Being a funeral home director is in Barry Wien’s DNA. His grandfather entered into the industry over 100 years ago. A veteran in the funeral business, Barry’s number one priority is to carry out a family’s wishes with dignity and honor. But sometimes, things just don’t go according to plan.
Ever feel like technology is passing you by? You’re not alone. Many funeral directors have yet to realize how simple ideas (like electronic guest registries) and simple devices (like an iPad) can have powerful impacts on their business, their families and their future.
PBS television stations throughout the country will be rebroadcasting FRONTLINE’s Emmy Award-winning documentary The Undertaking on December 11*. The documentary offers viewers an intimate, in-depth look at funeral service and, though it made its debut five years ago, it is still relevant today.
An Arkansas State University teacher who was fired over a joke he posted on Facebook can sue the officials who fired him in their official capacity only, not as individuals, a federal appeals court said Monday.
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.