Funeral Industry Press Releases
On the heels of a successful year, the Funeral Service Foundation announced today that it has unveiled a new visual identity and website, which align with its bold mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships within the community.
Lynn Isenberg’s THE FUNERAL PLANNER, the entrepreneurial romantic comedy trilogy novel series has just been released as a ‘freemium edition’ now through August 17, 2014, exclusively on Wattpad at www.wattpad.com/lynnisenberg. This edition launches at a perfect time, in tandem with ABC’s new series “Resurrection” and on the heels of Jane Fonda’s blog titled “Crying” where she reflects on her own personal funeral planning wishes.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) have released updated guidelines to help donation professionals and funeral directors better work together to serve families who wish donate the tissues or organs of a loved one who has died.
Remember FuneralHomes.com? They just announced the acquisition of Cremations.com. In a statement about the acquisition the company CEO said, “It shocks me that multi-billion dollar companies in the funeral industry overlooked this potential acquisition. You would think a bit of energy would go into internet positioning considering over 85% of the country will be online by the end of 2014″
Life Celebration, Inc., a growing community of funeral homes that embrace a systematic approach to creating memorable and meaningful funeral experiences for families, recently created and released a free informational DVD.
Trigard is unveiling their new 12” x 12” cremation memorial, which allows for in-ground interment in a footprint much smaller than traditional cremation memorials – and at a price much lower than you may be paying now.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, has retained Laura C. Green, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., a top environmental health and toxicology scientist. Dr. Green will use her expertise to assist the association with providing tools and resources to help members secure approvals for new crematories.
For years, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has offered a music license that enables funeral homes to fulfill families’ special music requests without violating federal copyright law. That license does not cover music played during a funeral or memorial service being broadcast over the internet. NFDA is introducing a new funeral webcasting license that will permit funeral homes to legally webcast funerals that include copyrighted music.
Answering Service for Directors, the leading funeral home answering service, is pleased to welcome MedPro Disposal to the company’s Rewards Program. The ASD Rewards Program, which has generated more than $90,000 in discounts for ASD clients, was created to help funeral professionals reduce their expenses while working with top-rate companies in the funeral profession.
The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) announced a new partnership to present cremation education at a variety of locations around the country. Together, ICCFA and CANA will offer two types of cremation training: the one-day ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program and the one-day CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program™ (CANA COCP™).