On Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. New Jersey 101.5 presented the latest in a series of Town Hall broadcasts to offer help to New Jersey residents and businesses facing severe economic consequences from the worldwide novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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New Jersey 101.5’s Eric Scott led the news and digital departments in bringing listeners vital information about critical relief offered from both state and federal relief programs.

“New Jersey has already seen the highest number of jobless claims in our state’s history and a majority of businesses have been ordered to close,” Scott said. “Our Town Hall broadcasts bring those effected in direct contact with the experts than can help them survive these unprecedented conditions.”

The program’s on-air expert panel featured Robert Asaro-Angelo, New Jersey State Labor Commissioner; Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Michele Siekerka, President of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association; and Michael Affuso, Director of Government Relations for the New Jersey Bankers Association. Scott and his guests answered  live, call-in questions from listeners throughout the hour.

The Town Hall was additionally streamed on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/NJ1015,  where New Jersey 101.5 inviting further experts into an online chat to answer your questions, in real-time, about how to make it through the economic challenges of the coronavirus crisis.

Joining the chat were Bob Considine of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Paul Ceppi of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Michael P. Affuso of the New Jersey Bankers Association.

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