Trigard proudly awarded two $250 scholarships to Ivy Tech students Kelly Alvarez, a mortuary science student at Ivy Tech Community College in East Chicago, Ill, and Megan Valdes, a mortuary science student at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Ind.
The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPCC) has announced a worldwide Accreditation Program for Pet Crematory facilities, the first and only Accreditation Program ever to be established for the pet aftercare industry.
Good Grief is a short stop motion animated documentary that explores the lessons we learn from dealing with grief and loss. Five real people share their true stories of losing something precious and what it has taught them about living.
Mr. Carrillo attributes his success as an owner and manager to his participation in the funeral profession’s primary professional associations; in fact he is the only owner to be a member of the profession’s three most exclusive associations:
Several companies have emerged that replace expensive caskets and earth-polluting chemicals with pine boxes and shrouds.
According to witnesses, which included family and hospital staff, when Gordon’s breathing stopped, his heart still continued beating on the monitors. It wasn’t until Norma passed an hour later that it finally stopped, leading their loved ones to believe that Gordon waited so they could enter the afterlife together.
A number of years ago, I heard a quote I liked and have often used: “If you don’t toot your own horn, someone will use it as a spittoon.” More, shall I say, mature readers will know what a spittoon is, but the younger funeral directors might have to look it up.I did not take this quote to mean bragging or boasting. Rather, in regard to funeral service, I believe it could be interpreted to mean truthfully explaining to or educating a person, group, community or the public in general about:
Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, recently released Un regalo para sus seres queridos™, a Spanish-language version of its popular community presentation program Think of Me When®. This comprehensive resource is designed to help funeral service professionals share the benefits of advance funeral planning.
OMAHA, Neb. (April 21, 2014) – Physicians Mutual recently named Jason Bangs to its pre-need team as marketing manager.
Bangs has worked in the insurance industry for 20 years. He most recently served as product and market specialist at Physicians Mutual with responsibilities of product development, management and marketing efforts for health products including Medicare supplement, dental, critical illness and accident.
In his new role, Bangs will manage marketing, branding, sponsorship and public relations activities for the Advanced Funding Solutions program. In addition, he will represent Physicians Mutual at state and national conventions. Bangs holds a master’s degree in business administration from Creighton University.