The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) held its annual Fall Conference & Trade Show at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 18-19, 2015. Nearly 300 representatives from the funeral supply industry throughout North America attended the successful event celebrating the association’s 102-year anniversary. Fourteen past CFSA presidents attended, spanning 25 years.
If you engage with consumers on a regular basis you will encounter unhappy customers. It’s one of the realities of the public marketplace, and you must have a strategy for rectifying situations where someone you serve is not entirely happy. But doesn’t creating a public space in Facebook open you and your business up to the possibility that your problems will be exposed to a wide audience?
As the leading funeral home answering service, we know firsthand how much funeral directors appreciate lighthearted and offbeat humor. To kickoff the Christmas season, we’ve compiled this list of unique and distinctive gifts we think most directors would appreciate. While some of these products are meant to bring laughter, others are thoughtful items you can give to show a director how much you appreciate them. Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, parent, sibling, or a co-worker, we have no doubt you’ll find something special on this list for the funeral director in your life. And if you’re secretly shopping for yourself, don’t worry, we’ll take it to the grave
Passages International, Inc. introduces a new fabric shroud. These industry-first woven bamboo fabric shrouds have jute carrying handles and are suitable for cremation or burial. Each shroud includes simple-to-follow instructions on shrouding a body. The shrouds can be used in three unique ways; on a Passages’ Willow Carrier, inside a Passages eco-friendly casket or on its own, using a locally-sourced rigid board for support.
The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Board of Directors and Officers. At the association’s Fall Conference & Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 19, 2015, CFSA members elected as their President: Peter Galletly, currently Executive Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer of Tiedemann-Bevs Industries, Richmond, Indiana. Mr. Galletly is CFSA’s 66th person elected to this office in the association’s 102-year history. His brother, Robert C. Galletly, Jr., was CFSA’s 47th president in 1996-97, and his late father, Robert C. Galletly, was awarded a CFSA Lifetime Recognition Award in 2011.
FUNERAL nation Episode #9: EXCLUSIVE Interview With A Company Who Is Listing Every USA Funeral Home GPL Online
funeralnation.tv – On this week’s episode we get an exclusive interview with Parting.com – a newly launched company that is publishing online the GPL of nearly every funeral home in the United States. This is not joke. They are dropping a bomb of our profession. Do they have your GPL? This is one interview you don’t want to miss. We also have a fresh Funeral Director spotlight and a thought provoking WTF segment!
Parting.com launched its site which has virtually every funeral home in the United States with pricing for services listed for consumer comparative analysis. This disruptive innovation is the first of its kind in the funeral industry; the FTC, State and other funeral directory websites have never been able to accomplish…listing General Price List information for consumer comparison. It’s reported that a small percentage (9%) of funeral homes offer any pricing information on their website which provides Parting.com with a tremendous opportunity for consumer search using the internet for funeral homes.
When someone says, “Just cremate me after I’m dead,” the family often has no clue what to do for a memorial service or final disposition of the remains. The new book, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, will help families with memorial service guidance and creative ideas.
We have to say… the ladies of the funeral profession have been killin’ it this year. (No pun intended.) From the amazing women who led the educational conferences at NFDA 2015 to some seriously exciting career advancements that will make an overall positive impact on the industry… we have never been more proud of the talented women that we work alongside. Earlier this year, we wrote a blog post highlighting 8 Women Funeral Professionals You Should Know About, and we were blown away by the positive feedback we received.
“I had been working for National Geographic, travelling, doing all these fun things and then all of a sudden, I nearly stood on a land mine in Vietnam,” Zoltan Istvan tells me, as we sit in the lobby of a hotel just a few minutes walk from the White House. “My guide tackles me, throws me down, and saves my life. It was then that I decided that it was time to really dedicate myself to stopping death – stopping death for me, and stopping death for my loved ones.”