With Marketplace Classifieds, community businesses and residents can advertise services and products for hire/sale. This service lets the citizens and businesses communicate directly with one another and post descriptions of items and pictures, as well as contact information and details. Additional features include the ability to conduct online auctions and bidding through the website for charity organizations or causes.
iCity Events Calendar is an excellent method for posting community and municipal events to citizens, businesses and visitors. The Events Calendar can embrace a distributed model whereby other organizations in the community can publish events to increase the collaborative nature of the municipal portal, extending it to the various organizations that make up the community. The Events Calendar can also be integrated with the Recreational Programs and Events Module.
Community Group Sites
Community-based organizations can leverage the iCity as a communication and collaboration tool to increase their own marketing awareness initiatives in the municipality. Non-profit groups and businesses can create sub-websites within the municipal portal to keep the community and visitors informed on their services and products. This is an especially excellent feature for small businesses and non-profit organizations that often do not have the financial resources or technical know-how to launch their own website initiatives.
The Image Gallery component allows the municipality and citizens to post images. Using the gallery as a tourism tool to showcase the community to online visitors is an excellent method for driving new economic development. Citizens can also share their perceptions of the community through pictures to give new and fresh interpretations of the community and surrounding area.