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Issue Features

  • Modern Websites That Serve You and Your Families

    A good website is more than just beautiful. Design is important, of course, but a website also should be functional [...]

  • The Future of Caskets & Burial Vaults

    As the world around us continues to evolve, embracing all the change can be overwhelming at times. Although we want [...]

  • Monica Torres

    Funeral Business Advisor sat down with Monica Torres, Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer, Reconstructive Specialist, and Desairologist, to learn more [...]

  • Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services

    The funeral home known today as Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services has been serving North Central Florida since 1885. Throughout the years, [...]

Company Spotlights

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Industry Alerts

Scott Morris Joins Homesteaders Life Company

December 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Scott Morris Joins Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company Vice President of Strategic Markets Will Bischoff announced today that Scott Morris has joined the nation’s leading pre-need company as Director of Strategic Markets. “Scott brings a wealth of sales experience to [...]

Cherished Keepsakes Wins 55th Annual Competition Awards Honoring ‘Best and Brightest’ in Graphic Design

December 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Cherished Keepsakes Wins 55th Annual Competition Awards Honoring ‘Best and Brightest’ in Graphic Design

Huntersville, NC – Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has selected the winners of its 55th annual American Graphic Design Awards™. These awards honor the best graphic design work of the year in categories including print and collateral, branding and packaging, advertising [...]

Foundation Partners Group Adds Loyless Funeral Home and Florida Mortuary

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Foundation Partners Group Adds Loyless Funeral Home and Florida Mortuary

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Loyless Funeral Homes located in Land O’ Lakes, FL and Tampa, FL and Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation [...]

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Announces Intent to Acquire Astral Industries, Inc.

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. Announces Intent to Acquire Astral Industries, Inc.

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (“WFSI”) is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent to acquire certain assets of Astral Industries, Inc. and related Astral companies (“Astral”), based in Lynn, Indiana.  The contemplated transaction [...]

New Memorials Direct Adds Bar Style Cremation Pendant

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on New Memorials Direct Adds Bar Style Cremation Pendant

In addition to their hundreds of unique cremation styles, New Memorials Direct has now added a bar style cremation pendant. The new style is available in sterling silver, 14K gold-plated over sterling, 14K solid gold, or platinum and in your [...]

Batesville Partners with Aftercare.com to Provide Personalized Outreach to Families  

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Batesville Partners with Aftercare.com to Provide Personalized Outreach to Families  

BATESVILLE, IN – Batesville, a leading provider of high quality products and innovative technology solutions to funeral homes, announced a partnership with Aftercare.com that will allow funeral directors to continue to support families during the twelve months after a death [...]

Starmark® Introduces New Alternative Container Viewer

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Starmark® Introduces New Alternative Container Viewer

Solid Wood Preview™ Increases Opportunities for Indirect Cremation Services RICHMOND – Starmark Cremation Products has taken the lid off cremation services with their new Preview™ solid wood alternative container viewer.  Available in both a Natural and Canyon Brown finish, the [...]

2018 New Mexico Death Discussion Festival Reaches More People

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 New Mexico Death Discussion Festival Reaches More People

Two Natural Burial Plots Awarded to Kay Ohmberger of Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM – The 2018 Before I Die New Mexico Festival, with events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Belen, NM, was a resounding success. A total of 685 people participated [...]

Aspen Digital Life™ Closes Initial Funding Round

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Aspen Digital Life™ Closes Initial Funding Round

Early access program in progress with positive initial responses DENVER, CO – Aspen Digital Life, a provider of an automated technology platform to streamline digital life & digital legacy management, announced today the closing of its initial round of funding. [...]

Bogati Urn Company Celebrating 15th Anniversary in 2019

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Bogati Urn Company Celebrating 15th Anniversary in 2019

Company Move Kicks Off Milestone, Planning Promotions to Celebrate Throughout Year   SARASOTA, FL – Back in 2004, George W. Bush was President. The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.10. Facebook launched—for Harvard students only. That year [...]

Karen King Retires, Joan Schoborg Assumes New Role as Homesteaders Life Company Regional Director

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Karen King Retires, Joan Schoborg Assumes New Role as Homesteaders Life Company Regional Director

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company Vice President of Field Sales Dan Lodermeier announced today that Joan Schoborg has been named Regional Director. Schoborg fills a role previously held by Karen King, who is retiring after 46 years [...]

New President & Chief Executive Officer Selected to Lead NGL

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on New President & Chief Executive Officer Selected to Lead NGL

Madison, Wis. – The Board of Directors for National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) selected Knut A. Olson as its next President and CEO, effective January 3, 2019, succeeding Mark L. Solverud who announced his retirement for the end of [...]

Cremation Innovations Summit to be Held in Charlotte, North Carolina

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Cremation Innovations Summit to be Held in Charlotte, North Carolina

Event Approved for 5.5 CEUs by The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice WALL, N.J. – Today, more people are getting cremated than buried, and “traditional” doesn’t mean anything when it comes to funeral service. With that comes challenges – [...]

Board of Jewish Education Honors David and Iris Jacobson of Chicago Jewish Funerals at Annual Celebration

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Board of Jewish Education Honors David and Iris Jacobson of Chicago Jewish Funerals at Annual Celebration

Chicago, IL -- Chicago Jewish Funerals founder David I. Jacobson and his wife Iris were recognized by the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago. The Jacobsons were honored by the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago (BJE) at [...]

Meg Dunn to Retire as President of American Academy McAllister Institute

December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Meg Dunn to Retire as President of American Academy McAllister Institute

Led Nation’s Largest Mortuary Science School for 24 Years EVP George Connick becomes Interim President on January 1   New York, NY – American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (AAMI) President Mary Margaret (Meg) Dunn announced she is retiring [...]