Special COVID-19 Call Series for Members to Begin April 2

covid-19-member-call-seriesMarch 31, 2020 | The Toy Association will host a series of special conference calls for members to provide updates and guidance on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus relief bill (the CARES Act) and discuss how it could assist toy businesses. The first call will take place this Thursday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern). All calls are free to Toy Association members.

The April 2 call will shed light on the recently signed federal stimulus package and highlight its potential benefits for toy companies. The call will also address questions around the timing and process for obtain loans and grants from the stimulus bill.

The discussion will be moderated by Ed Desmond, executive vice president of external affairs at The Toy Association. He will be joined by Tom Antonucci, partner at Wiley Rein, LLP. Antonucci is a member of Wiley’s Covid-19 Task Force and has helped author multiple guidance documents on the stimulus package for clients. Another speaker may be on the call but is not yet confirmed.

The session will also offer members the opportunity ask questions of the presenters. Experts will answer as many questions as possible, although some important information pertaining to the stimulus bill and its benefits has not yet been provided by the government.

Companies can participate in the call by registering on The Toy Association’s website. The first 200 registrants will be able to participate in the live call. Following the call, a recording will also be made available to all Toy Association members.

This is the first in a series of COVID-19-related business sessions to be presented by The Toy Association. An April 9 call will delve deeper into key provisions under the CARES Act, while an April 15 call will focus on how companies can maximize their tax benefits under the CARES Act as well as analyze what’s happening at the state level and how to reopen their business. More information on the sessions will be shared in the coming days. For more COVID-19 business-related news and information, visit The Toy Association’s COVID-19 resource page.