The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is proud to announce the names of the 50 young funeral professionals who will attend the association’s eighth Meet the Mentors event. Meet the Mentors will take place March 13-15 at Emory Conference Center Hotel, which is located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Meet the Mentors is held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
Many current owners, managers, funeral directors, and leaders of the funeral industry grew up in the same era I did. As for the younger crowd, this will be foreign to you simply because you were not alive during this period and the world has significantly changed…for the better.
FrontRunner Professional Welcomes Two New Heartfelt Sympathies Representatives to the Growing FrontRunner Team
FrontRunner Professional is proud to welcome and announce Jessica Vanderhelm and Megan Goldsberry as its newest members to the expanding in-house client flower program, Heartfelt Sympathies. Heartfelt Sympathies, a division of FrontRunner Professional, was created to ensure the quality and timeliness of all FrontRunner client’s online flower orders.
I spit straight up value in this episode and share the single best type of content every funeral home should be posting on Facebook. #guaranteedwinner #askKIDsocial
At The Harley School in Rochester, New York, senior-year students who sign up for hospice class learn to care for people who are dying. These are lessons in compassion unlike any other. “Have you done the Jumble yet today, Wendy?” Kayli O’Keefe has just bounced into Shepherd Home, a two-bed hospice-care home in Rochester, New York. The energy of the 18-year-old hoodie- clad teenager seems unexpected in a place where people go to die. She wants to know if someone has sat with Wendy yet so she could do her daily word puzzle.
Becoming Fluent In Cremation: CANA’S 2016 Cremation Symposium Packed With Insight, Enthusiasm, And The Best Exhibitors
Although it’s nearly a week away, it’s clear that the CANA 2016 Cremation Symposium is destined for success. Dynamic presenters, a top-notch expo to showcase products and services, and attendees eager to hear creative ideas that will help them connect with customers guarantee it’s a meeting not to be missed. Industry professionals will learn from visionary entrepreneurs and suppliers who speak the language of cremation and business with confidence and verve.
On this episode we talk about a shake up at Aurora Casket Company and a new strategic alliance between two funding companies that are launching a simple funeral funding solution direct to the consumer.
In the months leading up to his passing, René Angélil did everything he could to ease Céline Dion’s pain. Not only did René, who lost his lengthy battle with throat cancer on Thursday, encourage his wife to keep working, but he also helped her plan his funeral. “René was generous enough to prepare all of this since the last few months with Céline,” Dion’s stylist and friend, Annie Horth told People. “He didn’t know when it would happen, but he really wanted everything to be already prepared.”
CareCap Launches Simplified Payment Plan for Funeral Industry, New Partnership Provides Access to 22,000 Funeral Service Providers Across U.S.
Under terms of the deal, CareCap has designed and powered the industry’s first Simple Funeral Payment Plan (SFPP) that goes live beginning today on the AtNeedCredit.com website. “This is a tremendous opportunity for both companies to help consumers through an already difficult period,” said CareCap CEO Nevil Hermer. “Setting money aside for funeral services is something that a lot of people never get around to doing. So, when a death occurs, many people are not prepared for the cost.
2016 is here. And with a new year comes a new wealth of new possibilities, change, and insight for the funeral profession. Whether you’re ready for them or not, there are a lot of new trends popping up in our profession. Check them out and let us know which ones you think will prevail… or fail.