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Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. to Celebrate 30 Years of Service in 2021

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. to Celebrate 30 Years of Service in 2021

Duncan Stuart Todd, The Preparation Room Specialist, is honored to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2021. For three decades, Duncan Stuart Todd has been creating modern, state-of-the-art preparation rooms and care centers. We have dedicated ourselves to protect the health [...]

Funeral Directors Life and Passare Announce the Arrangement Guide™

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life and Passare Announce the Arrangement Guide™

Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company is pleased to announce a revolutionary preneed eCommerce tool, Arrangement Guide, in partnership with Passare. Arrangement Guide is an online planning and funding tool where a family can fully plan ahead and pay online for [...]

Funeral Service Foundation and Legacy.com Launch Matching Gift Campaign

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Service Foundation and Legacy.com Launch Matching Gift Campaign

For the fifth year in row, Legacy.com is matching dollar-for-dollar the first $22,500 in donations. The Funeral Service Foundation is launching a matching gift campaign backed by the generosity of Legacy.com. For the fifth year in row, the longtime supporter [...]

Roosevelt Investments to Host Update on Financial Markets: Investing Into Year End and Initial Thoughts on 2021

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Roosevelt Investments to Host Update on Financial Markets: Investing Into Year End and Initial Thoughts on 2021

Roosevelt Investments, a boutique wealth management firm with over 30 years of experience working with funeral and cemetery professionals, will host its next live video call on Thursday, October 15th at 12pm (ET). Jason Benowitz, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, will [...]

Results Are in from Johnson Consulting Groups’ Annual Performance Tracker Trends & Insights Report

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Results Are in from Johnson Consulting Groups’ Annual Performance Tracker Trends & Insights Report

Johnson Consulting Group will release findings from a 2019 report that tracks trends in the funeral profession among more than 1,000 funeral and cemetery businesses. “We are champions of data-driven decisions,” said Jake Johnson, president and CEO of Johnson Consulting [...]

NFDA Bylaws Proposal Passes: Current Board to Stay in Place for 2020-21 Leadership Year

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on NFDA Bylaws Proposal Passes: Current Board to Stay in Place for 2020-21 Leadership Year

A proposal to amend the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Bylaws to keep the current 2019-20 Board of Directors in place for the 2020-21 leadership year has passed, with 91.18% of members voting in favor of it. The 2020-21 Board [...]

Passare, MW+C Map Death Care Risk Factors from Cremation to COVID

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Passare, MW+C Map Death Care Risk Factors from Cremation to COVID

First-of-its-kind Death Care Genogram offers a groundbreaking view of the industry. Amidst a watershed year for the industry, funeral home owners now have access to groundbreaking research showing never-before-seen insight into the greatest risks and challenges facing the death care [...]

Messenger Releases New Solutions Guide

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Messenger Releases New Solutions Guide

Messenger has announced the release of its new Solutions Guide: Inspire, Engage, Grow. The 48-page guide showcases on-trend products and service solutions to help funeral professionals better serve the changing needs of today’s families. “As with all our products and [...]

Batesville Sponsors Keynote by Micah Solomon at 2020 NFDA Virtual Convention

October 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Batesville Sponsors Keynote by Micah Solomon at 2020 NFDA Virtual Convention

Batesville, the leading provider of high-quality products and technology solutions to death care professionals, is proud to sponsor the keynote address by Micah Solomon, best-selling author and one of America’s most noted experts on customer service, at the 2020 National [...]

National Mortuary Shipping And Cremation Announces The Successful Transfer Of Ownership From Diane Smith To Her Partner Angie Berwald

October 12th, 2020|Comments Off on National Mortuary Shipping And Cremation Announces The Successful Transfer Of Ownership From Diane Smith To Her Partner Angie Berwald

National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation (NMS) has completed years of intentional planning for Diane Smith’s transfer of ownership to her current business partner Angie Berwald. Diane and Angie have worked as a cohesive team that has increased sales, created better [...]

Trigard’s Online Vault Portal Makes it Easy to Personalize and Order Vaults

October 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Trigard’s Online Vault Portal Makes it Easy to Personalize and Order Vaults

Trigard is excited to offer Trigard Connect Online Vault Portal. This online tool is fully-customizable and allows funeral directors and cemetery staff to bring the vault presentation wherever they go. Current Trigard products that are available on Trigard Connect include [...]

Wilbertedu™ Provides Free Online Courses For Ceu Hours

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Wilbertedu™ Provides Free Online Courses For Ceu Hours

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. is supporting funeral professionals seeking CEU hours with a new complimentary online program called WilbertEDU™.  WilbertEDU fills the gap in this current environment of restricted in-person events such as industry conventions and local and state meetings [...]

Thumbies New Line of Memorial Keepsake Jewelry Puts the Accent on Smiles

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Thumbies New Line of Memorial Keepsake Jewelry Puts the Accent on Smiles

Thumbuddies pendants keep a loved one’s memory as close as a hug. Thumbies® Inc., creator of one-of-a-kind jewelry and keepsakes worn or carried in memory of a loved one, announces the launch of its newest product line, designed in the spirit [...]

Selected Independent Funeral Homes Announces New Officers for 2020

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Selected Independent Funeral Homes Announces New Officers for 2020

Selected Independent Funeral Homes has announced the election of new Board Officers to lead the world’s oldest association of independently-owned funeral homes. Selected’s new Board Officers were officially installed on October 2 as part of the association’s first-ever virtual Annual [...]

Funeral Directors to Get Top Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Funeral Directors to Get Top Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine

Funeral service advocates made a difference! Last month, when NFDA asked you to join its efforts to tell NASEM that funeral directors need priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine, you responded. Today, the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine [...]