Registration is now open for the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Leadership Conference, which will take place July 13-16 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Calif. During this one-of-a-kind event, current and aspiring leaders and volunteers will develop essential skills that will help them make a positive impact on their state and national funeral service associations.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has endorsed TransFirst® as the association’s new provider of payment processing solutions. TransFirst is a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies. NFDA entered into the exclusive agreement with TransFirst on April 1.
A Land Where Nobody Discusses Death – Interview with a NASCAR Driver
“While I appreciate the time for writing me, I would have to tell you that we will pass on this opportunity. Most drivers, including Joey, do not want to talk about death because it is always a possibility in our sport.”
Clearly, death is taboo for racecar drivers, which made me even more interested in speaking to one. After several more dead-ends I was led to Stanton Barrett, a NASCAR driver, Hollywood stuntman and more recently, movie and commercial producer.
Carriage Services, Inc. Announces It Snatched Up Six Funeral Homes From Service Corporation International
Carriage Services, Inc. announced Friday it closed on its acquisitions from Service Corporation International.
Mel Payne, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are excited and very proud to announce that today we closed the acquisition of six businesses in New Orleans and Alexandria, Virginia from Service Corporation International pursuant to a Consent Decree Application approved this past Monday by the Federal Trade Commission.
19 Top Menswear Designers Explain How To Buy And Wear A Suit
Invest in a well-tailored suit today and you’ll be wearing it for years to come. But when it comes to finding the right style and getting the perfect fit, we turn to the experts—Michael Bastian, Tom Ford, Paul Smith—and others for their input on color, cut, and comfort.
A few years back, I was fortunate enough to read a paper from a very respectable sales trainer who worked with businesses to help them increase their sales, negotiate more effectively, and motivate their employees.
It was about how you should do one more thing to help you reach your goals and I thought this was a perfect topic to share. Here are some ideas to consider that can seriously increase your sales:
In the state of California, any funeral establishment maintaining a website must post the General Price List (GPL), pursuant to the Funeral Rule. There must also be a statement that the GPL is available upon request via a link from the home page unless the words “price information” or a similar phrase that includes the word “price” links to the GPL.
It’s starting to feel as if more and more people are getting in trouble and even losing their jobs over what happens in Social Media. Suddenly questions are raised about how much employers should pay attention to what their employees are doing online.
As death care business professionals, we are constantly looking for new and creative ways to attract new people into our funeral homes and cemeteries. In doing so, it is essential that we bring these people into our businesses in ways other than just for funerals and burials…certainly if we expect to serve them when they suffer a death and our services as death care professionals are needed.
A humorous thought came to me recently after visiting a funeral home, is it really a good idea to turn over your funeral home to the kids? I was introduced to the “next generation” as Dad described “my retirement plan and opportunity to stay at the beach house all summer.” “Next Gen” was sitting on a foyer couch playing on his iPhone