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Issue Features

  • Bringing Transparency to Metal Recycling

    Whenever I present about metal recycling to a group in the funeral profession, I start off by asking through a [...]

  • Memorialization & Personalization

    In today’s ever-changing society, it is often difficult for relatives to physically visit a grave. Some may not have the [...]

  • Jeff McCauley

    Funeral Business Advisor sat down with Jeff McCauley, funeral director with Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium located in Bolingbrook, IL [...]

  • Perches Funeral Homes

    Since 1958, Perches Funeral Homes has served families of all faiths who have suffered the death of a loved one. [...]

Company Spotlights

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Industry Alerts

Originator of Fingerprint Keepsakes Releases New Cremation Keepsake

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Originator of Fingerprint Keepsakes Releases New Cremation Keepsake

New Heritage Vessels™ Are the First Fully Customizable Pendant Urns   Woodstock, IL — In response to the continued growth of the cremation industry, Meadow Hill Corporation has released a new memorial keepsake, the Heritage Vessel™. Versatility and Customization in [...]

Homesteaders Life Company and DISRUPT Media Offer Free Social Media Guide for Funeral Professionals

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Homesteaders Life Company and DISRUPT Media Offer Free Social Media Guide for Funeral Professionals

West Des Moines, IA – Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, has announced the release of the Social Media Guide for Funeral Professionals. This free resource was developed in partnership with DISRUPT Media and features a [...]

New Memorials Direct Announces New Digital Marketing Frame

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Announces New Digital Marketing Frame

New Memorials Direct is excited to announce its new Digital Marketing Frame. This new marketing tool educates families on the many personalized memorials available such as fingerprint, photo, and cremation jewelry. The digital frame comes preloaded with a slideshow of [...]

Batesville Sponsors Social Media and Technology Expert Erik Qualman at ICCFA

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Batesville Sponsors Social Media and Technology Expert Erik Qualman at ICCFA

Learn why an effective digital strategy is critical for business growth BATESVILLE, IN - Batesville, the leading provider of high quality products and technology solutions to today’s death care professionals, is proud to sponsor the keynote address by best-selling author [...]

The PreNeed Store™ is Purchased by Greater Georgia Printers of Crawford, Georgia

April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on The PreNeed Store™ is Purchased by Greater Georgia Printers of Crawford, Georgia

The PreNeed Store™ provides high-quality, low-cost marketing materials for preneed advertising & sales, at-need products, along with grief and aftercare materials that are in touch with how the readers of it think and feel today. You are able to find [...]

Homesteaders Life Company to Host Fall Pre-Need Summit

April 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Homesteaders Life Company to Host Fall Pre-Need Summit

West Des Moines, IA – Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, has teamed up with Kates-Boylston Publications to host a Pre-need Summit for funeral professionals. The first-of-its-kind event will be held November 2 at the Renaissance [...]

Originator of Fingerprint Keepsakes Announces New Pricing Structure

April 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Originator of Fingerprint Keepsakes Announces New Pricing Structure

Precious Metal Pricing No Longer Tied to Daily Market Fluctuations Woodstock, IL—April 4, 2018—Meadow Hill Corporation has updated the price structure of their unique keepsake jewelry cast in precious metals (Sterling Silver, Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold) by [...]

Bogati Urn Company Giving Back in April 2018 to Up-and-Coming Medical Rehabilitation Focused Foundation

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Bogati Urn Company Giving Back in April 2018 to Up-and-Coming Medical Rehabilitation Focused Foundation

SARASOTA, FL – Bogati Urn Company founder, Andrea Bogard LeBlanc, and Falling Forward Foundation founder, Sam Porritt, grew up together in Peoria, Ill. After reconnecting on social media after a high school reunion, Bogard LeBlanc learned Porritt sustained a severe [...]

National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation Welcomes Two New Members to its Team

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation Welcomes Two New Members to its Team

Cleveland, Ohio - National Mortuary shipping and Cremation would like to introduce two of its newest members to its team. Samantha Elder and Ryan Dina. Their backgrounds in customer service and attention to detail make them valuable members of our team. [...]

Trigard Hosts Inaugural “Leading the Way” Spring Regional Meeting

April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Trigard Hosts Inaugural “Leading the Way” Spring Regional Meeting

Harrisburg, PA – Around 40 Trigard dealers gathered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 27 - 28, for Trigard’s very first Regional Meeting. The meeting featured a networking reception followed by a day of educational and networking sessions. Blake Swinford, Trigard [...]

Foundation Partners Group Adds Healey Mortuary

April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Foundation Partners Group Adds Healey Mortuary

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Healey Mortuary and Crematory in Salinas, California.  The acquisition of the firm expands Foundation Partners’ network on [...]

David Hicks Promoted to Pierce National Sales Manager

April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on David Hicks Promoted to Pierce National Sales Manager

BROADVIEW, IL - Pierce is happy to announce the promotion of David Hicks to National Sales Manager.  A licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1995, Hicks joined Pierce in 2011 as a sales representative for the states of Kentucky, Ohio [...]

Funeral Directors Life Is Named to Fortune Magazine’s List of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance

March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Is Named to Fortune Magazine’s List of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance

ABILENE, TX –Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Funeral Directors Life as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance. The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance [...]

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Welcomes Wayne Cavender As President

March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Welcomes Wayne Cavender As President

BROADVIEW, IL – Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the promotion of Wayne Cavender to President of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, Texas.  Cavender has been with Dallas Institute for twenty-four years in various instructional and administrative capacities, [...]

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

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on “Volunteer of the Year” and “Caregiver of the Year” Selected at Flanner Buchanan’s Hospice Awards Banquet

At the fifth annual Hospice Awards Banquet, Cheryl DeBruhl of Indianapolis (first photo, left), a volunteer at Premier Hospice, was selected as the “Volunteer of the Year” and Jassah Kabbah, also of Indianapolis (second photo, right), a Certified Nursing Assistant  [...]