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Pierce Sales Representatives Earn Special Achievement Award

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Pierce Sales Representatives Earn Special Achievement Award

BROADVIEW, IL– Pierce Chemical was honored to present sales achievement awards to four Regional Sales Representatives and one Distributor at their annual Sales Meeting recently held in Houston, Texas. Jason Thornhill was awarded the distinguished Bill Pierce Award, given to [...]

Unity Financial Life Tests Disaster Recovery Plan

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Unity Financial Life Tests Disaster Recovery Plan

Cincinnati, OH - Unity Financial Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio recently tested its Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan. DR involves the policies and procedures that enable the recovery of data and infrastructure following any disaster. In short, if the employees of Unity [...]

New Memorials Direct Introduces Votive Candle Holders to Their Line of Brass Cremation Urns

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Introduces Votive Candle Holders to Their Line of Brass Cremation Urns

New Memorials Direct is providing families with a special way to memorialize their loved one or pet with votive candle holder urns. The ritual of lighting a candle to pay tribute to a life ‘passed’ has long been a part [...]

Golden Rule Funeral Home Members Learn to Wow & Win in New Orleans, LA April 20-22, 2017

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Golden Rule Funeral Home Members Learn to Wow & Win in New Orleans, LA April 20-22, 2017

AUSTIN, TX - The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is excited to help independent funeral homes tackle ways to win & wow the new funeral family at its 58th Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase in New Orleans, LA [...]

Dravecky Named Homesteaders Account Executive

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Dravecky Named Homesteaders Account Executive

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders VP-Field Sales Dan Lodermeier announced that Jamie Dravecky has joined Homesteaders as an account executive. Dravecky, who has worked in funeral service for her entire career, will serve funeral home customers in the Chicago [...]

Unity Financial Life Helps Needy Families

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Unity Financial Life Helps Needy Families

CINCINNATI, OHIO - Unity Financial Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio was able to donate to two Greater Cincinnati area needy families this past holiday season. The home office staff collected money all year long, through a program called “Blue Jean [...]

Terrybear Launches New Memory Chest – Craftsman Style

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Terrybear Launches New Memory Chest – Craftsman Style

ST. PAUL, MINN – Terrybear Urns & Memorials is excited to announce the launch of its new Craftsman Style Memory Chest. This new Memory Chest is designed with beautiful contrasting bamboo highlights and includes a photo display area inside, a [...]

Selected Independent Funeral Homes Hosts 7th Spring Management Summit

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Selected Independent Funeral Homes Hosts 7th Spring Management Summit

Educational Sessions Help Professionals Branch Out DEERFIELD, Ill. — Selected Independent Funeral Homes invites funeral professionals looking to branch out and grow their management skills to participate in its Spring Management Summit at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Raleigh-Brownstone-University, Raleigh, [...]

Funeral Directors Life Names Skip Phelps Director of Sales Development

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Names Skip Phelps Director of Sales Development

Abilene, TX - Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce the addition of Skip Phelps as Director of Sales Development (DSD) for Kentucky and Ohio. Skip Phelps “Skip has an extensive background in the funeral profession a funeral [...]

Remembrance Innovations Introduces “The Remembrance Pictorial Urn”

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Remembrance Innovations Introduces “The Remembrance Pictorial Urn”

Remembrance Innovations, Inc. has created a new pictorial urn for families that are looking to personalize their loved ones urn.   “The Remembrance Pictorial Urn” holds a 5”x 7” beveled glass printed portrait of the deceased and/or a printed prayer, [...]

OGR Announces Nominees for 2017 Exemplary Service Awards

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on OGR Announces Nominees for 2017 Exemplary Service Awards

AUSTIN, TX – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is proud to announce this year’s nominees for the Exemplary Service Awards. These member firms are being recognized for the outstanding customer service they provided to families during their [...]

Homesteaders’ Lambert Begins Term as President of Funeral and Memorial Information

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Homesteaders’ Lambert Begins Term as President of Funeral and Memorial Information

  West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Senior VP-Marketing and Communications Dean Lambert recently began his term as President of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC), representing the Life Insurers Council (LIC) Pre-need Insurers Group. During his tenure as [...]

Announcing Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s 2017 Training Schedule

February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Announcing Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s 2017 Training Schedule

Fort Collins, CO - The Center for Loss and Life Transition provides quality bereavement care training for caregivers. Dr. Wolfelt’s seminars have evolved out of a demand for concise yet comprehensive information in the growing area of death education and [...]

Bogati Urn Company Aims to Help Funeral Home/Crematory Partners Service Providers to “Shop Smarter”

February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Bogati Urn Company Aims to Help Funeral Home/Crematory Partners Service Providers to “Shop Smarter”

SARASOTA, FL – While maximizing profit margins is always a top priority for businesses, it’s not always clear or communicated how that can be achieved. In an effort to ease this challenging process in at least one aspect of business [...]

Foresight Announces Launch of New Digital Communication, Education and Leadership Content

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Foresight Announces Launch of New Digital Communication, Education and Leadership Content

Phoenix, AZ - The Foresight Companies announce their complete launch of new communication, education, and leadership as a business financial consulting firm.  Foresight is recognized as the preeminent boutique financial and management consulting firm in the funeral and cemetery profession.   [...]