What happens when you combine a lack of transparency in pre-planning, record high funeral costs and a general fear of discussing mortality in the U.S.?
The 2015 calendar for Lindner features black and white photos of women lying on, sitting on or standing beside coffins. Sometimes, fully dressed men also appear in the pictures.
The company is the largest producer of coffins in Poland, making more than 11,000 each month, which are sold throughout Europe.
The Local Media Consortium (LMC), a nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, announced an agreement with Memoriams.com to provide funeral directors with a single website to price and place obituaries into newspapers nationwide. Over 2700 US newspapers are configured in the Memoriams.com network. Obituaries and death notices can be placed in any of these newspapers and online sites as well.
The ICCFA is “Breaking Boundaries: Bringing the Profession Together” during its Annual Convention and Exposition April 8-11, 2015, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and The Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.
Batesville’s Education Week: 4 Ways in 4 Days is an innovative approach that includes a series of free 30-minute online webinars funeral professionals can participate in from their homes or offices.
The first-of-its-kind patent pending technology will fulfill a crowdfunding campaign’s financial component by loading funds onto a WeCareCard Prepaid MasterCard rather than the traditional fulfillment method of check, bank account deposit or PayPal.
In my role as a consultant to funeral service I often receive questions that relate to the importance of staff training. I enjoy hosting trainings twice a year that help funeral directors enhance value in the arrangement conference. Below is a recent question I received that speaks to the importance of staff training.
Two Chinese officials bought corpses from grave robbers to meet government cremation quotas, local media reported, as Beijing pushes to enforce its controversial and highly sensitive burial policies.
I have a passion for funeral directors and funeral service – even though I am not a funeral director, I have the utmost respect for you. I have dedicated the last 9 years of my life building a platform and business around helping funeral professionals embrace change and I become very sensitive and overly passionate when I see other companies profiting off funeral directors who don’t know any better – your lack of knowledge becomes your biggest enemy.
The news broke yesterday on Connecting Directors about Genesis Casket Company closing it’s doors. I read comments from various people in the funeral industry touting their opinions regarding the company’s poor leadership and conjecture why the company failed. Let’s take a different view at why a casket company going out of business at this point and time in our history is really bad news especially for the funeral industry.