Afternoon Edition

Afternoon Edition

Afternoon Edition: News you can Use

Over the weekend Funeral Director Daily took the time to gather some information that is educational, informative, and more than likely useful to you in your professional or personal life.  We’ve compiled that here just in case there is something that interests you.   NFDA Podcast — The Brush with Death Podcast Series from the National Funeral Directors Association debuts Episode #21 – “On the Horizon:  NFDA Leadership Discusses the Future”.  To listen and see other titles from the series […]

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Manufacturing shortages/delays. . . social distance funeral home fines

Over the weekend we came across a couple of articles that related to articles that we produced for our readers last week and just thought that we would link related articles for our readers in case they are interested in looking more into the situations. On pandemic manufacturing shortages and/or delays due to processes outside the manufacturer’s control we bring you a couple of articles.  One dealing with the popular Ford F-150  pickup truck.  We learned from this article that […]

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SCI’s Dignity firm “here to help” in California

It was recently reported that California passed the three million mark in the number of documented COVID-19 cases and passed the 33,000 mark in death due to COVID-19.  According to several sources, that great number has caused some funeral homes to stop accepting new death call cases. That has caused Dignity Memorial director Anthony Lampe to make the following statement about California’s Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, “We want to be there to support the community. … Our intention […]

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Afternoon Edition: News you can use

Today’s Afternoon Edition features several articles that we found interesting over the MLK holiday weekend.  We’ll leave it to you to see which interest you and your choice of reading. However, there are some interesting articles.  For instance, one article states that some funeral homes in California are actually having to turn away death calls due to the number of COVID-19 deaths they have seen.  Another article that comes to us from Texas gives a perspective on how the Latino […]

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Weekend Edition. . . .News you can use

As we head into the weekend I’m clearing off my desk and have some information from some of our favorite friends at Clifton Larson Allen, Roosevelt Investments, and the National Funeral Directors Association that may be of interest to you.  In addition, I’m throwing a couple of articles out there that are not necessarily death care related but are business related in general and I thought readers may find them interesting.  Those articles deal with baby boomer business sellers and […]

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News you can use: PPE procurement, CEU’s, the BRAVE act. . . and more

In today’s Afternoon Edition of Funeral Director Daily you will find that most of our linked stories deal with funeral homes and their handling of the COVID-19 situation.  We are also taking today to catch up with some items that you should be aware of in terms of PPE procurement, a webinar brought to us by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and Canadian Funeral Peer Support, information on the U.S. Senate’s passing of the Veteran Administration’s BRAVE Act, […]

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“Get to Know Them”: Nicki Mikolai

Today’s Funeral Director Daily “Get to Know Them” feature introduces our readers to Nicki Mikolai.  Nicki graduated from my alma mater – the University of Minnesota – and has performed an extensive array of work in the death care profession.  She is a licensed funeral director and had worked for the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank training funeral directors to help with restoring to others the gift of sight. I got to know Nicki when she became a sales representative for […]

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NFDA news you can use. . . a couple of California stories that break hearts

This afternoon we are bringing you some news from the National Funeral Directors Association as well as a couple of stories that we uncovered about death care in California that point out the tragedy of humanity in the lives of those less fortunate than many of us. First of all, the National Funeral Directors Association has some information on the potential of what it calls a 37% tax increase to funeral homes if Payroll Protection Program expenses are not able […]

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Potential COVID surge has states thinking death care, state budget surprises

Last week you could not turn on the news without hearing of the potential for the COVID-19 virus to spread rapidly because of Thanksgiving and other upcoming holiday travel.  We found a couple of articles pertaining to states and how they may handle the number of deceased bodies that may come with that potential surge. In Minnesota, the Governor has purchased a cold storage warehouse to help out state funeral directors and in New York, the state is looking at […]

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The future of Death Tech from Forbes, LGBTQ funeral home settlement, Arlington Wreaths Across America

Only a couple of days after I gave you my thoughts on what new companies might be winners in the death care profession I stumbled across an article from Forbes entitled, “The Future of Death Tech”.  Today’s afternoon edition of Funeral Director Daily brings you that article as well as information on an apparent financial settlement in the Aimee Stephens Supreme Court work rules case, and an update on the always popular Wreaths Across America day at Arlington National Cemetery. […]