Trigard proudly awarded a $250 scholarship to Gypsy Antra, a Mid-America College of Mortuary Science student, earlier this month. Trigard Chief Executive Officer Linda Darby and Project Manager Blake Swinford visited the Jeffersonville, Indiana, campus to award the scholarship and educate the students about many facets of the death care industry and the importance of bringing passion to the profession.
But for you, my fellow funeral director, summer time just means there’s a bigger change you might catch some sunlight when you get out of work. It’s no secret that being a funeral director means little to no vacation time.
Did you know that CANA has certified more than 5,000 crematory operators, owners, managers, funeral directors, and cemeterians since we invented the crematory operations certification concept 30 years ago?
Passare Kicks Off New Expert Partner Series to Highlight End-of-Life Management Expertise of Content Partners
Passare, Inc. today launched its new Expert Partner Series, an insightful group of interviews with industry experts who specialize in providing consumers with important End-of Life counsel and advise.
Death sits in paradox. In it we find impossible co-mixtures of intrinsic opposites. Perhaps, this is why death is the muse of so many philosophers and theologians. For example, in death we find the cohabitation of utter darkness and blinding light. The darkness of separation, of grief, of powerlessness; and yet the light of community, of togetherness and the power of love.
Did you know that 7 percent of U.S. Facebook users live in Birmingham, Ala.? Or that women outnumber men in the U.S. on the social network, 54 percent to 46? Fialkov Digital took a look at Facebook’s audience insights, finding some interesting facts about American users.
National Funeral Directors Association: A Message of Support for the Families of the Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
The members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) extend sincere condolences to the families of those who were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17.
The idea of providing good customer service in the context of a funeral home isn’t as cut-and-dried as it is in other industries. No matter how attentive your staff members are or how thoughtful your service arrangements might be, families facing devastating losses might still leave your business unhappy – and understandably so!
There are lots of talented artists out there. Photographers, graphic artists, illustrators, photo-manipulators, the list goes on. But not all of us have the same skills. It can take years to master a craft and even more to get really good at it.
The Ward Group has recently named Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) as one of the top 50 insurance companies in the United States for 2014. FDLIC was recognized for the fourth consecutive year for achieving excellent results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance.