Funeral Industry Press Releases
Today, FrontRunner announced that it has purchased TerraPro software. FrontRunner will acquire the source code rights and customer base for the funeral home, cemetery, crematory and pet loss software from Terradise Computer Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
Funeral professionals throughout the country are already making plans to head to the Tenth Annual Funeral Service Business Plan Conference, Nov. 19-20, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona – and while many will be looking forward to escaping colder climates – that’s far back on the list of reasons to attend.
Are requiems going to catch on? An increasing number of people want to be in full control of the soundtrack to their funeral.
Life Celebration, Inc. will produce merchandise for the 2015 Philadelphia Papal visit. The company known for experience staging and training in the funeral profession will venture down a new path as one of the suppliers of papal keepsakes at The World Meeting of Families Convention in September. Life Celebration, Inc owners, Gerry Givnish and Jim Cummings, forged a relationship with papal portrait artist Perry Milou at the beginning of the summer; together they have developed a catalogue of ornate keepsakes.
FrontRunner today announced the formation of its newest division, Funeral Solutions Group. FrontRunner CEO and Founder Kevin Montroy cites, “The formation of this new division reflects what we see as significant changes in the market and the changing needs of a growing number of funeral homes who are seeking no-charge websites, yet still want a professional online presence that generates them the highest revenues possible”.
Nearly 125 Trigard dealers, vendors and guests gathered in Indianapolis, August 12-14, for the 2015 Trigard Convention. Hosted by the Darby family, the convention featured three days of educational sessions, networking and special guest speaker Sara Fisher, the first female Indy Car team owner, and the fastest woman to ever qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
2015 NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Awards: Funeral Homes Honored for Excellence in Service to Families and Communities
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is pleased to announce that 155 funeral homes have earned the 2015 Pursuit of Excellence Award. This award is presented by NFDA annually to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities.
Mike has been involved in various capacities in both public and private funeral and cemetery organizations during his over 32 years in the industry. Prior to joining The Signature Group, Mike served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), where he oversaw the accounting, information technology, human resources and cremation services departments.
The International Order of the Golden Rule® (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, hosts The Fall Forum education conference October 16 – 17 in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.
Inc. magazine today ranked Vineyard Capital Partners, L.L.C. as NO. 1299th on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.