Today, in the second part of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Jeff Harbeson, the CEO of CG Labs in Ontario, Canada and the founder of Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, a Virginia-based company with a vision of becoming the only first six sigma operating platform and franchise funeral home model in the United States. The Harbeson Group’s innovative spirit is founded on the principle of providing the consumers with all the information needed to make an educated funeral decision.
Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) (“Matthews” or the “Company”) today announced it has received FTC approval to complete its acquisition of Aurora Casket Company (“Aurora”) from Kohlberg & Company. Matthews expects to close the transaction on August 19, 2015. Aurora is a well-respected manufacturer and distributor of caskets and other products to funeral homes across the United States. Under the terms of the transaction, Matthews will purchase Aurora’s stock for $214 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.
It’s the place New York City’s elite are dying to get into: Frank E. Campbell, the illustrious funeral home that has waked everyone from Rudolph Valentino to Biggie Smalls, John Lennon to Joan Rivers, Walter Cronkite to Heath Ledger. At Campbell, confidentiality is key, and even in death — that great equalizer — celebrities are supposed to go out with more elegance and style than the rest of us
It’s the perfect final resting place for a loved one who went downhill rapidly – a SLEDGE-shaped coffin. Or how about ensuring a family member rests in piste in a ski-shaped casket?
Perfect Memorials, the leading online retailer of premium quality memorial products has introduced a Premium Jewelry Series to their ever-growing list of unique memorials. “This summer has been a very successful and eventful one for us and we are once again very excited to introduce a new group of products to our ever expanding line of cremation jewelry,” says Shawn O’Brien, Product Specialist at Perfect Memorials.
Succession Planning Associates owners Alan Creedy and Bill McQueen are pleased to announce that each has earned the Business Enterprise Institute (BEI) Certified Exit Planner (CExP™) designation for Exit Planning. The BEI CExP designation sets the standard for Exit Planning certification. Achieving the designation requires stringent training, rigorous testing, and in-depth Exit Plan Creation coursework.
With the largest event in funeral service just a short drive away, Aurora Casket Company is offering a unique immersion experience to attendees of the 134th Annual National Funeral Directors Convention and Exposition in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, October 21, Aurora will offer complimentary roundtrip transportation to its headquarters location to provide tours of its manufacturing facility and Solutions Showroom.
FrontRunner Professional has been nominated again this year as one of five finalists for the 2015 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Innovation Award. The award will be presented by the NFDA at their annual Convention & Expo this October in Indianapolis.
Over the smell of coffee and freshly baked tarts, she was going to advise a client on how best to host a special event at her home, helping coordinate everything from the logistics of the ceremony, to how to dress the guest of honor. People might cry, they might laugh, and all attention would be on the person of the hour—only that person would never see, hear, or enjoy the festivities, because they would be dead.
After punching in, you check the voicemail. People can be impatient. Typing my first death notice of the day, I called the first two voicemails back and offered my slow-spoken, thoroughly memorized instructions. One guy asked about a discount for Masons because not only was the deceased a Mason, but he was a Mason, too. There were no discounts for Masons, or anybody else. Everybody paid the same rate per line to run their death in the dailies. Even more on Sundays.