This issue of lionizing or canonizing the person who died is a very important issue facing funeral service. Our desire to provide a positive life picture of the deceased through restoration techniques and the extensive use of cosmetics has extended to the life story we develop for the funeral services.
You are probably wondering where the casket goes and how it stays in place. To answer this question Bryan emailed us a few pictures.
After hosting its third successful Meet the Mentors program in August 2012, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is giving young funeral professionals another opportunity in 2013 to learn from three of the profession’s top experts and network with like-minded peers. NFDA’s fourth Meet the Mentors event will take place March 18-19, 2013, at the Emory Conference Center Hotel
We’re too busy with school to give a pause. Too busy with work to give a pause. Too busy with our Facebook feed to give a pause. Too busy with OUR lives that we forget about the lives of others.
With 1 Second Everyday, users can compile videos from their phone’s camera roll, other video apps, or capture new clips within the app and then use the edit tools to trim each down to one second. Each clip gets timestamped and assigned to a day on a calendar, so you can easily search for a clip from a specific date, or else watch all your videos in chronological order.
Foundation Partners Group, LLC, a leading owner and operator of funeral homes and cemeteries in the U.S., has lost it’s first board member from resignation since appointing Brad Rex, an 18-year veteran of the hospitality industry, as president and CEO on November 1st.
American Funeral Director magazine recently announced that Martha McKneely Thompson won its 2012 Funeral Director of the Year award. Thompson is a fourth-generation funeral director and is one of the owners of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Homes in Louisiana. Thompson was the choice for this year’s Funeral Director of the Year award because of her utmost dedication to her family and profession, her advanced involvement within her community and her desire to help as many families as she can.
In 2008 David Storke started a company called Sympathy Food, which allows people to send meals to family members and friends of people who have recently died, as an alternative to flowers.
The 2013 ICCFA Wide World of Sales Conference, January 16-18 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, offers three days of educational seminars offering practical tools and techniques for boosting sales. This year’s theme, “iSell,” focuses on working smarter, not harder, with technology, as well as a reinforcement of basic sales principles
“A well-planned funeral also helps you know ‘what to do’ when you do not know what to do.” – Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, from Understanding Your Grief. To listen to him speak, Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is soft-spoken. His words are precise.