The JP UP Date: Celebrate Juneteenth!

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 123                          June 18, 2021                                   St. Louis

Celebrate Juneteenth Tomorrow!

Juneteenth is now rightfully recognized as a federal holiday in the United States.  President Biden signed into law yesterday the formal recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Federal offices are closed today, and Justine PETERSEN closed operations at 1:00 pm, accommodating previously scheduled loan closings for local small businesses seeking access to safe and affordable capital.

Tomorrow, on Juneteenth, Shawna Collier of Justine PETERSEN will be participate in a Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with Justine PETERSEN small business client JC Supper Club, What Up Doe? Radio and the Urban League STL Women’s Business Center.  As part of a panel discussion, Shawna will present on all forms of asset-building , including credit building, small business development and homeownership.



Celebrate Ms. D’s Birthday Today!

Today is yet another milestone for Ms. D! The daughter of JP’s longtime staffer Chonda Aiello, Ms. D (AKA Dorothy, AKA Shekinah) is celebrating her 26th birthday today!  Having spent many of her past 25 birthdays at the JP office, Ms. D is family to all. Born premature at five months, weighing 1 pound and 8 ½ ounces, Ms. D has conquered her mild cerebral palsy and has grown up to be a dynamic young woman with a dazzling spirit and smile. And let us all remember:  Ms. D put the “D” in “birthDay!”  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. D!!!



Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday!

Dads come second to Moms – we all know that.  Hence, Mother’s Day is in May, and Father’s Day is in June. Nevertheless, let’s honor the household’s second fiddle this Sunday. Whether you spend the day grilling out or chilling out, enjoy it together. Happy Father’s Day!!