We couldn't be more excited about the launch of our 500th Patch site in Hopkins, MN, today! The mayor of Hopkins was on hand to "flip the switch" and light up our latest Patch site. Momentum is the name of the game at Patch right now. While we expand quickly, our primary goal is to serve the residents of each individual Patch community with the most important information they need to live better, more informed lives. Patch local editors and writers are embedded in all aspects of their communities, from government to schools, businesses to events. Establishing that local connection in 500 towns and neighborhoods is a major achievement for our team, who have spent 2010 building and growing Patch. Couple the local connection with great technology and user interaction, and you'll see what Patch is all about.