The JP UP Date: Launch Of Springfield, IL Covid Recovery Loan Fund

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 128                          July 23, 2021                                   St. Louis

JP, City of Springfield, IL and Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce Launch Covid-Recovery Loan Fund

Justine PETERSEN is proud to re-engage with the City of Springfield, Illinois on a $2.25M Covid-Recovery Loan Fund for Springfield-based small businesses impacted by Covid-19.  The loan fund aims to assist a minimum of 100 Springfield businesses, and it is also available for start-ups, as the overall goal of the program is to rebuild the local economy.  Partnering with the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce, JP will engage in outreach and referral activities with the Chamber, further penetrating the Springfield Black business ecosystem.  The Springfield City Council recently voted in favor of the program with a unanimous vote.  Pictured are Dominic Watson of the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce, and Dorfredia Williams and Robert Boyle of Justine PETERSEN.




JP Staffer Ronika Moody Participates in STL “Young Biz Kidz Day”
Justine PETERSEN staffer Ronika Moody recently participated in” Young Biz Kidz Day” held this past Saturday, July 17th.  Young Biz Kidz Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city’s community-wide Young Biz Kidz Day. YBK is a non-profit organization that empowers kids to become productive individuals in the community. Young Biz Kidz are the Leaders of Tomorrow!!!  Learn more here!





Justine PETERSEN Advances Staff-focused Credit Building Initiative

Justine PETERSEN has launched an internal, staff-focused, credit building initiative with the goal of a 700 FICO score as the staff average

“JP700” enlists the services of our credit building staffers, offering fellow team members the expertise and experience that will yield a personalized credit action plan to help improve the personal credit score of each and every JP staff member.

Thanks to previous efforts we are pleased to announce that our average credit score before this round of action planning is an astounding 693! We are confident that with the help of our credit building staff we can make Justine PETERSEN a 700 credit score company!

Shawna Collier:  Advocate. Activator. Artist.

JP staffer Shawna Collier is a Renaissance Woman.  She’s an Advocate for small businesses.  She’s an Activator when it comes to making things happen and getting things done. And she’s an Artist!  AAA 1.0! Her visual art practice is known as Presh Us Pearls Studio, and her output is prolific and awe-inspiring.  Check out some of Shawna’s work next Saturday, July 31, 10:00 – noon, at JP’s 1023 N. Grand office where she will transform our office foyer into a true gallery exhibition space!  And there may also be some spoken word!  Come ready to take home a Shawna original – cash, cash app and credit cards accepted!