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Aftercare.com Introduces Spanish Aftercare Card Program

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Aftercare.com Introduces Spanish Aftercare Card Program

Clinton, NC – June 20, 2017 - Aftercare.com announced today that the popular Aftercare Card Program is now available in Spanish.  Funeral homes and cemeteries can now enroll a family and choose to send the Spanish version of our cards [...]

Introducing the First “Before I Die” Albuquerque Festival

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Introducing the First “Before I Die” Albuquerque Festival

Albuquerque, NM – Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, less than 30% of us make any end-of-life plans. What will get adults to discuss and plan for their eventual demise? Put some "fun" in funeral planning to get people [...]

ICCFA Executive Director Robert M. Fells Retires; Nadira Baddeliyanage Named Executive Director

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on ICCFA Executive Director Robert M. Fells Retires; Nadira Baddeliyanage Named Executive Director

STERLING, VA – With deep gratitude for his leadership and vision, the Board and staff of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) announce the upcoming retirement of its Executive Director and General Counsel, Robert M. "Bob" Fells, Esq. Fells [...]

Funeral Directors: What Are Your Biggest Changes and Challenges?

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Funeral Directors: What Are Your Biggest Changes and Challenges?

Albuquerque, NM – When the award-winning book A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die was published in 2010, funeral service was quite different. A lot has changed in seven years, and author Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, [...]

Handwriting Jewelry

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Handwriting Jewelry

New Memorials Direct is excited to introduce handwriting jewelry to their line of personalized keepsakes. Families can choose from a signature, line drawing, short note, a saying or any other personalized handwriting. Whether it be a note from grandma or [...]

National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation “NMS Mobile App”

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation “NMS Mobile App”

Cleveland, Ohio - National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation, the nation's most trusted source to handle out-of-town deaths for funeral directors, announced the launch of its new "NMS Mobile" app. The app allows funeral directors around the globe to give new death [...]

Bogati Urn Company Launches ‘Bogati Exclusive’ Urn Collection

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Bogati Urn Company Launches ‘Bogati Exclusive’ Urn Collection

SARASOTA, FL – Back in 2015, research by business advisory firm Deloitte found “Mass personalization is set to become a reality, with 36 percent of consumers saying they are interested in personalized products or services.” Bogati Urn Company has launched [...]

Passare Announces Integration with CFS

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Passare Announces Integration with CFS

ABILENE, TX – Passare®, Inc. is pleased to announce its integration with Consolidated Funeral Services (CFS), a provider of custom websites for funeral homes. “Passare is now able to send information such as the obituary, service dates & times, types [...]

CremationConference.com – A $1,000,000 Opportunity

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on CremationConference.com – A $1,000,000 Opportunity

CremationConference.com is a marketing, positioning and technology conference about how to grow cremation call volume and profits for both brick-and-mortar and website-based businesses. CremationConference.com highlights what is specifically working around the country to out-compete local or regional competitors, drive more [...]

Messenger Spring Training in Florida

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Messenger Spring Training in Florida

Auburn, IN - It’s that time of year again when teams head south to prepare for the upcoming season. The Messenger Sales and Marketing team took a queue from baseball and recently met in Orlando, Florida for a little spring [...]

Homesteaders’ Gerry Kraus Recognized by National Alliance of Life Companies

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Homesteaders’ Gerry Kraus Recognized by National Alliance of Life Companies

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders VP-Compliance Gerry Kraus was recently honored by the National Alliance of Life Companies (NALC) for more than three decades of service to the insurance industry. NALC Executive Director Jim Hodges recognized Kraus during the [...]

Passare Announces Integration with Frazer Consultants

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Passare Announces Integration with Frazer Consultants

ABILENE, TX – Passare®, Inc. is pleased to announce an integration with Frazer Consultants, a web design company that offers cutting-edge personalization and technology products to funeral professionals. “Frazer Consultants has worked closely with us at Passare to develop a [...]

CFS Partners with Aftercare.com to Offer Funeral Homes An Innovative Aftercare Solution

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on CFS Partners with Aftercare.com to Offer Funeral Homes An Innovative Aftercare Solution

Consolidated Funeral Services announced today a partnership with Aftercare.com, offering their funeral homes an effortless aftercare program. Funeral homes know they need to keep in touch with their families after the services are over, but often find it difficult and [...]

Terrybear Announces New Stained Glass & LED Keepsake Collection

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Terrybear Announces New Stained Glass & LED Keepsake Collection

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Terrybear Urns & Memorials is happy to present its new Paragon collection.   The colorful glass designs include memento boxes and battery-operated LED keepsakes. The keepsakes hold a nominal amount of cremated remains in a secure [...]

Selected Independent Funeral Homes 7th Spring Management Summit

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Selected Independent Funeral Homes 7th Spring Management Summit

DEERFIELD, Ill. — On April 26-28, Selected Independent Funeral Homes hosted the seventh Spring Management Summit in Raleigh, NC drawing more than 60 members from across the nation and Europe to experience thought-provoking presentations, hours of continuing education and peer-to-peer [...]