November / December, 2011

PondTradeMag-Nov-Dec-11Publishers’ Perspective

In September Cindy and I went to Koi America 2011 – we enjoy going to these events because it allows us a chance to talk to folks in the businesses face-to-face. It is always a surprise just how much one can learn when you get out of the office. There are usually new products to see, and great opportunities to get caught up with associates. We have posted pictures on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/pondtrade.

Thank you to Mike, the energetic pond contractor and reader, for stopping us and saying “hi.” It was nice to meet you and your family.

As we talked with readers many asked how they can support POND Trade Magazine – here’s how. Support our super advertisers. Give them a call and talk to them about their products, and please, be sure to let them know that you saw their ad in POND Trade Magazine.

Thank you for your great support all. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and prosperous New Year!

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