Funeral Industry Press Releases
During the 2014 Fall Management Conference, September 17-19 in Amelia Island, Florida, Jay Brammer, president of Gibraltar Remembrance Services in Indianapolis, Ind., was elected to serve as a trustee on ICCFA’s Educational Foundation Board.
Wilbert Funeral Services introduces The Forever ProgramSM, a themed commemoration package that ties together burial or urn vault carapace images with keepsakes to create a meaningful experience and remembrance for families.
Director On Call received the Diamond Plus Award for fifteen years of Award Winning Service!
What I have learned, in my work in funeral homes and other small businesses, is that the door is always open to discover the potential of employees, however the comfort level of the manager remains a concern. Many of my clients often comment that if they had the resources and tools to support employee engagement, it would help them gain confidence to move forward with a solid plan of action. Their point is well taken.
Many of you remember the acquisition crazed days in the late-1990s when there were dozens of buyers willing to make very aggressive offers to purchase funeral homes. Things escalated until several of the buyers filed bankruptcy due to overpaying for businesses. In 2000 the acquisition market screeched to a halt and for the next ten years it became very difficult to sell most funeral homes. Valuations fell with the reduction in viable buyers.
The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces a new brochure written by Dr. Alan Wolfelt designed to complete the “WHY” of the Funeral set and teach the families you serve about the elements of a meaningful funeral ceremony. The brochure, entitled “Honoring, Remembering, Healing: The pieces of a meaningful funeral,” explains in clear yet gentle language the many essential pieces of the funeral ceremony.
Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren M. Budrow, CFSP, as President of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Budrow has a combined total of fifteen years in funeral service and higher education. Most recently, she served as Program Director and Instructor for the Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, Washington.
Stewart joined Suhor Industries, which was recently merged into Wilbert Funeral Services, in 2007 in a sales capacity for the Oklahoma City location. He advanced to Regional Manager for the entire Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado region in 2012.
From the beginning FrontRunner set out to create a higher standard for its clients. The Book of MemoriesTM Memorial Website Program far exceeds that of a simple online guestbook, which typically lasts 2-3 days over the course of the funeral
Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) was recognized by Great Place to Work® as one of the top 20 companies to work for in the United States on their 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published on September 18th in FORTUNE magazine. FDLIC was ranked #18 out of hundreds of companies analyzed across the nation