If you’ve ever wondered what you’re most likely to die from at any given time, check out this data visualization posted to Reddit by UCanDoEat.
The 2010 data is from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (check out their website for an interactive version of the chart), and it provides an interesting look into the most common causes of death for different age brackets.
John Firestone, past Chairman of the Board of Pierce, first made the announcement to Pierce employees, citing the solid transition that Lance Ray has helped foster since the acquisition.
Ray, who has overseen steady sales growth through a strengthened sales force, points to the support of the sales team and the entire Pierce staff as key to company’s continued success.
An American Soldier…A Memorial Day Story.
I share this real life event because Memorial Day is upon us…yes, it’s great to have a day off Monday going to the beach, cooking out, playing golf or just plain resting. But the day is really to remember sacrifices of those that gave their all for us.
SCI locked out 59 funeral directors and drivers from August 2013 to January of this year at 16 corporate-owned funeral homes. Speaking on behalf of Local 727 members, Coli criticized SCI’s financial mismanagement in the Chicago market and challenged the corporation to treat its workforce with the respect its Dignity Memorial brand name suggests.
I remember standing in the hallway of the funeral home, a little anxious. I always get a little anxious before I meet with a family. You never know what you’re going to get. A lone person may walk through the front door, or a crowd of twenty.
Search engines love keywords. In fact, keywords are critical to any Search Engine Optimization campaign. If you don’t take the time to figure out what words and phrases work best, any plans to attract more visitors won’t get very far.
And, all the work you’ve put in to your website will be a waste of time and money if no one is actually finding your site online.
ObitData.com today announced the launch of its obituary volume and market share tracking service. “We’ve been testing the service in several markets and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from funeral homes using it,” said John Bikus, Founder and President of ObitData.com.
The Wilbert Updater newsletter, long respected as a quick-read informational resource for funeral professionals, has been reintroduced in a digital format. First printed in December, 1976, The Updater was mailed to thousands of subscribers until 2006 when escalating printing and postage costs rendered it cost-prohibitive. Technology has now made it possible to restart The Updater as an online newsletter, distributed via email.
My question is this: How do you cry-proof your makeup? What products do you use? Do you have any special techniques, tips, or tricks?
Today, Daniel M. Isard, president of The Foresight Companies, LLC, the premier management and financial consulting firm that specializes in providing services to the funeral and cemetery profession, announced the updated figures for the rate of indigenous inflation within the funeral profession for the year 2013. Isard leads off his analysis by stating, “In the 28 years I have calculated Funeral Service Inflation, this past year showed a number of trends that were totally unpredictable.”