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Batesville Adds Charisse Clay to its Sales Organization

March 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Batesville Adds Charisse Clay to its Sales Organization

BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to licensed funeral homes, announced today that Charisse Clay has joined the company’s sales organization as a Key Account consultant. Ms. Clay lives in the Los Angeles area and will [...]

Inman Shipping Worldwide Supports Funeral Service Foundation’s Youth & Funerals Initiative

March 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Inman Shipping Worldwide Supports Funeral Service Foundation’s Youth & Funerals Initiative

The initiative includes resources to help funeral service professionals engage families and communities in the powerful conversation about the important role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of grieving youth. Inman Shipping Worldwide, the experts in the transportation of [...]

Jake Johnson Names Jeff Casey COO of Johnson Consulting Group

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Jake Johnson Names Jeff Casey COO of Johnson Consulting Group

Scottsdale, AZ -- Johnson Consulting Group is proud to announce Jeff Casey as Chief Operating Officer. Jeff has brought a shift of culture and momentum to the company since he joined in 2015. His focus on a culture of excellence internally [...]

Answering Service for Directors Currently Beta Testing Revolutionary MobileFH™ Texting Feature

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Answering Service for Directors Currently Beta Testing Revolutionary MobileFH™ Texting Feature

Media, PA—ASD – Answering Service for Directors is currently working with a group of more than one hundred funeral homes to beta test the company’s new MobileFH™ Texting feature. This game-changing mobile feature allows funeral professionals to send and receive [...]

New Memorials Direct Releases New Printed Marketing Materials for Pet Division

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Releases New Printed Marketing Materials for Pet Division

New Memorials Direct has released new printed marketing materials for their pet division including: a brand new pet memorial brochure and two new pet product tri-folds. The pet brochure has been completely re-vamped with new cremation urns and pet personalized [...]

eFuneral® Launches Interactive Digital Storefront

March 8th, 2019|Comments Off on eFuneral® Launches Interactive Digital Storefront

West Des Moines, Iowa — eFuneral® Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Homesteaders Life Company, has launched a groundbreaking online planning platform, connecting funeral providers to a new generation of consumers through a customizable digital storefront. “When we acquired the eFuneral® domain [...]

“Volunteer of the Year” and “Caregiver of the Year” Selected at Flanner Buchanan’s Hospice Awards Banquet in Indianapolis

March 8th, 2019|Comments Off on “Volunteer of the Year” and “Caregiver of the Year” Selected at Flanner Buchanan’s Hospice Awards Banquet in Indianapolis

  Kindred Hospice volunteers Myra Kivett (left, first photo) and Carrolle Banks (right, first photo) were both selected as the “Volunteer of the Year” and Carrie Smith (right, second photo), a social worker with IU Health & Hospice, was selected [...]

Noble Metal Solutions Debuts Their Facility Virtual Tour and Technology on Their Website

March 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Noble Metal Solutions Debuts Their Facility Virtual Tour and Technology on Their Website

Indianapolis, IN -   Noble Metal Solutions believes cremation recycling should be handled with the same dignity and respect that funeral homes already demonstrate to decedents and their families.  Noble always invites customers to come witness their metal being processed [...]

Bogati Urns Expands Cremation Jewelry Display Offerings to Help Prevent Theft

March 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Bogati Urns Expands Cremation Jewelry Display Offerings to Help Prevent Theft

SARASOTA, Fla. – A clear visual display of the products available to clientele is proven to drive sales, especially when the products can be held, felt, and examined in-hand. Unfortunately, the potential for display items to mysteriously go missing is [...]

AGI Financial Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as Their Preferred Travel Plan Provider

March 4th, 2019|Comments Off on AGI Financial Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as Their Preferred Travel Plan Provider

AGI Financial, a leader in the final expense and preneed industry, has chosen the Travel Plan by Inman as their travel plan provider.  “AGI’s first concern is giving our customers the best choices possible. We only offer products that align [...]

Aftercare.com Introduces Aftercare-By-Text™

March 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Aftercare.com Introduces Aftercare-By-Text™

(Clinton, NC) - Aftercare.com today announced the official launch of Aftercare-By-Text, a new program that will send personalized text messages automatically to families after the service is over.  This modern outreach tool will help funeral homes let families know they [...]

Jeff Brodsly Named to ETA’s Forty Under 40: Gamechangers in Payments Technology

March 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Jeff Brodsly Named to ETA’s Forty Under 40: Gamechangers in Payments Technology

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) selected Jeff Brodsly of Chosen Payments for the 2019 Forty Under 40 class, highlighting the gamechangers at the intersection of payments and technology. The roster includes individuals whose actions and leadership are driving the payments [...]

Sauder Whitman Casket Now Available 28” Oversized & Full Couch

February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Sauder Whitman Casket Now Available 28” Oversized & Full Couch

ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Sauder Funeral Products has added a 28" oversized and full couch casket to its popular Whitman line, an eco-friendly model with an attractive blue laminate exterior that provides a distinctive casket, appealing to budget-conscious families.  The 28” [...]

Product Account Managers Needed – Funeral Home Gifts – Lynn, NC

February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Product Account Managers Needed – Funeral Home Gifts – Lynn, NC

Funeral Home Gifts (FHG) is the nation’s premier supplier of woven tapestry Tribute Blankets, custom cap panels and personalization products to funeral homes throughout North America. We are aggressively pursuing new business and have an immediate requirement for qualified Account [...]

Homesteaders to Host 2019 Certificate in Strategic Business Management Class in St. Louis

February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Homesteaders to Host 2019 Certificate in Strategic Business Management Class in St. Louis

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, is partnering with Drake University to offer the fifth annual Certificate in Strategic Business Management course for funeral professionals. The class will take place at Saint [...]