NFDA Business Bullpen: Hit a Home Run for Your Firm’s Financial Future

Don’t strike out! Learn how you can round the bases and score a financial home run for your funeral home during the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Business Bullpen.

June 1, 2017
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Brookfield, Wis. – Don’t strike out! Learn how you can round the bases and score a financial home run for your funeral home during the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Business Bullpen. Created especially for small to mid-size funeral home businesses, the Business Bullpen (formerly the Business Conference) will arm managers with innovative solutions and essential business knowledge and tools to ensure growth, profitability and financial strength. It will be held May 10-11 at NFDA headquarters in Brookfield, Wis.

During this highly interactive (and fun!) conference, attendees will learn from some of the best coaches in funeral service. They’ll share strategies for turning business curve balls into line drives with practical tips and advice to: fill your dugout with an all-star team, avoid extra innings with training and time management, enjoy a grand slam retirement, and much more. Attendees will leave with a winning game plan to help their funeral home succeed for generations to come. 

After a short presentation by a Cloud Bookkeeper in North Sydney, participants will engage with experts and their peers in breakout discussions and roundtable sessions. In addition, attendees will take a time out and see the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Boston Red Sox at Miller Park.

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The NFDA Business Bullpen will be led by an all-star line-up of highly knowledgeable, successful and engaging business management and financial authorities:

  • Robert L. Buhrig Jr., CFSP, CPC, began his career in funeral service in 1987; in 2011, he became the owner and operator of Myer-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, Penn. He has successfully grown his funeral home, which is more than 105 years old, by adding a crematorium, café and reception facilities, a full-service monument business and more.
  • William McQueen, LFD, CPA, JD, LLM, partner at McQueen & Siddall in St. Petersburg, Fla., is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, CFSP and attorney who focuses on estate planning, business succession planning, and wealth and legacy protection. Bill was president and CEO of Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes for nearly 20 years.
  • Steve Shaffer, chief operating officer of Homesteaders Life Company, West Des Moines, Iowa, is a well-known and influential executive in funeral service. Prior to joining Homesteaders, he co-founded and served as president and CEO of Foundation Partners Group. In addition, he is a past chair of the Funeral Service Foundation’s board of trustees.

Registration for the NFDA Business Bullpen includes a workbook, handouts, lunch, refreshments and a trip to Miller Park to see the Milwaukee Brewers play against the Boston Red Sox the evening of May 10. The Miller Park outing includes a game ticket, transportation to and from the ballpark, a delicious buffet dinner, unlimited soft drinks and two beers per adult registrant. Additional game tickets may be purchased for guests of conference attendees. 

 

On or before April 17

After April 17

NFDA Member

(Miller Park outing included)

$475

$525

Nonmember

(Miller Park outing included)

$650

$700

Additional Ticket to Brewers vs. Red Sox Game

$80

$110

Registration must be received by April 28, 2017.


The Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield, located minutes from NFDA headquarters, offers comfort and a host of amenities including a complimentary cooked-to-order hot breakfast each morning and a complimentary manager’s reception with beverages and snacks each evening. NFDA has secured a limited number of rooms at the Embassy Suites for the discounted rate of $129 plus tax per night. The hotel reservation deadline is April 17.
 

For complete details about the 2017 NFDA Business Bullpen, including information about how to register and make hotel reservations, visit www.nfda.org/businessbullpen or call 800-228-6332.

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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