The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) invites funeral service professionals to select the recipient of the 2015 NFDA Innovation Award. Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors. The winner will be announced on October 19 during the Opening General Session of the NFDA International Convention & Expo. The NFDA Convention will take placeOctober 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Eliam Medina, the co-founder of online will creation startup Willing, definitely knows how to make a first impression. When Medina applied to Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in the world, he knew he had to stand out or be forgotten. So he did something brash.
Hackers at an infamous gathering in the US city of Las Vegas have been schooled in how to be online killers. A rush to go digital with the process of registering deaths has made it simple for maliciously minded people to have someone who is alive declared dead by the authorities.
StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) (“StoneMor”) today announced the acquisition of one Illinois-based cemetery and three funeral homes as well as one Florida-based funeral home. The funeral homes combined perform approximately 545 funeral services per year and the cemetery performs approximately 400 interments per year. The aggregate purchase price for the combined properties was $6.6 million.
Breaking Attendance Records: Cremation Association of North America’s 97th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention
In what turned out to be the best-attended cremation-focused convention ever, industry professionals enjoyed a wide range of valuable networking and educational opportunities as they attended the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) 97th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention. With over 300 participants—plus 90 individuals who were part of the pre-convention CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program™ presented with the Association of California Cremationists
Forethought Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, once again has earned a spot on the Ward’s 50® list of top life and health insurance companies. This is the sixth consecutive year that Forethought, a growing annuity provider and mainstay in the preneed life insurance business, has been included on this list.
Batesville is continuing to share insights with funeral professionals with its fourth Education Week, August 18 and 19, 2015. Conducted quarterly, Education Week has become a “go-to” event for busy funeral professionals who are actively seeking to enhance their knowledge in key areas of the business. The free webinars include a 30 minute interactive presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. The upcoming event includes two new topics:
Relationship will provide funeral companies easy access to the best-in-class resources for both digital and traditional marketing.
Have you ever wondered what would motivate someone to take a job in the funeral profession? Why would someone seek a life constantly coloured by death? How would it change one’s perspective on life, death, and all that is in-between? Would it change how you feel about yourself, your family, your friends- even strangers? How would it influence how you lived your life? Well, we at Qeepr had the privilege this week to speak to a former funeral service worker who gave us some insight into their decision to enter into (and eventually leave) the funeral profession.
It is the deepest show of respect. A large group of school children in New Zealand have honoured their beloved teacher by performing the traditional dance, the haka, as his hearse rolled into the school for the funeral.