The JP UP Date: Shawna Collier Receives Power 100 Award

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Number 49                             January 10, 2020                                            St. Louis

JP’s Shawna Collier Receives Power 100 Award

Justine PETERSEN is MOST PROUD of our very own Shawna Collier receiving a 2019 Power 100 Award recently at the annual Delux Magazine Power 100 Holiday Gala held at The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.  The award recognizes 100 local African-American leaders who demonstrate a commitment to making a positive impact in the St. Louis region.  Fellow JP staffers joined Shawna for her big night to celebrate and party to the max.  CONGRATS SHAWNA!

JP Receives Bank On Save Up STL Mini-Grant

Justine PETERSEN is excited to have received a mini grant from Bank On Save Up St. Louis. Administered through the St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition, the Bank On Save Up St. Louis Mini-Grant program supports non-profit partners who advance meaningful financial education programs to those residents interested in financial asset-building and gaining access to mainstream financial products and services.  Justine PETERSEN annually participates in Money Smart Week/Month, offering comprehensive workshops and information sessions.

STL and KC Small Business Journals Highlight MOSourceLink “Show Me Capital” Report

MOSourceLink recently released its “Show Me Capital” report, which details the landscape of small business lending options for start-ups throughout the state of Missouri. With nearly 80% of net new jobs in the state being created by start-ups, the report is a call to action for increased financing options and resources.  Justine PETERSEN provided lending data for the development of the report, and our work statewide is heavily cited and highlighted.

Recent media attention about the report included the St. Louis and KC Small Business Journals.  Read the story here: New report identifies funding gaps for Missouri startups

Congrats! Candy! And Crazy!

It was a wild and crazy small business loan closing for Alisha Johns and Mark Taylor of King Candy, LLC!  JP’s Dynamic Duo of Shawna Collier and Dorthy Burton teamed as counselor and processor to bring this loan to a sweet closing.  CONGRATS ALISHA AND MARK!