ICCFA University Achieves Near-Record Attendance; Winter And Ehlert Selected As Valedictorians; Heffner’S Term Expires
The 2014 session of ICCFA University, held July 18-23 at the University of Memphis, experienced one of its largest enrollment rates ever with 182 paid attendees. ICCFA University is considered the flagship educational conference that the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association holds annually.
What role does social media play in the grieving process? By studying trends, some researchers have been able to understand the motives and psychological focal point for this kind of activity. Through online interaction, emotions are displayed and discussed in a public and social way like they never were before. This not only changes the way we handle the living, but also the deceased.
The following posts where made through anonymous Whisper posts. Whisper is a mobile app that allows you to anonymously share your thoughts with the world.
Dear funeral director I haven’t met yet, I know I should have written before. Please forgive me. But I got the feeling that you were beginning to forget about me. And I wanted to let you know that while I haven’t been upfront with what I wanted from you, I’m here now.
With the launch of The Remembrance Store, FuneralTech will be introducing the industries first vendor database that allows your favorite suppliers to load their products and services, so that you can add your own personal Remembrance Store to your website.
Just because I’ve been feeling extra good about my outfits this week, I’ve decided to share another little bit of “What Little Miss Funeral Wears”.
If there’s one thing Facebook understands, it’s that an enormous number of people are checking their news feed and reading posts while they’re at work or commuting. A lot of content marketers understand this too which is why we’ve seen a rise in bite-size content, aimed to be “easily digested”.
Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company has expanded the availability of its new product feature Security Option Plus, which can help reduce the amount and frequency of shortfalls on insurance-funded prearranged funerals. Security Option Plus is now available in a total of 30 states and the District of Columbia.
“We are pleased to offer the additional protection of Security Option Plus to an even greater number of our funeral home customers and the families they serve,” said President-CEO Steve Lang. “Security Option Plus can help funeral home owners more confidently guarantee the coverage of prearranged funeral expenses.”
Available exclusively from Homesteaders, Security Option Plus increases the initial face amount of the insurance policy. Policy growth is applied to the increased face amount, providing further protection for the funeral home and allowing it to continue to offer valuable guaranteed protection to families.
I received a link on my Facebook page about the 13 things your Funeral Director won’t tell you. The article from Reader’s Digest is, I am sure, to generate the conversation about the “bad funeral director”, and there are some.
Below are the 13 items from the Reader’s Digest article, and my response to each item.
DNA Memorial has developed a proprietary process of extracting DNA from non-invasive mouth swab or hair samples and binding the DNA to silica which can be stored at room temperature indefinitely.