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Prepare your Ears. . . we’ve got some insightful podcasts for you

By Funeral Director Daily / October 4, 2023 /
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    It’s never too late to learn more about attracting and retaining client families.  The marketing to do so can be complicated at times, but it is always good to keep an open mind and you can maybe learn through the education of others.  To that end, we offer these insightful podcasts which we’ve…

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Funeral Service Foundation acknowledges $100k gift from Memorial Classic

By Funeral Director Daily / October 2, 2023 /

    In a press release dated September 22, 2023, the NFDA’s Funeral Service Foundation “announced that it has received a $100,000 contribution from the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”.   The press release went on to say, “The Memorial Classic was founded by (Johnson Consulting Group founder) Tom Johnson more than 40 years ago with…

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Podcast: Talking funeral plans with Avalon Funeral Plans

By Funeral Director Daily / September 27, 2023 /

  Prior to the July 2022 regulations put into place by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in Great Britain there was little in the form of regulation for Preneed funeral plans in that country.  Preneed can be done a little differently than in the USA in Great Britain, but there is much to be learned…

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Lesko purchases Parente Funeral Home in Connecticut

By Funeral Director Daily / September 19, 2023 /

    From the website of the Parente Funeral Home of Bridgeport, Connecticut comes the announcement that “Kevin Lesko has purchased Parente Lauro Funeral Home, of Bridgeport, from Michael Parente. To assure the seamless transition of his family’s longstanding service, Michael has joined the new funeral care firm. . . . Effective September 1, 2023,…

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CANA, Foundation Partners Group offer Cemetery webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / September 12, 2023 /

    Every funeral home and cemetery in North America is looking at ways to increase revenues as case mix decidedly moves to lower cost cremation and memorial services from the traditional casketed burial cases.  One of the ways to increase that revenue is to offer several different ways to memorialize cremated remains. . .…

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Radical Hospitality — Do you exhibit it and does it come naturally? If so, it is a gift that can build your business

By Funeral Director Daily / September 7, 2023 /

    Our friends at “Two Guys and a Question” podcast, funeral service experts Alan Creedy and Danny Jefferson released a 7-minute podcast the other day that really hit home to me.  Creedy and Jefferson brought up the idea of “Radical Hospitality”.   You may not know what that is, but after listening to the…

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Need CEU’s. . . .Give WilbertEDU a chance

By Funeral Director Daily / September 5, 2023 /

    Next week at this time I will have taken a big step in satifying my annual Continuing Education (CEU) requirements for my State of Minnesota license.  I looked into what opportunites are available at the NFDA Convention in Las Vegas coming up and started planning my schedule.   However, even if you do…

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NFDA’s “Got it Covered”

By Funeral Director Daily / August 28, 2023 /

    The topic of yesterday’s sermon at my church was “God’s got it covered”.  While I totally understand that it is not on the same level as the topic at church, I had the same feeling when I received an email from the National Funeral Directors Association last week.   If you remember, last…

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Matthews International: Seeking Alpha opines on stock price “There is still a little life left”

By Funeral Director Daily / August 21, 2023 /

      Death care company Matthews International has had quite a stock run up so far in 2023.  And, this August 2, 2023, article from Seeking Alpha seems to say there is still room to move up for the company.  The article, entitled, Matthews International:  The easy money has been made, but there is…

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Batesville announces additional investment in its “Living Memorial” program

By Funeral Director Daily / August 16, 2023 /

    A press release from Batesville last week announced additional resources being put into the “Living Memorial” program by Batesville.  The company announced it “is doubling down on its mission of helping families honor the lives of those they love® with an enhancement to its Living Memorial® tree planting program that gives families the…

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