U.S.A. November/December 2013 Issue
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ICCFA Retools Its Cremation Programs, Partners With Other Industry Leaders
As cremation rates continue to rise, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is expanding and strengthening its cremation offerings to advance its mission of providing progressive cemetery, funeral and cremation professionals worldwide the tools they need to thrive. To assist in this undertaking, the association recently hired licensed funeral director, embalmer and lawyer Poul Lemasters, Esq., to serve at its cremation programs coordinator on a consultancy basis. Lemasters has worked in the profession for more than two decades, constantly monitors the changing landscape of our profession and gives presentations at numerous industry events every year. Over the past few months, ...
Galaxy Audio, Inc
PO Box 16285 Wichita, KS 67216-0285 1.800.749.1340 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.galaxyaudio.com Who is Galaxy Audio and what product and service do they provide? Galaxy Audio is a professional audio equipment manufacturer. They have been in business for over 36 years, and they are still family owned. Galaxy Audio has a full range of products from wireless microphones, headsets, and monitors to amplifiers and speakers, but they are most known for the Hot Spot personal monitors. These are small monitors that can sit by the piano or on a microphone stand for performers or speakers to hear themselves better. What makes Galaxy Audio unique? The team at Galaxy Audio ...
Stanford Funeral Industries
3900 Whiteside Street, Suite A. Los Angeles, CA 90063800-776-7022 Email: email@example.com Website: www.stanfordfuneral.com Who is Stanford Funeral Industries and what services do they provide? Stanford Funeral Industries was founded in 2012 by Jon Garcia, a young and driven individual with a creative and innovative mind. Given his sales, finance, and management background; the company was established to help funeral homes increase their revenue by manufacturing and providing caskets, funeral supplies, and funeral services consumer financing. Since then, they have expanded rapidly across the country in states including California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and internationally in the Cayman Islands. Stanford Funeral Industries has ...
Don Brown Funeral Home, Inc
"Committed to the Communities That We Serve With Love and Compassion" At the age of seven, Don Brown’s grandfather died. His grandfather’s service was handled by Norcott and Co. Funeral Home only a few houses from where they lived. His grandmother, who was in a wheelchair was very emotional at the service and said to Don’s father and family members "Listen, don’t rush her, because that is all she can do for him on this side. Let her say good bye to her husband in her own way." Don, at the tender age of seven, knew he wanted to be ...
The Grief Recovery Kit: A Young Person's Guide Through the Journey of Grief
By Tanya Kilgore Grief can be a paralyzing time, especially in the life of a young person. It can be so overwhelming that the griever is confused on how to move forward. The Grief Recovery Kit: A Young Person’s Guide Through the Journey of Grief is designed to help young people in their grieving process. This book provides practical activities, encouragement, and hope to anyone experiencing grief yet was created specifically to help children, preteens, adolescents and young adults face the reality of their loss and begin their healing. This book provides: • practical activities to promote participatio • ways to facilitate communication • encouragement ...
Canada November/December 2013 Issue
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Director On Call ….. Not Your Typical Answering Service
Their History: Established in 1948, Director On Call answered phones for Funeral Homes in the Kingston and surrounding areas. At the turn of the century long distance rates were dropping significantly and the emergence of the internet allowed marketing to all of North America feasible. As a result, Director On Call was truly able to expand its services. Local Funeral Homes were thrilled with their award winning operators and it didn’t take long for them to share with other funeral professionals just how pleased they were with Director On Call’s level of service. Director On Call’s leaders understood that it took ...
Continental Computers, Inc.
PO Box 16522 Jonesboro, AR 72403 800.240.1016 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.continentalcomputers.com What services does Continental Computers offer? Continental Computer offers management software. hardware and services for all areas of the death care industry. Products include "The Directors Assistant™, The Cemetery Manager™, The Cremation Manager™, The Leads Manager™, The Aftercare Manager™ and The Continental Accountant™". Continental Computer produces products for the pet market as well as the traditional death care market. What inspired the formation of Continental Computers? The company started in 1985 to meet the needs of funeral homes in the United States. At the time there did not exist software for the funeral home industry or the ...
Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home
Focusing on their families and communityis their primary goal Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Playter Chapel has the distinction of being Newmarket's oldest business and the third oldest Funeral Home in Ontario. It is owned and operated by Wes Playter and Gregg Davey and together with their team; they continue a tradition that was begun in 1842 by Samuel Roadhouse. When Newmarket was incorporated as a town in 1880 Roadhouse's business was represented by one of nine bees on the "town crest", Newmarket being the "hive of industry". Samuel's son, Neriah John "N.J." Roadhouse who had apprenticed to his father, took ...
Staying in the Money: Ten Ways to Keep Cash Flow Problems from Putting You Out of Business
Every small business owner, even funeral home owners, knows the trouble that comes with managing the ins and outs (pun intended!) of cash flow. You can have tons of loyal customers and be an expert at getting new business and still be kept awake at night with cash flow worries. We know cash flow is an issue that can send good businesses to their graves (again, no pun intended). Cash flow problems have a habit of sneaking up on a business, especially in a rocky economy. If a business is earning a profit, many business managers simply assume that cash flow ...
