The mortuary business is no longer a male-dominated industry. When Kim Perry was 10 years old, she attended the funeral of a relative in her native Fall River, Mass., and was “impressed by how really lovely and comforting it was, and how nice everyone was.” She realized then that she could plan funerals as a career.
Investigators are scouring the city for any clue that could lead them to the body of a 25-year-old woman that was stolen from a funeral home on the Northwest Side last week. San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Javier Salazar said officers were dispatched to the Mission Park Funeral Chapel North facility, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive, on Aug. 16 after workers found a casket that had been holding the remains of Julie Mott empty.
Mike has been involved in various capacities in both public and private funeral and cemetery organizations during his over 32 years in the industry. Prior to joining The Signature Group, Mike served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), where he oversaw the accounting, information technology, human resources and cremation services departments.
The International Order of the Golden Rule® (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, hosts The Fall Forum education conference October 16 – 17 in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.
Inc. magazine today ranked Vineyard Capital Partners, L.L.C. as NO. 1299th on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
Matthews International Corporation completed its transaction to acquire Aurora Casket Company from Kohlberg & Company on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
Music has the ability to be completely transformative and pull you into a story or soundscape. It triggers emotion, it changes our brain chemistry and it alters and grows our imagination. Music has evolved with us over thousands of years and continues on as an essential form of communication.
Answering Service for Directors is pleased to announce the company’s patent-pending MobileFH™ feature was recently selected as a finalist for the 2015 NFDA Innovation Award. This prestigious award is given annually to a funeral service vendor whose product or service was introduced during the previous year and represents creativity, innovation and excellence.
Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the hiring of Antonio C. Wallace as President of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, Georgia. Wallace has over twenty years of experience in higher education administration, in both the academic and operations areas. His background includes curriculum development, student management and support, staff and faculty development, institutional effectiveness and research, budget development and analysis, enrollment management and student retention at the community college and private for-profit college levels.
Simpler Times appoints Frontrunner Professional as the exclusive distributor of the new Simpler Times marketing program
Simpler Times Inc., a Delaware company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with FrontRunner Professional to act as the company’s exclusive distributor of the new Simpler Times marketing program.