On August 1, all eligible NFDA members who have a valid, unique email address on file with NFDA received an email with their individual voting credentials and instructions on how to cast a ballot. Eligible voters who do not have an email address on file with NFDA will be receiving a post card with their individual voting credentials and instructions on how to cast a ballot.
Earlier this year, funeral service vendors and suppliers had an opportunity to submit a product or service that became commercially available after January 1, 2015, for consideration in the 2016 NFDA Innovation Award competition. A distinguished panel of funeral directors evaluated the 26 entries and selected six finalists:
In this article, we want to highlight 3 features progressive funeral businesses should utilize in order to give them the edge with the public and their competitors:
Normally, people come see me only when they’re forced to. Mom or dad is going into a nursing home and they’ve been advised to pre-fund their funeral arrangements, you know, for Medicaid purposes. Or maybe a loved one has been placed on hospice care and the inevitable won’t be very long now.
In addition, it will give funeral homes — some of which are struggling lately as people live longer — the opportunity to enhance their list of offerings to help the bottom line.
Looking back, those who were hesitant to adopt and adapt to the technical revolution going on around them were left in the dust as their more progressive competitors kept up with the times. The same is true now.
Homesteaders CEO, Steve Lang, answers 3 tricky questions in Part 2 of our sit down interview. Steve discusses what he would do if he was a funeral home owner and what Homesteaders will be focused on for NFDA 2016. Our Spotlight shines on a industry vendor who is using his talents to bless grieving families and we put the brakes on during our WTF segment.
If you’re an American alive today, chances are you’ve heard or used one of over 100 different euphemisms for death. Mental Floss partnered with Legacy.com to dig through hundreds of thousands of obituaries from every state in the USA to find out what euphemisms are used most for the word ‘died’.
Batesville experts will demonstrate a variety of innovative offerings that support the funeral director’s walk with families, including new oversize caskets that are essential for today’s larger consumers, cremation products with unique personalization elements, merchandising systems to help families make more informed decisions, and technology that makes it easier for funeral homes to manage and market their business.
Funeral and Memorial Information Council and Members to Hold National Have the Talk of a Lifetime® Month: Time for Family, Time for Talk this November
The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) and its members are pleased to announce a month-long series of interactive and exciting events dedicated to maximizing the visibility of Have the Talk of a Lifetime® as well as driving consumer engagement with participating FAMIC members.