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450 Attend Quincy High School Fashion Show

Quincy High School junior Nadia Maloof models a gown she created using buttons and paper dress patterns at Thursday night's fashion show at QHS. The show featured about 100 student models and was attended by a capacity crowd of 450 people. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy High School junior Nadia Maloof models a gown she created using buttons and paper dress patterns at Thursday night’s fashion show at QHS. The show featured about 100 student models and was attended by a capacity crowd of 450 people. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Vanessa Demore, a junior at Quincy High School, models a dress created using magazines at Thursday night's student fashion show at QHS. The dress was designed by Demore and Elaine Cabral. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Vanessa Demore, a junior at Quincy High School, models a dress created using magazines at Thursday night’s student fashion show at QHS. The dress was designed by Demore and Elaine Cabral. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy High School's fashion show featured about 100 student models. Here they acknowledge cheers for their colorful and beautify masterpieces that they created at the end of the show. Other photos in the April 24th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Quincy High School’s fashion show featured about 100 student models. Here they acknowledge cheers for their colorful and beautify masterpieces that they created at the end of the show. Other photos in the April 24th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

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Small Business Workshops April 24, May 8

Quincy College, in partnership with the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and Quincy Center for Innovation, will present a two-session workshop series “Raising Capital for Small Business Start-ups in 2014”, on Thursday, April 24th and Thursday, May 8th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 180 Old Colony Ave in Quincy.

Both sessions will include a panel of experts who will discuss new opportunities and a variety of contemporary funding options for small businesses and start-ups.

The Jumpstart Our Business Start-Ups Act, or J.O.B.S ACT (2012), is a United States law, which was enacted to help small businesses secure funding and presents some exciting new opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. The act was passed to encourage support for entrepreneurship and small business growth. Before companies and investors jump into this new arena however, they should know all the facts.

The first of the two-session series will focus on Equity Crowdfunding, the collection of investment money to support a business venture from a large pool of backers, made by means of an online web platform. Panelist will discuss equity crowdfunding as a marketing tool, fundraising strategy, and investment opportunity. The much anticipated S.E.C. regulations will be featured as part of this session.

The second session will focus on alternative funding strategies for small businesses and entrepreneurs; including small business loans, grants, angel investing and bootstrapping. Different applications for each method, as well as general guidelines, best practices and case studies will be discussed.

The public, including area financial advisors, entrepreneurs, business owners, fund managers, students are encouraged to attend.

Cost is $20 per session or $30 for both sessions; students are free.

To Register and Biographies of Panelists: Visit www.raisingcapitalworkshops.eventbrite.com

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Adams Green Project Public Meeting Thursday

The Quincy Planning Department and state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will provide an update on the Adams Green road and sidewalk improvement project during a public meeting Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. inside the City Council chambers on the second floor of the City Hall annex.

The Adams Green project will result in the creation of a new park between City Hall and the United First Parish Church (the Church of the Presidents), which requires closing the stretch of Hancock Street between those two buildings.

Before the park itself is built, road and sidewalk construction related to the project will take place along a corridor running south along Hancock Street from its intersection with Dimmock Street to the Granite Trust Building and from the intersection of Granite Street and Burgin Parkway east to Coddington Street in front of Bethany Congregational Church.  Maple Street, the portion of Chestnut Street closest to the Granite Trust Building, and part of Washington Street near the U.S. Post Office building are also in the project zone.

The road and sidewalk work will begin this spring, possibly as early as the end of this month or the beginning of May.  Construction will be done in phases to minimize the impact on area businesses and is scheduled to conclude in October 2015.

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McGue’s 8 Goals Pace NQ Girls Lacrosse Over S-L

Marissa McGue scored eight goals as the North Quincy girls' lacrosse team defeated Silver Lake 14-11 Tuesday. Quincy Sun File Photo/Robert Bosworth

Marissa McGue scored eight goals as the North Quincy girls’ lacrosse team defeated Silver Lake 14-11 Tuesday. Quincy Sun File Photo/Robert Bosworth

The North Quincy girls lacrosse team defeated Silver Lake 14-11 Tuesday afternoon in a road game.

Charlotte Chretian scored one goal, Katie Burke scored one goal and had one assist, Molly Minton had 2 assists, Ciara Forde scored 4 goals and had 3 assists, and Marissa McGue scored an outstanding 8 goals.

Also playing well for the Raiders were Sarah Tsan and Maguerite Belcher with 18 saves.

Ciara Ford added four goals for the Red Raiders against Silver Lake. Quincy Sun File Photo/Robert Bosworth

Ciara Ford added four goals for the Red Raiders against Silver Lake. Quincy Sun File Photo/Robert Bosworth

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Eastern Nazarene College Commencement May 3

Eastern Nazarene College will hold its spring commencement exercises on the college’s front lawn at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, when 285 graduates will receive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Christian liberal arts college.

Guest speaker at this year’s commencement will be Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. Pastor of The Lamb’s Church in New York, Rev. Salguero has been named one of the most prominent Latino evangelical leaders by the Huffington Post, the Center for American Progress and El Diario.

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