The JP UP Date: JP’s 2022 Holiday Survival Guide

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Number 202                      December 22, 2022                                  St. Louis

Justine PETERSEN’s 2022 Holiday Survival Guide

Over the next week-plus, the holidays quickly become the holidaze with an infinite amount of places to go, faces to see, and food and drinks to consume. Not to mention there’s a whole year ahead to plan for. Oh, and a blizzard that’s looking to pose an interesting challenge for a certain red-nosed reindeer. Fortunately, at Justine PETERSEN our clients and partners span a wide-spectrum of industries. We’ve compiled a few that we hope you’ll in keep in mind for your holiday needs, and beyond!

For That Dish You Were Volun-told to Bring: Yapi’s Mediterranean Subs & Sandwiches

Everyone’s expecting greatness after you enthusiastically agreed to bring something delicious and warm that the whole crew will enjoy. That doesn’t mean greatness has to come from your kitchen though. Yapi’s Mediterranean Subs & Sandwiches offer catering, takeout, and delivery options on everything from salads and falafels to their famous gyros and baklava. Our Business Associate Assistant, Yolanda Nelson, was recently picking up a feast there and provided a culinary tour of their offerings. Looking for a low-key meal out? Head in, order some burgers and loaded fries, and pull up to a table with enough space to play one of their classic board games they keep on hand.

For That One Gift You Kept Forgetting to Grab: EyeSeeMe

Whether it’s a gift you forgot to pickup for someone, or a gift you weren’t expecting to need to give someone, EyeSeeMe will have a solution just in time. Known best as a children’s bookstore, EyeSeeMe has books for all ages that “promote positive images and stories about African American culture and history.” We encourage visiting this store for the full experience and pleasure of meeting its inspiring owners, Pamela and Jeffrey Blair. However, for the true last minute need, subscription boxes are available for purchase online, where there’s even an option to donate a book box for a child in need.

For Winter Weather Driving: Mike Piazza Automotive

The only thing more unexpected than winter weather and what it will bring, is the other drivers on the road during it. No matter where you’re traveling to or what happens during the journey, Mike Piazza Automotive has a variety of services to help your vehicle keep you safe. Nestled in the Maplewood neighborhood of Greater St. Louis, their shop will quickly gain your trust in delivering quality, whether it’s a tune-up or part replacement.


For Those Who Need a Safe Space: AmygdalaCo

Recent Justine PETERSEN 2022 Small Business of the Year award recipient, Lindsey Wold of AmygdalaCo, is changing the world one family at a time. A first-generation college graduate, Wold went on to become educated and trained in neuroscience through programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University. She has now opened her own practice that’s focused on parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) for a variety of behavioral needs. While this season can be incredibly joyful, it also can bring about a number of disruptions that need balancing. Gratefully, providers like AmygdalaCo exist to help in this way.


For Those Wanting to Get a Head Start on 2023: Sure Business Essentials

Whether wanting to get your taxes filed and out of the way (not to mention, your refund early) or looking to finally get that great business idea into a plan, Sure Business Essentials is ready to kickstart your goals. Shakarra Thompson and her team bring a wealth of expertise in financial services to relieve you from the stress of trying to navigate it. With options for both businesses and individuals, anyone can start checking off boxes from their 2023 to-do list early!



Emergency Winter Weather Needs

With the incoming single-digit temperatures and blizzard-like conditions, we encourage anyone in need of a warming site to contact the United Way’s 2-1-1 line. Additionally, a list of these sites is available here. We hope everyone stays safe and warm this season.