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ParqEx: 3 Ways the Sharing Economy Can Improve the Lives of Seniors

3 Ways the Sharing Economy Can Improve the Lives of Seniors

June 15th, 2017 Posted by Heartwarming, Parking, Parking Apps, sharing economy No Comment yet

The sharing economy is booming and young people are loving it. Whether they are enjoying a cozy rental home in place of a hotel room or saving money by purchasing pre-loved clothing, the millennial generation has taken full advantage of the amazing benefits the sharing economy has to offer. After all, in this day and age, when communication is so quick and easy thanks to electronic devices, it’s hard to see a reason not to hop on board the peer-to-peer train.

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4 Ways the Sharing Economy Helps the Environment

June 8th, 2017 Posted by environment, sharing economy No Comment yet

By now, we’ve all heard just how terrible our lifestyles are for the earth. Resources are being used at an alarming rate, and the emissions we put into the air through the use of vehicles and factories are downright deadly. 

One way you can help create a greener planet and a brighter future for all is to turn to the sharing economy. The sharing economy offers a number of environmental benefits, making the peer-to-peer marketplace the ideal place to shop and sell.

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Peer-to-Peer Services Can Reach $335 Billion

May 25th, 2017 Posted by Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

Sharing is not a new concept. The idea of individuals sharing with one another in order to ensure everyone has enough has been around for centuries. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, people became so wrapped up in corporations, big business, and making money that they all but forgot the once-prevalent act of sharing with neighbors, community members, friends – and quite frankly, anyone who needs something that you can provide. Well, we have started sharing again – and we’re doing so through technology and the sharing economy.

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Have a Sporting Good Time with the Sharing Economy

May 12th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

Whether you are right in the middle of the action or watching from the sidelines, it is hard to deny the fact that the sharing economy is improving the lives of a great number of people in this world. Fortunately, sports fans are no exception to this phenomenon. From baseball players to rock-climbing enthusiasts, there is something the sharing economy and peer-to-peer lending can do for every lover of sports. 

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How Parents Can Save Time, Energy and Money using the Sharing Economy

April 17th, 2017 Posted by Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

If you’re a parent, you know just how much work goes into raising a little one. From diapers and bottles to ballet class and sports practice, there is a lot of stress involved in the process. Fortunately, all of the work is well worth the multitude of snuggles and kisses a parent receives in return.

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Tech In Motion: Smart City IoT

January 20th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet
Ever heard of a smart home? How about a smart city?

On Wednesday, January 25th, Tech in Motion , in conjunction with National Association of Realtors, hosted a panel event: Smart City – IoT in Chicago. (more…)

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Five Free February Events in Chicago

January 19th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

February is nearly here, and with it comes a wide variety of fun Chicago events. Whether you are looking for a fun date idea or an activity for the whole family, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in the busy Windy City. Best of all, many of these upcoming events are absolutely free, making them accessible to all, no matter what your budget may be. (more…)

Sharing Some of Chicago’s Best Winter Events

December 22nd, 2016 Posted by Car, Chicago Events, Holidays, mobile app, Parking, parking spots, restaurants, sharing economy, West Loop No Comment yet

Chicago, the city of the big shoulders. There’s always plenty to see and do in Chicago. Let us share some information with you on winter events in the Windy City.

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ParqEx: How to Enjoy the Holidays in Chicago with the Sharing Economy

Using the Sharing Economy to Enjoy the Holidays in Chicago

December 8th, 2016 Posted by AirBnB, Holidays, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy No Comment yet

The holiday season is here, and while the bitter cold winters in Chicago may not be everyone’s thing, nobody can resist an amazing Chicago-style holiday season. After all, the holidays in Chicago mean elaborate decorations, frazzled-but-jovial holiday shoppers, and that warm fuzzy feeling everyone loves. Who can resist all of that?

