The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2014 International Convention & Expo, held October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn., drew 6,296 total attendees and 383 exhibiting companies to an event that continues to open new doors to opportunity for the funeral service community. This is the association’s second highest total attendance in the last 15 years, topped only by the 2011 NFDA Convention held in Chicago, Ill.
If you asked my 8-year-old self what the most romantic film moment in existence was, it’d be any scene with Gomez and Morticia in The Addams Family, disembodied hands down
The LeMoyne Crematory, pictured above, held the distinction of being the only Crematory in the country from its inception in 1876 when America’s first cremation took place, until 1884. At that time, after twenty-five Cremations had been performed in the facility – one of which was that of Dr. LeMoyne himself
With appreciation, Funeral Service Foundation Executive Director, Kathy Wisnefski, announced yesterday that Matthews International pledged a major gift of $200,000 in support of the Foundation’s mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.
The news of the shutdown was delivered to employees on a conference call Tuesday by members of the Genesis executive team and board members from Genesis’ parent company Gestamp Corporation.
Cotrell Funeral Service and Southern Missouri Crematory Partners with Premier Funeral Management Group
NewBridge Group, a Mergers & Acquisition Consultants firm based in Atlanta, facilitated a partnership between Premier Funeral Management Group (PFMG) and Cotrell Funeral Service & Southern Missouri Crematory on May 20, 2014.
Beyond hearing the details of the removal and eventual cremation of Mr. Duncan, you’ll learn practical lessons and tips for planning in your own business.
Krause Funeral Homes Selects Passare End-of-Life Management Platform to Improve Family Online Experiences
Passare, Inc., a trusted and relevant source for End-of-Life planning and management, today announced that Milwaukee-based Krause Funeral Homes has selected the company’s End-of-Life Management Platform to help enhance family experiences, serve new families, and make planning and managing a funeral more convenient and simple for funeral directors, families, and guests.
Every year, funeral professionals fill the NFDA Convention seminar rooms to hear experts and leaders discuss the latest advances and ideas shaping our profession. Last week, directors had an opportunity to learn about everything from funeral marketing tips, to forensic anthropology to building relationships with hospice workers. The 2014 convention also offered several new and interesting classes on fresh topics like green burials and social media.
Did you know that nearly 50% of consumers age 60 and over are Veterans or married to Veterans? Or that more than 46% of deaths in America went through hospice care? Today, consumers over the age of 50 are the largest growing segment online and on social media