Issue Features

  • Danielle Thacker

    Danielle Thacker - VP of Sales & Marketing - Thacker Caskets How did Thacker Caskets get started? Where does the [...]

  • The Cremation Merchandising Conundrum

    “Only by studying how perceptions are formed in the mind and focusing your marketing programs on those perceptions can you [...]

  • Kristin Tips

    Funeral Business Advisor sat down with Kristin Tips, funeral director and owner of Mission Park Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries in [...]

  • Financing & Lending Options for Funeral Providers Today

    There has been a positive shift in financing and lending options for the funeral industry over the past several years, [...]

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Industry Alerts

Grief Institute Announces New Aftercare Certification for Funeral Professionals

October 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Grief Institute Announces New Aftercare Certification for Funeral Professionals

Accredited training designed to extend continuity of funeral care SEATTLE - PRLog - International Grief Institute, an educational consulting firm that provides professional training to the funeral and bereavement industry, has announced a new certification for funeral professionals. Accredited by the [...]

Passages International and CANA: First-Ever Green Funeral Conference a Success!

October 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Passages International and CANA: First-Ever Green Funeral Conference a Success!

70 participants representing a range of backgrounds, industry experience, and professional expertise gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the first-ever Green Funeral Conference. Hosted by CANA and Passages International, attendees, presenters, and sponsors arrived with questions and gaps in knowledge [...]

eFuneral Announces Collaboration with Travel Plan by Inman

October 14th, 2019|Comments Off on eFuneral Announces Collaboration with Travel Plan by Inman

Des Moines, Iowa — eFuneral, a Homesteaders Life Company subsidiary, is excited to announce a new collaboration with Travel Plan by Inman. Consumers who plan and fund their funerals through eFuneral can now elect to add Inman’s Travel Plan to [...]

New Memorials Direct is Pleased to Announce New Rose Gold Option

October 10th, 2019|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct is Pleased to Announce New Rose Gold Option

Rose gold is making a comeback! New Memorials Direct is pleased to announce that after numerous requests, a new metal choice is now available for their jewelry products. Items that were previously available to order in 14K Solid Yellow or [...]

Chosen Payments Named Top 10 Point of Sale Solution Provider

October 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Chosen Payments Named Top 10 Point of Sale Solution Provider

MOORPARK, Calif. – Chosen Payments was recently named one of the Top 10 Point of Sale Solution Providers by Aspioneer Magazine, a publication focusing on business leaders. The magazine summarizes the best of the best in business including lists such [...]

Flanner Buchanan Hosts Public Open House for its New Corporate Office and Operations Center

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Flanner Buchanan Hosts Public Open House for its New Corporate Office and Operations Center

Bruce Buchanan, owner; Tony Lloyd, president; and Ted Mau, vice president administration (L. to R.) are shown in the lobby of Flanner Buchanan’s new corporate office and operations center during its public open house on October 3 (top photo, attachment [...]

Funeral Directors Life Names Mike Kachenmeister Market Center Manager

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Funeral Directors Life Names Mike Kachenmeister Market Center Manager

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

Terri Bordenkircher Named New Homesteaders Life Company Regional Director

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Terri Bordenkircher Named New Homesteaders Life Company Regional Director

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company Vice President of Field Sales Dan Lodermeier announced today that Terri Bordenkircher has been named Regional Director. Terri, who has worked the last six years serving as an Account Executive, will lead [...]

Bogati Urns Partners with Forever Aging™ to Add Unique Wooden Barrel Urn to Product Line

October 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Bogati Urns Partners with Forever Aging™ to Add Unique Wooden Barrel Urn to Product Line

SARASOTA, Fl – With hundreds of urn designs in its 14,000-square-foot onsite warehouse, Bogati Urns consistently strives to provide an ever-growing selection of designs to meet the unique wishes of the grieving families who need them. That selection recently expanded [...]

Jake Johnson Announces Transition of FDMS Ownership to 15 Year Employee and Co-Owner, Santosh Chaudhary

October 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Jake Johnson Announces Transition of FDMS Ownership to 15 Year Employee and Co-Owner, Santosh Chaudhary

Scottsdale, AZ - On Monday, September 30th, 2019 Jake Johnson, President and CEO of Funeral Director’s Management System (FDMS), announced the successful sale and transfer of his ownership to his long-standing partner, Santosh Chaudhary. “Johnson Consulting Group continuously explores avenues [...]

Johnson Consulting Group Successfully Graduates Inaugural Leadership and Management Class of 2019

October 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Johnson Consulting Group Successfully Graduates Inaugural Leadership and Management Class of 2019

Scottsdale, Arizona — Johnson Consulting Group is proud to announce the successful launch of their Leadership and Management Academy, graduating six managers as part of the inaugural 2019 class. The graduates include David Napoli of Busch Funeral & Crematory Services, [...]

Matthews Auroa Funeral Solutions Sells Canadian Facility to Victoriaville

October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Matthews Auroa Funeral Solutions Sells Canadian Facility to Victoriaville

PITTSBURGH, PA – Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions, a division of Matthews Memorialization, today announced it has sold its Alliance St. Laurent casket manufacturing facility (ASL), located in New Brunswick, Canada, to Victoriaville & Co., Inc. Victoriaville will continue to operate [...]

New Book by Dr. Wolfelt Offers Heartbreak Healing

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on New Book by Dr. Wolfelt Offers Heartbreak Healing

Fort Collins, CO - Companion Press announces the publication of a new book entitled First Aid for Broken Hearts by renowned grief educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Life is both wonderful and devastating. It graces us with joy, and it breaks [...]

The Foresight Companies Announces New Elevated Funding Platform for the Funeral and Cemetery Profession

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on The Foresight Companies Announces New Elevated Funding Platform for the Funeral and Cemetery Profession

Best in Class “Foresight Funding" harnesses the power of competitive bidding Phoenix, AZ — The Foresight Companies has elevated funeral service lending to a new level by gaining exclusive access to a national financing platform that will match our client’s [...]

Rollings Funeral Service Announces Acquisition of Ohio Funeral Homes

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Rollings Funeral Service Announces Acquisition of Ohio Funeral Homes

TYRONE, GA - Rollings Funeral Service, Inc. is excited to share the news on their most recent acquisition of Richards, Raff, and Dunbar Memorial Home (Springfield, OH) and Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar, and Fraley Funeral Home (New Carlisle, OH). The businesses, [...]