The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Educational Foundation presented Coleen Ellis, CPLP, and Bill Remkus, CPLP, with Pet Loss Pioneer Award during the ICCFA 2015 Convention & Exposition, April 8-11 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.
In China, friends and family of the deceased may have to do without a special form of funereal entertainment: strippers.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture on Thursday, the government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.
The industry has been abuzz this week with news that Legacy.com is waiting for the ink to dry on their acquisition of their competitor obituary host site, Tribute.com. Buzz can be good or bad. Unfortunately for funeral directors everywhere, this week’s buzz is decidedly the latter.
Funeral Service Foundation Awards Record Number of 2015 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarship Recipients
In alignment with its mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community the Funeral Service Foundation has awarded a record-setting 10 scholarships for attendance at the 2015 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference, which will be held April 24-26 in Chicago, Illinois.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association elected new leadership during its 2015 Annual Convention & Exposition, April 8-11, in San Antonio, Texas. ICCFA officers for 2015-2016 are:
Yesterday’s announcement that Tributes.com was acquired by Legacy.com just screwed thousands of funeral homes.
We are truly excited about our decision to enter into this mutually beneficial partnership with Golden Considerations, Inc. This strategic alliance positions us to fully utilize our combined repertoire of services and products for our customers’ maximum benefit. Golden Consideration’s CEO, Robert Rae, recognized the potential of aligning our companies and pursued a relationship stating, “The experience of Capstone’s team will be a welcomed complement to GC”
Did Tributes.com just screw thousands of funeral homes, who helped build their business, by selling to Legacy.com?
For funeral directors, there is perhaps no sentence sweeter or easier on the ears than, “I’m here to pre-plan my funeral.” (Ahh, just say it to yourself a couple times… brings a smile to your face, doesn’t it?)
When Michael McQueen’s father died suddenly from a heart attack in 2004, the author discovered the true significance of written memories.Heartbroken at losing his confidant, a then 22-year-old Michael was shattered at having never asked his father some of the most important questions in life.