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, April 19
  • Town Office CLOSED - due to the Patriot's Day Holiday Monday, April 19
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 19  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, April 20
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, April 20  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (ZOOM) Tuesday, April 20  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve renewal Liquor License - The Castine Inn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library: Let’s Talk About It, Session 2 Tuesday, April 20  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://witherle.lib.me.us/events/lets-talk-about-it-session-2-2/

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Wednesday, April 21
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Wednesday, April 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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Friday, April 23
  • Town Floats Friday, April 23

    TheTown floats are scheduled, weather permitting, to go into the water on Friday,4/23rd. Acadia floats approximately a week later. 

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Saturday, April 24
  • Garden Club Clean Up Day Saturday, April 24 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    9AM - 12 noon
    Volunteers Needed

    Rain Date: Sunday, 4/25 from 12 noon - 3PM.

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Sunday, April 25
  • Garden Club Clean Up Rain DATE Sunday, April 25 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    12 Noon - 3PM
    Volunteers Needed

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Monday, April 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 26  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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Thursday, April 29