launch their free neighbourhood-centric network in Calgary, offering businesses and professionals a free, local marketing platform

CALGARY, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ -, the #1 source for local events, deals, and news has launched their neighbourhood-centric platform in Calgary. Local businesses and professionals now have a free, local marketing platform. Parkbench is currently active in 61 neighbourhoods across Calgary and is looking for more sponsors to help launch more neighbourhood websites.

Parkbench neighbourhood websites have a proprietary technology that automatically aggregates local content from around the web. As a result, Parkbench is one of the most comprehensive and accurate sources for local events, deals, and news. Check out the Neighbourhood Websites for: High River, Blackie and Nanton, Aspen Woods, and Marda Loop.

For local businesses and professionals, Parkbench provides a free marketing platform to advertise their products, services, events, and promotions directly to their neighbourhood. This free platform includes the Parkbench technology and marketing tools, and is made available because local businesses and professionals can choose to "sponsor" their neighbourhood site.

For, CEO, Grant Findlay-Shirras, it's exciting to see their technology add value to a growing network of communities in Calgary, "We're excited to launch in Calgary and help local businesses and professionals grow their local brands, while offering local consumers and homeowners a one-stop-shop to check out local deals and events, and read local news."

Parkbench's dedication to encourage more people to shop local, have fun local, and get to know the people in the community has expanded to more than 680 neighbourhoods across Canada and the U.S.

For a full virtual walkthrough of and its available features for local businesses, professionals, and consumers, click here.

About Parkbench: is a tech start-up and leader in curating local content. Parkbench's technology aggregates local events and news from leading websites and showcases it on one easy-to-use platform. Users can find local deals, events, and read neighbourhood news quickly and easily. Small businesses also get a free platform to advertise their products, services, and promotions. Overall, the mission of Parkbench's neighbourhood network is to encourage more people to shop local and support their neighbourhood, everyday.

Parkbench founders Grant Findlay-Shirras and Amanda Newman are available for interview.

SOURCE Parkbench Inc.

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For further information: If you have any questions about the platform, or how to get setup and use it, email


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