In the highly fragmented funeral-services industry, Hillenbrand has competed hard against rivals Service Corp. International and StoneMor Partners , but a strategic shift could provide a better long-term growth trajectory for Hillenbrand in the long run.
Physicians Mutual, a premier provider of health, life and retirement insurance products, has contributed $100,000 to the Funeral Service Foundation. The recent donation will support the Foundation’s mission to fund funeral service projects and programs while building meaningful relationships in the community.
This type of macabre sport got me thinking, “What if there was a funeral industry Olympics?” So, I asked this question to my facebook community:
“All the things that you hear about SCI can be easily dismissed if a smart consumer makes a plan early,” she said. Despite the complaints and protests, Marshall said an overwhelming majority of SCI customers are satisfied.
To all of those listed below, thank you for everything you’ve given to our industry this year and for your commitment to improving all the different facets of the deathcare experience.
Answering Service for Directors is pleased to welcome five Call Specialists to their team of highly trained professionals.
Orlando Creative Services to Collaborate with FrontRunner Professional on Creation of Pet Loss Coloring Book for Children
The book is the brainchild of Kevin Montroy, CEO/Founder of FrontRunner Professional. “After reviewing all of the existing materials out there, we decided that we could make a significant contribution to the pet loss for kids’ cause” said Kevin. “We are thrilled that we can offer materials to help children make some sense of the loss they feel.” Kevin also has written a poem that’s included in the coloring book.
Well, it turns out that in most states it’s perfectly legal to care for your own dead. And, with new momentum to shatter longstanding taboos and stop tip-toeing around death — from “death with dignity” measures sweeping the country to projects promoting kitchen table “conversations”about our deepest end-of-life wishes — a re-energized DIY death movement is emerging.
On the busiest shopping weekend of the year, funeral service professionals can take advantage of amazing deals right from the comfort of their own homes or funeral homes. MortuaryMall.com today announced their 4th annual Black Friday sales event.
Of the nearly 2.5 million people who will die in the United States this year, 99 percent will travel through a funeral home. That’s a big problem, according to Joshua Slocum of the Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA), a political lobbying group based in Burlington, Vermont. The $11 billion “death-care” industry, he says, is taking advantage of bereaved consumers at a time when they are most vulnerable—even going so far as to purposely mislead people into thinking embalming is mandated by law (it isn’t).