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Keeping the business flowing
Business Cemetery Products

Keeping the business flowing

I love the idea of “American ingenuity”.  To me it means the thought process that is developed to keep things moving ahead even when the system to do so has been upended.  And, around the world this Spring, the system has truly been upended with the advent of the COVID-19 situation. However, if you are a small business, you have to figure out a way to keep the cash rolling in so that you can pay the bills.  Many small […]

Columbarium conundrum
Cemetery Cremation

Columbarium conundrum

The realization that  57% of cremated remains are not accounted for by means whereas the deceased can be memorialized into the future has caused some church communities to wonder if their ministry can help address the needs of the community that would lower this number.  According to this article in the Rancho Santa Fe Review, 35% of cremated remains are buried at a cemetery and about 8% are placed in columbariums.  The remaining 57% are returned to the family or […]

The Monument Business is Changing Too
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The Monument Business is Changing Too

The accelerating trend over the past 20 years towards cremation as a method of final disposition has not only affected how funeral homes and cemeteries operate.  It has created issues with casket companies, burial vault companies, and monument dealers as well. I came across this article from Columbus CEO which exhibits some ways in which monument companies are trying to be relevant with the death care consumer in this changing environment.  The article features Jonathan Modlich as he brings new […]