Industry leaders team up for “Growth and Expansion” webinar

Industry leading consulting firm Johnson Consulting Group along with industry leading financial firm Live Oak Bank will be combining to offer a webinar on Wednesday, August 10.  The webinar title is “Opportunities for Growth and Expansion” and will offer advice on “financing in the funeral market such as first-time acquisition tips, ground-up expansions, renovations, refinancing, growth strategies, and much more.”

Presenters will include Bob Ekins of Johnson Consulting Group and Tim Bridgers, Senior Vice-President of Live Oak Bank.

To register and/or learn more click here.

Don’t forget CANA’s  104th Cremation Innovation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia coming up August 17-19.  They have a great grouping of learning sessions available including one dealing with cultivating your preneed strategies for today’s consumer cremation preplanner.

According to John Baker, Vice-President of Strategic Partner Development at National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL), “There is no greater gift we can give to our loved ones than the peace of mind they will feel knowing that final wishes are planned and the financial burden removed.  Families can feel empowered to live their lives to the fullest knowing they have a preneed plan in place. Prearranging allows the family to learn from a professional, before the time of need, and to make informed decisions.” 

Baker and and Judy Olson, Regional Vice President of NGL will be two of the presenters in Atlanta.

For more information visit the CANA website here.

WilbertEDU announces upcoming webinar.

In their continuing series of CEU applicable webinars for funeral professionals Wilbert has announced a webinar for August 18 entitled “Details Matter: Are we paying Attention?”.  The educational seminar will be led by Melissa Posey Loose, Training and Development Manager for the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

According to Wilbert’s press release, “Objectives for the webinar will include defining the perception-experience gap existing between deathcare professionals and the families being served, identifying opportunities to improve marketing and service protocols, providing resources for partnering families, community members, and deathcare professionals to serve planning and grief support needs, and assisting attendees in developing a new strategy for “value branding.”

The WilbertEDU series is provided and hosted by Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. and is certified with the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) for one (1) hour of continuing education (in most states).

Again, according to the press release,Presenter Melissa Posey Loose serves as the Training and Development Manager for NFDA. A fourth-generation funeral director, she has found particular purpose in connecting with grieving families, assessing their unique needs, and providing them with award-winning care extending beyond the final goodbyes. Melissa also continues to partner with hospice and community organizations to provide notable deathcare collaborations including grief support resources, annual memorial events, educator in-service programs, and a camp for children who have experienced the death of a primary caregiver.

For more information and/or to register click here.

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