Perfect Memorials Offers Special Discounts and Makes Donation to The Fisher House in Honor of Veterans Day
Perfect Memorials, the leading online retailer of premium quality memorial products, is featuring products leading up to Veterans Day that honor and pay respects to the brave Veterans who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice in honor of our country. “We are honored to have the opportunity this November to bring extra special attention to our Veterans, who have served and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice to secure the freedoms we all enjoy”, says Shawn O’Brien, Product Specialist at Perfect Memorials
Death is usually considered the worst punishment possible for a crime. But what if the crime itself is death? In several cities around the world, municipal officials have forbidden residents to die, by threat of…well, basically nothing. No one has come up with a good punishment for the dead just yet.
Many funeral homes have deep roots connecting them to their communities. After all, providing support to the neighborhood is the foundation of funeral service work. For this reason, some directors prefer to shop locally and work with those that live in their area. While this approach certainly makes sense for some business dealings, funeral directors must be cautious when hiring a local answering service to represent their firm.
Batesville is giving funeral professionals a second chance to take advantage of some of its most popular Education Week informational webinars with its final event of the year, November 16 – 19, 2015. The company is offering encore performances of 7 of the past year’s most highly rated events, which have attracted more than 1,300 professionals. Education Week is a popular forum for busy funeral professionals who want to enhance their knowledge about key topics without leaving their office.
I’m just returning to the Command Post from Indianapolis and participating in the 2015 NFDA Convention Expo. The event from all perspectives and those that I came in contact with as well as in my not so humble opinion, was outstanding. As a buyer (funeral home owner-partner), a vendor (product/services provider), media (Funeral Nation TV) and attendee seeking to broaden my funeral industry knowledge/education, I must say this was probably the best that I have ever attended.
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, hosted its annual Fall Forum education conference, October 16-17 in Indianapolis, IN. OGR’s Fall Forum education sessions were devoted to demonstrating how funeral professionals can use technology to save time, money, and attract new business.
A cremation in Washington, D.C., can cost less than $1,300 while a typical full-service funeral can cost close to $14,000, and a consumer advocacy group wants funeral homes to fully disclose all costs on their websites. The Funeral Consumers Alliance says many do not.
There are very few places left that haven’t been touched by social media or technology — the funeral industry, being one. But even this market may not be left untapped for long, with experts predicting a broad range of high-tech upgrades in casket gadgets headed our way.
Bob Arrington, CCO, of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tennessee, was installed today as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The installation took place during the House of Delegates Meeting during the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo, October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
FUNERAL nation Episode #3: We talk about New Funeral Companies, NFDA Predictions and the Ultimate Redneck Funeral Camper
In this episode we highlight new companies that are innovating in the funeral profession, make bold predictions about what we will see at the 2015 NFDA convention, spotlight a superstar funeral director and show the ultimate redneck funeral camper in the most talked about WTF segment yet!