Funeral Industry Press Releases
Today, FrontRunner today took the most integrated and customizable Memorial Video Software on the market and made it even better. The new offering is a special presentation packaging solution that amplifies the Book of MemoriesTM theme that has helped so many firms grow their business. “The new packaging helps FrontRunner clients move outside of the traditional Memorial DVD output that is quickly becoming obsolete,” says Kevin Montroy, FrontRunner Founder and CEO.
During the 2016 Cremation Association of North America (CANA) Cremation Symposium held in Las Vegas February 2-4, CANA unveiled CANA Education Online, the industry’s first-of-its-kind learning tool. This interactive system, available on phones, tablets and PCs, will enable industry professionals to obtain top-notch, quality online education while earning continuing education credits. Valuable topics include Cremation and the Environment, Phone Shoppers, Chain of Custody, Regulatory and Legal Issues, and more.
FrontRunner Professional Dramatically Expands Services to its Exclusive Clients with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
FrontRunner has dramatically expanded its advanced marketing services for the Exclusive Client Program with the addition of the profession’s most aggressive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) service on the market, specifically designed for funeral professionals. This powerful service, designed to position FrontRunner’s Exclusive Clients ahead of their competition in the search engines, reaffirms FrontRunner’s position as the leader in sophisticated, strategically focused technology and marketing solutions to help funeral professionals excel in today’s market.
Thacker expands its cremation division as it introduces a line of newly designed cremation boxes. The cremation boxes are produced alongside Thacker’s metal caskets at the Thacker Casket Manufacturing facility located in Florence, AL. The cremation boxes are constructed with a seamless corrugated double wall design to prevent possible leaks and includes a fluid resistant coating. Weight tested to hold over 250 pounds, the rigid design increases strength and eliminates the need for a wooden bottom.
Batesville has announced a new series of free educational webinars, “Finding Easier Ways” which will be offered during the company’s quarterly Education Week, February 23 – 25, 2016. Launched in 2014, Education Week has become a popular forum for busy funeral professionals looking to enhance their knowledge about new solutions and key industry and consumer topics without leaving their office. To date, more than 2,000 people have signed up for different events.
Mark your calendar and book your flight to Cape Coral, Florida, for the 2016 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Professional Women’s Conference. This unique, intimate gathering is the perfect setting for funeral directors, educators and suppliers to generate new ideas, grow personally and professionally, and create lasting relationships with other professionals. This conference, which is the leading gathering for women in funeral service, will take place April 8-10 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort.
Selected Independent Funeral Homes Honors David Speaks as 2016 Recipient of Prestigious NextGen Award
Selected Independent Funeral Homes has named David Speaks of Speaks Family Legacy Chapels in Independence, MO as the 2016 recipient of its NextGen Professional of the Year Award. Speaks was honored at a ceremony at the opening reception of the group’s annual NextGen Seminar, held January 24-28 at the Renaissance St. Croix, Carambola Beach. Recipients are presented a physical award and reimbursed for the meeting registration. The award highlights career achievements, community involvement and achievements of funeral professionals under the age of 50.
A new President has been selected and welcomed to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Jack E. Lechner, Jr., Colonel (Retired), United States Army, earned a Mortuary Science Certificate of Proficiency, Mercer County Community College and then began his long history with CCMS in 1990 when he earned the Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Lechner went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Logistics Management, Florida Tech and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is proud to announce the names of the 50 young funeral professionals who will attend the association’s eighth Meet the Mentors event. Meet the Mentors will take place March 13-15 at Emory Conference Center Hotel, which is located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Meet the Mentors is held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
FrontRunner Professional Welcomes Two New Heartfelt Sympathies Representatives to the Growing FrontRunner Team
FrontRunner Professional is proud to welcome and announce Jessica Vanderhelm and Megan Goldsberry as its newest members to the expanding in-house client flower program, Heartfelt Sympathies. Heartfelt Sympathies, a division of FrontRunner Professional, was created to ensure the quality and timeliness of all FrontRunner client’s online flower orders.