We first had the idea a couple years ago when our dog “Spock” died. Spock was a large dog … too large for my hubby (he’s got a bad back from a h.s. football injury) to bury him in our backyard. After three or four days and nights, Spock started to get musty, and the kids were complaining that he was leaking fluids on the floor, so we had to do something.
The value for a funeral home is in the conversation that is taking place on these Everta.lk memorial pages, currently funeral homes are missing out on this conversation. Everta.lk wants to change that.
On September 15, 2012, we will be attempting to bring the record back to the United States, where it belongs, but we can’t do it alone. We are inviting all funeral homes and directors in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to join us in our celebration of one of the most interesting and thought provoking vehicles every created!
Wichita, Kansas (September 6, 2012) The Willow Group, LLC, franchisor for ‘Til We Meet Again, a new retail concept specializing in the sale of custom-made, personalized, lifestyle, licensed and private label caskets, urns, jewelry and funerary products, announces the grand opening of its Fort Wayne, Indiana retail store location on Saturday, September 15th, 2012.
Two hundred Marines are part of the elite, volunteer Personnel Retrieval and Processing Company (PRP). It is their job to retrieve fallen Marines and in a most honorable and dignified way, make sure that Marine gets back home stateside.
Alan, my father and I have agreed your valuation opinion is a fair price and I think we are ready to move forward on his buyout and retirement. But I still have one concern: Given our recent spike in cremation and all the changes in consumer preferences in funeral service, what kind of future will I have in this business? Specifically, will I be able to handle the debt if the business declines and will it be worth as much when I am ready to retire?
eFuneral has announced a major re-launch of its website, eFuneral.com, as well as its expansion into 8 metropolitan markets throughout the United States. The new site, which features a free funeral home comparison tool, exclusive funeral-related offers, and a comprehensive resource center, saves funeral planners time, money, and hassle.
It can also be very bad for your reputation when the community members, who are “friends” with you on Facebook, see that XYZ Funeral Home like “Freaks Only 18+ ONLY No Kids Allowed” page. Sounds like something that would never happen right? WRONG!
Custom burial is resonating with baby boomers and younger generations reared on self- expression and turned off by the somber mood of traditional funerals. “We’re not only helping an industry that needs change, we’re helping break the taboo about caskets,” says Nathan Smith, Co-Founder of ‘Til We Meet Again and President of The Willow Group, LLC.
According to last year’s preliminary figures, the Cremation Association of North America reported that the U.S. cremation rate topped the 40 percent mark for the first time in history. Now, to go along with a 42 percent cremation rate, another benchmark number was topped as the association’s preliminary numbers put the number of cremations in the United States as exceeding the 1 million mark in 2011.