of Delta Dental Colorado, discusses how Delta Dental has responded to the COVID-19 crisis and what they are doing moving forward to make sure dental patients feel safe.

Navigating the Uncharted: Pinnacol Assurance

Phil Kalin, CEO of Pinnacol Assurance, talks to the Colorado Chamber about the steps the workers compensation company is taking to help businesses, first responders, and medical personnel through the pandemic.

Navigating the Uncharted: Johnson Moving & Storage 

Don Hindman, President and COO of Johnson Storage & Moving, talks to the Colorado Chamber about how they’ve pivoted their business model to help their communities. From building medical equipment to cleaning facilities to helping companies follow public health guidelines when reopening, Johnson Storage & Moving is taking extraordinary steps to navigate the uncharted.

Navigating the Uncharted: StoneAge Waterblast Tools

Kerry Siggins, CEO of StoneAge, tells the Colorado Chamber how her company is helping to get personal protective equipment to first responders in their community.

Large and Small Colorado Chamber Businesses Doing Their Part

From face masks to charitable donations to the development of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, Colorado Chamber members are helping to move our communities forward.

See what Pfizer, Hunter Douglas, and Palmer DCS have been up to here. 

Navigating the Uncharted Series: Business Leaders Respond to COVID-19

Maxar Technologies

Jeff Robertson, COO of Maxar Technologies, talks with the Colorado Chamber about how his company is using satellite technology to help government agencies better understand the crisis.


CEO of Securisyn Mark Bruning discusses the coronavirus crisis and how his company accelerated its plans for a breathing tube securement device to help medical professionals safely care for ventilated patients.

Kodiak Building Partners

The Colorado Chamber’s Dave Tabor talks with Steve Swinney, Founder and CEO of Kodiak Building Partners, about how his company is adapting and responding to the business challenges posed by COVID-19, and the steps they are taking to help their employees.


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Colorado Businesses Continue to Support Communities and Adapt in Crisis

The Colorado business community faces unprecedented challenges due to the global pandemic. As companies work to stay in business and adjust to a new normal, many are evolving their business strategies, utilizing modern technology to adapt, and contributing millions to their communities and their employees.

Read how Lockheed Martin, Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, Novartis, Dependable Cleaners, and Health One are stepping up here. 

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

As Colorado businesses adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19, Colorado Chamber members are taking extraordinary steps through crisis – from donating materials for face masks to contributing millions to community programs.

See what Murphy Company, Johnston Storage, AT&T, dpiX, and Fidelity Investments are doing here.