People throughout Marion County have been invited to stop by Highland Memorial Park from dawn until dusk daily to share their thoughts and memories. The 4-foot by 8-foot banner will remain at the cemetery through June 30.
If you are reading this article, you are probably aware of a significant truth:
Many people are questioning the value of and the need for funerals!
If there was ever a time to be reminded of WHY you do what you do related to creating meaningful funeral experiences for those you serve, it is RIGHT NOW!
Funeral directors, florists and pastors are offering to do whatever it takes to ensure the 49 killed in the nation’s deadliest mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub have a proper celebration of life.
A death care giant looks to shovel more money in its Texas facilities.
Houston-based Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) plans to invest $40.9 million in facilities across the Lone Star State, including Houston, according to a release. The company is the largest provider of funeral and cemetery services in North America and operates Dignity Memorial.
The Funeral Rule requires basic disclosure of prices and prevents egregious tactics that exploit mourners. The Rule also compels funeral homes to tell consumers they have the right to buy only the goods and services they want; undertakers may not force you to buy an all-inclusive package.
Here are a few live clips from the opening reception Tuesday night. Make sure you ‘Like’ and ‘follow’ the FUNERAL Nation Facebook Page for notification when the show is broadcasting LIVE!
I rarely call out funeral homes by name simply because they usually know who they are when I write particular content. However, the high and mighty at Lindquist Mortuaries in Ogden, Utah gets a special Funeral Commander shout out!
How do we assess the value of something we cannot hold or touch? This is a question funeral professionals face head on, every day, as directors offer something to families in need that cannot be weighed or measured. Whether providing closure to a devastated widow or a moment of clarity to a confused and grieving child, funeral professionals provide a service to others that is often indefinable. There is no simple way to put to scale the comfort and solace that directors give every day.
Are families ready to make funeral arrangements online? Funeral professionals often look at me like I’m crazy when I ask that question. They say, “Families will never forego personal connections when they plan something as important and as sensitive as making funeral arrangements.” Just like the national cremation rate would never exceed 50 percent, right?
On this episode I talk about the secret to marketing (it’s all about the heart), how social media levels the playing field and complaining sucks – so if you hate the funeral profession that much you should just leave.