Service Corporation International’s California Cemeteries Lead Change to Simplify Conservation Efforts
Service Corporation International SCI, -0.18% whose affiliates comprise North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, has been dedicated to reducing water usage at its affiliated California cemeteries with efforts to streamline water efficiencies for all cemeteries around the state for nearly a decade. SCI’s Rose Hills Memorial Park, one of the largest cemeteries in the United States, began using recycled water in 1997 and has been instrumental in getting legislation to provide an incentive for cemeteries around the state to use recycled water for irrigation and landscaping.
The Funeral Service Foundation welcomes Danelle O’Neill as its new Executive Director. O’Neill fills a vacancy created by Kathy Wisnefksi’s departure in March to join the National Alliance for Grieving Children. The selection was made after a national search and selection process completed by the Foundation’s board of trustees and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Life Celebration, Inc completes first website build for Heald and Chiampa Funeral Directors in Shrewsbury, MA.
Delving into new ventures is not unusual for Life Celebration, Inc. The company that specializes in producing customized printed products and the creation of funeral experiences for funeral homes nationwide and in Canada entered into the funeral home website arena earlier this month. The site was created for Life Celebration Community member Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors. The new website was completely customized in content and design.
There’s a lot of talk about change and adaption here in the funeral profession. And by now, we’re sure that you’ve seen it for yourself… the families that walk into your funeral homes are changing every day, and growing to meet their changing needs is no longer something to consider ﹘ it’s a requirement.
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced that Erin Whitaker has joined the organization as Senior Director, Operations Integration. In her position, Whitaker will utilize her skills and experience in the areas of operations and process improvement at each of the FPG funeral home and cemetery locations. In addition, she will lead the implementation of key business and customer experience initiatives at FPG.
Legacy.com, the Internet’s leader in obituaries and related services, officially debuts a new features section today with original articles on topics examining life and death. Each feature article is built with a simple updated responsive design that’s optimized for sharing.
Stygar Family Funeral Service in St. Charles, Missouri and Florissant, Missouri has graciously invested back into their communities in order to promote saving lives. Owners Jeffery Stygar and his brother John “Steven” Stygar, recognized a very unique opportunity. It is to assist the local St. Charles and Florissant First Responders through a marketing initiative which could potentially save lives.
Funeral Research and Insight Introduces Groundbreaking Survey that Identifies Key Drivers of Family Satisfaction
Funeral Research and Insight, a research business dedicated to the funeral profession, will be debuting an innovative family satisfaction survey at the NFDA convention that makes obtaining family feedback easy for both the funeral director and the family. The survey has been designed to be brief in length and can be completed over the phone, online, or with mobile devices at the family’s convenience. It measures various aspects of families’ funeral experience.
Perfect Memorials, the premier source for premium quality memorial products, has introduced a new line of unique, heavy duty memorials. The popular and trusted online destination for memorials is now offering a new and very unique pair of ammo can cremation urns. “We are happy to announce the addition of yet another unique memorial product to our catalog,” says Shawn O’Brien, Product Specialist at Perfect Memorials. “The engraveable Ammo Can Cremation Urn is available in .30 cal and .50 cal sizes…”
FUNERAL nation Episode #2 – We talk about Funeral Prices, A New Cremation Handbook and a Terrible Cremation Ad
In Episode #2 Jeff and Ryan talk about recent studies released by NFDA and CANA and the impact of religion on cremation. They also interview Allison Sullivan and Barbara Kemmis about a new Cremation Handbook Kates-Boylston and CANA collaborated on. In the Funeral Director Spotlight segment we give FN props to a funeral director who is offering free funerals for children. Of, course you don’t want to miss the WTF segment where we shred a nazi cremation ad.