Life Celebration, Inc., a growing community of funeral homes that embraces a systematic approach to creating memorable and meaningful funeral experiences for families, has launched a new training platform for funeral home members. The learning program, which features highly engaging animation, has been unveiled only after extensive research and testing by the Life Celebration team.
FuneralTech continues to push the envelope with cutting edge web design by introducing all new Parallax designs. Parallax has been around for a while but we don’t see it very often in funeral service.
You, as a leader in your organization, determine your ethics. You portray your deeply held beliefs as you do business every day. If your ethics are based on the “true north” principles of integrity, humility, and honesty, you will serve your customers well because you are remaining true to your principles. Your brand is formed in your customers’ heads, and they will publicize it for you.
In the funeral business, there are lots of words which, if not used correctly, could cause a somewhat frightening (or very funny) misunderstanding at your funeral home. In fact, you could probably have a conversation that an average person might find to be normal, but actually means something entirely different. For example, you could say “Hey Bill, you just got done with DC? Is she dressed yet? Ok, let’s go answer the call.”
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. has launched the Wilbert Educated Selection Process (Wilbert ESP™), a customized cloud-based application that facilitates education and the selection of a burial vault for families.Through slides, video and funeral professional guidance, families concisely learn about burial vaults and personalization options. An on-screen display of specific Wilbert vaults offered by the funeral establishment, along with their retail pricing, guides families through the selection process.
Claire and Rupert Callender have always done things a little differently. The pair made their foray into the funeral business in 2000 when they launched the Green Funeral Companyin the United Kingdom, which was designed “to offer an ecological alternative to traditional funerals.” Since then, the company has evolved to include much more than just ecological concerns. The Callenders want funerals to be honest, meaningful, full-participation affairs—an approach they call “radical undertaking.”
The short answer: No, not if it’s built in. Take the example of cricketer Phillip Hughes in Australia. Philip Hughes was a much-loved Australian cricketer who died playing the game he loved. The outpouring of emotion after his death on social media was astonishing.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Educational Foundation presented David Wharmby, CCE, with a Lasting Impact Award during the ICCFA 2015 Convention & Exposition, April 8-11 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.The Lasting Impact Awards were created to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to furthering professional development and lifelong learning in the funeral, cemetery and cremation profession.
Gloria Christianson remembers vividly the moment her son Scott passed away. “Somebody came out and called me back into the room and said, ‘It’s time.’ I sat down, they passed him into my arms and he took his last breath and he died,” said Christianson. Scott was blind, had a hearing impairment and other disabilities.
Sauder Funeral Products, a wholly-owned entity of Sauder Woodworking Co., has introduced a trio of new caskets in classic designs. Similar styles have been on the market for many years, but at much higher prices. Sauder now provides affordable alternatives to those traditional caskets, giving families the look and value they want.