Number 167 April 22, 2021 St. Louis
Fredrica “Cookie” Burnett Celebrates 23-Year Milestone of Service to the Community with Justine PETERSEN
Was there a Justine PETERSEN before Fredrica “Cookie” Burnett? Can there even be a Justine PETERSEN without Fredrica “Cookie” Burnett? The answer to both questions is an unequivocal “no.” Known to staff, as “Cookie,” a more fitting nick name – or phrase – to acknowledge Fredrica’s hyper-transcendent import may be “the Rock of Justine PETERSEN.” Solid, foundational, never wavering – this is Fredrica, through and through. For 23 years she has given her best day in and day out to the community, never faltering, forever empathetic, and always delivering. We love you Fredrica. As does the world.
St. Louis Small Business Monthly Recognizes Three JP/GRCC Board Members in Top 100
Justine PETERSEN/Great Rivers Community Capital is proud and honored to have three of our dedicated board members recognized in the “Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business.” The triumvirate consisting of Niccole Clements of PNC Bank, Elissa Schuaman of Leverage Law Group and Allan Ivie of Simmons Bank were joined by other esteemed St. Louis practitioners to make the final cut. Niccole, Elissa and Alan quintessentially embody the values, ethos and spirit of “mission lending.” Justine PETERSEN is most grateful for their contributions, as is the St. Louis region as a whole. Read all about it by clicking here.
Justine PETERSEN Joins Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) and CFPB for Roundtable Discussing the Advent of Predatory Credit Repair
JP staffer Galen Gondolfi joined representatives of the CFPB and Credit Builders Alliance for a recent roundtable discussing the omnipresence of predatory credit repair practitioners. Nationwide, as noted by CBA, a significant uptick in predatory credit repair practices are afoot, resulting in gross misdirection and misinformation for consumers who wholeheartedly seek to remedy their credit report woes. CFPB staffers were interested in hearing specific narratives, especially those that support pattern-like practices most commonly found among such aggressors.
JP staffer Tristan Brown has spread his wings – across all of central Illinois. Having catapulted the Springfield Illinois Covid Recovery Small Business Loan Fund, Tristan has now engaged constituencies across central Illinois, most notably Decatur and Peoria. Tristan is part of a JP team effort to cultivate the merits of financial asset-building throughout central Illinois, in other words, sowing the seeds of “Prairie Microfiance.”