The JP UP Date: Taste Of Black STL This Weekend!

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 135                         September 10, 2021                                   St. Louis

Support Taste of Black STL 2021 this Weekend!

Join Justine PETERSEN staffers and JP small business clients for “Taste of Black STL 2021” this weekend at the newly opened City Foundry STL. Beginning on noon today, Friday, September 10, with Saturday hours 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday hours 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, an array of food and drink choices will be available by local Black purveyors.  Also, JP will be staffing an information table.  Bring the family!  Bring the neighbors!  Free admission and free parking.  See you there!

Tamika Gardner Joins Justine PETERSEN as Administrative Assistant

Tamika Gardner is a tour de force.  Recently hired as Administrative Assistant at Justine PETERSEN’s main office at 1023 N. Grand Blvd. in St. Louis, Tamika is answering phones, greeting clients and problem-solving every minute of every day, five days a week.  And, as she noted, also “listening” to clients, which is first and foremost in offering top notch customer service.  Outside of work, Tamika enjoys being a “couch potato” and a “foodie.”  When asked why she wanted to join the JP staff, she stated, “I wanted to work at JP for the connections.  The people who come through this door are priceless connections for life.”  Welcome aboard Tamika!!!

Justine PETERSEN Staffers meet with Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel

Justine PETERSEN staffers recently met with Scott Sorrel, Peoria County Administrator, about strengthening the strategic partnership among Peoria County, the City of Peoria and Justine PETERSEN as it relates to bolstering a local small business microloan fund.  Additionally, the three entities are also exploring ways to partner to enhance home ownership opportunities across the county and city.  Pictured above is JP Founder and CEO Robert Boyle with Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel.





TTT (Thanks Tamra Thetford)  (Toodles Tamra Thetford)

Say it isn’t so!  All things come to an end, but in this case, Tamra Thetford’s tenure (TTT) at JP will be followed by her new role with Justine PETERSEN partner C-Note, an innovative social impact investing enterprise that advances capital investment opportunities for CDFIs nationwide.  As Chief Program Officer, Tamra did it all, from managing asset-building programs to revolutionizing our coat check process at our annual holiday party.  We will miss YOU Tamra, every second of every minute of every hour of the 40+ hour work week.  THANK YOU!!