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LendingUSA, Leading At-Need-Financing Provider, Partners with IFDA, PFDA, and CFDA

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on LendingUSA, Leading At-Need-Financing Provider, Partners with IFDA, PFDA, and CFDA

#1 at-need funeral financing solution announces partnerships with Illinois, Pennsylvania, and California funeral associations. LendingUSA, the leading provider of at-need financing to funeral directors, has officially partnered with three state organizations to promote its at-need services to members. The company [...]

Death Educator Gail Rubin a 2019 Women of Influence Award Winner Albuquerque Business First Recognizes 20 Women in 15th Annual Event

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Death Educator Gail Rubin a 2019 Women of Influence Award Winner Albuquerque Business First Recognizes 20 Women in 15th Annual Event

Albuquerque, NM – Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, is being recognized as one of the 2019 Women of Influence by the Albuquerque Business First business news outlet. (View ABF’s online story about Gail Rubin here.) While the 20 honorees include women [...]

Passare® Named as Preferred Partner for the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Passare® Named as Preferred Partner for the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association

Abilene, TX – Passare is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) has welcomed Passare as a Preferred Partner.   “We’re thrilled to be working with the PFDA, one of the largest and oldest funeral directors associations [...]

New Memorials Direct Announces My Angel Companion Urn is Best-Selling Cremation Pendant

January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Announces My Angel Companion Urn is Best-Selling Cremation Pendant

New Memorials Direct is excited to announce that, for the 10th year in a row, their best-selling cremation pendant is their My Angel Companion Urn! This stunning piece features a pair of angel wings studded with cubic zirconia crystals. The [...]

Angel Valley Funeral Home Joins Foundation Partners Group Family

January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Angel Valley Funeral Home Joins Foundation Partners Group Family

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative burial, cremation, and cemetery experiences and products, has announced that it has acquired Angel Valley Funeral Home & Old Pueblo Crematory in Tucson, AZ. “The acquisition of Angel Valley [...]

New Biodegradable Water Urn is Changing the Way Families Perform Water Burials

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on New Biodegradable Water Urn is Changing the Way Families Perform Water Burials

The Living Urn’s new patent pending Eco Water Urn, which redefines how families can scatter ashes of a loved one in water, is now available to families throughout the U.S. GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. (PRWEB) - The Living Urn® is excited to [...]

Homesteaders Sponsors the Funeral Director’s Guide to Statistics

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Homesteaders Sponsors the Funeral Director’s Guide to Statistics

West Des Moines, Iowa — The 2019 edition of The Funeral Director’s Guide to Statistics is available now through Kates-Boylston Publications. This user-friendly guidebook includes nearly 130 pages of content designed to help funeral professionals understand consumer buying trends, optimize [...]

American Academy McAllister Institute Announces Senior Staff Appointments

January 7th, 2019|Comments Off on American Academy McAllister Institute Announces Senior Staff Appointments

Pamela MacBrayne: Executive Vice President Tracy Lentz: Director of Operations, Program Director and Dean of Academic and Student Services Brian Kasler: Vice President of Business and Technology Services and Special Projects   New York, NY – American Academy McAllister Institute [...]

Funeral Directors Life Names Mike Gedert Market Center Manager

January 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Names Mike Gedert Market Center Manager

Abilene, TX -- Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce the addition of Mike Gedert as Market Center Manager for Ohio. “We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our management team at Funeral Directors Life,” said Kris Seale, President [...]

Timberland Urns Introduces Pitbull Dog Memorial Urn

December 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Timberland Urns Introduces Pitbull Dog Memorial Urn

Eagan, MN – Timberland Urns is introducing a Pitbull Dog Memorial Urn as a new addition to their popular “Dog Urns by Individual Breed” line! With this Pitbull Dog Urn customers can use their dog's existing name tag to truly [...]

Heritage Operating, LLC  Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as Their Travel Plan Provider

December 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Heritage Operating, LLC  Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as Their Travel Plan Provider

Heritage Operating, LLC , formerly know at Heritage Family Funeral Services, Inc.,  is one of the largest independent funeral home operations in the country.  They offer over 75 years’ experience caring for families and are known as leaders in the [...]

National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation Speaks to Class 158 at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science

December 19th, 2018|Comments Off on National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation Speaks to Class 158 at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science

Cleveland, Ohio - Lorri Krnc, International Shipping Specialist and Kahlen Knapik, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Business Development Manager with National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation spoke today to class 158 about domestic and internal shipping of human remains and cremated [...]

Funeral Directors Life Appoints New Vice Presidents of Operations, Finance, Accounting, and Security Operations

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Appoints New Vice Presidents of Operations, Finance, Accounting, and Security Operations

Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) is proud to announce the recent promotion of Amy Biggs as Vice President of Operations, Jason Gazaille as Vice President of Finance, Melissa Magers as Vice President of Accounting, and Zack Shahan as Vice [...]

Foundation Partners Group Adds Edwards Memorial

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Foundation Partners Group Adds Edwards Memorial

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Edwards Memorial Funeral Homes, Chapels and Crematories.  The acquisition of the firm expands Foundation Partners’ network in [...]

SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as Their Preferred Travel Plan Provider

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society Selects the Travel Plan by Inman as Their Preferred Travel Plan Provider

Since 1994, SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society has provided cremation and funeral services that are professional, compassionate and attentive.  With those values in mind, they have chosen the Travel Plan by Inman as their travel plan provider.  “Planning end of [...]