Progressive Environmental Services, the largest precious metal refinery for recycling post cremation metals in North America, is now including yet another value added feature at NO COST, to all existing and new customers. All active customers of Progressive Environmental Services will be receiving insurance accords for over 12 million dollars for their protection at no expense to them. 10 million dollars of that protection is for general liability and will include the customer’s name and address as a certificate holder on the document.
We heard it again yesterday. A funeral home owner told us she isn’t too concerned about her home’s inactive Facebook page because it’s mostly young people who use Facebook anyway. Why interact with and market to a demographic who is not interested in her services?
On the contrary, here are the facts concerning the use of Facebook and other social media outlets according to the most recent Pew Research Center Social Media Update: Almost 2/3 of online adults ages 50 years or older have Facebook accounts. More than half of adults 65 years and older now use Facebook.
Unlike the the US (from State to State), the biggest difference in the Asia region is that each country operates completely different from the other. The approach is similar because what a surprise, relationships are key. Another difference for example going out (exporting) of China is not to difficult, going in (importing to) is another ball game. Sort of like selling in New Jersey and New York.
Cellphone video captured an emotional dispute on the side of the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area last Friday between members of a funeral procession and a California Highway Patrol Officer who pulled them over.
I spent the last week gliding around San Francisco in the now infamous “Suitsy,” an adult-sized pajama onesie disguised as a full business suit. At bars and in meetings, no one seemed to notice anything amiss. But, perhaps, I thought, this was because San Francisco is the home of weird attire and my colleagues were just unfazed.
A half-century ago, nearly everyone who died in the U.S. was buried. Only about 4 percent were cremated. Now, we cremate half our dead. The map above shows cremation rates by state and animates over the past 15 years; during that relatively brief timespan in several states—particularly in the South and Midwest—cremation rates have doubled. Why the shift?
We at Qeepr are very excited to announce the second instalment of our #Talkdeath web series on June 17th at 3pm EST! Seeking to promote death positivity through open discussion, the upcoming roundtable will be featuring About.com’s Death & Dying editor, Chris Raymond, and Gail Rubin, author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.
“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” quoted Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789. The great dispatcher will come for us all in time, but this doesn’t mean you can’t leave in unusual style.
We’re often so busy living Memorial Day Weekend that we forget the original purpose of the day – to honor veterans who have passed. “This Memorial Day, whether you work in the death care industry, between opening day at the pool and the family cook-out, take time to remember our nation’s veterans who have gone before you and loved ones who are no longer with you, and to discuss memorialization options with relatives,”
Aurora Casket Company, LLC, the largest privately held funeral service supplier, has launched a new technology solution designed to provide funeral service professionals with a new way to help families through one of the most trying times of their life – preparing to arrange funeral services for a loved one.