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Build a Strategic Plan to Boost Cemetery Profits

January 31, 2011

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Build a Strategic Plan to Boost Cemetery Profits

Barb Milton will share strategies on how cemeterians can incorporate “green” and pet sections at this year’s Cemetery Directors Conference, June 10, in Philadelphia.

WALL, N.J. – Cemetery professionals throughout the country are already signing up for the Cemetery Directors Conference, June 10, 2011, in historic Philadelphia.

If your business is being interrupted by the transient nature of families, the increasing cremation rate and the demand for varied options, you are not alone. Learn strategies from experts to improve business operations even during these tough times.

Discover the steps you need to take to boost profits at an event featuring some of the nation’s top cemeterians, planners and thinkers. Organized by Kates-Boylston Publications, the publisher of American Cemetery magazine, you’ll walk away knowing:

  • How to maximize the value of your cemetery business
  • Ways to profitably incorporate green and pet burial sections
  • How to use space effectively and profitably?
  • Tips on how to use technology to improve business operations
  • Master planning techniques that incorporate new memorialization options
  • Methods to boost advanced sales
  • And much, much more!

Special Offer: Sign up before April 30 to save $100 off your registration fee!

Join top experts at the exclusive Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The conference features:

Michael Bohner, general manager of Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory in Riverview, Fla., provides guidance so you can develop an efficient company culture and boost business operations.

Daniel R. Cable, principal with EDA Land Planning, a landscape architecture firm specializing in cemetery master planning and design, teaches you how to develop a comprehensive master plan to make awkward spaces profitable, incorporate fresh memorialization options and make landscapes more appealing.

Chris Farmer, general counsel for CANA, shares secrets on how to avoid lawsuits and how to respond to plaintiffs. Taking simple steps can mean the difference between a small settlement and one that can put you out of business. Get the knowledge you need when you attend our conference.

Dan Isard, founder and president of The Foresight Companies, provides proven strategies to help you boost the value of your cemetery, slash costs and get the most out of your people. He’ll guide you step by step when you come to Philadelphia.

Barb Milton, vice president of community relations with Buchanan Group, provides unique and

innovative solutions so you can incorporate “green” and pet sections responsibly and profitably. Don’t let these opportunities pass you by; learn from an expert!

William R. Shane, executive vice president and chief financial officer of StoneMor Partners, shares lessons learned from building a $215 million business in a never-before-seen presentation.

Learn leadership techniques and how to manage company finances from this death-care veteran.

Remember: Register before April 30 to save $100.

Visit for more information and to register or call 800-500-4585.

Added Bonus: Visit to learn how you can also attend the Crematory Operators Certification Conference, June 9, at the same hotel.

Kates-Boylston Publications publishes American Funeral Director and American Cemetery magazines as well as Funeral Service Insider. The company has been helping funeral professionals succeed and serve since 1877. Visit for more information.