Are you ready for it? And by ready, I mean, have you found a way to be your best version of you – both personally and professionally – in 2014?
Brenda Schmitz wrote a letter with three wishes right before she died, but asked a friend not to mail it until her husband had fallen in love again.
The FTC said it had worked with attorneys general from several states to examine how local markets for funeral and cemetery services would be affected by the deal and had found 59 communities in which the merger was likely to “substantially lessen competition.”
SCI agreed to sell off 91 properties to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust concerns about its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, the second-largest funeral provider. The announcement came as SCI, the dominant player in the U.S. funeral business, said it had completed the $1.4 billion deal, which is expected to give the company roughly 15 percent of the overall market and annual revenue of nearly $3 billion.
ASD Donates $1,000 to Spastic Paraplegic Foundation as Part of Company’s “Exercise for a Cause” Program
Employees at ASD – Answering Service for Directors recently met a company-wide goal of exercising for 1,000 hours on the company’s unique Treadmill and Recumbent bike workstations. As part of ASD’s “Exercise for a Cause” program, $1000 was donated by ASD to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation.
Answering Service for Directors has designed a unique workplace perk to help employees stay active at work. The company’s treadmill and recumbent bike stations allow employees to move at a controlled rate while simultaneously answering calls.
“This acquisition will allow both brands and service teams to flourish in new ways. After spending over twenty years of my career at Deaton-Kennedy and over ten years with Messenger, I’m thrilled to see us come together and excited for what this means for our customers.”
It isn’t true that you have to get over it. It isn’t even true that you have to want to. No one else can understand what you have lost. No one else can bear the burden of your tribute to a love, to a life, to an identity now gone. What a privilege it is to feel deeply.
Shopping for Christmas gifts is such a hard thing to do… especially if the person you’re shopping for is a busy funeral professional.
The whole family was there, though, and everyone was eating well and giving long, wordless hugs, and you could feel how lucky everyone was, even in their loss. Some people have no one to hold onto when they’re crying.