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PIMS to present Spring Con-Ed Seminar: 2011-PIMS Best Practices 101

January 25, 2011

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PIMS to present Spring Con-Ed Seminar: 2011-PIMS Best Practices 101

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Gene Ogrodnik, President & CEO of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is pleased to announce its Spring Continuing Education Event entitled 2011-PIMS Best Practices 101. This all day seminar sponsored by Pierce Chemicals/Royal Bond and PIMS will feature David Nixon, widely known and respected consultant and Melissa Drake and Kathy Williams of the well-known and respected American Funeral Consultants.

Funeral Service is undergoing much change… from increasing cremation rates and changing consumer behavior to shrinking operating margins to ill-prepared professionals considering the sale of their business or purchase of one. Realities of this transitioning industry will be covered and planning strategies for the future will be defined.

These 3 highly sought-after speakers will not disappoint!

Mark your calendars!

Where: PIMS Special Events Center

When: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:45 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.

Cost: $110 (received before Mar. 3)

$125 (received Mar. 4-Mar. 17)

$140 onsite registration

Program: Session I: Financial Realities of Today’s Funeral Home: An Industry in Transition

Session II: Evaluating Your Business & Planning Strategically for Increased

Client Satisfaction

Application for approval for 6 continuing education units has been made to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New York and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Breakfast, Lunch, and all course materials will be included for attendees.

Registration Form (PDF)

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science

5808 Baum Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Email: pims5808 [at]

For further information contact: Janet Phillips, Administrative Assistant