January/February 2020 Issue

Happy New Year, readers! Hope your holidays were wonderful, and here’s looking forward to a great, prosperous 2020.

A new year calls for a new game plan, and perhaps a few resolutions. What are your goals for the next year? What do you want to accomplish? Are you looking to up your game and attend some seminars and conferences? Are you planning to expand your business and hire a few new employees?

Whatever your resolution may be, one thing is certain — you’ll need a game plan if you want to accomplish it. Here at POND Trade, we set a game plan every year. Our focus is to cover topics that you, the reader, are interested in and find value in. Once we draft our editorial calendar, we do everything we can to ensure that the right qualified professionals write the appropriate articles. (The editorial committee takes this pretty seriously!) From koi to construction and from filtration to finance, we try to cover a wide variety of topics that are relevant and useful to you. If you can think of something we’re not covering, or if you think we could do something a little better, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

home on a cliff on St. Kitts

The client’s home overlooks St. Christopher Harbour on St. Kitts, with islands and the ocean in the background.

This issue kicks off with Dave Duensing’s towering boulder water wall gracing the cover. We love it when Dave writes for us, and his cover story about putting together this massive water feature on the volcanic island of St. Kitts will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Speaking of exciting articles, John Olson has a real nail-biter for us about how to combat internet and phone fraud. John actually went undercover and engaged with one of the would-be crooks who tried to place fraudulent orders with his company, and he ended up gaining some unique insights into how these scammers operate.

I also recommend Kent Wallace’s article on the history of some of the methods and products in the koi industry. When you look at the timeline, it’s pretty amazing to see how far we’ve come in just a few decades. Kent will return in the next issue with his final installment in this two-part series.

Happy PONDering!

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