BUSINESS RESOURCES

Whether you’re thinking about opening a business in Gardiner or a long-established business, we are here to help you succeed in our downtown. Feel free to get in touch with the Gardiner Main Street office with any questions or concerns you have along the way. 

Façade Improvement Funds for Downtown Gardiner Buildings

Main Street America, Maine Downtown Center, and Gardiner Main Street are pleased to offer the Maine Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund, made possible through generous support from The 1772 Foundation, Inc. Over the next three years, the Maine Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund will provide 3-year 0% interest loans of up to $25,000 to Gardiner business/building owners. Open to business owners and/or tenants of existing buildings within the defined Main Street district boundaries in Gardiner. 

Build, Grow, and Boost Your Small Business Online

Navigating how to effectively start or develop your business online can be overwhelming. National Main Street Center is here to help guide you through this process by identifying the best solutions for your unique e-commerce needs and providing you with a roadmap to implement an effective online strategy.

It’s simple to use and 100% free! Just answer a series of questions and receive a customized list of tools and resources to help your business succeed. Everything from POS systems, website platforms, and content creation software to help you market your business.

Gardiner-Streetscape-Design-Guidelines

Downtown Gardiner Design Guidelines Booklet

A brochure is to help you design the exterior of your building in keeping with Gardiner’s unique downtown, its history and its architectural heritage.

Whether you just need to repaint, upgrade windows, or do a whole facade update, this brochure will help you with what needs to be done and provide resources to help you find solutions.

EXTERNAL LINKS:

Click on the logos below to learn more about other business resources available.

CITY OF GARDINER

Planning & Development Department

Economic Development
Business Permits & More
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Maine SBDC

Free, confidential small business advising for Maine entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics including business planning, credit and financing, marketing and more.
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Maine DECD

State resources to help you start or grow a business.
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SCORE Maine

Providing educational workshops and helping small businesses get started, grow and operate effectively.A free service with both general business mentors and subject area experts.
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Maine Resource Compass

view 350+ resources across the State which can be filtered by location, industry, and more
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New Ventures Maine

Helping people all over the state venture in new directions by offering tuition-free programs for career, business, and financial education.
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Kennebec Valley Council of Governments

KVCOG provides financing assistance for start-ups, expansions and modernizations throughout the region.
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CEI

Offers a wide range of assistance to emerging and existing business owners. Through one-on-one consultation, training, workshops, seminars, peer networks and other services, CEI helps individuals across the state get the information they need to start or expand their business.
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Kennebec Valley Chamber

With over 600 members of varying sizes and industries throughout 23 communities, the Kennebec Valley Chamber provides countless services to the community and our members. Some of the key functions of our chamber are legislative support, community events, educational seminars, economic development, and business networking opportunities.
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GARDINER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

View listings of available commercial properties for sale or lease in Gardiner.

We Are Here To Help You!

We believe in supporting local businesses, honoring our heritage through historic preservation and bringing together the community in order to make downtown Gardiner a wonderful place for you to live, work, and play.

What We Can Do For You:

Welcome you and tell you a bit about Gardiner

Help find the resources you need

Introduce you to key people & organizations

Promote your business and/or events

Get In Touch!

VISIT OUR OFFICE: 192 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345

Our office is located above Domino’s Pizza on the second floor – enter up the exterior granite steps on the Church Street side of the building. The office is around the corner once you get in.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:30 – 5pm
Anyone is welcome to stop by, although may be out and about downtown during the day. To confirm availability, please call head.

 

PHONE: 207-582-3100

 

EMAIL: info@gardinermainstreet.org

 

MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 194, Gardiner, ME 04345