James Akers has always been a local business enthusiast.  He started Main and Me with his wife, Mary Pat, as a way to help support local business.  Using the Pinterest model he built a website/app that is a real time local shopping experience.  Local businesses can finally use technology to bring in customers in a more immediate and technology driven way.  Main and Me can be used in every local area and it gives merchants a free online store front!  Finally, a way for local businesses to use online tools to drive off-line business.