Funeral Industry Press Releases
Following the release of its successful 2014 International Convention & Expo smartphone application, the National Funeral Directors Association has launched its Advocacy Summit App, which serves as a comprehensive guide for this annual event and offers a variety of resources to help members connect with federal legislators. The 2015 Advocacy Summit will take place March 3-5 in Washington, D.C.
When members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) are in Washington, D.C., next week, they will urge their elected representatives to pass legislation that will help the families of social security recipients and fallen service members honor their loved ones with meaningful funerals. The association is hosting its annual Advocacy Summit in the nation’s capital March 3-5.
Trigard proudly awarded a $250 scholarship to Michell Morrow, a Carl Sandberg College Mortuary Science student, earlier this month. Trigard’s Project Manager, Blake Swinford, and Sunset Funeral Homes General Manager, Drew Edwards, visited the Galesburg, Illinois, campus to award the scholarship
Kates-Boylston Publications is proud to announce the publication of “The Funeral Professional’s Guide to Pet Loss,” a full-color book that provides tools and strategies to help funeral professionals start a pet loss operation or make an existing one more effective.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program continues to lead the way as the profession’s cremation certification of choice. During the second half of 2014, NFDA conducted 10 certification seminars and conferred the CCO designation on 380 funeral and cremation professionals. A total of 672 people have been certified since the launch of the NFDA CCO program in September 2013.
Funeral directors need support and assistance from their vendors as they are often juggling multiple tasks at once. Recognizing the importance of responsive and proactive customer service, ASD – Answering Service for Directors, the only funeral home exclusive answering service, recently established a dedicated Customer Solutions department.
Directors Advantage, Inc., the owner and operator of Cremation.com, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking a court order disabling and transferring the cremations.com domain name in an effort to protect consumers from Internet confusion and deception associated with cremations.com.
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist. Steve will support strategic WFSI marketing initiatives including Wilbert’s advertising, online presence and media relations. He also assumes management of trade shows and other special events for WFSI.
One morning, my dad called me at work, which was a first. I was immediately concerned that bad news was coming, however it turned out my parents had made a resolution to “get their affairs in order.” They were starting the process of prearranging their funerals and updating all of their end-of-life documents
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, announced that Anna Bernfeld, CAE, Lesley Witter, CAE, and Gail Marquardt have been appointed to key roles that will help position the association for future growth.