We’ve just been shortlisted for the First Women Awards, in association with Lloyds Banking Group and we’re jumping for joy. It’s independent recognition from outside the funeral industry that this work, which feels so important to our little team, is work worth doing. And it recognises that women are excellent at it.
We polled the 6,300+ funeral professionals who ‘Like’ the ConnectingDIrectors.com Facebook Page – asking them ‘What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about entering the funeral business?’ Here is what they said:
The company started with an extensive discovery process, looking closely at the challenges funeral homes face and how the systems used today are either meeting – or NOT meeting those needs. Batesville’s research revealed some surprising statistics that validated the need for a better, more intelligent solution.
This week, a start-up company out of Venice, Italy, is debuting its idea for RipCemetery, a multi-platform social media community that will work as a sort of virtual cemetery for dearly departed people and pets. The basic idea is to provide a private online space for participants to share memories — messages, photos and videos — in a private environment.
Directors Advantage, Inc., the owner and operator of Cremation.com, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking a court order disabling and transferring the cremations.com domain name in an effort to protect consumers from Internet confusion and deception associated with cremations.com.
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist. Steve will support strategic WFSI marketing initiatives including Wilbert’s advertising, online presence and media relations. He also assumes management of trade shows and other special events for WFSI.
When you think about a job that makes you happy, what comes to mind? Or rather, if you think of the ideal job in a general sense, what occupation and setting come to mind? An open office? Opportunities to travel? Warm climate? Mentally and physically invigorating? Chances are most of us have a particular idea in mind of what would fulfill us career wise. Few would say “long hours, dirty, digging holes and dealing with dead bodies”.
One morning, my dad called me at work, which was a first. I was immediately concerned that bad news was coming, however it turned out my parents had made a resolution to “get their affairs in order.” They were starting the process of prearranging their funerals and updating all of their end-of-life documents
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, announced that Anna Bernfeld, CAE, Lesley Witter, CAE, and Gail Marquardt have been appointed to key roles that will help position the association for future growth.
Not Everything From Legacy.com Is Bad: What I Learned From Reviewing 1 Million Online Condolence Messages
It’s no secret that we don’t see much value (any) in the services Legacy.com provides to the funeral profession, so posting content from Legacy.com that we are calling ‘valuable’ may come as a shock to you.