This week we are talking the Texas Funeral Directors Association convention, Spotlight on a funeral director, and a WTF that exemplifies, “you get what you pay for!”
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) in partnership with the New York Department of Health is hosting a free, informational webinar for funeral service professionals on how to address the opioid overdose crisis.
“It was kind of like Jesus’ miracle when he made water into wine,” said Bishop Michael C. Barber of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, which oversees 16 acres of grapes at this cemetery and two others. He became the bishop in 2013, when the wine was called Cathedral of Christ the Light before church officials came up with Bishop’s Vineyard, a snappier label for a larger market.
The ways that contemporary societies bury their dead are diverse and countless, ranging in method and meaning all over the world. As our global community grows increasingly technologically advanced and environmentally conscious, even our burials are shifting with new and sustainable burial practices. But do you ever wonder what kinds of traditions existed before the ones we commonly see today? What did the ancients do? Why did they do it?
Plan to Attend the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) 98th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention
“All things cremation” is the focus for a gathering of industry professionals in Chicago this August 10-12, 2016. CANA’s 98th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention will offer a valuable mix of business-building sessions, information sessions, and networking opportunities.
Head to Charleston, S.C., to Network, Discover and Profit!
The Cremation Association of North America, in cooperation with Kates-Boylston Publications, will hold a Crematory Operations Certification Conference on Nov. 15, 2016, at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Charleston Airport.
It’s great that so many potential customers frequent Facebook these days (about as often as they use the restroom!), but with so much traffic and competition in the Newsfeed it can be difficult for a funeral home to get noticed.
We’ve compiled below some quick tips as to how you can increase the odds of being seen when people use the restroom, er…when they browse their Facebook Newsfeed:
I’m not talking about CEU’s where you doodle on the handout and spend most of the session on your smartphone chatting about how bored you are. I’m talking about training. The funeral industry has falsely manifested the notion that CEU’s are training. They are not. They are education.
Share your story with us by entering in our Community Connection Contest and you’ll receive a chance to be featured on our Facebook page and a Funeral Gal blog post, you’ll also be entered to receive a free one-time use of a Remembrance Line Ceremonial casket rental with an insert!
If there are two things you can never get enough of while working at a funeral home, they are a sense of humor and recognition. When you have a career which requires you to comfort those suffering from loss, most times without even a thank you, sometimes things can get heavy.