On October 16, MAIN will open bidding in its first "e-Bay" style online auction to help raise money for our community network. We are inviting area businesses as well as individuals to contribute a product or service to this auction. Bidders are welcome to preview the auction at any time.
Participation will expose businesses to a large online community in western North Carolina and beyond -- and it will help MAIN continue its nonprofit community and economic development work. MAIN's website <http:www.main.nc.us> averages 75,000 unique visitors per month, making our homepage one of the most-visited sites in the mountain region.
MAIN has been cited as one the nation's most innovative efforts to overcome the Digital Divide, which prevents many rural communities from enjoying the advantages of the Internet and e-commerce.
Here's a quick snapshot of MAIN's nonprofit mission: