Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. and Suhor Industries, Inc. announced today an agreement in principle to merge their companies. Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. would be the surviving corporate entity. The Boards of Directors for both companies have approved the letter of intent and the transaction will be presented to shareholders at an upcoming meeting.
After returning from the ICCFA convention in Las Vegas last week, I found myself in need of inspiration. The convention itself was very poorly attended (so it seemed) and the lack of innovation or anything new from exhibitors was highly disappointing.
I’m guessing from chatter I heard at the show that many attendees and other exhibitors felt the same way. So to help get everyone re-inspired I have included below 13 of the most inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs:
Keeping a sanitized embalming room is critical to every funeral home. Here are a few tips from Aftermath – Crime Scene Clean Up, on why you just can’t mop up blood spills.
FuneralTech and The Victoriaville Group are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership in Canada. This strategic partnership has been something that The Victoriaville Group and FuneralTech have both been looking for but have been waiting for the right company to align themselves with. FuneralTech is extremely excited to offer their new product line of Easy Arranger, Easy Web and The Funeral Planner App to the North American market.
Upon return and reflection from ICCFA in Las Vegas, I realize how our new world communicates. Having a funeral blog has provided me a platform for soliciting ideas, sharing experiences and observations with other funeral industry professionals. Most important, a funeral blog provides an opportunity, when positioned and utilized correctly, to get to know each other in our new world order by using of social media.
What you post on Facebook and how the post is constructed matter more than you think. When creating Facebook posts there are specific things that you can do to drastically increase or unfortunately decrease who sees and engages with the content you post. Content that has no engagement can quickly kill a valuable social media presence.
Here are 7 things that most funeral directors and marketers in the funeral profession don’t know about Facebook:
A woman thinks she’s going to meet a friend. When she gets there, she realizes that there’s a funeral going on — hers.
The report, which was performed by researchers at Cambridge University, studied the habits of over 16,000 men and women in Britain and found that those who take naps during the day are almost a third more likely to die before they turn 65.
NFDA Convention Workshops Feature All-star Presenters Michael Schoedinger, Caleb Wilde, Brad Speaks and William McReavy
The interactive and informative workshops planned for the NFDA Convention, which will take place October 12-15 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., will deliver practical ideas to help funeral directors manage their everyday challenges. The 2014 NFDA Convention workshop schedule includes:
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) today announced that Daniel M. Clark and Steve Gilliland will headline its 2014 International Convention & Expo. For the second year in a row, NFDA will feature a free NFDA Special Engagement session on Wednesday afternoon. This year, NFDA is pleased to welcome Jeff Hargett from The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. The NFDA Convention will take place October 12-15 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.