The JP UP Date: JP’s 25th Anniversary + Hall Of Fame

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 155                        January 28, 2021                                   St. Louis

Justine PETERSEN Recognizes 25 Year Anniversary with Hall of Fame

Justine PETERSEN is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022!  In operation since 1997, Justine PETERSEN marks 25 years of serving the community in 2022.  As part of a yearlong celebration, JP will acknowledge throughout the year inductees into our “JP25 Hall of Fame.” Inductees will include JP clients, partners, stakeholders and influencers who have contributed in significant ways to advance and grow the mission and impact of Justine PETERSEN.  Photos of each inductee will grace the walls of the main hallway at JP’s office at 1023 N. Grand in St. Louis, hence a “literal hall of fame!”  Stay tuned as we publicly announce and recognize the first inductees!

Justine PETERSEN Welcomes Julie Cramer

Justine PETERSEN is pleased to welcome Julie Cramer to our housing department as Senior Housing Associate. Julie had recently contracted with the “JP Home Team” and is now transitioning to full-time employment.  Julie participates in all facets of our home purchase process by managing the housing pipeline follow up and the compliance process, ensuring that clients remain engaged and on track in the home buying process.

Julie comes from a sales background.  When asked what attracted her to JP, Julie responded, “I wanted to work for JP because I love helping people. I love the diverse work environment and the work we do to better our community.” Outside of the office, Julies enjoys travel, attending events and spending time with family and friends.

Small Business Legal Clinic Thursday, February 17th. RSVP Today!

Does your small business have unanswered legal questions? Do you want the sage counsel of an attorney free of charge? Then your small business should register for our February 17th Legal Clinic. Brought to you by a concerted effort of Emerson, the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Justine PETERSEN, attorneys are available to meet, via a virtual format, with small business owners or would be small business owners to discuss myriad small business issues, ranging from insurance, to copyright concerns to discussing the fine print of leases and contracts.  The 30 minute sessions are pro bono and entirely confidential. RSVP today by contacting Yolanda Nelson at or 314.533.2411 x 118.

JP’s A-Team!

Ankica Vukomanovic and Ashley Anderson constitute JP’s A-Team!  In fact, maybe they are Triple A or even 5A level depending on just how many a’s we count in both of their names? As a CDFI and an SBA microlender, JP needs an A-Team, as our alphabet soup of products and services necessitates such!  Thank you Ankica and Ashley!  We shower you with accolades, applause and acknowledgment (AAA!).