Considerations for a crematory

By Funeral Director Daily / December 16, 2021 /

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) showed statistics that cremation dispositions in the United States accounted for about 56% of all human dispositions in 2020.  I’m guessing that percentage will grow slightly for 2021 as it has every year for the past 40 or so years. CANA’s futuristic looking statistics, which have been pretty…

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The Seasonality of Death

By Funeral Director Daily / November 26, 2021 /

I came across this article titled, “It’s funeral homes’ busy season, here’s what to be careful for”.  Seeing that title I didn’t really know what to expect so I looked into the article.  It’s a short article with some good thoughts — one of those thoughts was entitled, “The Myth of Holiday Suicides”. Now, over…

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“Big Funeral” and some thoughts on “Universal Death Care”

By Funeral Director Daily / October 8, 2021 /

The funeral profession has long had its critics.  Those of us in the profession have to understand that and know that from time to time we are going to be broadsided by those critics’ calls for change. Recently this article entitled “How ‘Big Funeral’ made the afterlife so expensive” was published in Wired.  It’s a…

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Welton Hong: “Putting your Marketing Money into the Community”

By Funeral Director Daily / September 1, 2021 /

Editor’s Note:  Today we bring you some information on marketing your funeral business in your own community.  This article is written by funeral industry marketing expert, Welton Hong.  Let’s look at local marketing opportunities that generate community goodwill while also getting your funeral home’s name out there. Here are some ideas to consider:  Sponsor a…

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Death care receives criticism on three continents

By Funeral Director Daily / July 13, 2021 /

I’ve operated and managed a thriving funeral home.  If you’ve been there and done it. . . you know it is 24/7/365. . . .not many days go by when you don’t worry about something.  And, I’ve dealt with grieving family members, regulators, and the consumer movement too.  When you operate a community funeral home,…

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Hillenbrand announces leadership succession plan

By Funeral Director Daily / June 9, 2021 /

Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville Casket Company, announced last week that current CEO Joe A. Raver will be retiring at the end of 2021.  The following day, Kimberly K. Ryan will succeed him as CEO of the company. In a press release that you can read here, Hillenbrand Chairperson Joe Loughrey describes Raver, “A…

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Independent operators. . . . .know your value

By Funeral Director Daily / April 13, 2021 /

Back in 1990 I spent about three days north of Vancouver, British Columbia, along the Campbell River fishing for salmon with a group of funeral industry people.  One of the days was spent in a small fishing boat with a gentleman about thirty years my senior who had spent almost his entire funeral service career…

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Foundation Partners adds Washington state acquisition

By Funeral Director Daily / April 1, 2021 /

Foundation Partners Group (FPG), the privately held death care consolidator with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, announced earlier this week an acquisition to add to their 160 plus facilities. In this press release you can read that FPG acquired the Klontz Funeral Home and Cremation Services company based in Auburn, Washington.  According to the press release,…

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Bringing your public image to reality

By Funeral Director Daily / March 31, 2021 /

If you are operating a business, such as a funeral home or cemetery, and that business has been around for several years, whether you like it or not, that business has a perception to the public.  The good news is that if the business has been around for a length of time, then it is…

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

By Funeral Director Daily / February 8, 2021 /

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…

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