The JP UP Date: Support Your Area Black-owned Businesses This August

Andrew BarnesThe JP UP date

Number 234                         August 4, 2023                                   St. Louis


Support Black Businesses in the Month of August

August is National Black Business Month, and Justine PETERSEN is once again looking forward to celebrating the impact of Black-owned businesses in our community and beyond. We are honored to work with a number of Black entrepreneurs as clients and partners, and are constantly inspired by their work. Generating over $200 billion in annual revenue and responsible for for 3.56 million jobs in the United States, Black-owned businesses account for around 10% of all American businesses. We hope you will join us in supporting Black Business Month by putting consumer dollars toward Black-owned businesses, or attending one of the events below.

  • On Wednesday, August 16th CEO of Lifespiration Anika Porter will be hosting a Lunch and Learn in partnership with JP on social media marketing. Check out this feature in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for more about it! Register to attend here.
  • Thursday, August 17th fashion and female entrepreneurship will be on full display at the Sundress & Shades Networking Soiree from 6pm – 8:30pm, hosted by SheCan Connect. Register here.
  • Saturday, August 26th Delmar Main Street is hosting Delmar Black Business Expo from 11am to 4pm at 5900 Delmar Blvd. where 50+ vendors will be serving up food, drinks, and other products.
  • If you purchase Delmar District Dollars, our client Leslie Christian, owner of Diversity Gallery, has some great ideas for how you can use them. Watch here.



Grants Available for North St. Louis Small Business and Non-Profits

Earlier this week, St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) announced that applications are now open for the North St. Louis Small Business and Non-Profit Grant Program. The program intends to reverse the the impact of disinvestment in this particular geographic area by disbursing $37 million of Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (SLFRF). Interested applicants should attend one of the informational webinars that SLDC is hosting, which are listed below, and visit this website.



Resources Available for Missouri Tenants


Mortgage Assistance for Illinois Homeowners

As a HUD certified counseling agency, Justine PETERSEN is here to support. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about mortgage assistance and the application process to contact us by emailing More information can also be found here.


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