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, December 5
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, December 5 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.     ApproveFY23 Water Dept Budget as recommended by the Utility Board

    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, 12/19/22 at 4PM]

    ·        Adjourn

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  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 5  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 5  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, December 6
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, December 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, December 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following:
    1) Continuance Cathy & Brock Muir, 204 Perkins St, M21 L93, Renovation & Expansion of existing "ell" porch.

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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, December 6  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, December 7
  • Library Board of Trustees Mtg Wednesday, December 7 Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    1.     Call to order

    2.     Approval of minutes from previousmeeting

    3.     Financial report,

    4.     Librarians report

    5.     Friends report

    6.     Unfinished business

             a.     Maintenance/project updates:

             i.     interiorlighting

             ii.     Landscape

             b.     Honoring/recognition of dedicated Library supporters

             c.      George Witherle photograph(s)

             d.    Policereview/update- after school use policy

    7.  New Business

            a. Camden Wealth Management – special project account

            b. appointment to the Board

    8.  Next meeting date

    9.  Adjourn

     

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

    To consider the following application(s):
    1) Barbara & Greg Nitzkowski, 202 The Shore Rd, M7 L1, Construct a 4-bay, 3279 sq/ft garage.

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Monday, December 12
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 12  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 12  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, December 12  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, December 13
  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, December 13  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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