Funeral Industry Press Releases
StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) (“StoneMor”) today announced the acquisition of one Illinois-based cemetery and three funeral homes as well as one Florida-based funeral home. The funeral homes combined perform approximately 545 funeral services per year and the cemetery performs approximately 400 interments per year. The aggregate purchase price for the combined properties was $6.6 million.
Breaking Attendance Records: Cremation Association of North America’s 97th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention
In what turned out to be the best-attended cremation-focused convention ever, industry professionals enjoyed a wide range of valuable networking and educational opportunities as they attended the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) 97th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention. With over 300 participants—plus 90 individuals who were part of the pre-convention CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program™ presented with the Association of California Cremationists
Forethought Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, once again has earned a spot on the Ward’s 50® list of top life and health insurance companies. This is the sixth consecutive year that Forethought, a growing annuity provider and mainstay in the preneed life insurance business, has been included on this list.
Batesville is continuing to share insights with funeral professionals with its fourth Education Week, August 18 and 19, 2015. Conducted quarterly, Education Week has become a “go-to” event for busy funeral professionals who are actively seeking to enhance their knowledge in key areas of the business. The free webinars include a 30 minute interactive presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. The upcoming event includes two new topics:
Relationship will provide funeral companies easy access to the best-in-class resources for both digital and traditional marketing.
CEO and Founder of FrontRunner, Kevin Montroy cites, “This new and exciting line of carbon-based manufactured diamonds will be added to the suite of new revenue opportunities available exclusively to FrontRunner clients. Under the new patented exclusive process, diamonds can be manufactured from a small amount of cremated remains or a lock of hair in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional manufactures.”
Passare, Inc., a Software as a Service (SaaS) company offering the only cloud-based funeral arrangement and collaboration platform in the funeral profession, recently announced the promotion of Jay Thomas to the role of Vice President and Chief Executive Officer.
“The History of Cremation,” a New Exhibit at the National Museum of Funeral History Opening Summer 2016
The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Museum of Funeral History are proud to announce a partnership in the creation of a special exhibit entitled “The History of Cremation,” which is set to open in the summer of 2016. Documenting the birth and growth of cremation in North America and promoting enduring themes of memorialization, this unique exhibit will feature artifacts donated by CANA members and items from the Museum’s collection.
Selected Independent Funeral Homes will host its 97th Annual Meeting at The Roosevelt New Orleans, Sept. 16-19, 2015. Featuring a diverse collection of speakers, impactful sessions, and fun networking and social activities, the meeting is open to all professionals within the funeral industry interested in pursuing continuing education credit and networking opportunities.
Perfect Memorials, the premier retailer of high quality and unique memorial products has come up with yet another special outdoor memorial. The company has introduced a red paver custom engraved brick. The red street paver brick has a rich dark red hue and is perfectly suitable for using as a material in building projects or can be displayed by itself as a stand-alone memorial. The product is currently available at a special introductory price.