It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. When I lost someone I loved very much, I thought about death a lot. This helped clarify my life but I struggled to maintain perspective. I wanted to know what was important to the people around me and I wanted a daily reminder.
Campaign Creators benefit in several ways. Obviously, they have a chance to raise needed funds without giving up equity. At the same time they gain market exposure in their target market and important feedback during the critical development phase. Finally, it is a no-cost way to “vette” the market viability of a given product or service. If funding fails it should be clear message that they either have to go back to the drawing board or abandon the idea. Whether the project is funded or not everyone wins.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Stewart Enterprises, Inc. to conduct crematory operator certification programs for their staff company-wide.
By the end of November, over 200 operators, managers and senior management will receive their operator certification through sessions held in nine cities, including Baltimore, Md., Dallas, Texas, Orlando, Fla., San Diego, Calif., Portland, Ore., Greenville, SC, and Puerto Rico.
Walkey Posey from Posey Funeral Directors and Mel Pennington, Mayor of Hartsville South Carolina presented an interesting workshop at NFDA this year titled “Re-defining Service in a Technology-Driven World.” Although it was full of valuable information for funeral professionals of any size firm, here are 9 main points you can take away from their presentation:
Poor Big Bird. He learned the hard lessons about death. And now he might have to learn about unemployment as well. Here’s the description of the following Sesame Street scene: The actor who played Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street, Will Lee, died. The Sesame Street people decided to let the character die too, and used it as an opportunity to teach children about death.
The amount of time and money people are spending on mobile devices is growing rapidly and yet many businesses don’t have a website optimized for mobile — at what cost?
After a little more research I found that the Barbie Dream Hearse has a website. AND the hearse is available for rentals … like for parties, weddings and such.
“When my mother was dying, Facebook made it possible for my friends and family to give their support and love during a time when it was needed. When my mother died, notification was easier. “
The 2012 NFDA Convention took place in the friendly city of Charlotte, North Carolina. The convention was very well attended and the exhibit floor traffic stayed steady.
Folk religion in Taiwan is a unique mixture of the spiritual and the earthly, and one of its most remarkable manifestations is the practice of hiring showgirls to perform at festivals, weddings, and even funerals.