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Hone Your Skills: NFDA Hosts Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Hone Your Skills: NFDA Hosts Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar

Embalmers of all skill levels are invited to learn from some of the funeral profession’s foremost experts during the National Funeral Directors Association 2021 Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar, taking place September 16-17 at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science [...]

Funeral Service Foundation Announces Spring Academic Scholarship Recipients and Expansion of Academic Scholarship Program

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Funeral Service Foundation Announces Spring Academic Scholarship Recipients and Expansion of Academic Scholarship Program

The Foundation awarded $70,000 in academic scholarships to 24 students and is on track to award an additional 27 scholarships this fall. The Funeral Service Foundation is proud to award 24 academic scholarships to students pursuing an education in funeral [...]

CANA Announces Pandemic Cremation Data & 2030 Predictions

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on CANA Announces Pandemic Cremation Data & 2030 Predictions

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) has just released its latest Annual Statistics Report featuring final 2019 cremation data, newly released 2020 data, and projections to 2025 and 2030. The report contradicts anecdotal predictions that the cremation rate surged during the [...]

Passare® Announces New Integration with MKJ Marketing

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Passare® Announces New Integration with MKJ Marketing

Passare® is excited to announce a new website integration with MKJ Marketing. “With this integration, customers who use MKJ as their website provider can send obituary information and service details to their website with a single click,” said Josh McQueen, [...]

Domanicare Partners with Live Oak Bank

June 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Domanicare Partners with Live Oak Bank

Domanicare (“Domani”), the award-winning aftercare solution for funeral homes, is pleased to announce its partnership with Live Oak Banking Company (“Live Oak”). This partnership will develop more relationships with funeral homes that are focused on better serving their families. Live [...]

ICCFA Educational Foundation Expands Final Responders PSA Effort to Radio

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on ICCFA Educational Foundation Expands Final Responders PSA Effort to Radio

TV Campaign Has Generated More Than $1 Million In Ad Value Since Launching in March May 13, 2021:  After a successful introduction of the television segment of their Final Responders Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign, the ICCFA Educational Foundation has [...]

Two New Remembering A Life Podcast Episodes Explore Diverse Aspects of End-of-life Care and Grief

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Two New Remembering A Life Podcast Episodes Explore Diverse Aspects of End-of-life Care and Grief

Grief Therapist/Author Claire Bidwell Smith and Death Doula Marggie Hatala Are Featured Guests The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), through its Remembering A Life consumer education initiative, has released two Remembering A Life podcast episodes for May: Anxiety – The [...]

Discounted Cana Certification Honors Military Service Members

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Discounted Cana Certification Honors Military Service Members

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is proud to honor active and veteran military service members with discounted registration on its Crematory Operations Certification Programs. As cremation rates continue to climb, capable crematory operators are more valuable than ever. [...]

Rollings Funeral Service Announces Acquisition of Indiana Funeral Home

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Rollings Funeral Service Announces Acquisition of Indiana Funeral Home

Rollings Funeral Service is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, Indiana. The funeral home, which has roots in its community dating back over 100 years, was formerly owned by father and son, Michael and [...]

Consultants Bring Vast Experience to Johnson Consulting Group

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Consultants Bring Vast Experience to Johnson Consulting Group

Johnson Consulting Group (JCG) has added an impressive group of new experts to its Business Consulting Services team. Gill Giddens, Doug Wagemann and Doug Miller are seasoned experts with hands-on experience in funeral home and cemetery operations. Lacy Robinson and [...]

NFDA Leadership Conference: Reunite with Your Colleagues in Charleston

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on NFDA Leadership Conference: Reunite with Your Colleagues in Charleston

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) looks forward to welcoming the funeral profession’s state and national leaders – as well as the future leaders of the profession – to the 2021 Leadership Conference, taking place August 1-4 at the Belmond [...]

Registration Now Open For Cana’s 103rd In-Person Cremation Innovation Convention

May 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Registration Now Open For Cana’s 103rd In-Person Cremation Innovation Convention

CANA Conventions are known for fun, intimacy, lots of food and drink, and networking centered around cremation. While the association has held these crucial conversations virtually since the pandemic began, nothing compares to the opportunity to connect face-to-face. During the [...]

Passare® Proud to Partner with Precoa

May 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Passare® Proud to Partner with Precoa

Passare® is proud to offer an automated daily export integration with Precoa’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and industry-leading Funeral Planning Center. “We’re proud to team up with Precoa to streamline the process of following up with a family after [...]

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 [...]