Alan Creedy and The Arrangers Academy announced today that they have launched The 2020 Project, a joint initiative focused on reversing the declines that have negatively impacted the funeral industry for decades. Arrangers Academy CEO, Karl Jennings says, “Profitability in Funeral Service has declined for more than 25 consecutive years. In spite of some valiant efforts to hold on to the past, Funeral Service is currently in a race to the bottom.”
The Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the availability of two (2) $1,000 scholarships for 2013 funded by the proceeds of the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament hosted by Johnson Consulting Group, Arizona. The scholarships will be awarded to either full or part-time students pursuing a career in funeral service.
Are you doing your laundry, making lists of last minute things you need to buy or do, and packing your bags –destination, Tampa, Florida? I know a few folks here at FrontRunner who are busy doing exactly that; all in preparation to attend the 2013 ICCFA Convention and Expo. I know they are going to be really busy on the Expo floor, but I also know “my” team–they are going to make the time to enjoy some of the fine dining available there!
Eagle’s Wings Air (EWA), the nation’s leading provider of logistics services to North American funeral homes and shipping services, is celebrating its fifth anniversary by passing a significant operational milestone: managing the air transportation of more than 45,000 human remains ship-outs since its founding.
Tributes.com, the online source for local and national obituary news, announced today that it will be unveiling at the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition in Tampa, FL a new suite of obituary performance reports that will be distributed monthly to their Premier Funeral Home Partners. The goal of the reports is to help funeral homes that leverage the Tributes.com platform and obituary distribution network to understand how the various elements of their obituary programs are performing across a wide range of different measures.
Eternal Image, Inc. the company we report dissolved back in July, has relaunched this week as Eternal Image Group, LLC. A group of people came together to carry on their business plan with a new entity. The public facing site for the company is www.brandmemorials.com.
With all the Boomer mania, there is an important issue that we are not talking about as an industry: Who is going to pay for the Boomers funeral?
In its first season, BEST FUNERAL EVER goes inside the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff organize the most unique ceremonies in the country, proving once again that, while you may be in a casket, it can still be fantastic! (4Q 2013)
What one might think of as the ultimate safe haven category has often proven vulnerable to wild market swings and scandals. Forecasts now call for steady growth, however.
“This single-product approach will provide the greatest value to clients and a much tighter user experience,” says FrontRunner President Kevin Montroy.