There are many examples throughout our history of competition leading to innovation. For instance, when competition arrived in the telephone business in 1984, it lead to the advent of call forwarding, nationwide toll-free calling, and the expansion of the answering service industry.
The above ad ran in the January 28 issue of “luxury lifestyle magazine” Town & Style St. Louis.
A picture of the ad (above) has been taking the internet (Reddit) and Facebook by storm since. The overall reaction has been a big, loud WTF
The wood coffin that held the body of Lee Harvey Oswald belongs to his brother and not a Fort Worth funeral home that sought to sell it for more than $87,000, a Texas judge ruled Friday.
The first dead baby Linda Znachko became involved with was found in a dumpster, wearing only a diaper.
She saw the news story about “Baby Doe,” saw the public outrage that was leading people to ask what kind of mother would do such a thing and in what kind of society do such things occur.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) announced the names of the 50 funeral professionals who will have an opportunity to learn from four leading funeral directors and network with like-minded peers during the Association’s Meet the Mentors Program March 16-18 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga. Meet the Mentors is being held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
What do female funeral directors wear when they have to conduct funerals? What do they wear when they have to conduct funerals and it’s a little (or a lot, let’s be real) cold outside? Growing up outside of Buffalo, I am no stranger to winters. It’s cold here. It snows a lot here. And unfortunately…we’re used to it.
OGR Annual Conference Introduces New Schedule And Supplier Showcase In Orlando, FL April 22-25, 2015
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to serving independent funeral homes, will host this four day event including an all new schedule and a revamped showcase floor for its Annual Conference.
According to the results of a new report from the American Floral Endowment’s Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF), both bereaved families and funeral directors feel flowers and plants offer comfort during and after funerals.
It may seem strange that someone would want to visit the site of a mass execution, natural disaster, or nuclear meltdown. However many tourists travel to such destinations around the globe every year. Why they go is anyone’s guess—is it from a desire to honor the dead, learn from history, or simply morbid curiosity?
Selected Independent Funeral Homes has named Jason Goldstein of Linwood, N.J., the 2015 recipient of its NextGen Professional of the Year Award. Goldstein was given the special honor at a ceremony on opening night of the group’s annual seminar, taking place January 25-29 at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Recipients are presented a physical award and reimbursed for the meeting registration. The award is designed to highlight career achievements, community/organization involvement and awards/achievements of funeral professionals under the age of 50.