Who: Parkbench

What: Everything Tri-Cities on one easy-to-navigate webpage

Where:  www.parkbench.com

Parkbench isn’t your typical newsstand; the simple online platform creates a search engine for individual neighbourhoods. The site automatically collects all available online from your neighbourhood online and showcases it on a user-friendly webpage. Local business owners and professionals are invited to use our completely free platform to advertise their products, promotions and events to their local consumers.

Companies that are signed up on Parkbench are able to create a profile with all their information. They are able to share company deals, coupons and daily specials with the community. Parkbench provides information on a variety of topics from estate information, to upcoming events, to an archive of local blog posts. We are your one-stop shop for everything local.

Before launching Parkbench, I was a small business owner and found it very difficult to engage in the immediate community. There was no online space for neighbours and community members to connect, so my partner and I made one. Over the next 5 years I would love to see every neighbourhood across Canada create their very own Parkbench page. Each company involved would be playing a significant part in building stronger neighbourhoods socially, environmentally and economically.

Want to know what’s going on in the Tri-Cities today? Check out www.parkbench.com!

Grant Findlay-Shirras