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“Fostering Entrepreneurship Among Returning Citizens” Panel and Networking Event

Monday, April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm • Organized By Justine PETERSEN Microloan Program, Kansas City Office
1023 N. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63106


RSVP:  Galen Gondolfi at or call 314-533-2411 x 132


Join Justine PETERSEN and the Hammond Institute for our annual panel discussion during Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri!

“Fostering Entrepreneurship Among Returning Citizens”

Panelists will discuss strategies and proven methodologies that promote and support entrepreneurial pursuits post-incarceration.  Hear practitioners and returning citizens share success stories as well as challenges.  Free cocktail reception catered by “Red the Barbeque Man” immediately follows panel discussion.  Come network!

Panelists include:

  • Jason Cleveland, Hammond Institute
  • Franchot Cunningham, Justine PETERSEN
  • Redmond Harris, “Red the Barbeque Man”
  • Cicely Moore, Aspire Entrepreneurship Initiative
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1023 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
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