Funerals are going corporate, and now the biggest chain of mortuaries and cemeteries has received a green light to get much bigger.
It’s simple, things have to happen in 2014 – funeral homes can’t continue to be stuck in the past.
2013 was the year for funeral reality shows, nude casket and cremation ads and corporate buyouts. Out of the top 11 most read articles on ConnectingDirectors.com; two are about reality shows, two contain nudity and two are about corporate buyouts. Who says the funeral profession is boring?
She, like most funeral directors I have met, cares very deeply about what she does. It is a unique ministry — the last ministry a person may perform for the deceased and their loved ones.
Are you ready for it? And by ready, I mean, have you found a way to be your best version of you – both personally and professionally – in 2014?
Brenda Schmitz wrote a letter with three wishes right before she died, but asked a friend not to mail it until her husband had fallen in love again.
The FTC said it had worked with attorneys general from several states to examine how local markets for funeral and cemetery services would be affected by the deal and had found 59 communities in which the merger was likely to “substantially lessen competition.”
SCI agreed to sell off 91 properties to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust concerns about its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, the second-largest funeral provider. The announcement came as SCI, the dominant player in the U.S. funeral business, said it had completed the $1.4 billion deal, which is expected to give the company roughly 15 percent of the overall market and annual revenue of nearly $3 billion.
ASD Donates $1,000 to Spastic Paraplegic Foundation as Part of Company’s “Exercise for a Cause” Program
Employees at ASD – Answering Service for Directors recently met a company-wide goal of exercising for 1,000 hours on the company’s unique Treadmill and Recumbent bike workstations. As part of ASD’s “Exercise for a Cause” program, $1000 was donated by ASD to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation.