Issue Features

  • Danielle Thacker

    Danielle Thacker - VP of Sales & Marketing - Thacker Caskets How did Thacker Caskets get started? Where does the [...]

  • The Cremation Merchandising Conundrum

    “Only by studying how perceptions are formed in the mind and focusing your marketing programs on those perceptions can you [...]

  • Kristin Tips

    Funeral Business Advisor sat down with Kristin Tips, funeral director and owner of Mission Park Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries in [...]

  • Financing & Lending Options for Funeral Providers Today

    There has been a positive shift in financing and lending options for the funeral industry over the past several years, [...]

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Industry Alerts

Doug Farrell Named New Homesteaders Account Executive

September 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Doug Farrell Named New Homesteaders Account Executive

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company VP-Field Sales Dan Lodermeier is pleased to announce that Doug Farrell has joined Homesteaders’ industry-leading team of account executives. Farrell has worked in the life insurance industry for the majority of his [...]

New Memorials Direct Releases New Seasonal Marketing Images

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Releases New Seasonal Marketing Images

New Memorials Direct has just released new seasonal marketing images. These images help to remind your families during this holiday season that they have many ways to honor and remember a loved one. Images feature their most popular styles as [...]

Saint Francis Cromo Becomes Exclusive Dealer for Cromo NB Products

September 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Saint Francis Cromo Becomes Exclusive Dealer for Cromo NB Products

Company Is Now Sole Provider of Renowned Italian Funeral Stationery in North America Sun Valley, CA - Saint Francis Cromo, a family-owned business that has served the funeral profession for more than 40 years, has announced they are now the [...]

Beers & Story Joins Foundation Partners Group

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Beers & Story Joins Foundation Partners Group

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Beers & Story Funeral Homes in Western Massachusetts.  The acquisition expands Foundation Partners Group service area to 19 [...]

Perches Helps Community Through Period of Anguish

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Perches Helps Community Through Period of Anguish

EL PASO, TX — When El Paso experienced the worst mass shooting in 2019 and the third deadliest in Texas history on August 3rd, 22 innocent persons lost their lives and several more were severely wounded. Upon hearing the news, [...]

Announcing the 2019 Before I Die New Mexico Festival

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Announcing the 2019 Before I Die New Mexico Festival

Albuquerque, NM – The third annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival, seven days of death positive experiences to discuss mortality and encourage planning ahead for end-of-life issues, will take place November 3 to 10, 2019. Events will be held [...]

Deanna Dydynski Promoted to Sales and Marketing Director

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Deanna Dydynski Promoted to Sales and Marketing Director

CLARKSVILLE, IN – Express Funeral Funding (EFF), the nation’s largest privately held FASTEST and EASIEST insurance assignment funding company is excited to announce the promotion of Deanna Dydynski to director of sales & marketing. “I’m fortunate to work with extremely [...]

Express Funeral Funding Elevates Buckman to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Express Funeral Funding Elevates Buckman to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

CLARKSVILLE, IN – Express Funeral Funding (EFF), the nation’s largest privately held FASTEST and EASIEST insurance assignment funding company is excited to announce the promotion of Andy Buckman to executive vice president of sales and marketing. “I am honored to [...]

MVP LifeGroup Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as their Referred Travel Plan Provider

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on MVP LifeGroup Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as their Referred Travel Plan Provider

Dave Hill, President of MVP Life Group has chosen the Travel Plan by Inman as their preferred Travel Plan provider.  MVP LifeGroup is a unique insurance agency that specializes in the prearranged and prefunded space. “The Travel Plan by Inman [...]

Dr. Alan Wolfelt Creates New Training on Educating Others about Grief

August 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Dr. Alan Wolfelt Creates New Training on Educating Others about Grief

The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces two upcoming training sessions in Fort Collins, Colorado for those interested in becoming effective grief educators: July 20-23, 2020 and June 28 - July 1, 2021. Entitled “Becoming an Effective Grief Educator” [...]

Link’s Wider DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System Enhances Dignity While Bringing a New Level of Professionalism, Convenience and Capacity to the Work of Transporting Remains

August 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Link’s Wider DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System Enhances Dignity While Bringing a New Level of Professionalism, Convenience and Capacity to the Work of Transporting Remains

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Link CMP, the leader in professional human remains transportation technology, today introduced its new DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System. The newest in Link’s long line of innovative transport products, the DD2000-XLC doubles the carrying capacity of the cargo vans [...]

IMSA Speakers Bureau Provides Resource for Industry Expertise

August 28th, 2019|Comments Off on IMSA Speakers Bureau Provides Resource for Industry Expertise

BROOKLYN, NY – The International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA) is pleased to announce the launch of a Speakers Bureau – a valuable resource of expert speakers who are available to present at industry conferences and other events. The IMSA Speakers [...]

Foundation Partners Group Acquires Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services

August 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Foundation Partners Group Acquires Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the purchase of Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services in Parker, CO.  The addition of this firm adds to Foundation Partners’ expanding network [...]

National Concrete Burial Vault Association Holds Annual Meeting in Saint Louis

August 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on National Concrete Burial Vault Association Holds Annual Meeting in Saint Louis

The National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 10, in Saint Louis, MO. The meeting was conducted at the Drury Inn & Suites and was attended by more than 60 burial vault manufacturers, suppliers, [...]

Calling All State Funeral Director Associations! 

August 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Calling All State Funeral Director Associations! 

At its recent annual meeting, the New York State Funeral Directors Association tapped Member Advantage Program Partner, TribuCast™ to offer association members an opportunity to attend the meeting remotely if they couldn’t be there in person, while also showing them [...]