Train-the-Trainer March 27 for Ticks and Mosquitoes

Lincoln County and midcoast Maine has been hit hard by illnesses caused by ticks and mosquitoes. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is sponsoring a series of training sessions for health officers, teachers, nurses, safety officers -- anyone who works with the public as a group leader!
On Tuesday, March 27, from 9:30 to 12 noon, the CDC will present free training about preventing preventing mosquito and tickborne diseases. 
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March 15 Free Workshop: How Subcontracting Can Help Grow Your Business!

Discovering the Ins & Outs of Government Subcontracting

Join area businesses Thursday, March 15, for a free Maine PTAC workshop on how to build your business and decrease risk through subcontracting opportunities. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center works with companies interested in selling their products or services to local, state or federal government agencies, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. The “Subcontracting Strategies For Small Businesses” workshop will be presented from 10 am to 12noon at the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road in Wiscasset.


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Route 129/130 Corridor Plan Meeting

Thanks to everyone who was able to find time on a Monday evening to attend the initial meeting for the Route 129/130 Multimodal Corridor Management Plan!

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Assistance with Specific Know-How March 26 Deadline (new)

The deadline is extended for the ASK Grant Program to Monday, March 26. The "Assistance with Specific Know-How" grants are designed to provide technical assistance to town officials on public infrastructure or facilities, business attraction or retention, or local health and safety issues.

These are very modest grants ($250 to $2000), usually matched with in-kind town staff or volunteer hours or town funds. The NEW deadline is Monday, March 26, 2018. LCRPC hopes to award 3 or 4 grants by mid-to-late April.

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Renewable Energy Site Assessment Funds Available To Lincoln County Small Business & Farmers

To apply for a renewable energy site assessment of your business or farm in Lincoln County, please fill in this FORM

The U.S Department of Agriculture has awarded the Lincoln County a grant of $100,000 (to be matched by $5000 from Lincoln County) to conduct renewable energy site assessments for farmers and small businesses.

This Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) project will provide small businesses and farmers in the County with the services of a renewable energy professional who will evaluate the potential for renewable energy systems to lower electrical costs, reduce or eliminate use of fossil fuels and/or increase the efficiency of your business operations. This will include a site visit and analysis of your energy use and costs, and a report with potential renewable energy installation or construction options, preliminary cost estimates, and recommendations about suppliers/vendors and available grants and loans.

Along with the one-page application, please don't forget to include a year's worth of electricity and/or heating bills. If you have any questions, please call Bob at 754-0069 or Mary Ellen at 882-5983.

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Local Resources Available For Career & Small Business Planning

New Ventures Maine's Midcoast Region is pleased to partner with Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission to offer appointments on-site at the LCRPC's Wiscasset office, centrally located on Route 1  across from Big Al's. 

For individual assistance with your career or money goals, contact Erica Quin-Easter. For business assistance, contact Jenn Dobransky

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Commercial Properties For Sale in Lincoln County

The RPC is working to inventory and map the commercial properties currently for sale in Lincoln County as a way to gather information concerning available parcels. This inventory is part of our drive to promote economic development in Lincoln County, with all information gathered from the Maine Real Estate Listings website.

Work is ongoing to complete listings for all the towns in Lincoln County, having completed Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Waldoboro. To view the inventory for those towns, please click on the following links: Boothbay & Boothbay HarborDamariscottaWiscasset, & Waldoboro

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IRS Small Business Help & More!

Looking for basic information that could help your small business? 

Recent IRS New Releases, Tax Tips, links to twitter, and the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Program.   

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Wiscasset Traffic Cams

Stay up-to-date on the traffic flow on Route 1 in Wiscasset thanks to MaineDOT!

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New Maine Department of Labor JobLink Website

The Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Employment Services and its CareerCenter network has launched the new Maine JobLink, the replacement system to the Maine Job Bank. Employers and job seekers can explore the new system at

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Upcoming Deadlines

03.26ASK Grants Deadline Extended


03.07Maine Procurement Assistance
03.15Ins & Outs of Gov't Subcontracting
03.27Healthy Lincoln County SUPP Coalition
03.27Ticks & Mosquitoes: Train the Trainer
03.29Food Safety for Midcoast Farmers
05.02Free Career Planning Classes

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