Timeless Moments is changing the way consumers save funeral flowers forever. Watch this short interview to learn about this new trend and how your funeral home and lead the way.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) has named its 2015 KIP (Keeping It Personal) Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession. Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories: Best Practices/Personal Touch; Most Personalized Service/Memorial; Events; Innovative Personalized Product (suppliers only); and Most Personalized Pet Service/Memorial.
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions (“Matthews Aurora TM”) and Homesteaders Life Company (“Homesteaders”) today announced they have reached an agreement to continue their partnership, launching an expanded version of the Price Protection Plan (“P3”) previously offered by Homesteaders and Aurora Casket Company. Now entering its 18th year, this alliance has provided millions of dollars in value and protection to funeral homes and consumers who believe in the value of advance funeral planning.
FrontRunner Professional Welcomes New Website Designer, Aidan Maunder to Their Expanding Design Team
FrontRunner Professional is proud to welcome and announce Aidan Maunder as its newest member to their growing in-house website design team. Mr. Maunder has proudly earned an Advanced Diploma for Multimedia Design and brings many years of website design experience as well as a large array of new programs and development languages to the expanding FrontRunner design team.
Members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) will make their way to the nation’s capitol for the association’s 25th annual Advocacy Summit, which will take place April 27-29. The 2016 Advocacy Summit will be critical because funeral directors will have a chance to continue discussions on the issues they brought to Congress last year. Additionally, with 2016 being a presidential election year, NFDA needs members’ help to ensure funeral service issues stay top-of-mind.
On this episode I answer the question ‘Will Facebook Live Crush Funeral Live Streaming Companies?’ and make a bold prediction about the future of funeral live streaming. Haven’t heard of Facebook Live? Facebook Live lets you connect with your fans, friends and followers by sharing real-time video of what you’re seeing and doing. Facebook has been rolling out Live to celebrities since August 2015 and just announced that Facebook iPhone users will have full access to the feature.
Throughout the last three weeks, I spent time with funeral directors in Staten Island, North Jersey, metro Atlanta, Alabama, rural Georgia and more (all ends of the spectrum, as you can imagine). No matter where I was, everyone was talking about how “rollercoaster” this winter has been – really busy some times, but really slow other times. Funeral directors were curious about if we were busy and what we heard from other funeral homes, trying to gauge their call volume against us and others.
Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) announced today that Michael Webb, who currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Webb will continue to report to Chairman and CEO, Tom Ryan. Webb will be responsible for leading SCI’s operating activities and working with senior management to drive performance excellence.
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Homes in Syracuse, NY. These two funeral home locations join eight other FPG funeral homes operating in New York State.
Ready for conversation? #thefuneralcommander and #kidsocial get opinionated in a back and forth ‘soapbox’ style commentary. We also go one-on-one with four speakers at the CANA Symposium to find out what they think is the greatest driver of the rise in #cremation.