Bucks County, PA – On October 1, 2013, I’m Sorry to Hear, LLC commenced its expansion throughout the North East, including an additional 4,500 funeral homes across 11 states, which will be available for search and reviews in its online community, www.imsorrytohear.com. The expansion includes funeral homes in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, West... [Read more]
Anderson, Ind. – On Halloween people love to surround themselves with ghosts and goblins and macabre decorations, like caskets .But for some in Anderson, they’re surrounded by caskets every day of the year. That’s because they build them .Workers at C.J. Boots Casket Company make custom caskets that are sold around the world. Owner and Founder Chris J. Boots worked as a cabinet maker before... [Read more]
US Cremation Equipment, with great sadness, announced today that Cal Wilkerson passed away after a brief illness.
Mr. Wilkerson was 79 years old. “This is a terrible loss for me personally and for all of us here at US Cremation Equipment” said Luis Llorens, President. “Cal dedicated his life to building US Cremation Equipment into a great company—one of which we all are enormously proud. Cal developed enormous respect both inside and outside the company over his many years in the industry. His professionalism... [Read more]
Mobile, AL – Almost Ten Years ago Heart To Heart L.L.C. started offering “CARING Voices” to both funeral homes and cemeteries. To date THOUSANDS of families have taken advantage of this service. In turn the Funeral Homes and Cemeteries offering this service have benefited by being able to offer this service at no cost to their families. Offering “Caring Voices” to your families is like... [Read more]
New product enhancements added to Cornerstone Series of products OMAHA, Neb. – Inflation GuardTM, an innovative enhancement to The Cornerstone Series of products, was announced today. The Cornerstone Series is part of the Advanced Funding Solutions program, a result of a collaboration between Physicians Mutual, a premier provider of health, life and retirement products and The Outlook Group, one... [Read more]
Edgewood, KY - Funeral Profit Protectors, LLC today announced they have engaged the services of FAC Marketing, Burlington, Iowa as their advertising agency of record. Christopher Kuhnen, CEO & President, Funeral Profit Protectors, LLC said, “The combined strengths and award winning creativity of both companies make this a perfect fit.” He added, “This agreement will prove highly productive... [Read more]
San Diego, CA – The TC Bag, the world’s first (never been done before) transparent, self-sealing body bag, created quite a stir at its rollout Oct. 21 at the National Funeral Directors Association Expo in Austin, TX. And, as usually happens with a big debut of a new product, there were some nervous faces in the background as the Expo was about to open. “We had planned and prepared... [Read more]
Florida-based FSI Launches Tablet Application to Enhance Security and Efficiency of Trust-Funded Preneed Contract Sales
Tallahasee, Fla., Oct. 20, 2013 – Funeral Services, Inc. (FSI), a preneed administration and contract record-keeper that has provided trust solutions to the death care industry, announced today that it developed an iPad application that streamlines the preneed contract sales process. The new app generates error-free, professional and compliant contracts for trust-funded preneed programs. From anywhere,... [Read more]
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada – Directors’ Choice, the funeral industry’s most highly awarded answering service has unveiled their new updated logo and website. Over the past 16 years, Directors’ Choice has become known for providing the highest level of customer service available to the funeral industry. This has been accomplished with professionalism, knowledge and naturally caring... [Read more]
Austin, TX – OGR recently added Mobits℠ to its group of business suppliers. MOBITS℠ are mobile-apps with text messaging that get final arrangements information to the family and to the community in the fastest, easiest, least stressful and least expensive way possible. It maximizes participation in the departed’s final arrangements. Mobits™ are the best way for the funeral director to get... [Read more]
Bass-Mollett announced today a new partnership with Continental Computers. This new connectivity allows Bass-Mollett’s software suites, like the Reflections of Life Cloud and the Precious Memories Designer to import case information from Continentals software The Director’s Assistant. This connection will eliminate the need to retype information into Bass-Mollett’s software packages. Bass-Mollett... [Read more]
Barrington, IL – Progressive Environmental is proud to announce their Loyalty Points Program. For the past several years Progressive Environmental has dedicated themselves to the education of the proper methods to be followed for the refining and recycling of post cremation remains. They have done this by extensive advertising in trade publications, exhibiting at trade shows and daily conversations... [Read more]
New Training by Dr. Alan Wolfelt Prepares Funeral Directors, Celebrants and Grief Care Providers to Educate Families and Communities About the Value of Funerals
Fort Collins, CO – The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces a new training experience for funeral home staff, celebrants and grief care providers. Entitled “Opening Your Community’s Eyes to WHY We need Funerals,” this three-day workshop facilitated by Dr. Wolfelt will review why humans have had funerals since the beginning of time and explains how each of the elements of the ceremony—from... [Read more]
Fort Collins, CO - The Center for Loss and Life Transition has announced the locations of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s educational workshops that explore various topics related to grief, mourning and the importance of meaningful funeral ceremonies. Sponsors include hospices, hospitals, universities, funeral homes and a variety of community agencies. The locations are as follows: Cedar Rapids, IA, September... [Read more]
Auburn, Indiana– Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional innovative solutions to funeral providers, Kevin Keane, President of Messenger announced today that Messenger has completed its acquisition of Epitech; the Expression Guest Registry Company. “We’re thrilled to welcome Expression Guest Registry to the Messenger family of products,” said Keane. “Expression Guest Registry has... [Read more]