SMALL BUSINESS EXPANSION
Pamela and Jeffery Blair purvey stories for a living – and their story is one of them. Determined to establish a bookstore where the characters in the books resembled the children that read them, they birthed EyeSeeMe African-American Children’s Bookstore. A growing business demands more space, so the Blairs turned to Justine PETERSEN for assistance, and through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Community Advantage Loan Program, they were able to obtain a small business loan to move into their larger, current location University City, MO. The new location allows for more inventory to be displayed and also includes a large room for assembly. The Blairs were also honored as “JP’s 2019 Family of the Year” as part of JP’s Annual Awards Presentation.