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

Tuesday, January 18
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, January 18  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Tuesday, January 18  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
    AGENDA:    

    ·        Callto Order – Colin Powell, Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget vs. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

      1. Approve Victualer Licenses

      2. TownManager’s Report

      3. OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

    ·        Acknowledgemembers of the public and address their requests, if any.

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments   

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 2/7/22 & Tuesday, 2/22/22(due to the President’s Day Holiday) both at 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 1/19/22at 8AM (ZOOM), if needed]

    ·        Adjourn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 18  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, January 19
  • Curbside Recycling Pick Up Wednesday, January 19  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday

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Thursday, January 20
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, January 20  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following application(s):
    1. Ted Regan, Change of Use, 33 LaTour St, M18 L16A

    Update on Chip & Lara Terry Application, 91 Water St, M24 L25

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Monday, January 24
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, January 24  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, January 24  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, January 24  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Tuesday, January 25
  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 25  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, January 26
  • Castine Comprehensive Planning Committee (CCPC) Work Session Wednesday, January 26  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Public Informational Mtg Wednesday, January 26  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    The Mtg will be held with Port City Architecture, Consultants and Town Officials with the purpose to allow the public to hear the reasoning behind recommendations for a new Castine Fire Station.

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Monday, January 31
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, January 31  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, January 31  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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