Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, has announced the recipients of its inaugural peer-nominated Homesteaders Heroes awards. The new award program recognizes employees who demonstrate Homesteaders’ values and make a significant impact on the success of the company and its customers.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is expanding its popular Meet the Mentors program to give new licensees an opportunity to learn from the profession’s top funeral directors and network with like-minded peers. Entries for NFDA’s next Meet the Mentors event must be submitted by midnight CST January 6, 2017.
The line-up of the value of life is not what many would have guessed, although the U.S. is at the top of the valuation chain. So, if you are on a flight that crashes and, heaven forbid, you lose your life, your life may have a very big difference from the value placed on the life of the person sitting to your side.
The holiday season can be especially stressful for funeral directors. You may not get time off like everyone else, or you may live far away from your family. Often, due to the demands of your profession, you can’t travel to be with your own loved ones.
Members of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) continued their 11-year holiday tradition of collecting for the Connecticut National Guard Service Member & Family Support Center’s Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program. But this year, in addition to encouraging donations from funeral directors and suppliers, 28 funeral homes across the state served as community collection sites for toys and gift cards.
Bass-Mollett Publishers, Inc., a leading provider of printed funeral stationery, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Elegante Brass Company, a leading provider of cremation urns to the funeral industry.
Watch how this funeral home started out as a tiny furniture store on the banks of the Mississippi river and turned into a booming family business serving thousands of families each year.
American Funeral Director magazine recently announced that Velma Sue De Leon has won its 2016 Funeral Director of the Year award.
The new NFDA President intros us on whats next, Sharing Joy in Minnesota dontcha know? And the boys discuss being left out in the elements… It’s a cold move.
I speak with a number of funeral professionals every week about their social media strategy and goals, particularly their efforts on Facebook. Typically, if these folks have created a business Facebook page for their funeral home (many haven’t), their approach to posting content is totally random. Really, it’s a crap shoot. I generally hear ‘we just post obits or whatever we feel like when we have time’. When asked about the goal(s) they expect to achieve through social media, the response is usually “Oh, I don’t know. We just post stuff and hope the public notices.”