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Graphic Designer Katie Tekulve Announces Release of Children’s Book on Grief and The Fear of the Unknown

March 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Graphic Designer Katie Tekulve Announces Release of Children’s Book on Grief and The Fear of the Unknown

Katie Tekulve has released a new book that will help ease the pain and grief of all those that have lost a loved one, but especially children.  Where Do We Go? Nobody Knows. is unique in that it not only sends [...]

Passare® Announces New Integration with Legacy.com

February 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Passare® Announces New Integration with Legacy.com

Passare, Inc. is excited to announce a brand-new integration with Legacy.com, a top-50 website in the United States, that makes it easier than ever for funeral homes to publish online obituaries. “When we introduced Passare’s public API in early 2020, [...]

Funeral Directors Life Launches New Updated Mobile App for iOS and Android

February 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Launches New Updated Mobile App for iOS and Android

Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce the launch of the most advanced preneed app in the industry, “FDLIC Online,” now available in the Apple Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android devices. “This newly updated app [...]

Funeral Service Foundation Announces 2020 Academic Scholarship Recipients and Issues Call for 2021 Scholarship Applications

February 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Funeral Service Foundation Announces 2020 Academic Scholarship Recipients and Issues Call for 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Foundation awarded $72,500 in academic scholarships to 25 students in 2020 and is on track to offer the same in 2021. Applications are accepted until April 1, and again from September 15-November 1. The Funeral Service Foundation is proud [...]

Messenger Expands Top-Tier Stationery Offering with New Genuine Leather Register Book

February 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Messenger Expands Top-Tier Stationery Offering with New Genuine Leather Register Book

Messenger, a leading provider in stationery, funeral service and personalization solutions, has added a new genuine leather register book to its M Collection of top-tier stationery offerings entitled Merlot. The oversized register book cover is made in the U.S.A. from [...]

Rollings Funeral Service Announces Acquisition of Nebraska Funeral Homes

February 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Rollings Funeral Service Announces Acquisition of Nebraska Funeral Homes

Rollings Funeral Service is excited to announce a recent acquisition of the Dugan Funeral Group based out of Fremont, NE. The funeral group is comprised of Bethany Funeral Home & Cremation Services (La Vista, NE), Braman Mortuary & Cremation Services [...]

NFDA Cancels 2021 Advocacy Summit and Plans for 2022

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on NFDA Cancels 2021 Advocacy Summit and Plans for 2022

Due to the unprecedented, ongoing public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has decided to cancel its 2021 Advocacy Summit. NFDA expects to hold its Advocacy Summit next year and has scheduled the [...]

Batesville Announces 2021 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Batesville Announces 2021 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

Batesville, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to licensed funeral homes, announced the company’s 2021 Education Series schedule for the first half of the year. Started in 2014, the Education Series is one of Batesville’s most popular programs, and in [...]

Introducing New Memorials Direct’s Men’s Stainless Personalized Band Ring

February 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Introducing New Memorials Direct’s Men’s Stainless Personalized Band Ring

New Memorials Direct is happy to announce that they now have a new men’s stainless steel raised edge band ring. This new ring features a comfort fit 8mm wide band that can be personalized inside and out. Personalization choices include [...]

Homesteaders Recognizes Account Executives for Outstanding Achievement

February 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Homesteaders Recognizes Account Executives for Outstanding Achievement

Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, held its annual recognition banquet last month. For the first time, this event was held virtually to continue the tradition of recognizing account executives for providing exceptional service and delivering [...]

J3Tech Solutions Acquires Funeral Results Marketing, Expands Offerings

February 12th, 2021|Comments Off on J3Tech Solutions Acquires Funeral Results Marketing, Expands Offerings

J3Tech Solutions (J3Tech), a sister company of Johnson Consulting Group, announces the acquisition of and partnership with Funeral Results Marketing. J3Tech provides tech-based solutions in the funeral and cemetery space. Funeral Results Marketing is a digital marketing company with strengths [...]

Funeral Directors Life named as one of the 2021 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

February 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life named as one of the 2021 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

Funeral Directors Life was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies [...]

Vandor/Starmark Announces Retirement of President

February 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Vandor/Starmark Announces Retirement of President

On behalf of Vandor Group, Alan Elder, Chairman/CEO, announces the planned March 31, 2021 retirement of Gerald Davis as its President and affirms his continuing service as an important shareholding board member.  Gerald will also continue as a consultant focused [...]

FSI Unveils Upgrades and New Features to its Online Preneed Platform

February 9th, 2021|Comments Off on FSI Unveils Upgrades and New Features to its Online Preneed Platform

Web-based platform now offers a mobile-friendly design, live chat feature and several online payments capabilities, available on any smartphone and tablet. Funeral Services, Inc. (FSI), the leading deathcare trust administrator for preneed and perpetual care trusts, today announced sweeping enhancements [...]

Travel Plan By Inman Announces New Technology

February 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Travel Plan By Inman Announces New Technology

The Travel Plan by Inman has developed new technology that will allow Travel Plan marketers to send a specific link (via email or text) to a prospect who can sign up for the Travel Plan in the comfort of their [...]