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, November 12
  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, November 12  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, November 13
  • Harbor Committee Mtg Wednesday, November 13  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Thursday, November 14
  • School board meeting Thursday, November 14  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Adams School

    Castine School Committee Meeting
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 – 3:30 PM
    Adams School
    Agenda

    NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME

    *Board Chair Election*

    A. Call to order

    B. Flag Salute

    C. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
    1. October 2, 2019 (enc)

    D. Communications
    Tim Seeley, GSA Head of School

    E. Approval of the Agenda

    F. Comments and/or Questions from the Public

    G. PTC Report

    H. Old Business
    ​ 1. Barcelona (December 2019) Check-In with Bill McWeeny and Jenn Jackson

    I. New Business
    1. October 1, 2019 enrollments (enc)
    2. Policy # 6606 English as a Second Language – Lau Plan (First Reading) (enc)
    3. Preliminary Approval of 8th Grade Trip
    4. Possible Delegation of Votes for Union Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at
    5:30pm at the Penobscot Community School
    5. Policy # 5601 Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students – First Reading (enc)

    J. Reports
    ​1. Principal’s Report
    2. Superintendent’s Report

    K. Signing of Vouchers

    L. Adjournment

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  • Planning Board Mtg = CANCELLED Thursday, November 14  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    No applications received.

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Monday, November 18
  • Curbside Trash pick-up Monday, November 18  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 18  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, November 18  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, November 19
  • Curbside Recycling pick-up Tuesday, November 19  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Flower Arranging at Wilson Museum Tuesday, November 19  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wilson Museum Hutchins Education Center

    Experience “The Magic of Flower Arranging” at the Wilson Museum

    Learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements and take a little magic home with you.

    In this program co-hosted by the Castine Garden Club and the Wilson Museum, Cullen Schneider from Blue Hill’s Fairwinds Florist will demonstrate the theory of flower arranging and also how to refresh an arrangement with new flowers or elements. Following the demonstration, the seasonally inspired arrangements she creates will be auctioned off to the audience, with proceeds supporting both Garden Club and Museum programming.

    The program is open to the public and free of charge, though it is hoped that attendees will come prepared to bid on one or more of the beautiful flower arrangements displayed and created.

    Cullen Schneider is a Maine native and moved to the Blue Hill peninsula during high school. After pursuing other interests, she returned to the area in 2004 and began working at Fairwinds, eventually purchasing the business. With a background in art, dance, and photography, she sees flowers as another expressive medium. She is a Maine Master Floral Designer, Certified Floral Designer, and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Cullen and her family live in Orland on a farm that provides many of the flowers for her business.

    For more information contact the Wilson Museum at 326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.

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Wednesday, November 20
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, November 20  8:00 am - 9:00 am MMA Leeward RM
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Monday, November 25
  • Curbside Trash pick-up Monday, November 25  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 25  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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