Business Resources

The following links are just a sample of the resources available to our current and prospective businesses. If you do not find the information you are looking for please contact the Community & Economic Development Committee at (207) 326-4502 or ced@castine.me.us for assistance.

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development
Business funding, community development, tourism and film, Maine branding, international trade
www.maine.gov/decd

Maine & Company
Free and confidential consulting services to businesses looking to relocate to Maine or expand within Maine
www.maineco.org

Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Business financing/lending, government contracting, community capital, workforce training
www.emdc.org

Maine Center for Women, Work & Community
Business startup resources, financial management training, leadership resources
www.womenworkandcommunity.org

Maine Small Business Development Centers
Comprehensive business management assistance to the small business community through a network of professional, certified business counselors
www.mainesbdc.org

Maine Technology Institute
Early stage capital and commercialization assistance for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine
www.mainetechnology.org

University of Maine Cooperative Education
Managing agriculture, natural resources, and the environment; enhancing economic opportunity; and encouraging lifelong wellness
www.extension.umaine.edu

United States Department of Agriculture
Rural business development, importing and exporting of goods, economic and agricultural resources, rural business loans and grants
www.usda.gov

Washington Hancock Community Agency
Incubator Without Walls – a no-cost business training course for small business owners, start-ups, and people developing their business idea
www.whcacap.org

SCORE, Downeast Maine Chapter
Dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses
www.scoredowneastmaine.org

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Forms and publications, online tools and education
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Small-Business-and-Self-Employed-Tax-Center-1

Demographic Information
www.clrsearch.com/Castine-Demographics/ME/

Business Resources for Entrepreneurs with a Disability
www.shoretelsky.com/resources/business-resources-for-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities/

 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 16
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 16  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port Monday, September 16  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Castine Town Dock

    American Cruise Lines Ship the Independence (capacity approx. 100 passengers) arrives in Castine each Monday morning at 9am (June 10 - September 23). The ship anchors in the harbor and ferries passengers to the Town Dock. Passengers enjoy the sights, shops and eateries of Castine for about three hours, until the ship departs at noon.

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 16  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, September 16  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    AGENDA:
    • Call to Order – Peter Vogell, Chair
    • Additions, deletions or corrections to the agenda
    • Sign Warrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget v. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, Bank Reconciliations and Excise Tax Collections
    • Approve Minutes of previous meeting(s)
    • Business:
    1. Approve annual General Assistance Appendices A-D & Appendix H (2019-2020)
    2. Town Manager’s Report
    3. Other Business as Required
    • Communications
    • Acknowledge members of the public and address their requests, if any.
    • Past Actions
    • Selectboard Comments
    • Schedule next meeting(s): [T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 9/18/19 at 8AM in MMA Leeward RM; Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 10/7/19 at 4PM and Monday, 10/21/19 at 4PM]
    • Adjourn

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Tuesday, September 17
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, September 17  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, September 17  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, September 18
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, September 18  8:00 am - 9:00 am MMA Leeward RM
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Monday, September 23
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 23  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port Monday, September 23  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Castine Town Dock

    American Cruise Lines Ship the Independence (capacity approx. 100 passengers) arrives in Castine each Monday morning at 9am (June 10 - September 23). The ship anchors in the harbor and ferries passengers to the Town Dock. Passengers enjoy the sights, shops and eateries of Castine for about three hours, until the ship departs at noon.

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 23  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Wednesday, September 25
  • Fall Supper Club to Benefit Calvineers Wednesday, September 25  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Watermark - 26 Water Street (under MarKel's Bakehouse)

    Fall Supper Club - A benefit dinner for the Adams School Calvineers

    As the cool temps of fall arrive, we hope you will join us for a delicious Fall Feast.
    This special fall menu will include warm, hearty, comfort food and $20 from each ticket will go towards the Calvineers fundraising efforts as we help them reach their final fundraising goal. Throughout their summer vacation the Calvineers have been working hard on raising funds so they can attend the 2nd World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain, to present their work on the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

    Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner promptly at 6pm.

    For reservations and to order your entree choice from the menu please call (207) 664 8547 or email calvineers@gmail.com

    Menu
    To begin:
    Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
    Entrees:
    Garlicky Braised Lamb Shanks with
    Sweet Peppers, Roasted Baby Red Bliss Potatoes and Local Chard OR
    Grilled Salmon with
    Cider Bacon Bourbon Glaze, Roasted Sweet Potato and Haricot Verts To Finish:
    Lemon Blueberry Cake
    $70.00 per person
    includes tax, gratuity and donation to the Calvineers.

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