JP UP date: Cosmetology School Grand Opening in Fairview Heights

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Precision Point School of Cosmetology Opens Bigger and Better in Fairview Heights

Vantinies Johnson is all about style and beauty – from holistic hair styling to the grand opening of a brand spanking new cosmetology school and hair salon. Vantinies and Justine PETERSEN have partnered over the years to grow, expand ,and now relocate his business to 5 Canty Lane in Fairview Heights. Known in the regional hair industry as a “beauty powerhouse,” Precision Point School of Cosmetology offers comprehensive hair and beauty services and training. Precision Point School of Cosmetology is built upon 30 years of hard work, experience, and dedication to the hair and beauty industry and is committed to “graduating the best stylist in the industry”.



Small Business Majority Hosts Women’s Business Focused Lunch N Learn at JP

Maximilianah Zales of Small Business Majority worked her magic once again within the friendly confines of Justine PETERSEN. As part of JP’s monthly “Lunch N Learn” series, and in honor of Women’s History Month, Maximilianah presented on specific management tools as they relate to women-owned businesses. Maximilianah manages Small Business Majority’s outreach and educational efforts by building and maintaining partnerships with local business service organizations, small business owners, and other state-wide business groups. JP’s “Lunch N Learn” series is financed in part through an allocation of community development block grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration.




JP Staffers Collaborate with Webster University Graduate Students on Capstone Project

JP staffers Robert Boyle, Ted Floros, Ramona Scott, and Galen Gondolfi are teaming up in collaboration with Webster University graduate students on a 9-week capstone project that will focus on the role of faith-based communities located North of Delmar and their collective interest in advancing asset-building programming. The 13-student class, led by Dr. Barrett Baebler and Bret Heinrich, will engage in a multi-phase data collection and synthesis process over the course of the semester, culminating in a presentation and report of their findings to JP team members. The graduate non-profit management class seeks to learn and experience firsthand how JP’s asset-building products and services can align with larger comprehensive financial wellness goals of faith-based communities.



March Madness vis-a-vis Daily Madness at JP

Spreadsheets have been traded in for brackets the last few weeks here at JP. March Madness is in full court press as evidenced by the active, and sometimes far too passionate, participation of 17 JP staff members, collectively in pursuit of the $170.00 pot. Timeouts from relentless bracketing include shooting free throws – and well – doing normal office duties.