Summary: REMAX Real Estate (Central) has partnered with Parkbench.com to build and launch the most comprehensive website of neighbourhood information for the Calgary area, February 1, 2015.
CALGARY, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - On February 1, 2015, there's a new neighbourhood website coming to Calgary, Alberta. Parkbench.com, Canada's fastest growing neighbourhood network, is forming a partnership with RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) in Calgary. RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) is the Top Producing RE/MAX Office in the world based on closed transactions. Many of the real estate agents at this brokerage specialize in specific neighbourhoods, deeming them a great fit for Parkbench's innovative platform that features only one agent or team per neighbourhood site.
"At our Brokerage, we believe that Real Estate is about the people and building lasting relationships in the community," says Nick J.M Profeta, Manager at RE/MAX Real Estate (Central). "We are proud of our commitment to Calgary and we're excited to be associated with Parkbench.com."
The two companies are working together to create the most useful website for the communities in the Calgary area. Once it's launched, Calgarians will have an online venue where they can find out everything going on locally in three clicks or less. This includes all the daily deals and specials, events and activities, news articles and pictures, schools and real estate information, and more – all organized by neighborhood.
"Each REALTOR from RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) who we are working with truly specializes in their community. They are vested in the growth and development of their neighbourhoods which is why each of them are a perfect fit to work with and launch a Parkbench site in their community." – says Amanda Newman, Co-founder and CPO of Parkbench.
Small business owners will also be able to take advantage of Parkbench's free advertising and marketing tools to attract more local, loyal consumers.
"There simply isn't another platform that grants small businesses the same tools to advertise hyper locally, and do it free of charge forever," says Grant Findlay-Shirras, CEO of Parkbench. "At the heart of Parkbench is the desire to promote and support the local economy and connect neighbours to their local businesses and service providers."
Parkbench.com is a Toronto-based tech start-up, and now Canada's leading website for neighbourhood information. Parkbench has grown over 4200% since its launch in March 2014, becoming the fastest growing website of its kind in North America. Parkbench's technology curates everything going on in each neighbourhood from all the leading websites and showcases it on one easy-to-use platform. Users can find local deals and events, read neighbourhood news, connect with neighbours, and learn everything there is to know about a neighborhood. Small businesses also get a free platform to market and advertise their products, services, and promotions. Overall, the mission of Parkbench's neighborhood network is to encourage more people to shop local and support their neighborhood, everyday.
Parkbench founders Grant Findlay-Shirras, Amanda Newman, and Dr. Rodney Hoinkes are available for interview.
For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Emma Bigelow, Content & Communications Coordinator, Parkbench, 647 278 6201, [email protected]