The JP UP Date: JP Is Hiring!

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 112                           March 26, 2021                                   St. Louis

Justine PETERSEN is Hiring for Three Positions

Do you want to join our team?  Are you craving a career of adventure and inspiration?  Justine PETERSEN is now hiring for three positions: Resource Development Manager, Senior Evaluation Associate and Senior Small Business Associate.  All three positions offer a dynamic opportunity to interface with the various facets of community development finance.  Justine PETERSEN is nationally recognized as a pioneering non-profit organization in financial asset-building, wedding the disciplines of social work and banking to empower individuals, families and small business owners along their path toward financial security, stability and growth.  Learn more about each position here:  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Cameron Stuhl at

Did Your Business Receive a PPP Loan from JP During the First Round?  If So, We Need to Hear From You to Submit Your Forgiveness Application

Justine PETERSEN is working with clients to review and submit PPP Forgiveness applications for the over 400 businesses that Justine PETERSEN worked with during the first round. Justine PETERSEN staff is currently sending regular emails to clients that we have not received completed applications from and is beginning to make calls.

If you have not received any communication from Justine PETERSEN as of yet, we may have an incorrect email on your account or the message may be going to spam.  We would love to hear from you and make sure that we have the correct information. Please email

If you have submitted an application and haven’t heard back from us yet, we encourage patience. While some loan reviews are taking time at the SBA, every decision we have seen out of the SBA thus far has been for the full forgiveness amount that we as a lender have endorsed for the borrower.

SBA’s St. Louis District Office Emerging Leader’s Initiative 2021 Recruitment Extended to April 7

The Emerging Leaders program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative initiative is an intense 7-month course that offers approximately 100 hours of training per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced professionals at no cost.

Emerging Leaders training is specifically designed to accelerate growth and support the expansion of your business. The curriculum delivers advanced training and provides strategies to help you access new avenues of capital. It offers practical tools to pursue new paths for business development. It surrounds you with a network of government resources and local business leaders prepared to invest time and energy in your business.


The Emerging Leaders Initiative is open to small business owners and executives that:
– Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
– Have been in business for at least 3 years
– Have at least one employee other than self

To apply, visit or contact SBA’s St. Louis District Office’s  Tom Yochim, 314-539-6615; or Sean Boshard, 573-607-0229.

Pandemic Preferred Podcasts (PPP 8.0)

Yup!  Introducing PPP Eight Point O!  And it was by accident that this came about, not unlike most great inventions.  When JP staffer Ted Floros (alternative PPP surname spelling is “Phloros”) was asked to provide his Pandemic Preferred Playlist, he not only provided such, but one-upped it with his preferred podcasts! Hence was birthed the Pandemic Preferred Podcasts!  Thank Ted!!!!

1.    Revolutions by Mike Duncan
2.    Adventure Zone
3.    History of the English Language

And Ted’s Pandemic Preferred Playlist (PPP 7.0)

1.    This Year – Mountain Goats
2.    Against the Line – Centro-matic
3.    The Night we Met – Lord Huron
4.    Dancing in the Dark – Lucy