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Top 5 Things To Do In Evanston

November 29th, 2016 Posted by Community, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

1.) Eat at Buffalo Joe’s


If you like buffalo wings, you’re going to LOVE Buffalo Joe’s. I’ve been going to Buffalo Joe’s ever since I was a little kid (I’m 23 now) and my mouth still waters just thinking about the savory, buttery goodness of the famous Buffalo Joe’s wing sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget that the quality of the chicken wings is good, too. Really good. One bite and you’re hooked; trust me. This Evanston staple is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

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ParqEx: Understanding the Sharing Economy

Understanding The Sharing Economy

November 17th, 2016 Posted by Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup, Uber No Comment yet

We’ve been told ever since we were little that we need to share with other people. Whether it’s our toys, our feelings, or our space, we were told that we get more out of sharing than we give up. Thanks to technology, though, we’ve taken those ideas of sharing, and expanded them. We now have a sharing economy, and it has completely revolutionized the way we do things.

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ParqEx: Who Wants the Sharing Economy?

Who Wants A Sharing Economy?

November 10th, 2016 Posted by Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

Is the concept of a sharing economy a solution to traffic congestion and downtown parking shortages in metropolitan areas? If automobiles and transportation become part of a shared economy model, will this also reduce less demand for parking lots and parking spaces? Will cities like Chicago and Los Angeles become easier to navigate and air quality improve? What is the likelihood for a sharing economy to become a reality in the future and transform how we drive and park?

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ParqEx: 4 Ways the Sharing Economy Can Help You

4 Ways the Sharing Economy Can Help You

November 3rd, 2016 Posted by mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy No Comment yet

The idea of sharing with your neighbor is as old as time. We share an egg when our next-door neighbor runs out, we share a ride with our workmate when their car breaks down, and we happily share our time to help our child’s teacher at the class holiday party.

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How the Sharing Economy is the Future of Innovation in Business

October 27th, 2016 Posted by Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

There’s no doubt that technology has been rapidly advancing over the last decade, yet foreseeing the results of its impact on society and business isn’t so clear. We can safely say the future will be shaped by online technology, especially cloud and mobile computing technology, which is making what’s called the sharing economy possible. In order to expound on these thought, let’s examine how the sharing economy is the future of innovation in business.

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In the News with ParqEx

October 25th, 2016 Posted by Community, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

ParqEx is pumped to be finalist for 2016’s “50 on Fire!”


We are 1 of just 16 B-to-C companies to make the list out of hundreds of applicants!

Chicago is one of the most diversified economies in the world, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. And this diversity extends to the city’s innovation economy, with an eclectic mix of startups, categories, entrepreneurs, enterprise tech companies, STEM organizations, universities, and more making up the ecosystem.

50 on Fire is Chicago Inno’s annual awards show, celebrating the individuals and organizations that are heating up Chicago across a variety of industries. It is a reflection of Chicago’s ecosystem at large – a collection of people and organization in a number of different roles, stages, and categories – that are, for lack of a better term, on fire. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire city to build an innovation.

ParqEx is absolutely thrilled to be one of just 16 B2C companies to be included in the prestigious list.

To read the full article, click here.


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A ParqEx original film

 

Jeff & Matt: A story about the day two people became friends through parking.

 

Jeff & Matt were once sad. Jeff drives to the big city every day from the suburbs. Jeff gets lots of headaches figuring out where to park. Matt lives in the big city. Matt has a parking space, but doesn’t always use it.

ParqEx to the rescue! The simple ParqEx app allows Matt to rent his parking space to Jeff. Jeff doesn’t have to worry about where to park anymore. Matt makes some extra money. Jeff and Matt are now friends.

To list or find parking (and maybe a new friend), click here!


 

ParqEx company news bits:

 

ParqEx: Always expanding!
This month, Parqex signed deals with Farpoint Development and MO2 Properties.

ParqEx CEO at VentureFWD Summit
ParqEx Founder and CEO Vivek Mehra was one of an esteemed and select group of innovators and leaders to speak at the 2016 Venture for Women & Diversity Summit.

ParqEx is hiring in Chicago and Wisconsin
ParqEx is looking for leaders, including Jr. Account Executives (Sales) in both Madison and Milwaukee. See the full list of opportunities at our great company.


GAME CHANGER: ParqEx Access+

With Access+, residents and approved visitors can open the garage door from their smartphones. Garage owners can simplify management and improve control of the garage.

Interested? Learn more here!


 

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