As the ICCFA conference (International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association) opens today in Tampa, Eternal Reefs announces a new option in the company’s menu of product offerings, expanding its green memorial business and offering profitable margins for professionals in the death care industry.
The Funeral Rule establishes some basic requirements that apply to all funeral providers. Who’s considered a funeral provider? Any business that sells funeral goods and funeral services to the public, including funeral directors, funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories, among other businesses.
The Order of the Good Death presents a day of highbrow engagement with and discussion about sex, death, and the most uncommon of corpses. Basically the greatest death people in all the land hanging out together and presenting on their area of expertise.
Four months after Newtown, People magazine has published a series called, “Life After Newtown Shootings” where the parents describe their grief and how they are coping. It’s a beautiful series and well-worth your time and the three dollar Kleenex box that you’ll go through.
Here are the rules. The person in the center ring can say anything she wants to anyone, anywhere. She can kvetch and complain and whine and moan and curse the heavens and say, “Life is unfair” and “Why me?” That’s the one payoff for being in the center ring.
Alan Creedy and The Arrangers Academy Announce Joint Initiative Aimed at Revitalizing Funeral Service
Alan Creedy and The Arrangers Academy announced today that they have launched The 2020 Project, a joint initiative focused on reversing the declines that have negatively impacted the funeral industry for decades. Arrangers Academy CEO, Karl Jennings says, “Profitability in Funeral Service has declined for more than 25 consecutive years. In spite of some valiant efforts to hold on to the past, Funeral Service is currently in a race to the bottom.”
The Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the availability of two (2) $1,000 scholarships for 2013 funded by the proceeds of the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament hosted by Johnson Consulting Group, Arizona. The scholarships will be awarded to either full or part-time students pursuing a career in funeral service.
Are you doing your laundry, making lists of last minute things you need to buy or do, and packing your bags –destination, Tampa, Florida? I know a few folks here at FrontRunner who are busy doing exactly that; all in preparation to attend the 2013 ICCFA Convention and Expo. I know they are going to be really busy on the Expo floor, but I also know “my” team–they are going to make the time to enjoy some of the fine dining available there!
Eagle’s Wings Air (EWA), the nation’s leading provider of logistics services to North American funeral homes and shipping services, is celebrating its fifth anniversary by passing a significant operational milestone: managing the air transportation of more than 45,000 human remains ship-outs since its founding.
Tributes.com, the online source for local and national obituary news, announced today that it will be unveiling at the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition in Tampa, FL a new suite of obituary performance reports that will be distributed monthly to their Premier Funeral Home Partners. The goal of the reports is to help funeral homes that leverage the Tributes.com platform and obituary distribution network to understand how the various elements of their obituary programs are performing across a wide range of different measures.