MAPLEWOOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Two conference calls have been arranged to discuss state and federal assistance for small businesses.

A Tuesday, March 31 call at 10:30 a.m. is sponsored by Maplewood Township, Maplewood Village Alliance, Springfield Avenue Partnership and the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. Participants may call in to 515-604-9930 and use access code 340286.

On Wednesday, April 1, at 9 a.m., the South Orange Village Center Alliance in partnership with the Township of South Orange Village will present a virtual meeting for business owners. Guest speakers will include Douglas J. Sherman, Esq. of Post Polak, who will discuss the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the “CARES Act,” and Paul Ceppi of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, who will provide guidance on New Jersey specific programs, grants and loans for small businesses. Participants may call in to 929-205-6099, use ID 890 744 636, and code 813074.