A Change Ahead for Broadneck Patch

With thanks to the entire Broadneck community for sharing your stories with me.

It was just over a year ago, as I was literally moving into the Arnold area, when I took a job with a new AOL venture called Patch.

I remember clearly my first day on the job, sitting in a conference room in New York City, learning about the Patch vision. It was a simple premise really—provide the community with a way to quickly learn about local news, events, volunteer opportunities and businesses and facilitate discussions about the important things happening in the lives of peninsula residents.

My first assignments were to fill our business and community directory full of information and photos on the stores and other local resources that Broadneck residents use.

Then we officially launched on Oct. 26, 2010, and ever since, I have been amazed by how much the site means to residents and community leaders.

I am honored to have shared your stories, from rezoning to school successes to the loss of loved ones, it has been a wonderful journey with all of you.

This marks my last week at Broadneck Patch, as I have accepted a position that allows me to spend a little more time with my family. My last day will be this Friday, Sept. 2.

Broadneck Patch will continue because the site is not about me but about all of us. As the transition to a new editor takes place, make sure to keep logging on and if you have any story ideas or photos you would like to share, please send that to the site at broadneck@patch.com or to our associate regional manager Susan Jenkins at Susan@patch.com.

Thank you again for making this one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Be sure and say hello if you see me out and about!

Julie Dettor August 31, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Dear Laura, Thank you for everything you have done to help this community stay informed with everything that is happening in & around Broadneck! Your dedication, endless motivation and professionalism will be missed! We wish you the best of luck with your new venture and enjoy your time with your family! All the best, Julie Dettor
Nancy Greer August 31, 2011 at 02:01 PM
Excellent job, Laura! Thank you for your service to the community. I wish you the best of luck with your new job.
Diane Rey August 31, 2011 at 02:51 PM
No grass grew under your Patch! Enjoyed working with you and wish you the best.
Maureen Thomas September 01, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Laura, I have enjoyed working with you! Keep in touch!
Ann-Marie Sedor September 01, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Laura, both the Broadneck Patch and the Broadneck community will miss you tremendously! You have been a wonderful guiding force in mobilizing the best writers in the area and in bringing instant local news to residents. You've expanded the variety of voices, mastered social media and created a site for neighborhood news and events that is a force to be reckoned with - all in less than one short year! In a nutshell, you have given our community a very successful forum to exchange ideas and information. It has been such a pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the best success and happiness in your new position!


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