Thank You, TE

And now a personal message from your friendly neighborhood TE Patch editor.

Dear TE Patchers,

Twenty-two months ago in the lobby of the Upper Main Line YMCA we literally flipped the switch (OK, a guy at a computer terminal in Baltimore actually hit the "enter" button) and Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch was born.

we launched what we hoped would become a integral part of your daily routine and a new service for Tredyffrin and Easttown.

I don't use the term "we" lightly. While many people know me as "the face" of TE Patch, I am part of an amazing team of people that stretches from the Main Line to Patch Headquarters New York and Coast to Coast.  We are a national company of more than 900 Patch sites dedicated to letting you know what's happening just around the corner right here in Tredyffrin and Easttown.  As much as I wish I could claim to have the tech-smarts to build a site like this and the sales accumen to pay for it, I am but one part of what has made TE Patch a success.

Even all the people in sales, technology, design and regional editorial management at Patch are not the secret to our success in TE. I am part of that regional team but I am just one small piece of the puzzle. I have been privileged to "fly the plane" from the co-pilot's seat since we pushed this baby back from the gate.

The key to TE Patch is YOU.

One of the greatest joys of my job at Patch is to have the opportunity to introduce a brand new resource to people.  With Patch, you are now empowered to share your stories,  businesses,  concerns, triumphs, and accomplishments with your neighbors.

We want Patch to be your connection to everything and everyone in TE.

In the coming months there will be even more exciting ways to use the Patch platform to connect with people from around the corner, down the street and in the neighborhood. As always the key to Patch's future success lies with you, our wonderful TE Patchers.

Keep uploading your events, announcements, blogs, photos, comments and keep telling us about the people that make TE such a wonderful place to live, work and be Patchy.

An important housekeeping note about contacting TE Patch:

We love to hear from you. The fastest way to connect with TE Patch via email (yes, real people get, read, and respond) is to send it to te@patch.com.

And now the bittersweet part for me...

While TE Patch will continue to fly higher with you in the captain's seat, I am relinquishig my front row seat to take on some new responsibilities as the Editor of Haverford-Havertown and Springfield Patch in Delaware County.

I will truly miss the amazing people I have covered and friends I have made as a result of being the TE Patch Editor.  Don't worry (for better or worse) I will still be part of the same regional editorial team that has been behind the face on the homepage since we launched TE Patch.

While the move to my new assignments within Patch is bittersweet, I am happy to report that site will be co-piloted by an experienced Patch Editor from right next door in Malvern.

You're going to be in good hands!

Pete Kennedy's face will appear at the top of TE Patch as he takes on the job of TE Patch Editor starting Tuesday.

Pete and I will be talking about stories as they come along and I'll be weighing in on Patch stories and on the Tredyffrin Patch page on Facebook.

Thank you, TE!

I am so proud of the Patch site you've built so far and excited to see how you will continue to help TE Patch grow.  I am honored by the trust so many people have placed in me, and in Patch. 

Thank you to the many wonderful people who have not only embraced Patch since we launched but who have made me feel warmly welcomed. 

Here's to you, TE!

Bob the Editor

Wendy Merron, The Center of Success, Wayne, PA February 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Best of luck to you Bob. Change is a good thing! Welcome to Pete! Only a small percentage of people ever leave a comment, I hope you know that patch gets read. It has become my source of local news, and I appreciate what it takes to get the news out to us. Thank you! Wendy Merron, Professional Coach & Certified Hypnotherapist The Center of Success The
Kathy Pioggia February 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Good luck, Bob! We will miss you. Mouch appreciate all of your hard work and accurate, timely reporting keeping us up to date on community happenings.
C. L. Bittner February 18, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Best wishes. Thanks for your great efforts in quality balanced reporting. Pete will find you a tough act to follow and we all wish him well.
Sean Moir February 18, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Bob, you've helped to revolutionize the way T/E residents stay informed about local issues. Good luck to you in the far reaches of Delaware County. And welcome to Pete!
Jim L February 18, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Good luck
Bob Byrne (Editor) February 18, 2013 at 01:57 PM
As of 8:52 Monday morning, we only need 217 Likes to get Tredyffrin Patch's Facebook Page to 1,000 likes. If you like what you've read on TE Patch, I'd like to ask for a favor. Ask 3 people you're friends with on Facebook to "like" Tredyffrin Patch. I'd really like to leave a legacy of at least 1000 Facebook likes to Pete. The more people we have following us, the more information we can share. THANKS AGAIN, TE! -Bob
tricia ringe February 18, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Good Luck Bob,and thanks! Tricia
Connie February 18, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Good Luck Bob! Enjoy your new job!!
Eva Pastor February 18, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Good luck, Bob. I know I for one will miss you ... my connection to TE-Patch. I enjoyed working wiith you on the TE Community Day at the Berwyn fire company, and providing photos for several of your stories. Pete has some big shoes to fill ...
Pattye Benson February 18, 2013 at 03:23 PM
"Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting" ~ Peter Pan Bob Byrnes, we won't forget. The residents of Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships have been all the better as a result of your presence the last couple of years. Always willing to look beyond the 'obvious' of a story, your reporting has been fair, well-balanced and much appreciated by your many readers. Good luck and best wishes in the new Patch assignment.
Claire February 18, 2013 at 05:09 PM
TEPatch.com is awesome and that's because of you Bob Byrne! You're a hugely valuable asset to Patch and a great all around person. The people and small businesses of Springfield and Havertown/Haverford are lucky to have you! You'll be missed for sure.
Sam Strike (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM
I'll miss you in neighboring TE, Bob, but I'm sure we'll still be working closely on the Bryn Mawr/Haverford front, helping each other like we always do.


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