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/

 

Current News

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 29
  • Guild School Saturday, July 24 - Saturday, July 31   Maine Maritime Academy, 1 Pleasant St, Castine, ME 04420, USA

    https://www.igma.org/guild_school/

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  • Island Name Change Committee Thursday, July 29  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Friday, July 30
  • Guild School Saturday, July 24 - Saturday, July 31   Maine Maritime Academy, 1 Pleasant St, Castine, ME 04420, USA

    https://www.igma.org/guild_school/

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  • Wilson Museum: Penobscot Expedition Presentation Friday, July 30  10:30 am - 11:30 am Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Speaker Professor Liam Riordan
    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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  • Wilson Museum: PENOBSCOT EXPEDITION WALKING TOUR Led by Castine Historical Society Friday, July 30  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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Saturday, July 31
  • Guild School Saturday, July 24 - Saturday, July 31   Maine Maritime Academy, 1 Pleasant St, Castine, ME 04420, USA

    https://www.igma.org/guild_school/

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  • Wilson Museum: Outdoor Cooking Saturday, July 31  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Bean-Hole-Beans

    Have you ever seen a bean-hole? Stop by the museum’s shore lot (beside the John and Phebe Perkins House) to learn more about cooking in a bean-hole as Patty Hutchins prepares beans to bake overnight.

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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Sunday, August 1
  • Wilson Museum: Woodturning and Blacksmithing Demonstrations Sunday, August 1  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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  • THE WILSON MUSEUM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Sunday, August 1  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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Monday, August 2
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, August 2  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, August 2  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers Monday, August 2  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, August 3
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, August 3  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Meeting Tuesday, August 3  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline Mon, July 26th

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Wednesday, August 4
  • Wilson Museum: Woodturning and Blacksmithing Demonstrations Wednesday, August 4  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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  • Castine Yacht Club cocktail reception Wednesday, August 4  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thursday, August 5
  • Castine Classic Boat Race Thursday, August 5
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  • Maritime Concert with Castlebay Thursday, August 5  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    at the Town Common - this event is free and open to the public
    https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/events/maritime-concert-with-castlebay/

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Friday, August 6
Saturday, August 7
Sunday, August 8
  • Wilson Museum: Woodturning and Blacksmithing Demonstrations Sunday, August 8  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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Monday, August 9
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, August 9  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, August 9  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, August 9  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, August 10
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, August 10  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Wednesday, August 11
  • Wilson Museum: Woodturning and Blacksmithing Demonstrations Wednesday, August 11  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

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