FrontRunner Professional Welcomes New Software Developer, Badrdine Sabhi to Their Expanding Programming Team
FrontRunner Professional is proud to welcome and announce Badrdine Sabhi as its newest member to their in-house programming team. Mr. Sabhi has proudly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering while living in Morocco. He brings extensive experience in both software and website development to the FrontRunner team, and now calls Kingston, FrontRunner Professional’s headquarter location, home.
In this very first episode of 2016, #thefuneralcommander (Jeff Harbeson) and #KIDsocial (Ryan Thogmartin) give their bold predictions of what we will see in funeral service this year. Their predictions include talk of big consolidation, cremation, more online growth and the bold prediction that someone will create a new urn!
The various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.) are the “rock stars” of online marketing, according to this infographic by the Internet marketing firm Zephoria. Of these popular outlets, Facebook remains the far and away front runner, with over 77% of adult Internet users actively using the channel on a regular basis. Of these adult users, 71% are female and 62% are male (Incidentally, most funeral home owners say 65% – 75% of those shopping for death care services and planning funerals are female).
You’re going to die. In the time it takes for you to read this article, more than 1000 people will have died. Most of those 1000 people, however, are unimportant and thus will never get a professional obituary written about their life. Gone is the notion that obituary writers are simply interns getting practice with sentence structure.
This year’s list of the top-10 Guest Books includes a mix of celebrities and everyday people. Interestingly enough, the top-three most signed Guest Books belong to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Read some of the touching messages in the most signed Guest Books of 2015 below.
Anyone with eyes can see that Star Wars merchandise has been everywhere this holiday season, with “Star Wars” this, that, and everything filling retailers’ shelves. The first Star Wars film, released in 1977, was also the first blockbuster to show studios just how profitable merchandise and toys could be. Now, the most recent entry into the Star Wars canon is taking full advantage of cross-promotion opportunities. Furthermore, because Disney now owns Star Wars, the entire merchandising and marketing power of the House of Mouse has been brought to bear on the intergalactic franchise. Shoppers can find at least one item based on the series on every almost every aisle of retail outlets.
Mortician Erich March was tired of seeing people in his East Baltimore community die of conditions like diabetes and hypertension. He blamed the lack of grocery shopping choices in the neighborhood where he grew up and where his Aisquith Street funeral home is located. He and his wife, Michele Speaks-March, were determined to bring a new style of shopping to the Oliver, South Clifton and Darley Park neighborhoods. They just wanted a place where East Baltimoreans can find foods that won’t undermine their health.
The unusual calendar was inspired by the Pirelli Calendar and uses attractive models to advertise planning for the hereafter. A saucy calendar with a difference has been unveiled for 2016 – featuring models draped over COFFINS . The promotional wall planner has been designed by a coffin manufacturer to promote their services, and has taken its cue from the notoriously racy Pirelli Calendar.
Earlier this week the Chinese government hosted an unusual competition. More than 50 of the country’s best battled it out to be crowned the country’s top cremator. It was the first-ever national contest for cremation workers, but its very existence cuts to the heart of Chinese ideas about death, land use and a desire to instil national pride in a stigmatised vocation.
A random act of kindness was extended to a Phoenix family that nearly missed their flight to Tennessee — which would have meant missing their father’s funeral. The pilot of the plane made an unprecedented decision after the plane had already pulled away from the gate. It’s practically unheard of for a pilot of a plane that’s filled with passengers to throw the jet into reverse and go back to the gate to let a few stragglers on board, but that’s what a Delta Airlines pilot did for the family. They had less than 10 minutes to catch the connecting flight and they were almost left behind.