Funeral conventions are one of my favorite events in this profession… and it doesn’t get bigger or more exciting than the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) annual conference. It’s exciting and invigorating to walk around the trade show floor, seeing the latest and greatest funeral releases of the year. But my favorite part of the convention takes place high above the excitement… in the educational sessions.
Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others. A nurse working in a hospital is more likely to catch an infectious disease than a lawyer working in an office, for example. To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from the Occupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations. In order to analyze jobs by their impact on workers’ health, we took O*NET measures of six health risks in each of the 974 occupations in the database
Perfect Memorials, the leading online retailer of premium quality memorial products is featuring their ornament collection in promotions leading up to this Holiday Season. “We are very excited about the upcoming Holiday Season and we can’t wait to introduce our Holiday promotions to our loyal and ever-growing base of satisfied customers,” says Shawn O’Brien, Product Specialist at Perfect Memorials.
Kevin Montroy, CEO / Founder of FrontRunner Professional Inc., announced a major gift of $50,000 to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation in support of the Extraordinary People-Innovation Health Care Program. The donation was made on behalf of the Montroy family and the staff at FrontRunner Professional.
FUNERAL nation Episode #5: The Lost Value of Embalming, Our Flawed Funeral Education System and A Urge For Support
In episode #5 we hold nothing back! Funeral director Nick Astorino tackles two controversial topics surrounding our flawed funeral education system and the lost value of embalming. We also spotlight funeral director Poul Lemasters and his annual coat drive and urge the FUNERAL nation to partner with us in supporting this worthy cause.
Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we’ve created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the “D” word has to offer. Each of these books approaches the subject of our demise with respect and candor and, although death isn’t a lark, there’s humor to be found, too. Pick one up, take a deep breath, and prepare for a walk on what lies just on the other side.
Tyler Fraser, CEO of UPD Urns, has announced a new cremation jewelry subscription service for funeral homes called Pendant Box. With Pendant Box funeral homes can choose to subscribe to 4, 8 or 12 units of jewelry to be sent to them every 60 days. Custom quantities and delivery frequency is available and funeral homes can save up to 40% on their jewelry when they subscribe.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has announced the program schedule and lineup for the 2016 Wide World of Sales Conference that will be held January 13-15, 2016, at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s conference theme—to go along with 2016 being an Olympic year—is the “2016 Sales Olympics: One Profession United By Sales.”
Have you ever searched for a business on the web only to find that they have no web page, or their web page is archaic and outdated? You know the first impressions you have about the organization as a result…Have they shut their doors? If not, don’t they care about how they appear to the outside world? If they are this unconcerned about their web presence, how much attention do they give to their face-to-face customers?
The Funeral Service Foundation is pleased to announce an $85,050 major gift from Memorial Classic Inc. in support of the Foundation’s Memorial Classic Golf Tournament Scholarship and its mission to fund the projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.