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Industry Alerts

Audrey Thacker Retires from Thacker Caskets

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Audrey Thacker Retires from Thacker Caskets

Thacker Caskets announces the retirement of the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Audrey Thacker. Audrey’s career with Thacker Caskets has truly been remarkable, as she began her involvement with the company in 1959 when she and Carl C. Thacker, [...]

Exclusively for Members: NFDA Launches Mercedes-Benz Incentive Program

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Exclusively for Members: NFDA Launches Mercedes-Benz Incentive Program

Members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) who are in the market for a new personal vehicle or want to add to their rolling stock will want to explore the special incentives available through the association’s new exclusive Mercedes-Benz [...]

The Grief Resource Network’s Website Has Been Officially Launched After Years of Development

November 19th, 2020|Comments Off on The Grief Resource Network’s Website Has Been Officially Launched After Years of Development

After years of development, which initially began in 2017, The Grief Resource Network’s website has been officially launched. The Grief Resource Network is a multifaceted website designed to cover many different areas of need including a Crisis Center with over [...]

Foundation Partners Group Acquires Five Firms from Brusie

November 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Foundation Partners Group Acquires Five Firms from Brusie

Brusie Funeral Homes and Cemeteries Acquisition Expands Footprint in Northern California Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of five properties in Chico, California from the Brusie family. The [...]

Funeral Directors Life Encourages Other Businesses to Develop a Pandemic Policy for Employees

November 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Encourages Other Businesses to Develop a Pandemic Policy for Employees

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in mid-March, Abilene, Texas-based Funeral Directors Life (FD) has focused on providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. At the core of the company’s strategy is the active involvement of a Business Continuity Team (BCT). [...]

OGR Welcomes OpusXenta as Newest Supply Partner

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on OGR Welcomes OpusXenta as Newest Supply Partner

The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, is pleased to welcome OpusXenta as its newest partner. OpusXenta is a global technology company serving the death care profession and [...]

OGR Aannounces Wendy King as New Executive Director/CEO

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on OGR Aannounces Wendy King as New Executive Director/CEO

The Order of the Golden Rule is excited to announce Wendy King as its new executive director and CEO. King comes to OGR with 21 years of non-profit experience. Most recently, she served 14 years with the American Heart Association, [...]

Batesville Receives Industry’s Top Quality and Innovation Scores in 2020 Funeral Service Insider Casket Survey

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Batesville Receives Industry’s Top Quality and Innovation Scores in 2020 Funeral Service Insider Casket Survey

Batesville continues to lead the industry with top rankings for Quality and Product Innovation in the annual Casket Survey conducted by Funeral Service Insider (FSI), a Kates-Boylston publication. This year’s survey drew responses from more than 300 funeral professionals who [...]

Live Oak Bank Tops The SBA’s 100 Most Active 7(A) Lenders

November 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Live Oak Bank Tops The SBA’s 100 Most Active 7(A) Lenders

Live Oak Bank has been named the most active SBA 7(a) lender by dollar amount by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The results were posted to the SBA website and display the country’s top 100 SBA 7(a) lenders by loan volume for the administration’s [...]

Starmark® Introduces New Artisan Series

November 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Starmark® Introduces New Artisan Series

Artisan Cremation Container Line Offers Affordable Options for Modest Viewings Starmark, a leading provider of innovative funeral products, is proud to announce the introduction of its Artisan Series Cremation Container line.  This line of containers offers high eye-appeal at price [...]

Funeral Service Foundation Announces $100,000 Major Gift from Carriage Services, Inc.

November 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Service Foundation Announces $100,000 Major Gift from Carriage Services, Inc.

This gift continues Carriage’s legacy of supporting the Foundation’s work in fueling meaningful careers in funeral service. The Funeral Service Foundation is proud to announce a major gift pledge of $100,000 from Carriage Services, Inc. The transformational gift gives momentum [...]

Funeral Service Reunites During Virtual NFDA Convention

November 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Service Reunites During Virtual NFDA Convention

In the midst of a year filled with uncertainty and change, The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) brought the profession together for three days of inspiration, reflection, education, and professional and personal growth during the 2020 Virtual International Convention & [...]

Thumbies® and Bass-Mollett Disclose New Partnership

November 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Thumbies® and Bass-Mollett Disclose New Partnership

Funeral industry leader and memorial jewelry manufacturer team to help funeral director partners provide comfort to families during vulnerable time. Thumbies® Inc., creator of one-of-a-kind jewelry and keepsakes worn or carried in memory of a loved one, is pleased to [...]

Passare® Announces New Integration with Keeper Memorials®

October 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Passare® Announces New Integration with Keeper Memorials®

Passare, Inc. is excited to announce a brand new integration with Keeper Memorials, a digital memorialization solution for funeral homes and their families. With Keeper, users can create online memorial pages to share photos and memories, live stream services or [...]

Funeral Service Foundation Offers FREE Self-Care Handbook Addressing the Specific Needs of Funeral Service Professionals

October 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Service Foundation Offers FREE Self-Care Handbook Addressing the Specific Needs of Funeral Service Professionals

“Caring for Families & Caring for Yourself: A self-care handbook for funeral service professionals” written by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is available to funeral service professionals at FuneralServiceFoundation.org. The Funeral Service Foundation is proud to announce its latest complimentary resource [...]