Funeral Industry Press Releases
The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) have again partnered to co-host the 2015 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium, which will take place February 4-5, 2015, at the Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas. CANA and NFDA are teaming up to present educational sessions that will offer creative and practical strategies.
Physicians Mutual, a national leader in individual health, life and retirement insurance products, today announced the findings from its recent Customer Satisfaction Study, revealing an overall 97 percent satisfaction rate among customers. Marketing research firm Wiese Research Associates conducted the independent study.
You’ve probably heard the buzz around “crowdfunding.” But what is it, how does it work, and can it be used for funerals?
Join I’m Sorry to Hear and our partner, Deposit a Gift, for a free event to learn how your customers can use crowdfunding to cover funeral costs.
At its annual fall meeting the Funeral Service Foundation’s Board of Trustees elected three new trustees to a three-year term. The newest members are: Steven Gackenbach, Group President, Matthews International Corporation, Pittsburgh; Anthony Guerra, Vice President, Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuaries, Los Angeles; and William “Bill” Wappner, CFSP, Owner, Wappner Funeral Directors and Crematory, Mansfield, Ohio.
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, has received the industry’s top scores in Product Quality, Service and Innovation in the annual Casket Survey conducted by Funeral Service Insider (FSI), a Kates-Boylston publication. Funeral professionals gave Batesville the highest scores in each category, reinforcing the company’s position as a value-added partner to funeral homes.
Passare, Inc., a trusted and relevant source for End-of-Life planning and management, today announced the availability of its recent eBook, “Understanding U.S. Veteran Benefits and Services.” As the latest addition to a compelling Passare series focused on helping people better understand End-of-Life planning, this eBook is timed to honor our many service representatives on Veteran’s Day and offers a detailed overview of eligibility and benefits, claims, programs and services available to veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families.
I’m Sorry to Hear, LLC announces their continued expansion across the USA adding 4 new states to their extensive online community and searchable database of funeral homes at www.imsorrytohear.com. With this expansion to the states of California, Florida, Hawaii, and Illinois
Speck Funeral Home was purchased on August 29, 2014, by longtime employee, Chris Speck. Speck Funeral Home, located in Livingston, Tennessee, was originally named Ridley Funeral Home until it was purchased by Ira Speck in 1940.
Joe Weigel, principal at Weigel Strategic Marketing, was recently a guest on the Dan Isard show on Funeral Radio, the largest online radio network dedicated to funeral professionals. During the interview, Weigel and host Dan Isard discussed the many challenges of marketing in funeral service today.
The Local Media Consortium (LMC), a nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, announced an agreement with Memoriams.com to provide funeral directors with a single website to price and place obituaries into newspapers nationwide. Over 2700 US newspapers are configured in the Memoriams.com network. Obituaries and death notices can be placed in any of these newspapers and online sites as well.