Funeral Industry Press Releases
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) has been gearing up for the launch of its new Family Contact Program for over a year and the wait is now over. The program was developed from extensive research and analysis that includes specifically surveying their membership in order to discover how family feedback can continue to help independent funeral homes stay ahead of the challenges they face.
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, recently announced its next Regional Workshop will be hosted at The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences on August 7. The workshop titled “Fresh Approaches to Funeral & Memorial Services” will feature four distinct sessions on generating revenue from nontraditional sources.
Passages International, leaders in environmentally-friendly and green funeral products, is pleased to introduce our newest line of biodegradable water urns, The Serenity™ Collection. This series of unique urns is perfect for water burial. Crafted by hand in North America from recycled and kraft paper, they are engineered to float briefly before gracefully sinking. Once submerged, they break down naturally over time.
The book reveals our current culture’s dominant misunderstandings about grief and loss. We’re told to be strong when what we really need is to be vulnerable. We’re told to think positive when what we really need is to befriend the pain. And we’re told to seek closure when what we really need is to welcome our natural and necessary grief.
The experts at MPS who introduced the groundbreaking Comprehensive all-in-one solution to help families fund all their memorial costs, have formed an alliance with Tecstone Granite USA, Ltd. that will streamline the payment process for monument companies nationally. Today, Memorial Payment Solutions™ CEO Eric Castiglia and Tecstone Granite National Sales Manager Todd Miller announced the collaboration which offers—for the first time—a dynamic state of the art payment portal
The Order of the Golden Rule (OGRF), the recently-formed charitable arm of The International Oder of the Golden Rule (OGR), recently elected its Board and Directors. Peter “Skip” Urban, Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, Ambler, PA was elected as Board Chair; Matt Stradling, Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron, PA was elected as Secretary-Treasurer.
We are pleased to announce the launching of our RENTAL CASKETS, known as the HEAVENLY CASKET and our standard clear view caskets, which offer the flexibility of customizing the different style of hardware and color.
Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) has been recently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Millennials for 2015, a national awards program presented by the acclaimed Center for Generational Kinetics, Best Companies Group, and Barnum Financial Group.
Over the past two years, 2,072 people have completed one the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s three cremation certification programs: Crematory Operator, Cremation Arranger or Crematory Administrator.
Trigard is excited to announce the transformation of their Trilogy® and Reflection® urn vault covers. The updated designs make it easier for families and funeral homes to see the relationship between their burial and urn vaults. Plus, the Trilogy Simulated Stone urn vault now gives families the option to honor a loved one with a personalized Appliqué, much like the Trilogy Simulated Stone burial vault.