The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has redesigned its NFDA Family Satisfaction Survey, giving members a dynamic, comprehensive tool that will provide owners and managers with the critical data on customer service they need to improve their business’ and employees’ performance.
Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at 81, dedicated an entire chapter of her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, to death, funerals and the remembrance reel at the Oscars.
From it, we learned that Rivers actually loved funerals, hated people who died of “natural causes” — and hoped that her own funeral would feature a wind machine so that her hair, in the casket, would blow like Beyonce’s.
Throwback Thursday: The Oldest Operating Crematories in the US – Read below to see the 3 oldest operating crematories in the US.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this fall whether to hear a case concerning an alleged “antiquated,” “protectionist regime” in Pennsylvania’s death industry. Those bringing the case say it could affect all Americans. The case also highlights some ugly realities about our government structure.
CG Labs, Inc. (www.cglabscorp.com) announces the appointment of Kate Hamilton, Paul McEvoy and Colin McAteer as exclusive representatives of DNA Memorial (www.dnammemorial.com) operating as DNA Memorial Ireland/United Kingdom. The IE/UK team is composed of experienced funeral and business professionals providing funeral directors training, products and services offered by DNA Memorial.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Veterans Design & Presentation Contest winner. Myers Mortuary of Brigham City, UT was awarded the Grand Prize for their submission. Watch video below.
Anyone who’s spent any time driving has been caught by one. They’re hard to miss. A long line of cars with orange flags flying, their headlights on and their emergency flashers blinking. They run every light that gets in their way and hold up traffic and generally get in the way.
FuneralTech has just launched their industry leading management system on the cloud. The MiMS program that thousands of funeral directors have come to know and love is now being launched on the cloud. Cloud Based MiMS has all of the features that the desktop version offers however you can use any device to access your data including PC/Mac Computers, Tablets and Smart phones.
The Fairmount Memorial Park in north Spokane had an edge give way creating a miniature landslide Friday.
The slide carried a vault holding a casket about 12 feet down a hill in what the cemetery’s CEO Denny York described as a “freak accident.”
An Oklahoma City K-9 police dog was laid to rest on August 28 with full honors after being stabbed to death by a burglary suspect on August 24. Kye was three-years-old. The funeral was open to the public and attracted broad support from the community, along with other canine handlers and their partners from across the state.