A Message From the Publisher

2020! I don’t think I need to talk too much about this year. I’d just like to extend my warmest wishes to you and to your loved ones, giving thanks for your
continued support.

The Showsight family has much for which we are grateful. The close of 2020 marks the end of our 29th year in publication, and this achievement is a credit to our team that has worked tirelessly to make our publication the best in the industry. Year after year, Showsight has gotten better because we continuously challenge the possibilities of who we are and what we can do.

This year, however, has been a particularly hard year.

First, we lost our Editor In Chief, Joseph Neil McGinnis, in March, and then a couple weeks ago we lost our National Client Relations liaison, Brian Cordova. Special people like Joe and Brian can never be replaced. But the rest of us who are here can and will get better (not just to continue the quality of our magazine, but to make it even better.) Personally, whenever I’ve lost someone who has been really close to me, I don’t collapse. If anything, I try to add all of their strengths to my own, so that they are always present. Of course, this is an almost impossible task, but I try. After all, the best we can do is try!

Joe and Brian, you will be missed, but you will never be forgotten.

I said I wouldn’t talk too much about 2020, but I must say that I am extremely proud of the exceptional work that we have accomplished this year—even if we didn’t have many shows. Most notably, we’ve published more than 1,000 original pages of editorial, thousands of social media posts, conducted over 200 interviews, received more than 1,500 industry survey responses, and brought you an excess of 1,750 pages of memorable advertising. And we still have our ANNUAL to publish next month! Truly, I am so emotional right now because we have not skipped printing one single edition during this (my apologies, but I must say) terrible year.

For those who have been deeply affected by the pandemic, I am truly sorry, but please stay strong. This too will pass. Our history tells us this is true, and our history has always been right.

I’d like to offer my sincerest appreciation to our clients and readers, and to our hardworking staff and talented contributors, for making our success possible. I couldn’t be more thankful, nor could I be more excited about the plans we have for next year and for the opportunity to continue to serve ALL OF YOU.

May you and your family enjoy the happiness of the holidays and the very best at the year-end shows. See you at a show site near you!

Oh…and I have a surprise announcement for you. Please head to pages 268-271 to learn more.

Yours Sincerely,

AJ ARAPOVIC,
OWNER & PUBLISHER

Showsight | The Place for Purebred Dogs with Purpose

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