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A.M. Best Company Affirms Homesteaders’ Financial Strength

May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on A.M. Best Company Affirms Homesteaders’ Financial Strength

A.M. Best Company, a global rating agency focused on the insurance industry, has announced the affirmation of Homesteaders Life Company’s financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) with a stable outlook.1 “To us, the A.M. Best affirmation represents a significant vote [...]

International Memorialization Supply Association Announces New Code of Ethics

May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on International Memorialization Supply Association Announces New Code of Ethics

The International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA) is proud to announce a new Code of Ethics. With the support of an Advisory Committee made of IMSA members, the Code of Ethics was created to differentiate its supplier members. This initiative reflects [...]

National Mortuary Shipping And Cremation And Great Lakes Crematory Announces The Promotion Of Tony Williams To Crematory Supervisor

May 5th, 2021|Comments Off on National Mortuary Shipping And Cremation And Great Lakes Crematory Announces The Promotion Of Tony Williams To Crematory Supervisor

National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation (NMS) and Great Lake Crematory is excited to announce the promotion of Tony Williams to Crematory Supervisor. Tony has been with NMS/GLC for 9 years and has been an integral part of the team. Tony [...]

Landmark Partnership: The Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation Unveil Joint Initiative Aimed at Recruiting Military Veterans into the Funeral Service Profession

April 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Landmark Partnership: The Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation Unveil Joint Initiative Aimed at Recruiting Military Veterans into the Funeral Service Profession

The Journey to Serve initiative features free tools and resources designed to recruit military veterans into positions throughout the funeral service profession. Recruiting capable, focused professionals into available funeral service and deathcare positions became easier today thanks to a landmark [...]

Professional Partners Selects Inman Shipping Worldwide As Their Transportation Partner

April 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Professional Partners Selects Inman Shipping Worldwide As Their Transportation Partner

Inman Shipping Worldwide, the experts in the transportation of human remains, has been selected by Professional Partners as their shipping partner. Inman will provide shipping services both domestically and internationally for Professional Partner members. This will provide locations with a [...]

OGR Welcomes Hartway System as Newest Supply Partner

April 20th, 2021|Comments Off on OGR Welcomes Hartway System as Newest Supply Partner

The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, is pleased to welcome Hartway System as its newest partner. The Hartway System™ from Story Collaborative is modern marketing with heart. [...]

Rollings Funeral Service Announces Launch of Podcast, A Grave Affair

April 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Rollings Funeral Service Announces Launch of Podcast, A Grave Affair

Rollings Funeral Service is excited to announce the launch of their new podcast, A Grave Affair. The podcast is hosted by their director of social media and strategic communications, Umberto Putrino, and their social media specialist, Justin Stubbs. With two [...]

Leverage Cremation Trends To Your Advantage

April 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Leverage Cremation Trends To Your Advantage

Cremation has always been an option to help families extend the timeline for coming together to celebrate the life of a loved one. With gathering restrictions and travel difficulties, the pandemic caused many families to consider cremation for the first [...]

New Remembering A Life Podcast Episode Helps Families “Go Green” When Planning a Funeral

April 15th, 2021|Comments Off on New Remembering A Life Podcast Episode Helps Families “Go Green” When Planning a Funeral

Guests Bob Prout and Julie Prout are National Leaders in Green Funerals and Sustainable Funeral Practices  The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), through its Remembering A Life consumer education initiative, has released its April Remembering A Life podcast episode, Natural [...]

Carl Wackerle Retires From NGL As Regional Vice President Sales

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Carl Wackerle Retires From NGL As Regional Vice President Sales

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to announce the retirement of Carl Wackerle, NGL Regional Vice President Sales on April 13, 2021. Wackerle’s experience in the industry spans two decades. He is a well-known and influential executive who [...]

Funeral Service Foundation and The Messenger Co. Announce Spring Matching Gift Campaign

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Funeral Service Foundation and The Messenger Co. Announce Spring Matching Gift Campaign

The Funeral Service Foundation is launching its fourth matching gift campaign in partnership with The Messenger Co. Now through July 1, Foundation supporters can do twice the good with one donation. “Our team supports the Funeral Service Foundation because we [...]

Roosevelt Investments to Host Update on Financial Markets: 2021: The Year of Reopening

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Roosevelt Investments to Host Update on Financial Markets: 2021: The Year of Reopening

Roosevelt Investments, a boutique wealth management firm with 50 years of experience working with funeral and cemetery professionals, will host its next live video call on Thursday, April 15th at 12pm (ET). Jason Benowitz, CFA, CMT, Senior Portfolio Manager and [...]

Rich Darby And Family Selects The Travel Plan By Inman As Their Travel Plan Provider

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Rich Darby And Family Selects The Travel Plan By Inman As Their Travel Plan Provider

The Darby Family Funeral Homes has chosen the Travel Plan by Inman as their travel plan provider.  “Our first concern is giving customers the best choices possible. We only offer products that align with our own high standards for customer [...]

OGR Celebrates 50th Supply Partner

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on OGR Celebrates 50th Supply Partner

The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is excited to announce its expanding Supplier Network has reached 50 members, with two new additions: Express Funeral Funding and Symmetry Elevating Solutions. “While we are excited to hit this important milestone for [...]

New Memorials Direct Is Pleased To Announce A New Memorial Stone Option

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Is Pleased To Announce A New Memorial Stone Option

New Memorials Direct is pleased to announce a new memorial stone option for their funeral partners in the form of ¼” thick slate tiles. These new tiles are available in 3 convenient shapes/sizes – Rectangle (6”x12”), Flower (10”x10”), or Heart [...]