The JP UP date: Ramping up Rural Missouri Outreach

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Justine PETERSEN Ramps Up Rural Missouri Small Business Outreach

Justine PETERSEN continues to ramp up outreach efforts to small businesses located in rural Missouri. Recently, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), JP staffer Jim Boyle presented in Kirksville, MO on the various small business products and services available to rural businesses. JP offers not only the SBA microloan product, but also the SBA Community Advantage guaranteed loan program and a loan product offered through the USDA. Local businesses had the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding the application process and timeline.
For more information about the Kirksville event, check out this link from KYOU news: HERE


City of Peoria, PNC Bank and Justine PETERSEN Explore Municipal Microloan Fund

The City of Peoria is poised to launch a municipal microloan fund that would take access to capital for local businesses to the next level. In partnership with Justine PETERSEN, the City seeks to capitalize the loan fund with bank investments, and in turn, re-deploy those funds to local businesses in need of financing. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bradley University will also be a partner, providing referrals and technical assistance.
JP’s CEO and COO, Robert Boyle and Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez, recently met Deborah Roethler, Assistant City Manager, along with Tony Smith and Niccole Clements of PNC Bank. Mayor Jim Ardis made a cameo in the above photo!




Justine PETERSEN Staffers Participate in “Emerge” Conference in San Antonio, TX

JP staffers Katie Kristensen and Tamra Thetford attended the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) ’s annual conference, EMERGE. A key theme of the conference, and a rebranding for CFSI, was the launch of their new name, the Financial Health Network. The new name signals the crucial role an entire network of technology and healthcare companies, large employers, and financial services providers play in helping Americans achieve true financial health.





Mr. Koslovsky Goes to Washington!

Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Stewart, JP AmericorpsVISTA Daniel Koslovsky made his way to Washington DC to attend the “Friends of the SBA Microloan Program” as well as attend a congressional briefing discussing pending legislation impacting the future design of the program. A true ambassador, Daniel personified “Smiles of the SBA Microloan Program!”