Bio-Response Solutions, Inc., pioneers in the alkaline hydrolysis method of disposition for the death-care industry, recently announced plans to expand its operations. The company will invest more than $1M to build and equip a 14,500-square-foot facility, creating up to 25 new jobs by 2016.
We recently conducted a survey to find our answer and received responses from more than 300 funeral professionals nationwide. Here are some of the most popular apps chosen by other funeral directors.
“Nobody wants to be forgotten” is a truism that bears repeating for those in the funeral profession. At worst, it is a cliché that many may consider over used. At best, it is an admonition and reminder of the possibility of our own existence being forgotten when we depart from this life.
If over 700 designers worldwide have their way, funerals of the future will look and feel very different. The Design for Death competition, sponsored by two philanthropic organizations in Singapore, the Lien Foundation and ACM Foundation, and the USA’s National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) sought to unveil future trends and ideas for how people will remember the dead.
Recently I’ve been busy preparing for my presentations at each of the three Pet Loss Business Development Conferences scheduled during the last week of July, 2013. I’d like you to be there. In fact, I don’t think you can afford to miss it.
Jeff Jorgenson, owner of Seattle’s green funeral home Elemental, has bought his company its first zero emissions electric vehicle. he’s having a contest for graphic designers (or amateur enthusiasts) to create a classy enviro-logo for the car. The prize for the winner? A FREE CREMATION or a…
We carry around a ton of digital capability in our smartphones, so now we demand the same intelligence from our homes and ultimately the businesses we interact with. These 10 gadgets will optimize, simplify and beautify your funeral home.
The idea is that you think like a consumer and not a funeral director, we don’t mean that in a negative way at all, what we are trying to say is ‘you are a normal consumer just like your client families, and once you grasp the concept that your marketing effort are targeted at consumers just like you (you are really who you are marketing to) then it becomes easier to understand how new forms of marketing online play a role in grabbing the engagement of targeted consumers researching death-care services.
SCI bought Keystone and Stewart…What about Carriage? Foundation Partners? Batesville? Who’s next?
Only 13 percent of adults surveyed by the National Funeral Directors Association said they’d want a traditional funeral service. About 62 percent said they’d like to customize the event.