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Meet David Jenkins – Jobsite Theater

Elizabeth Wisniewski
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“What I was most struck by was I had a single human being who helped me from the beginning and was with me every step of the way, all the way to the point of the money being deposited into the bank. That is something you don’t see every day.”
David Jenkins
Producing Artistic Director for Jobsite Theater

Jobsite Theater, the resident theater company at the Straz Center for Performing Arts, is an ensemble based professional theater company that has served the Tampa Bay area since 1998. Jobsite dedicates itself to producing socially and politically relevant theater for the broadest possible audiences.  

David Jenkins is the Producing Artistic Director and is responsible for the day-to-day production and finances of this theater; he manages a wide range of responsibilities between reviewing ledgers and balance sheets while also creating all the theater’s stage art. Having limited time to find solutions, David put his trust in NEWITY to service his PPP loan and ERC.  

In 2021, David started searching for a PPP loan, but he had difficulty finding support at his local banks. As a result, David turned to NEWITY seeking a better customer experience. From the start, he was amazed that a single member of our team supported him throughout every step of the PPP loan process from the beginning of the application through money being deposited into his account. He felt that our customer support set us apart from others. 

As a testament to David’s customer service experience, when he discovered the theater may qualify for ERC, he returned to us to help him with ERC. We guided David through the ERC eligibility and filing process, ensuring David’s ERC application met all program guidelines and IRS standards. A few months after filing, David received his ERC refund, helping Jobsite Theater continue to engage with the Tampa community. Today, David enjoys reading our weekly newsletter and reviewing the resources accessible through our website. 

David has recommended us to several of his friends and says he will continue to do so. He thinks it is fantastic to know that we are in Jobsite’s corner, and he is certain that next time they need some financial help, they will call NEWITY. We are thrilled to have made it easy for Jobsite Theater to get access to the capital they need to thrive.  

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