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Vandor Centralizes Wood Operations into Richmond, IN Plant

August 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Vandor Centralizes Wood Operations into Richmond, IN Plant

Move Will Allow For an Increase in Production and Operational Efficiency Vandor Corporation has announced that its Funeral Products Division will be centralizing production of its hardwood caskets to their Richmond, Indiana plant.  As a result of this action, the [...]

Premier Preneed Marketing Announces COVID-19 Grant Program

August 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Premier Preneed Marketing Announces COVID-19 Grant Program

$5000 Grants to be awarded to Funeral Homes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Premier Preneed Marketing, a leading company in preneed funeral programs to funeral homes throughout the United States, announced their COVID-19 Grant Program which offers funeral homes the [...]

Foundation Partners Group Adds to California Footprint

August 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Foundation Partners Group Adds to California Footprint

Bermudez Family Cremations and Funerals Joins Foundation Partners Group Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Bermudez Family Cremations and Funerals in Monterey, California. The acquisition of the [...]

Dr. Alan Wolfelt Offers New Training on Educating Others About Grief

August 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Dr. Alan Wolfelt Offers New Training on Educating Others About Grief

The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces the completion of a successful session for bereavement caregivers to learn to become effective grief educators: July 20-23, 2020 in Fort Collins, CO. Entitled “Becoming an Effective Grief Educator” the four-day training, [...]

NFDA Policy Board Elects Chris E. Christian and Bea Lewanduski to Serve on Board of Directors

August 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on NFDA Policy Board Elects Chris E. Christian and Bea Lewanduski to Serve on Board of Directors

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Policy Board met August 1 and elected Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO, and Beatrice "Bea" Lewanduski, CFSP, to serve as at-large representatives on the association's Board of Directors. They will begin two-year terms of [...]

Eterneva and Baylor University Research Study Solidifies Positive Impact of Anchor Items on Grieving Individuals

July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Eterneva and Baylor University Research Study Solidifies Positive Impact of Anchor Items on Grieving Individuals

Qualitative findings from Eterneva's research partnership with Baylor University reveal how a physical item associated with a loved one that has passed can positively impact the grieving process. In newly released research, Eterneva and Baylor University have analyzed how anchor items aid those grieving [...]

Econdolence.Com™ And Shiva.Com™ Release The First Virtual Gathering Platform For Wakes, Shiva’s And Memorials

July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Econdolence.Com™ And Shiva.Com™ Release The First Virtual Gathering Platform For Wakes, Shiva’s And Memorials

From Online Funeral Arrangements and ViewneralsTM  to Virtual Gatherings, eCondolence.com and shiva.com Offer Consumers One Stop for all Their End-of-Life Needs.   eCondolence.com and shiva.com, the leading companies modernizing the death industry, today released Virtual Gathering, the first of its kind [...]

Bogati Urn Company More Than Doubling Office/Warehouse Space

July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Bogati Urn Company More Than Doubling Office/Warehouse Space

After just over a year at its current location, Bogati Urn Company is on the move again. The company closed July 17, 2020 on its fourth location in 11 years and will officially make the move over Labor Day weekend. [...]

Roosevelt Investments to Host Live Q2 Video Update on the Financial Markets & Economic Impact of COVID-19

July 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Roosevelt Investments to Host Live Q2 Video Update on the Financial Markets & Economic Impact of COVID-19

Roosevelt Investments, a boutique advisory firm with over 30 years of experience working with funeral and cemetery professionals, will host its next live video call on Tuesday, July 28th at 12pm (ET). John Roscoe, CFA, Chief Investment Officer and Senior [...]

FrontRunner Professional Partners with Hilton Funeral Supply to Integrate Technology and Stationery Offerings

July 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on FrontRunner Professional Partners with Hilton Funeral Supply to Integrate Technology and Stationery Offerings

FrontRunner Professional is excited to announce a new partnership with Hilton Funeral Supply. Hilton customers can now print Shared Memories stationery from within FrontRunner’s award-winning software. Hilton customers using FrontRunner technology will now have access to the Shared Memories stationery that they love, conveniently within FrontRunner’s technology. Rather than using [...]

End-To-End Preneed Backed By Top Carriers – Precoa Connects With A Third Leading Insurance Carrier

July 21st, 2020|Comments Off on End-To-End Preneed Backed By Top Carriers – Precoa Connects With A Third Leading Insurance Carrier

Precoa is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Funeral Directors Life. Beginning in August, their combined offering will initially be limited to a small number of funeral homes so each organization has time to learn from each other. “Funeral [...]

The Virtual Connections Are Real At Cana’s Convention

July 21st, 2020|Comments Off on The Virtual Connections Are Real At Cana’s Convention

Ready to share, learn, and laugh with your CANA pals? It’s nearly time for our annual meeting, and that means you’re eager to catch up with your colleagues, stroll the trade show floor, and check in with your favorite exhibitors. [...]

Dr. Troyer Offers Online Community Grief Program for Funeral Homes

July 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Dr. Troyer Offers Online Community Grief Program for Funeral Homes

Recognizing the challenges funeral homes face when offering grief support and grief groups, Dr. Jason Troyer has launched an online grief program. The GriefPlan Online Program is a series of over 60 videos and 50 activities that help the bereaved [...]

Funeral Directors Life Certified as a Great Place to Work®

July 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Certified as a Great Place to Work®

Funeral Directors Life has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” for the fifth consecutive year, earning certification for July 2020-July 2021. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven [...]

Passare® Announces New and Improved Inventory Management Feature

July 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Passare® Announces New and Improved Inventory Management Feature

Passare, Inc. is proud to announce the release of a new and improved inventory management feature offering a more streamlined, automated, and user-friendly experience for managing inventory sales, transfers, and reporting. “With this new inventory management feature, users can access [...]