The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has formed an ad-hoc Hospice Committee of uniquely-qualified industry professionals to develop programs in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
The Funeral Service Foundation selected Kelly Manion as its new director of communications. In this newly created post, Manion will be responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of wide-ranging communication and messaging initiatives aligned with the foundation’s strategic plan.
When it comes to funeral services, a eulogy can be the most important element that ties everything together. A eulogy captures the life story, starts conversations, helps us remember the times we shared, and (usually) makes us laugh or cry.
One in ten young people have been rejected for a job because of their social media profile.
This past weekend the above photo was shared across the web and social medias. The image provides more proof that grief is the most universal language spoken, even across species.
Funeral Director Has Been Fighting The Conglomerates For 30 Years And He’s Beating Them At Their Own Game
In this short fim Tom tells the story of his struggle against the corporate takeover of the North American funeral industry, during which he has had a run-in with Hollywood, saved a cemetery and beaten the conglomerates at their own game.
At Light of Hope® we are compassionately dedicated to helping families honor the life and story of the ones they love with the warmth of light. Our Infinity luminaires bring meaningful new dimensions to memorialization.
Flat screens and projectors have become more commonplace in funeral homes, allowing funeral directors to present Tukios’ High-Definition, looped Tribute Videos at the visitation.
President Eugene (Gene) Kramer joined CCMS April 2013. He was first introduced to the College’s Foundation at the May 2013 Annual Meeting. In the past decade, he had served as Assistant Dean of Administrative Services with the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Kramer’s responsibilities included overseeing financial, business, and facilities operations of the Blue Ash College. He was also an adjunct professor in UCBA’s Math, Physics, and Computer Science Department.
When asked about his position of leadership at CCMS, President Kramer stated, “I am honored and pleased to serve as the President of an institution with such an amazing and unique history.” CCMS Business Manager, Leslie Boehm, notes the positive impact already present through Mr. Kramer’s initiatives, leadership approach, and overall commitment to the success of the institution, its employees, and student body.
This article was originally published in the May 30th, 2013 edition of the Memorial Business Journal
Houston – The question was never if Service Corporation International was going to acquire Stewart Enterprises, but when. Five years after a failed attempt by SCI to acquire the number-two funeral service provider, the number-one provider has agreed to acquire Stewart Enterprises in a $1.4 billion transaction.
Under the terms of the deal, SCI will acquire Stewart Enterprises in an all-cash merger with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.4 billion. Holders of Stewart’s Class A and Class B common stock will receive $13.25 in cash for each share of common stock they hold. The per-share consideration represents an approximate premium of 48 percent above the volume weighted average closing price of $8.97 per share for the 30 calendar days ending May 23, 2013.