Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

If you are a fan of Caitlin Doughty, the star of the “Ask a Mortician” YouTube video series and founder of The Order of the Good Death, you know the ...

Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services

Myers Mortuary acquired its first location in Ogden, Utah along with partners in 1942, and the families of Elmer and Richard Myers became sole proprietors in 1957. Ogden remains the ...

Craft Caskets, the New Paradigm

I love to learn from people who are passionate about their business and funeral directors are a great study and an excellent textbook. Every time we set up a display ...

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Lockhart Cadillac

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Bio – Response Solutions

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Industry Alerts

The International Order of the Golden Rule is Introducing “The Showcase Award” at the 2015 Annual Conference

Austin, TX – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is happy to announce that at this year’s Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase, April 22-25 in Orlando, Fla., we will be introducing a new award made especially for our conference exhibitors—The Showcase Award. The Showcase Award will recognize one company who, during the Supplier […]

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Physicians Mutual Elects Fitzgibbons and Cutler to Board of Directors

Omaha, NE – Physicians Mutual recently announced the appointment of Dr. Timothy C. Fitzgibbons and William A. Cutler to the board of directors. Dr. Fitzgibbons is a longtime clinical professor of orthopedics at both the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. He trained at the Mayo Clinic and is a nationally renowned foot […]

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Wilbert Funeral Services Inc Welcomes Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist

Broadview, IL – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist.  Steve will support strategic WFSI marketing initiatives including Wilbert’s advertising, online presence and media relations. He also assumes management of trade shows and other special events for WFSI. Steve has over 25 years of experience in […]

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The International Order of the Golden Rule Congratulates Member Jeffery Wages as the Newly Elected President of Famic

Austin, TX – OGR is pleased to announce that former OGR President and Golden Light Award winner Jeffrey S. Wages of Wages & Sons-Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA, has been elected President of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC). FAMIC is a membership organization comprised of organizations in nearly all areas of the death care […]

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ASD – Answering Service for Directors Expands Customer Solutions Department

Media, PA—Funeral directors need support and assistance from their vendors as they are often juggling multiple tasks at once. Recognizing the importance of responsive and proactive customer service, ASD – Answering Service for Directors, the only funeral home exclusive answering service, recently established a dedicated Customer Solutions department. While Supervisors are available to help directors […]

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The CDC recently updated the Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in US Hospitals and Mortuaries on January 20th 2015 to incorporate the BioSeal System5®

The CDC recently updated the Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in US Hospitals and Mortuaries on January 20th 2015 to incorporate the BioSeal System5® as part of the procedure for properly containing potential exposure to Ebola or other infectious diseases. The CDC changed their guidelines after seeing the BioSeal System5® […]

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LP Bronze International Creates Center Feature for the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel

On Saturday, November 8, 2014 Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe PA. dedicated and blessed the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel. Its central feature is a life size copy of Michelangelo’s famous Pietà statue in FibreMarble™ produced by LP Bronze International.  “The first thing one sees upon entering the Mausoleum Chapel is Michelangelo’s beautiful Pietà, dramatically set […]

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Homesteaders Account Executives Recognized for Excellence

Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, held its national sales meeting and recognition banquet Jan. 26-30 in St. Augustine, Fla. Awards were earned by account executives who provided superior service to their funeral home customers, helping them to achieve their goals and grow their businesses. Account Executive […]

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ICCFA Names 2014 “Keeping It Personal” Award Winners

Sterling, VA —The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) has named its 2014 KIP (Keeping It Personal) Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession. Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories: Best Practices/Personal Touch; Most Personalized Service/Memorial; Events; Innovative Personalized Product […]

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New Book Helps Parents and Families After Miscarriage

Fort Collins, CO – Companion Press announces the publication of a new book entitled Healing Your Grieving Heart After Miscarriage: 100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Families by renowned grief educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt. While as many as half of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, the profound grief experienced by the parents and families affected by early pregnancy […]

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FuneralTech Introduces Online Donations

Offer Credit Card and Pledge Donation Options to your community Kingston, Ontario – FuneralTech introduces their Online Donation program,  that is incorporated in to all of our customer’s online tribute pages. By utilizing our Online Donation program our funeral home customers offer their visitors a way to make a donation, using either a credit card […]

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ASD Celebrates Successful 2014 Along with a Record-Breaking New Years Day

Media, PA—ASD – Answering Service for Directors welcomed the beginning of 2015 with a new statistical milestone. On New Years Day, the company sensitively handled more than 2,050 first calls. This set a new record as the highest number of first calls ASD has answered in a 24-hour period. During the week between Christmas and […]

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