Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid

By Kenneth McKenzie & Todd Hall The squirrel in the lavender casket was the first thing I noticed about the cover of Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid. Did ...

Sierra View Funeral Chapel, Affordable Cremation & Burial Center and Nor-CAL Crematory

Craig Strunk is owner of Sierra View Funeral Chapel, in Carmichael, CA; and Affordable Cremation & Burial Center and Nor-CAL Crematory in Sacramento, CA. He is a son of a ...

Is the Newspaper Obituary…Dead?

“Dead” is a pretty strong word. We still get up and see obituaries in the paper. “Look, what we are doing is turning the whole paradigm on its back” says ...

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Lockhart Cadillac

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Industry Alerts

Consumer Preference for Cremation Expected to Surpass Burial in 2015

Brookfield, Wis. – The rate of cremation is projected to surpass that of burial in 2015 according to a new report on the state of cremation released by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during the Opening General Session of its annual International Convention & Expo. The 2014 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics […]

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Progressive Environmental Services Parent Corp. Named Third Time to the Inc. 5000 List

Barrington, IL – Inc. Magazine has again ranked Precious Metal Refining Services, Inc., parent corporation of post-cremation metal recycler Progressive Environmental Services, in its annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies […]

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New API for Funeral Professionals Launched by Social Memorialization Platform, Qeepr.com

Montreal, QC – Canadian startup, Qeepr (https://www.qeepr.com/), has launched a new web API, allowing Funeral Homes and Cemeteries to connect their websites with their Social Memorialization Platform. The Qeepr API was designed to help funeral professionals connect with the families they serve while increasing their reach. In light of today’s cost sensitive funeral, value has […]

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Doric Products, Inc. Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Doric Products, Inc., held its annual shareholders’ meeting on Mackinaw Island (MI) this year.  The shareholders expressed their continued support of each of the existing Directors and elected a new member as well. The Board of Directors for the coming year consists of Joe Brewster (Brewster Vaults, Millville, NJ), Jerry Cooper (Central Burial Vaults, Oklahoma […]

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Matthews International Corporation Announces Favorable Settlement in Harry Pontone, Scott Pontone and Batesville Casket Company Litigation

Pittsburgh, PA – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) (“Matthews or the “Company”) today announced it will receive a settlement award valued at $18.75 million resulting from litigation initiated against Harry Pontone, Scott Pontone, Pontone Casket Company and Batesville Casket Company (“Batesville”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Under the […]

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Funeral Service Suppliers Win NFDA Convention Booth Contest

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) recognized three funeral service suppliers for having the best booths in the Expo Hall during the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo, which took place October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn. Convention attendees voted for their favorite booth in the Expo Hall in three categories: booths 400 […]

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Batesville to Host Education Week: “4 Ways in 4 Days” – Nov. 18 – 21

Free daily webinars designed to help you grow your business BATESVILLE, IN – Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announced its first Education Week, an online learning event for funeral professionals. Batesville’s Education Week: 4 Ways in 4 Days is an innovative approach that includes a series of free […]

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Gary Darychuk of Directors’ Choice Wins the 2014 Tom Ryan Award for Ethics

Grimsby, ON – Congratulations goes out to Gary Darychuk of Directors’ Choice in St. John, NB for winning the 2014 Tom Ryan Award for Ethics, Integrity and Quality Above All. This prestigious honour was accepted at the 50th Annual CAM-X Convention and Trade Show held recently at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, ON. The […]

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Nearly 6,300 attend the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2014 International Convention & Expo, held October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn., drew 6,296 total attendees and 383 exhibiting companies to an event that continues to open new doors to opportunity for the funeral service community. This is the association’s second highest total attendance in the last […]

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Announcing the Grand Opening of, Final Touch Wigs and Toupees.com

Announcing the grand opening of, Final Touch Wigs and Toupees.com we are an online store with live customer support Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm EST. The first of it’s kind to support the remembrance of our loved ones sending them home with elegance. ” Beauty is Forever”. Final Touch Wigs and Toupees will donate […]

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Keep Someone You’ve Lost Close By

Lincolnshire, UK — Digital Memorial Ltd release their free memorial app – KeepTheirMemoryAlive for iPhone® and Android®. If you’ve lost someone, sadly nothing we do will bring that person back. What we can do is remember and try to help keep their memory alive. Most of us keep our Smartphone close by, checking emails using […]

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Camera’s Benefit From New Lithium Powered Wireless Mic Systems by Galaxy Audio

 Galaxy Audio has redesigned their Wireless Camera Kits to offer more versatility, longer battery life, and a more compact design. The Galaxy Audio CK Series provides a wireless audio signal for field videography or live feed audio transmission with rugged yet lightweight components. The Camera Kit will transmit audio from any of the AS-TV transmitters […]

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