Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of three funeral home locations in Wisconsin. Nitardy Funeral Homes, with locations in Ft. Atkinson, Cambridge and Whitewater, have been added to the FPG family and represent the company’s entry into the Wisconsin market.
Texas approved new rules this week requiring health care facilities that perform abortions to bury the fetal remains instead of disposing of them in a sanitary landfill like other forms of biological medical waste, ending months of contentious debate and dismaying abortion rights groups.
There is one striking difference between the death of Fidel Castro and those of other communist leaders like Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong and Ho Chi Minh: no embalmed body for perpetual viewing.
What if your business offered something that was so valuable and so compelling that 99% of customers were satisfied with their purchase? What if within a month of buying from you, a majority of customers recommended what they bought to others? What if you offered something that a majority of consumers believe is a smart thing to buy, but less than 20% of those have taken the time to explore it?
A few years ago I thought it would be nice to have the lights in my home automatically turn on whenever someone entered each room. I’m a fairly capable do-it-yourself home owner; how hard could it be to replace a few switches? Everything went smoothly when I replaced the first one, but after replacing the second switch, I discovered that the kitchen range had lost power. Then I noticed that several electrical outlets in an upstairs bathroom no longer worked and that the dining room chandelier shone only in a pale imitation of its former self.
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive products and advanced technology solutions to the death care industry, has transformed its corporate website into an information hub with specialized content that serves the needs of multiple audiences, from consumers and funeral professionals to potential employees and investors. Designed for a mobile society, the new site was built from the ground up with today’s funeral directors and information-seekers in mind.
Community Outreach Made Easy: Order Have the Talk of a Lifetime Conversation Cards for Your Families and Communities Today
Funeral professionals can help bring families closer together to talk about family history, great experiences, lessons learned and how they want to be remembered with new Have the Talk of a Lifetime Conversation Cards created by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). This simple deck of 50 cards, each featuring a simple question a person can ask a loved one to learn more about their lives, is an ideal addition to holiday gatherings – or any time throughout the year.
Imagine the Manhattan Bridge twinkling from underneath with hundreds of small pods filled with decaying biomass – the final resting place of many former New Yorkers, shining like stars in an otherwise dark sky.
There, you might lay flowers near a pod containing the remains of a loved one, until decomposition finishes its course and all that remains is a container to keep as a remembrance.
A common lesson taught in English classes is the different types of major conflicts characters might go through in a story. One of these conflicts is man vs. nature, and for good reason…humanity’s struggles against the elements are as ancient as our first historical records. It is a persistent conflict that every single person can relate to, for there is no way to control or fully predict what Mother Nature might have in store. For business owners, this is a terrifying thought. While it may be true that we cannot influence the forces of nature, there are several ways funeral home owners can both plan for and adapt to major weather events.
Homesteaders Life Co. and Kates-Boylston Publications are teaming up to offer a free webinar on how funeral professionals can improve their pre-need marketing efforts.
The webinar, scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern Time Dec. 20, will be presented by Kenn Peterson, regional director for Homesteaders.