May 2019
Latest News
FirstPark Receives Attention as Dog Friendly Business Park
FirstPark was recently featured on NewsCenter Maine for being dog friendly. In addition to allowing employees from businesses in the park to have dogs, FirstPark is planning to build a dog park on the property to provide all employees with a healthy and safe atmosphere for their dogs. The park is also dog friendly because of the clear sidewalks and local veterinary office right next to the park.

Businesses are attracted to FirstPark because studies show that pets at work have calming effects, reduce blood pressure, lower stress, and make employees more cordial and productive.
This Month's Featured Lot: #13
Lot 13 is for sale or lease in FirstPark. Highly visible 13.6-acre corner lot at FirstPark and Technology Drives is pre-permitted and neighbors T-Mobile, MaineGeneral Orthopedics and health care offices. The lot is within Foreign Trade Zone 186 and has full utilities including municipal water and sewer, three-phase power from Central Maine Power Company and fiber optics. The asking price is $124,400. For more information, contact Executive Director Jim Dinkle at either 207-859-9716 or
Gateway Financial Partners Opens New Office at FirstPark
FirstPark is excited to welcome Gateway Financial Partners to 46 FirstPark Drive. In May, FirstPark and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce joined with Gateway Financial Partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Locals will recognize a few fam iliar faces in the office; Dave Veilleux, Ken Viens and Beth Nelson.

Gateway Financial Partners provides independent financial advisors with current investment strategy education, research and practice management.
FirstPark Featured in Mainebiz Real Estate Insider
FirstPark was featured in the May 8 issue of Mainebiz, Maine's premiere business publication, for the business park's new marketing strategy, new recent tenants and dog friendliness.
Spring has sprung at FirstPark

The flora in FirstPark is blooming! FirstPark has the feel of an arboretum not just in fall, but also this time of year. Drive or walk through FirstPark and experience its beauty. Magnolias, forsythia and wildflowers are among the many colors you will see in FirstPark this time of year.
FirstPark Visits Boston to Attract Businesses

Jim Dinkle, executive director of FirstPark, traveled to Boston from May 14-17 to meet with prospects for new businesses to locate in FirstPark. One meeting held May 15 has already resulted in more discussions. The trip was focused on meeting foreign trade representatives, site selectors and developers.
Maine International Trade Day
Executive Director Jim Dinkle and KRDA/FirstPark Secretary Peter Mills met with South Korean Boston Consul General Kim Yonghyon at Maine International Trade Day in Portland on May 23. FirstPark looks forward to welcoming Consul General Yonghyon to central Maine for a visit in the near future.
FirstPark Hosts More Site Visits

In May, FirstPark continued to attract more businesses to the park by hosting three site visits. One of the recent visits was from a consultant visiting Maine for the first time. Jim Dinkle, executive director at FirstPark, has plans to host more visits throughout the summer resulting in the sale or lease of more lots within FirstPark.
Professional office space for sale or lease

Located near the entrance of FirstPark, this is presently the only office space available within the park. The property has high visibility and is convenient to Exit 127 off of Interstate 95. It is located at 25 FirstPark Drive at the corner of N 2nd Rangeway.
Seeking development partner

With the local economic development projects in the area, including downtown Waterville, affordable housing is hard to find. Recently, FirstPark's appraiser and others have shared the opportunity for FirstPark to find a development partner for Lots 11 and 12 and perhaps other properties within the park for multifamily housing. The result would help with recruitment and retention of employees to live/work in FirstPark or in central Maine.

For more information, contact the FirstPark office at 207-859-9716 or email .
Advertisements for FirstPark

This month, advertisements from FirstPark appeared in Colby College’s Echo student newspaper and the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council’s Explorer magazine.

FirstPark is attracting students from local colleges at Colby, Thomas College, KVCC and others who have invested in their education in Maine, built a professional network in the area and who love living in Maine to stay and build a business here.

The advertisement in the Explorer will be read by many tourists, including business owners who like vacationing or summering in Maine. The ad provides information so executives and real estate professionals can learn more about FirstPark and the quality of life in the region.
Looking ahead...
Run to redeem this special offer from FirstPark!
On Saturday, June 15, FirstPark will be a co-sponsor of One River CPA’s 5K and Kids Fun Run. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. We have a limited number of complimentary registrations if you would like to be our guest. Complimentary tickets are available by contacting either 207-859-9716 or Also, FirstPark will have a table at the event for you to enter a drawing for a $100 New Balance gift certificate!
FirstPark to Host Friendliest Pup Contest at 5K
On Saturday, June 15, FirstPark will sponsor the first-ever FirstPark friendliest pup contest at the One River CPA's 5K and Fun Run. Dogs of all ages and breeds are eligible to win. Arrive early to enter your dogs!

You can also enter to win by using the red button below.

Good luck!
Connect with FirstPark
James W. Dinkle, Executive Director

Call Jim at 207-859-9716, email, or fill out this form on our website.
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