We have to say… the ladies of the funeral profession have been killin’ it this year. (No pun intended.) From the amazing women who led the educational conferences at NFDA 2015 to some seriously exciting career advancements that will make an overall positive impact on the industry… we have never been more proud of the talented women that we work alongside. Earlier this year, we wrote a blog post highlighting 8 Women Funeral Professionals You Should Know About, and we were blown away by the positive feedback we received.
“I had been working for National Geographic, travelling, doing all these fun things and then all of a sudden, I nearly stood on a land mine in Vietnam,” Zoltan Istvan tells me, as we sit in the lobby of a hotel just a few minutes walk from the White House. “My guide tackles me, throws me down, and saves my life. It was then that I decided that it was time to really dedicate myself to stopping death – stopping death for me, and stopping death for my loved ones.”
Legacy.com, the Internet’s leader in obituaries and related services, is shining a spotlight on memorial giving this year. Kicking off on Giving Tuesday, December 1st, 2015and extending for the full calendar month, donations made through www.legacy.com/charity will be doubled up to $50,000. Steve Parrott, President and CEO of Legacy.com shares, “We believe in the good work our charity partners are doing and have had very strong relationships with a wide range of charities around traditional giving from obituaries…”
The single largest cost of operating a funeral home is almost always how you manage your work force. But many funeral home owners and managers continue to make the same mistakes when it comes to hiring, firing and developing employees. As a result, costs are usually higher than they should be, and turnover can be rampant.
EXCLUSIVE: Two Years Later Eterni.me Has 30,000 Users But Hasn’t Launched Yet, Still Pursuing Digital Immortality
Could an AI avatar collect all your thoughts and memories, then become a digital clone of yourself and “live” forever?
We first posted about Eterni.me two years ago. After that they went silent. To refresh, Eternime preserves your most important thoughts, stories and memories for eternity.
This past weekend we received an email from company CEO, Marius Ursache. In the email Marius said:
Members of the BuzzFeed community were asked to tell us some of the best advice they’ve received from their grandmas. Here are some of the best responses! 1. On covering up stains: “If you have a stain on your clothing, move around a lot! No one will be able to notice it.”
One Room is excited to announce the hiring of their new Client Success Manager, Jamie Vinkle. One Room is expanding rapidly in the North American market and is experiencing unprecedented growth. One Room is committed to refining their product offering, and will be providing new, and additional support to partner homes in the coming months. Jamie brings over 8 years of account management and marketing experience to this position.
In this episode we talk with Poul Lemasters about the story behind his hugely successful annual coat drive, we spotlight a funeral director who went above the call of duty to honor a veteran and in our WTF segment we feature one of the ugliest casket interiors we have ever seen.
This is not my typical blog post because it’s deeply personal pouring into words grief, grace, and gratitude. If you read this in its entirety, you’ll not see my regular content but real, raw life…and death. As parents our single greatest fear is the loss of our child, no matter their age. In the funeral home business, we frequently serve such painful and tragic services for the survivors that grieve an early death. I personally know two funeral industry professionals that lost sons this year. I had conversation with the parents of one and I was deeply moved as they shared with me about their son along with the anguish they are suffering.
On the busiest shopping weekend of the year, funeral service professionals can take advantage of amazing deals right from the comfort of their own homes or funeral homes. MortuaryMall.com today announced their 6th annual Black Friday sales event, which will offer an incredible, value-packed lineup of great deals. With increased manufacturer participation, there will be even more products offering free shipping or bigger discounts at this year’s event. The event kicks off at 12:00am ET, on Friday, November 27