Wilbert Funeral Services introduces The Forever ProgramSM, a themed commemoration package that ties together burial or urn vault carapace images with keepsakes to create a meaningful experience and remembrance for families.
America treats many subjects in a bafflingly schizoid manner, but none more so than death (well, maybe sex). We are a war culture that loves entertainment soaked in violence, both of the cartoonishly brutal and the strangely sanitized varieties. But we are grossly uncomfortable with confronting actual death.
Director On Call received the Diamond Plus Award for fifteen years of Award Winning Service!
These recommendations give guidance on the safe handling of human remains that may contain Ebola virus and are for use by personnel who perform postmortem care in U.S. hospitals and mortuaries.
Newspapers, sit up and take notice – Memorial Post launched today and they have your obituary business squarely in its crosshairs. It’s a platform that’s international in scope and allows users to easily create online memorials that put the newspapers’ Legacy.com versions to shame.
It’s a scenario you hope will never happen on a flight: your seatmate suddenly nods off, his head on your shoulder. You try to shift. He won’t wake up. And then you discover: Your seatmate is dead.
Builders and plumbers want to cut corners by taking their final journey in a white van, while farmers fancy a send-off on a horse-drawn cart, tractor or even a specially manufactured Land Rover hearse and matching limousine.
Every year, funeral professionals set aside time from their hectic schedules to attend the National Funeral Directors Convention. For many directors, a trip to the NFDA Convention may be the only opportunity to take a vacation. ASD is proud to be an official exhibitor sponsor of the convention this year. It is a truly special event that combines fun and sightseeing with informative educational sessions and networking opportunities. Without a doubt, the NFDA is the highlight of the year for many in the funeral profession.
What I have learned, in my work in funeral homes and other small businesses, is that the door is always open to discover the potential of employees, however the comfort level of the manager remains a concern. Many of my clients often comment that if they had the resources and tools to support employee engagement, it would help them gain confidence to move forward with a solid plan of action. Their point is well taken.
Many of you remember the acquisition crazed days in the late-1990s when there were dozens of buyers willing to make very aggressive offers to purchase funeral homes. Things escalated until several of the buyers filed bankruptcy due to overpaying for businesses. In 2000 the acquisition market screeched to a halt and for the next ten years it became very difficult to sell most funeral homes. Valuations fell with the reduction in viable buyers.