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What is Parkbench? Information for Local Businesses And Members of The Community

This article educates local business owners and members of the community on how they can benefit from using the platform free of charge!

Parkbench has built thousands of local Neighbourhood websites all over North America, Australia, and New Zealand. The Neighbourhood Websites showcase up-to-date and relevant news, events, and deals happening in your community.

Each Parkbench Neighbourhood website is sponsored by a local professional, which means it is free for all members of your neighborhood to use. Residents can also interact with the site by posting news, events, blogs, and deals.

The sponsor of a Parkbench site is one, because they love their community and want to see it thrive! Whether you're a local business owner, professional, organization, or charity in the area, they want to promote what you do to the community. So you may find that one of our sponsors asks you to do an interview!

This interview is fantastic brand exposure for you. It is a great way for locals to get to know you, your story, and the amazing things you bring to the neighborhood. 

The interview may be in person, virtual, filmed, or text-based. 

Business owners can also claim a FREE business profile page in the directory of their local Parkbench site and market their business to the local community free of charge. 

Features of a Business Profile Page Include:

  • Display hours and contact information
  • Showcase Daily Specials
  • Showcase In-Store Sales
  • Get backlinks to their website and social media links
  • Add deals to acquire new customers 
  • Add coupon rewards to get reviews 
  • Respond to reviews and engage customers 
  • Add events and increase attendance 
  • Post blogs, pictures, and videos
  • Stay up-to-date with local news 
  • Get and hand out postcards

See examples here: 




Click here to learn how to claim your page. Or if your business is not in the directory and you would like to add it click here for full instructions. But if you're going to be interviewed by one of our sponsors, don't worry about adding it yourself, we'll do it for you!

Business users have full access to our live chat support for help with setting up and editing their business profile page. Or you can email our team at support@parkbench.com.