I remember standing in the hallway of the funeral home, a little anxious. I always get a little anxious before I meet with a family. You never know what you’re going to get. A lone person may walk through the front door, or a crowd of twenty.
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ObitData.com today announced the launch of its obituary volume and market share tracking service. “We’ve been testing the service in several markets and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from funeral homes using it,” said John Bikus, Founder and President of ObitData.com.
The Wilbert Updater newsletter, long respected as a quick-read informational resource for funeral professionals, has been reintroduced in a digital format. First printed in December, 1976, The Updater was mailed to thousands of subscribers until 2006 when escalating printing and postage costs rendered it cost-prohibitive. Technology has now made it possible to restart The Updater as an online newsletter, distributed via email.
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Today, Daniel M. Isard, president of The Foresight Companies, LLC, the premier management and financial consulting firm that specializes in providing services to the funeral and cemetery profession, announced the updated figures for the rate of indigenous inflation within the funeral profession for the year 2013. Isard leads off his analysis by stating, “In the 28 years I have calculated Funeral Service Inflation, this past year showed a number of trends that were totally unpredictable.”
Registration is now open for the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Leadership Conference, which will take place July 13-16 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Calif. During this one-of-a-kind event, current and aspiring leaders and volunteers will develop essential skills that will help them make a positive impact on their state and national funeral service associations.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has endorsed TransFirst® as the association’s new provider of payment processing solutions. TransFirst is a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies. NFDA entered into the exclusive agreement with TransFirst on April 1.
A Land Where Nobody Discusses Death – Interview with a NASCAR Driver
“While I appreciate the time for writing me, I would have to tell you that we will pass on this opportunity. Most drivers, including Joey, do not want to talk about death because it is always a possibility in our sport.”
Clearly, death is taboo for racecar drivers, which made me even more interested in speaking to one. After several more dead-ends I was led to Stanton Barrett, a NASCAR driver, Hollywood stuntman and more recently, movie and commercial producer.
Carriage Services, Inc. Announces It Snatched Up Six Funeral Homes From Service Corporation International
Carriage Services, Inc. announced Friday it closed on its acquisitions from Service Corporation International.
Mel Payne, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are excited and very proud to announce that today we closed the acquisition of six businesses in New Orleans and Alexandria, Virginia from Service Corporation International pursuant to a Consent Decree Application approved this past Monday by the Federal Trade Commission.