Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
December 26, 2017
Chamber Members: Weathering the Storm
How has your business responded when things went wrong? In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, two Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce members stepped up for their teams, customers and the communities affected. Find out how they gave back – and how your business can be better prepared.
Scott Teel and his team are used to being calm, cool and collected during a crisis. It’s what they do at Agility Recovery, and they’re focused on ensuring businesses can limit their downtime when they face anything from a phone outage to a natural disaster. They cover 4,000 businesses at 30,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
The majority of their customer liaisons are here in Denver. When these two hurricanes made landfall within two weeks of each other, “we were working around the clock 24/7 for about 40 days,” said Teel, Agility’s senior director of communications.
Their team helped companies restore their power and find temporary workspace while flood-damaged offices were repaired. Some traveled to the affected areas. Seeing such widespread impact, their team wanted to do more. Teel says they polled their employees to determine what organizations they wanted to support and would pool donations to maximize their impact – giving to Team Rubicon, the Texas Diaper Bank, Global Giving and food banks and humane societies in Texas and Florida.