Life Celebration, Inc. will produce merchandise for the 2015 Philadelphia Papal visit. The company known for experience staging and training in the funeral profession will venture down a new path as one of the suppliers of papal keepsakes at The World Meeting of Families Convention in September. Life Celebration, Inc owners, Gerry Givnish and Jim Cummings, forged a relationship with papal portrait artist Perry Milou at the beginning of the summer; together they have developed a catalogue of ornate keepsakes.
Unless you’re a member of the Addams Family, you probably don’t get too excited about the idea of a funeral. In fact, you probably hope pretty regularly that you don’t have to attend one anytime soon. At their best, funerals are full of awkward air kisses and reminders of your own mortality while you try to be sad at the passing of an old, distant relative.
FrontRunner today announced the formation of its newest division, Funeral Solutions Group. FrontRunner CEO and Founder Kevin Montroy cites, “The formation of this new division reflects what we see as significant changes in the market and the changing needs of a growing number of funeral homes who are seeking no-charge websites, yet still want a professional online presence that generates them the highest revenues possible”.
Many people who are regular users of Facebook do not really understand the terminology used when discussing the benefits of utilizing this channel in their social media outreach efforts. Knowing the difference between key terms is important as you consider the potential customers you touched with your content.
For those who dream to make it to the Moon, and have cash in hand, the company Elysium Space just released an offer to send people to our planet’s luminous natural satellite for the discounted price of $9,950. The only stipulation is that this deal is for non-living persons only, reports Sarah Fecht for Popular Science.
Before she started photographing death, Cathrine Ertmann had never seen a body. Viewed through her lens while standing in a morgue, it was less frightening and more of a quiet mystery to explore. “I was amazed about how peaceful and undramatic everything looked,”
Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a cremation presentation at the New York State Funeral Directors Association Convention. The title of the presentation was “All Cremations DO NOT Have to beDIRECT” by Mike Nicodemus; VP of Cremation Services with the National Funeral Directors Association, and let me tell you it was just as educational for me as it was entertaining.
Nearly 125 Trigard dealers, vendors and guests gathered in Indianapolis, August 12-14, for the 2015 Trigard Convention. Hosted by the Darby family, the convention featured three days of educational sessions, networking and special guest speaker Sara Fisher, the first female Indy Car team owner, and the fastest woman to ever qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
Did you know that three-quarters of mortuary grads leave the profession within ten years because of job burnout?! And we bet that massive statistic doesn’t even surprise you too much. The truth is, burnout doesn’t just apply to college students and working moms. Any hard worker in a hectic and busy profession can easily suffer from career-ending burnout if they don’t take care of themselves.
One of the primary purposes in maintaining a Facebook page for your funeral home or business is to get exposure…to get your name in front of as many people as possible. That certainly happened this summer for Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home in Zanesville, Ohio! Hillis has been a FUNERAL Social client of DISRUPT Media for several years, and during that time we have helped them to gain a substantial fan base, even though Zanesville is a town of only 25,000 people.