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Afternoon edition:  lots of news. . . finance, cemetery, coroner race, funeral home sold, more
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Afternoon edition: lots of news. . . finance, cemetery, coroner race, funeral home sold, more

As we head not only into the weekend but into the month of August, we found lots of interesting stories for our readers.  And, they are from all over the world. . .from preneed insurance in New Zealand, to public company finances in Great Britain, and back to the good old U.S.A. with stories ranging from a body potentially buried in the wrong spot to a coroner’s race pitting two funeral directors against each other. Read the stories. . . […]

Northeast funeral directors in the news
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Northeast funeral directors in the news

Last week we wrote about how a sponsored event, as it has grown, can help bring some funeral homes to status as anchors in their communities.  We also included in that discussion how service over time can accomplish the same thing.  And, just yesterday we talked about how taking an interest in, or mentoring, someone can have a lasting impression on our profession. Today, among our other afternoon edition stories, we bring you stories of two Northeast U.S. funeral directors […]

Take the time to make a difference
Business

Take the time to make a difference

As I search for articles that might be of interest to readers of Funeral Director Daily I see lots of headlines.  Headlines are the first indicator of what draws me into an article that might be of interest and then, if that has piqued my interest, I will get into the meat of the article to see if there is reader interest present. Some of these articles are actually obituaries of funeral colleagues that I feel may have enough interest […]

Price named to grieving children board. . . more news
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Price named to grieving children board. . . more news

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) named death care industry veteran Jim Price to its Board of Directors last week.  Price has over 50 years of experience in the funeral profession and is a 3rd generation funeral director.  He currently serves as Senior Vice-President, Industry Relations for Park Lawn Corporation.  Jim, earlier in his career, co-founded and served as EVP/COO of Foundation Partners Group.  Price also has a long history of volunteer service in the profession and is currently […]

A new world of death care start ups
Preneed Products

A new world of death care start ups

Earlier in July Funeral Director Daily featured an article entitled, “Does death care have a consumer influencer?”  The article pertained to our profession and wondered out loud if death care had someone that was able to “influence” consumers as to their choice of death care.  That “influencer group” is in a lot of other industries and the article questioned who influences death care. And, we all know that the death care consumer will – and already is – evolving in […]

Finance articles on Carriage Services, more
Finance

Finance articles on Carriage Services, more

The Funeral Director Daily afternoon edition for today contains a couple of finance opinion articles written for Seeking Alpha on funeral home and cemetery operator Carriage Services, a short note on Park Lawn Corporations placement of 5.75% debentures, and some guidance from our friends at Clifton Larson Allen with regards to COVID-19 relief plans for retirement plans. Carriage Services:  Just a 2% dividend yield, but a 17% free cash flow yield. Carriage Services:  A funeral service provider that is growing […]

Chicago area funeral director self-filming reality series
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Chicago area funeral director self-filming reality series

Jacob C. Vandenberg is the Mayor of Tinley Park, Illinois.  He is also an owner and President of Vandenberg Funeral Homes which operate in Tinley Park and Mokena.  You can see the funeral home web-site here. Jacob is a 4th generation funeral director and with his brother, Josh, now operates the family businesses.  As if he isn’t busy enough with his work and Mayoral duties, he has taken on the duties of producing his own reality series about the death […]

Afternoon edition. . .heavy on cemetery news
Cemetery

Afternoon edition. . .heavy on cemetery news

The afternoon edition of Funeral Director Daily weighs heavily with cemetery related news.  Let’s see. . . .we’ve got a name change, a cemetery hoping to receive historical certification, and a cemetery where Action News Troubleshooters tells of a cemetery where it took some time, but eventually, the consumer was taken care of.  Medway Cemetery completes final phase in process toward receiving national historical status.  Milford Daily News (MA) Action News Troubleshooters help widow with husband’s headstone.  WPVA – 6 […]

Expansions, acquisitions, new ownership. . . all part of what makes American small business what it is
Business

Expansions, acquisitions, new ownership. . . all part of what makes American small business what it is

We spend an inordinate amount of time telling our readers of what is happening in the large public companies that make up that constellation in the death care universe.  Don’t get me wrong, that information is good to have, easy to obtain as it is public by law, and much can be learned by seeing what the “Big Boys” of the profession are up to. However, in the death care industry – funeral homes, cemetery, preneed, and monuments – I’m […]

America’s cemetery problems
Cemetery

America’s cemetery problems

Summer is, historically, a time that relatives visit the graves of long deceased members of the family.  Generally, between Memorial Day and Labor Day many families pack up for an afternoon and take a short trip to visit and do some upkeep on the family graves.  Others visit when they get back to their hometowns for a high school reunion or just to go visit relatives who still live in the childhood community. Well, that is the way it used […]