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Meet Your New Editor, Jake Speicher

Let's get started.

Hey, how’s it going?  My name’s Jake Speicher, and I am your new Patch editor.

I’m excited to meet you, but I’m also a little nervous.  The area is new to me.

You see for the past two years I’ve been the editor of the Patch in West Chester.  I’ve been up this way a couple of times, and I’ll be moving closer at the end of the month.  But, I’m still going to need some help.

A thriving Patch site doesn’t just need an editor and readers.  It needs bloggers, commenters and calendar-event posters.  It needs business owners, school officials and government officials. 

It needs you.

Also joining me will be Nate Adams as Community Manager, helping on Patch's Facebook or Twitter accounts and reaching out to community members to help post events, announcements and blogs.

As we move forward I want to know what’s important to you.  I want to know what you would like to see on this site. 

I’m not hard to get a hold of.  My phone number is 610-209-2432, or you can e-mail me at jake.speicher@patch.com.

If you prefer newer styles of communication you can also reach out to me through Facebook or Twitter.

I’ve found that my favorite thing about Patch is how interactive the sites are.  They aren’t static.  They grow and evolve.  They have a pulse and breathe.  Each site is an organism unto itself.

All fancy language aside, I’m really excited for us to work together.  So, let’s get started.

ML February 19, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Welcome, Jake!
RoxGuy February 19, 2013 at 06:15 PM
FRESH MEAT *kiss kiss*
Cathy K. Partridge February 20, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Welcome Jake. Glad you're here.
Sweet Elizabeth's Cakes February 20, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Woohoo! Welcome to the 'hood, Jake!
Rox Manayak February 20, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Thank you Jake for introducing yourself and inviting the community to interact with you and participate. I agree, Patch is organic.
Theresa Conroy February 20, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood.
Cassie Hepler February 20, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Hi Jake and welcome! I don't know if you still need freelancers but I used to be a stringer for both writing and photography when Patch first launched. I'd be happy to help yet again! I've lived here for 7 years now;) Cheers, Cassie Hepler www.cassiehepler.com
james koslosky February 20, 2013 at 06:30 PM
You look like a newspaper man with that hat.
JamesIgnatius February 21, 2013 at 04:10 AM
Welcome Jake - don't be a one-dimensional liberal weenie like the last guy. Knowing when Barak Osama's minions are meeting at the starbucks is not news.

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