The JP UP date: United Way Safety Net Partner Campaign Launch

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 92                            November 06, 2020                                   St. Louis

Justine PETERSEN Launches Internal Campaign for United Way as Safety Net Nonprofit Partner

This year, Justine PETERSEN – along with 166 other nonprofits – was chosen to be a Safety Net nonprofit partner of the United Way. The Safety Net partnership was born as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The United Way chose 167 local nonprofits to serve as a safety net for individuals trying to socially, physically, and financially recover from the pandemic.

Justine PETERSEN’s work is fundamentally centered around working to meet the needs of low to moderate income people in the St. Louis region and support them on their path to prosperity. Credit building and other educational supports allow clients access to opportunity through the ability to rent and purchase housing in new areas, access credit, and decrease the cost of lending and capital services.

Part of this partnership involves JP hosting an internal campaign for the United Way. JP hosted a campaign kickoff today with a virtual “Happy Hour” for staff members. To learn more about United Way’s impact and different ways to give to our community please click here.

Justine PETERSEN Concludes Community Advantage Recovery Loan (CARL) Program

Justine PETERSEN recently concluded its offering of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Advantage Recovery Loan (CARL) program to local businesses impacted by Covid-19 located in underserved markets.  Designed to invest into small businesses’ financial resiliency as it relates to Covid 19, the program offered both technical and financial assistance.  The program’s aim is to help small businesses revamp operations for the Covid 19 environment and to guard against future disruptions.

Pictured is CARL loan recipient Sheila Hudson of Hudson & Associates along with Maureen Brinkley and Thomas Salisbury of the SBA, and Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez, Chonda Aiello and Robert Boyle of Justine PETERSEN.


JP Participates in National Veterans Small Business Week

Today marks the end of National Veterans Small Business Week.  But that doesn’t mean Justine PETERSEN and other partners aren’t here for veteran business owners the other 51 weeks of the year! JP offers financial products and services to veterans all year long, both for those who are business owners and for those who are non-business owners.  Credit building loans, micro-business loans, LIFE loans for personal needs and even secured credit cards are available to all veterans.

This past week JP staffer Galen Gondolfi presented on microenterprise products and services offered to veterans during a webinar targeting those veterans located in the Midwest.  Bankers and other service providers discussed an array of products and services within reach for veterans and offered tips on how to take the next step.

Pandemic Pet Pic (the “other” PPP)

This week, the second “P” in PPP stands for “pooch!”  JP staffer Trina Roberson has her hands full, literally and figuratively, with her partner in crime Robo Gizmo.  Trina and Robo Gizmo constitute double trouble – the good kind!  Woof!  Woof!