How do you explain to hundreds of grade school children that a beloved kindergarten teacher with breast cancer is dying? That’s the start of the following post, which takes up the rarely discussed subject of why it is important that teachers be equipped to discuss death with students who are confronted with the loss of a family member or friend and come to school trying to make sense of it.
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the promotion of Justin Baxley to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Business Development. In this new role, Baxley will be responsible for implementing FPG’s acquisition strategy, where he will identify and evaluate funeral homes and cemeteries that have the desire to be leaders in the funeral profession by partnering with FPG.
funeralnation.tv – In this episode we go head to head with Josh Slocum, executive director, of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. We ask Josh about the FCAs call for funeral home pricing transparency and if funeral homes should consider the FCA the enemy. Our WTF segment features advertising genius!
It’s just about that time of year. The weather has cooled. Coats, sweaters, and scarves are out. Hot chocolate is on the stove. ‘Tis the season to be jolly… the holidays are right around the corner! Hosting a holiday event, either at your funeral home or off-site, is a great way to bring members of your community together. We have put together a few family-oriented event ideas to help you stay involved in your community this holiday season.
New Memorials Direct is changing its name to Bailey and Bailey. They are still one of the world’s largest suppliers of quality cremation jewelry and offer one-stop shopping for fingerprint, cremation and photo pieces. Fingerprint jewelry ships out within an unbeatable one to three day lead time. They also made it easier than ever to capture fingerprints by offering digital fingerprint scanners that accommodate apple, android or windows devices.
Recent events such as the terrorist attacks on Paris cause an obvious interruption on “normal” life. As a socially present business that is not a direct victim of tragedy, how should your respond? Wisdom requires balance in everything. You want to make sure your organization and your people are careful not to go to extremes, causing frustration among your readers and, possibly, affecting your bottom line in a negative way.
Joey Feek of the country music duo Joey and Rory is living her final days at home with her family. Although she is in pain and is too tired and weak to walk, she is trying her best to spend as much time with the people she loves, including her husband, Rory, and her 20-month-old daughter, Indiana (“Indy” for short).
Multiple Massachusetts funeral homes together honored the victims of the Paris attacks with an obituary in Sunday’s edition of the Lowell Sun and theWorcester Telegram & Gazette. Jim Heald of the Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home in Shrewsbury wrote the piece with help from his funeral director friends Ron D’Amato of the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home and Glenn Burlamachi of the Concord Funeral Home.
Vandor Corporation and C.J. Boots Casket Company of Anderson, Indiana are pleased to announce a merger agreement. An industry leader Manufacturing superior hardwood caskets since 1999, C.J. Boots Caskets quickly became an industry leader in quality and value. “When we decided to develop an improved ceremonial rental casket we knew we needed to look no further than Anderson, Indiana.
The ancient Greek Cynic philosopher Diogenes was extreme in a lot of ways. He deliberately lived on the street, and, in accordance with his teachings that people should not be embarrassed to do private things in public, was said to defecate and masturbate openly in front of others. Plato called him “a Socrates gone mad.”