A M E S S A G E F R OM T H E P U B L I S H E R
W henever I write my monthly message, I truly don’t prepare—not one bit. Every single message is typed up at the last minute. Month after month, I tell myself that I will take a few days to write my message. But I never do, and it just seems that I don’t do this for a reason. I feel that my mes- sages are most authentic when they are not overly edited and, knowing myself, if I allowed more than a few hours before we are off to the printer, I would rewrite my message many times and it could lose some of its authenticity. What matters the most to me are Health, Family, Friends—and our Clients (YOU)! And the only way for me to prove this is to provide exceptional customer service. SHOW- SIGHT can’t provide exceptional customer service if our team isn’t happy. If we aren’t able to be who we truly are—authentic—then we stand no chance of producing the best work for our community. SHOWSIGHT isn’t run by grumpy people. We are a family of visionaries and innova- tors who just loves to work hard, live a comfortable life, and make others smile. As everyone knows, we have been making a lot of changes over the past couple of years, and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. There’s more—lots more—to come. What I believe makes us special here is that every single decision revolves around what will be the best for our community as a whole, and never about what will serve this person or that person, or this club and that club. And, if you really take a look at everything closely and think about it, you will know that these aren’t just our words. As they say, “The proof is in the pudding.” We will soon be announcing two amazing individuals who will help us take SHOWSIGHT , SHOWSIGHT EXPRESS , and RING-READY to new heights. Once announced, I am sure that you will recognize their names if you haven’t already had a lot of interaction with them through the years at dog shows. Hey, I am so sorry if I must make this message short. We are about to go to press in a couple hours and I’ve already gotten three phone calls from the press asking, “Where is your message? !” Well, anyway, all I want to say is that I am on “cloud nine” right now because dog shows are back. I have not had this much fun putting an issue together for a while, and it is because the level of stress has been minimal. This is due to the fact that everyone I’ve interacted with this month has been so happy about being able to attend dog shows again. Clubs—Show Chairs—you have your work cut out for yourselves this year because entries will max-out quickly. You might even consider making your show a day or two longer. For those who are still on the fence about whether to open your show back up, please do. If you need assistance with anything, please contact me directly at 512.541.8128 or firstname.lastname@example.org . If my team and I can’t personally assist, we will help you find someone who can and will be happy to do so. Let’s work together to help our community bring back dog shows around the country. It’s time! Looking forward to seeing y’all at upcoming shows. And, if anyone sees me getting car- ried away by coming too close to everyone, please feel free to warn me. But understand that I just can’t help myself. Hugs and Kisses is what it’s all about. Okay, and ribbons too!
AJ ARAPOVIC, OWNER & PUBLISHER
40 | SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE, MAY 2021
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