CLINTON, MD – To celebrate the release of their newest solid poplar casket, the Aspen, Thacker is offering a free cremation box bundle of five with first time purchase. Crafted by hand in North America, the Aspen features a beige eyelet interior, umber gloss finish, swing-bar hardware and a beautifully detailed wood inlay. Designed to appeal for both a feminine and masculine audience, the delicacy of the inlay provides an essence of elegance while the beige interior and warm gloss finish magnify a handsome sophistication.
Some people celebrate National Pi Day with 3.14, but others are celebrating with PIE! Here is McDougald Funeral Home having a blast celebrating this holiday and serving their community!
This photo was grabbed from the nationally televised funeral of past first lady Nancy Reagan. The uprise has been around how the casket isn’t anywhere near being center – look at it, it’s not even close. So, the question we want to ask is does it really matter?
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Qeepr is excited to announce the latest edition of #TalkDeath: Episode 3: Bodies & Forensic Science! Bodies after death, bodies on television, decomposing bodies and bodies under the scalpel. Bodies are all equally beautiful, intriguing and completely kept under wraps.
Preneed Funeral Program Recognized for Achievement in Sales, Reaches $3 billion in Total Preneed Contracts
Panama City, Panama – Preneed Funeral Program (PFP) received top honors for their production of over $104 million in preneed contracts for the 2015 year and was honored at the annual Homesteaders Leaders Conference given by Homesteaders Life Company.
FrontRunner today launched a virtual tour of their world-class headquarters, opening its virtual doors for anyone to see inside the new $1.6-million-dollar funeral technology center and FrontRunner operations.
New NFDA Arranger Training Seminar: Reimagining the Way You Connect With Families and Plan Tribute Events
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) will debut its new Arranger Training program in April. The association invites funeral professionals looking for new ways to build relationships with families and convey the value of the funeral to be among the first in the country to participate in this vital training. The first Arranger Training seminars will take place April 19 in Albany, New York; April 26 in Dallas, Texas; and May 24at NFDA headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Additional dates and locations will be announced soon.
BATESVILLE, IN., March 9, 2016 – Batesville, the leading provider of innovative technology solutions to funeral homes, announced an agreement with Memoriams.com, the industry’s fastest-growing obituary order entry platform, which will allow funeral directors to price and place print obituaries in more than 2,800 newspapers directly from their website without re-entering data. The collaboration is unique, as it allows funeral home staff to submit multiple local and out-of-area obituaries in a single order directly from the Batesville website admin console.
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What are the top three obstacles funeral homes are facing that challenge their success? The seriousness of this question muddled with chatter about all sorts of unimportant blither; car model/style, which embalming fluids are best, pants, skirts or white shirts, discounters, direct disposers, the funeral consumers alliance, showing/not showing prices on websites, have a talk, talk about someone else, casket color, urn type, which organization to join, corporates, family owned, and so on. It’s time to address important matters, initiate solutions and take action.
In this episode we discuss Arizona’s new cremation certification laws, have an interview with Robert Treadway from ICCFA, and we see how one family commemorated their loved one’s Buckeye Pride!