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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Monday, March 30
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, March 30  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Monday, March 30  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

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Wednesday, April 1
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Wednesday, April 1  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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Friday, April 3
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Friday, April 3  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

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Monday, April 6
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 6  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, April 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

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Tuesday, April 7
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    Application deadline is Monday, March 23rd.

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Wednesday, April 8
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Wednesday, April 8  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

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Thursday, April 9
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, April 9  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, March 23rd.

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Friday, April 10
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Friday, April 10  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

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  • Home & Away Program Friday, April 10  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Wilson Museum Hutchins Education Center

    Back by popular demand, the Home & Away homeschool program by the Wilson Museum will return on October 11 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Structured for ages 4 to 14, each three-hour session is inspired by the Museum's worldwide collection and local history as well as the community's educational resources. Included will be a break for lunch (please bring your own). Some sessions will include a local field trip and some sessions will include a guest presenter.

    Reservations are required ($10 per child) in advance of each session and space is limited. Reserve a spot up to three weeks before each month's session or sign-up in September for a seven-session series pass at $70 per child. Only six series passes are available. Make reservations and get your pass by calling 207-326-9247 or by emailing info@wilsonmuseum.org.

    Home & Away will occur on the second Friday of each month from October through April. Unless otherwise noted, sessions will begin in the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center located at 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME.

    Information on this program is available on our website and on our Home & Away event page on Facebook. Feel free to share the information on this program with other homeschool families.

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