STERLING, VA (November 10, 2016) – ICCFA has announced their program schedule and lineup for the 2017 Wide World of Sales Conference that will be held January 11-13, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona.
This educational and motivational program sets to provide the attendees the understanding and motivation to meet their families where they are now and surpass their expectations. It will feature three keynote topics: technology, cremation and people.
Facebook is capping one of the longest weeks in American history by telling everyone that they are dead. Log on to your profile and there’s a good chance it will have a memorial banner sitting on top of it, urging your friends and family members to remember you. “We hope people who love Casey will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” the banner reads, because I am dead.
http://www.funeralsocial.com – If you hated Pokémon Go then you are really going to hate what comes next.
I was asked at a recent speaking engagement what I thought was coming next in the funeral profession around product and technology. First, I think Pokémon Go was just a taste of what is coming on the consumer side of augmented reality and Facebook isn’t going away.
Watch the full (under 5 minute) video to hear what my thoughts are on the future of technology if the funeral profession.
Guest article provided by: The Funeral Gal
Self-confessed, I fell asleep watching the election coverage last night. I woke up this morning, checked my phone with my bleary eyes and found out that Donald Trump won the Presidential Election.
Guest post provided by: Ellery Bowker, Preneed Builders
The other day I was in a funeral home meeting with a director when the phone rang. He excused himself to answer the phone. “ABC Funeral Home,” he said. His next words were, “Twenty-one ninety-five and fourteen dollars for a death certificate,” followed by a few seconds of silence and then, “You’re welcome,” and the call was over.
Batesville cutting jobs? Poul Lemasters stops by to discuss his charity. Also, our Spotlight shines in Tennessee, where a funeral home supports and honors Veterans with a traveling Memorial.
Richmond, IN – Starmark® Cremation Products, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, economically -priced cremation products, has announced the addition of a fourth size to the Sure-Lock™ urn product line, the highest volume urn line in the US. Like the other sizes in the Sure~Lock™ line, the new offering features the patented Sure~Lock™ lid latch, which holds tight during shipping.
BATESVILLE, IN., Nov. 8, 2016 – Batesville is giving funeral professionals a second chance to take advantage of some of its most popular Education Week informational webinars with its final event of the year, November 14 – 17, 2016. The company is offering encore performances of 7 of the past year’s most highly rated events to help funeral professionals create more meaningful funerals.
Too many times in my almost ten years in funeral service I have listened to families tell me of shocking or disturbing experiences during or at a funeral. The truth is I always assumed it was an exaggeration, but today I am sure most if not all of the stories are true with the exception of the one where the body sits up…maybe.
From the Welcome Party at the former Reading Railroad Terminal Shed to the closing celebration at the Union League, attendees had many opportunities to network and have fun experiencing the sites and sounds of Philly.