The JP Update: Save the date! Greencubator Grand Opening 6/27

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JP’s Greencubator Set for Grand Opening June 27thon St. Louis Riverfront

Save the date! Thursday, June 27, 4-7:00 pm is the GRAND OPENING of JP’s GREENCUBATOR! Come tour multiple levels of entrepreneurship literally growing! The Greencubator is home to such businesses as Freddie Lee’s Ghetto Sauce, Good Life Growing and St. Louis Indoor Produce. Join JP staff, family and friends for an evening of food, art and music celebrating St. Louis’ most recent addition to our ever growing incubator ecosystem (all puns intended!). The Greencubator is located at 1124 Lumiere Place Blvd., STL, MO 63102. See you on June 27th!




Justine PETERSEN and SBA Officials Meet to Discuss Building on Rural MO Successes

Justine PETERSEN is seeking to expand its penetration of rural Missouri markets through deployment of the SBA Microloan program, the SBA Community Advantage program and a loan product through the USDA. Justine PETERSEN has funded “Main Street businesses” literally on Main Street throughout rural Missouri. Recently, JP staffers Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez and Galen Gondolfi met with SBA Regional Director Thomas Salisbury, based in Kansas City, MO and Maureen Brinkley, District Director based in St. Louis, to discuss future efforts to advance small business lending in rural markets.




JP Staffer Katie Kristensen to Present at Upcoming Credit Builders Alliance Symposium

JP Credit Building Manager Katie Kristensen will participate in a session at the upcoming Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) annual symposium “The Value of Credit.” The session, titled Comprehensive Credit Building, was conceived by the JP R&D Team and will “showcase how organizations are intentionally combining financial counseling and coaching with access to safe credit products in partnership with credit unions and secured credit card issuers to improve people’s financial health.” Moderated by Jamie Lutton of Capital One, Katie will be joined on the panel by Terri Ratigan of Inclusiv.


JP Office Garden Takes Root!

It’s that time of year again when JP staffers start growing all things green, orange, red and otherwise in addition to credit scores! The goal is a multi-colored salad ready in time for our July 4th cookout. Green thumbs UP!