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FD Talks: Finding a New Normal: Lessons Learned from Covid-19

July 15th, 2020|Comments Off on FD Talks: Finding a New Normal: Lessons Learned from Covid-19

With a new surge in coronavirus cases in many areas of the nation, funeral professionals are figuring out solutions for surviving and thriving in this “new normal.” Join us on Friday, July 17th at 10:00 AM for a webinar featuring [...]

eCondolence.com And Shiva.Com Exceed 1,000 Approved Food Vendors That Provide Local And Nationwide Delivery To Mourners

July 14th, 2020|Comments Off on eCondolence.com And Shiva.Com Exceed 1,000 Approved Food Vendors That Provide Local And Nationwide Delivery To Mourners

Discovering New Revenue Sources, Food Service Vendors Turn to eCondolence.com and shiva.com; The Company's Food Vendor Network Increases Nearly Three Percent Per Week as it Provides Same Day Delivery and National Shipment of Meals, Platters and Sympathy Baskets.  eCondolence.com and [...]

Industry Experts Address Innovation Potential in the Wake of COVID-19

July 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Industry Experts Address Innovation Potential in the Wake of COVID-19

The International Order of the Golden Rule is gathering some of the death care industry’s top thought leaders for a Digital Dialogue Series. The Order of the Golden Rule is excited to announce a Digital Dialogue Series to help funeral [...]

Selected Educational Trust Announces Second-Career Scholarship Recipients

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Selected Educational Trust Announces Second-Career Scholarship Recipients

The Board of Trustees of the Selected Educational Trust is proud to announce the recipients of the Selected Educational Trust 2020 Spring Cycle Second-Career Scholarship Program sponsored by Batesville. And the winners are: Regan Moreland attending Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary [...]

Finding Purpose, Even In Times Of Uncertainty – Codi Shewan Keynotes Cana’s 102nd Virtual Convention And Trade Show

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Finding Purpose, Even In Times Of Uncertainty – Codi Shewan Keynotes Cana’s 102nd Virtual Convention And Trade Show

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is excited to welcome Codi Shewan, CFSP, CCP back to the CANA stage as Keynote for the first-ever Virtual Convention and Trade Show. While the stage is virtual, Codi brings the same energy [...]

The Future of Funerals: COVID-19 Restrictions Force Funeral Directors to Adapt, Propelling the Profession Forward

July 8th, 2020|Comments Off on The Future of Funerals: COVID-19 Restrictions Force Funeral Directors to Adapt, Propelling the Profession Forward

NFDA 2020 Cremation and Burial Report Reveals Embrace Of Technology In Fifth Consecutive Year Of Growth For Cremation More than half of funeral directors have experienced increased cremation rates due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 2020 Cremation and Burial [...]

SRS Announces Release of ‘V9 Online’

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on SRS Announces Release of ‘V9 Online’

SRS Computing today announced the release date of their new V9 Online software which many have described as the future of funeral management software. Built on it’s more than twenty-year track record of being the leader in funeral, cemetery, and cremation management software, [...]

Christopher Iverson Joins the Messenger Sales Team

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Christopher Iverson Joins the Messenger Sales Team

Messenger, the leading provider in stationery, funeral service and personalization solutions, has appointed Christopher Iverson as sales consultant for Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii. Iverson has over twenty-two years of experience as a licensed funeral director and crematory manager. His [...]

Pandemic Has Materially Changed Consumer Attitudes about Technology, Physical Presence, and Price Transparency relating to the Funeral and Cemetery Business

July 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Pandemic Has Materially Changed Consumer Attitudes about Technology, Physical Presence, and Price Transparency relating to the Funeral and Cemetery Business

New survey measures transformations to a historically unchanged industry with lasting implications on buying, celebrations, practices, and physical infrastructure May 27, 2020, Phoenix, Arizona – The pandemic has significantly altered consumer attitudes and behaviors in three key areas of the [...]

Death Care Experts Team Up to Offer Groundbreaking Industrywide Study

July 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Death Care Experts Team Up to Offer Groundbreaking Industrywide Study

Passare®, McKee Wallwork + Co. Collaborating on Death Care Genogram Death care professionals will soon have access to the most detailed, comprehensive analysis ever created of the of the death care industry. McKee Wallwork + Co. and Passare announced today [...]

Homesteaders And Dr. Jason Troyer Offer Free “Bouncing Back After Covid-19” Webinar

July 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Homesteaders And Dr. Jason Troyer Offer Free “Bouncing Back After Covid-19” Webinar

Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, is joining Dr. Jason Troyer, PhD CT, to present “Bouncing Back After COVID-19: Strategies to Heal & Thrive in Life & Business.” This free webinar will take place on Friday, [...]

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Promotes Mark Bates To President & Ceo

July 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Promotes Mark Bates To President & Ceo

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (“WFSI”, “Wilbert”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Bates to President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective July 1.  Mr. Bates joined WFSI in January as part of the Company’s acquisition [...]

Funeral Directors Life named on the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas List for 2020

July 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life named on the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas List for 2020

Funeral Directors Life was recently named one of the 2020 Best Companies to Work for in Texas, marking the 6th recognition for the company since 2014. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly magazine, the Texas [...]

NFDA Cancels In-person International Convention & Expo and Will Unite the Profession During Its First-ever Virtual Convention

July 5th, 2020|Comments Off on NFDA Cancels In-person International Convention & Expo and Will Unite the Profession During Its First-ever Virtual Convention

Out of concern for the well-being of funeral professionals, exhibitors and association staff, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has canceled its in-person 2020 International Convention & Expo, scheduled for October 18 through 21 in New Orleans. NFDA will instead [...]

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Promotes Mark Bates To President & Ceo

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Promotes Mark Bates To President & Ceo

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (“WFSI”, “Wilbert”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Bates to President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective July 1.  Mr. Bates joined WFSI in January as part of the Company’s acquisition [...]