The JP UP Date: LISC Provides $500k For Covid Recovery

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 129                          July 30, 2021                                   St. Louis

JP Receives $500k from LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corp.) for Small Business Covid Recovery

Justine PETERSEN recently closed on a $500k transaction with LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corp.) that will provide financial relief to local small businesses as they recover from the effects of Covid 19.  The capital will be re-deployed as small business microloans to businesses located in  central and southern Illinois as well as metropolitan St. Louis.  LISC is a national leader is various localized community development activities.  JP and LISC share a referral network of small businesses in need of access to safe and affordable capital when mainstream capital is not within reach.

Join JP and Regions Bank for “How Businesses Obtain Credit” Lunch N Learn August 19th

Justine PETERSEN and Regions Bank for a virtual workshop Lunch N Learn discussing “How Businesses Obtain Credit.”  Learn how small businesses build and maintain credit, explore how creditworthiness is measured for small businesses, examine the connection between personal and business credit, and identify the documents you’ll need for small business credit applications.  The workshop is free of charge and will occur on August 19th at noon. Click here to register.  Please use meeting password:  JPSTL2021.

Get in Gear at Mike Piazza Automotive

Does your car need a tune up?  Brake job? An overall diagnostic?  All roads lead to Mike Piazza Automotive in Maplewood, Missouri.  A seasoned Justine PETERSEN small business client, Mike offers comprehensive car care for contemporary models in the spirit of an old school repair shop.  Mike is a one-man shop:  the customer talks directly to Mike; Mike does the actual repair; Mike calls you on the phone when your car is ready.  Much to like about Mike!  Pictured are JP staffer Galen Gondolfi with Mike Piazza and his 1956 Chevy.




This is No Horsin’ Around

This is not a fish tale, but rather a horse tail – literally.  JP staffer Dorfredia McCain just came back from celebrating her birthday in Florida with her daughter Diamond, and a lifetime dream came true: Dorfredia rode a horse! Dorfredia shared her dream with Diamond nearly 15 years ago, and Diamond made it a reality while Dorfredia was visiting her at her Florida home.  Dorfredia works from Peoria, Illinois; we are encouraging her to ride horseback to St. Louis for our next staff meeting.  Giddy-up!