Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we’ve created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the “D” word has to offer. Each of these books approaches the subject of our demise with respect and candor and, although death isn’t a lark, there’s humor to be found, too. Pick one up, take a deep breath, and prepare for a walk on what lies just on the other side.
Tyler Fraser, CEO of UPD Urns, has announced a new cremation jewelry subscription service for funeral homes called Pendant Box. With Pendant Box funeral homes can choose to subscribe to 4, 8 or 12 units of jewelry to be sent to them every 60 days. Custom quantities and delivery frequency is available and funeral homes can save up to 40% on their jewelry when they subscribe.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has announced the program schedule and lineup for the 2016 Wide World of Sales Conference that will be held January 13-15, 2016, at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s conference theme—to go along with 2016 being an Olympic year—is the “2016 Sales Olympics: One Profession United By Sales.”
Have you ever searched for a business on the web only to find that they have no web page, or their web page is archaic and outdated? You know the first impressions you have about the organization as a result…Have they shut their doors? If not, don’t they care about how they appear to the outside world? If they are this unconcerned about their web presence, how much attention do they give to their face-to-face customers?
The Funeral Service Foundation is pleased to announce an $85,050 major gift from Memorial Classic Inc. in support of the Foundation’s Memorial Classic Golf Tournament Scholarship and its mission to fund the projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions and a trusted technology partner to thousands of funeral homes, today announced a partnership with Tukios, the innovation leader in video and online memorialization, which gives funeral professionals an easy and affordable way to create, display and distribute premium memorial videos from their websites. This partnership between two of the industry’s technology leaders provides funeral professionals with powerful functionality that will allow them to differentiate themselves and create even stronger connections with families.
In a monetary sense, your physical body is worth more than you may think. People will pay hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars for certain body parts. It may be Halloween, but we’re not talking about severed fingers. Note that “selling” a body part isn’t the same as putting your futon up for sale on Craigslist.
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (WFSI) announces that fifty-five Wilbert Licensees earned the distinction of Ultimate Service Provider for the year 2015. The Ultimate Service Provider is the highest service honor possible for Wilbert Licensees, achieved by passing rigorous on-site inspections in manufacturing and service.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2015 International Convention & Expo, held October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, drew 5,831 total attendees (3,564 attendees and 2,267 exhibitor representatives). A total of 320 international attendees, representing 33 countries and territories, participated in the 2015 NFDA Convention. The Expo Hall featured 392 exhibiting companies which filled 115,338 square feet of space (963 10’ x 10’ booth spaces).
Dan Isard, the elder statesman of the Funeral Business Plan Conference faculty, having spoken at each of the annual events from its inception, will deliver an all-new presentation this year titled “10 Changes that Will Add Immense Value to Your Funeral Home.” “Knowing what is driving value up and impairing value are critical factors,” says Isard, the founder and president of The Foresight Companies in Phoenix.