Funeral Industry Press Releases
As the world’s leading and largest association funeral service association, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) announced today that it was taking another step toward uniting funeral professionals around the world by organizing a new Global Committee.
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. and Suhor Industries, Inc. announced today that the merger of the two firms has been approved this week by each company’s shareholders and Board of Directors. The official date of the merger is July 1, 2014.
Matthews Announces EarthSmart Cremation Services™ Pilot Project with Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society
Matthews International is proud to announce an exciting new pilot project that brings together two industry pioneers, Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society and Matthews International. The pilot also combines Matthews’ industry-leading environmental technologies with an innovative operating model for Baldwin Brothers as the crematory owner.
Passare Transforms $20B Funeral Home Market, Family Experience With Industry’s First End-of-Life Management Platform
Passare, Inc. today announced the official launch of the company, which will transform both the way funeral homes will operate in the 21st century and the service experience for families.
FrontRunner Professional has issued a warning to its clients after reports about fraudulent solicitations from individuals claiming to be, or implying that they are, representatives of FrontRunner. The emergence of this concerning practice is both alarming and unacceptable.
Answering Service for Directors is pleased to announce the company’s cost-cutting Rewards Program has reached a significant milestone. More than $100,000 in savings have been distributed to funeral professionals under the popular program. Established in 2011, the ASD Rewards Program provides exclusive discounts to ASD clients when they conduct business with participating Rewards Partners.
CG Lab’s Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their flagship product DNA Memorial’s new website www.dnamemorial.com which is specifically designed for both funeral directors and families. “As funeral professionals, we all are aware that cremation is irreversible, DNA is destroyed by cremation, and after burial, disinterment is costly; both emotionally and financially” says Jeff Harbeson of CG Labs.
Back in 2009, Seattle entrepreneurs Matt Pressnall and Minda Brusse saw an opportunity for funeral homes that lacked online marketing expertise and time for social media. “The individual company websites we saw were terrible, and not much has changed,” says Matt Pressnall, a software developer and online marketing veteran. “Negligible website budgets and lack of adoption with online advertising made it difficult to succeed in offering “mom & pop” funeral homes typical website and online advertising solutions.
Life Celebration, Inc., a growing community of funeral homes that embrace a systematic approach to creating memorable and meaningful funeral experiences for families, recently hired Shannon Cummings-Plotkin as design and marketing manager.
This is to announce the establishment of The Affordable Funeral Quote Network, where participating local funeral homes can receive an emailed request for general information or a price quote from a local resident. Requests are submitted to all participating funeral homes via the AFQ.com homepage “Request Information” drop-down box. This service creates an excellent opportunity to connect with families who are not quite sure who to entrust their funeral or cremation needs to.