The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) announced the names of the 50 funeral professionals who will have an opportunity to learn from four leading funeral directors and network with like-minded peers during the Association’s Meet the Mentors Program March 16-18 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga. Meet the Mentors is being held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
What do female funeral directors wear when they have to conduct funerals? What do they wear when they have to conduct funerals and it’s a little (or a lot, let’s be real) cold outside? Growing up outside of Buffalo, I am no stranger to winters. It’s cold here. It snows a lot here. And unfortunately…we’re used to it.
OGR Annual Conference Introduces New Schedule And Supplier Showcase In Orlando, FL April 22-25, 2015
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to serving independent funeral homes, will host this four day event including an all new schedule and a revamped showcase floor for its Annual Conference.
According to the results of a new report from the American Floral Endowment’s Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF), both bereaved families and funeral directors feel flowers and plants offer comfort during and after funerals.
It may seem strange that someone would want to visit the site of a mass execution, natural disaster, or nuclear meltdown. However many tourists travel to such destinations around the globe every year. Why they go is anyone’s guess—is it from a desire to honor the dead, learn from history, or simply morbid curiosity?
Selected Independent Funeral Homes has named Jason Goldstein of Linwood, N.J., the 2015 recipient of its NextGen Professional of the Year Award. Goldstein was given the special honor at a ceremony on opening night of the group’s annual seminar, taking place January 25-29 at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Recipients are presented a physical award and reimbursed for the meeting registration. The award is designed to highlight career achievements, community/organization involvement and awards/achievements of funeral professionals under the age of 50.
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announces its upcoming Education Week: 4 Ways in 4 Days, February 24 – 27, 2015, reinforcing the company’s commitment to learning. Introduced in November 2014, Education Week is a series of free 30-minute educational webinars for today’s busy funeral professionals, covering on a range of topics that are most impactful to their business.
Getting potential families to your website (rather than your competitors’) can make a huge difference to your bottom line. And sure, trying out clever ways to market your funeral home can make a big difference. But, what if you could also take a simple, fool-proof shortcut to make sure your website is attracting more visitors than your competitors’?
You can. And it’s actually pretty easy, too. Here’s a guide to doing just that:
In my family, we don’t really talk about death. But, every now and then, we joke about it. For some reason, there is a running joke among my immediate family about how my parents will die. Specifically, my brother and I will come home for Thanksgiving one year and find them decomposing on the couch.
A grieving relative has been blocked her from cremating her aunt in a cardboard coffin by penpushers because it is ‘too dangerous. Marianne Stevens, 73, ordered a brightly coloured, cardboard coffin painted with flowers for her ‘favourite’ aunt who died of brain cancer aged 90.