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Anthem Partners acquires funeral homes in the San Joaquin Valley

By Funeral Director Daily / December 27, 2022 /

  Anthem Partners, the privately-held operator of funeral homes and cemeteries, announced via press release last week that it had acquired a business that operated three funeral homes in the San Joaquin Valley area of California.  That funeral business was Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc.  The company has owned and operated facilities in Fresno,…

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The Best of Baltimore

By Funeral Director Daily / November 23, 2022 /

In my home state of Minnesota there is a sports writer who every Thanksgiving creates an article and makes a case for the worst person or thing that has happened on the Minnesota sports scene in the past year.  I’ve taken some inspiration from that but have also taken into account something my mom drilled…

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Americans would rather talk about any subject than death

By Funeral Director Daily / September 15, 2022 /

Recently I came across this article from the Insurance NewsNet based on a survey from health insurer, Ethos.  The article was based on what traditionally taboo subjects would people be willing to talk about.  Turns out that 81% of the people were willing to talk about Money, but at the bottom of the list came…

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Roosevelt Investments provides timely webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / July 19, 2022 /
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It doesn’t matter where you are on the death care employment scale — whether being a supplier, a funeral home owner, an employee, or even a retired person from the profession, virtually everybody has a retirement account and wants to be informed enough to make the proper decisions for its growth.  We are fortunate to…

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Where is Death Care headed in 2022 and beyond?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 3, 2022 /

One of the great things about beginning a New Year is that we have a chance to speculate where those next 365 days will bring us.  That speculation also gives us a little perspective on where the trends are moving that will carry our profession into the future.  So here’s my take on some of…

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Security National Memorial segment increases earnings 125% for first nine months of 2021

By Funeral Director Daily / December 1, 2021 /

Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC) released this press release earlier in November which memorialized their operations for the 3rd Quarter of 2021 as well as the first nine-months of 2021.  The Utah based company operates in three business segments with one of those segments being what they call their Memorial Segment. For the nine months…

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More companies hope to cash in on the changing face of Death Care

By Funeral Director Daily / September 17, 2021 /

I recently read this article where Bank of America has profiled 14 future “moonshot” technologies that they believe could offer vast wealth to those who are lucky enough to invest in them.  In reading that article, I realized that, to a certain extent we have, maybe not moonshot technologies, but at least planetary technologies in…

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Good Grief to be seen in USA, Canada, and Great Britain

By Funeral Director Daily / September 10, 2021 /

It was announced recently that the New Zealand comedy series, Good Grief, has had its North American and United Kingdom rights purchased by the AMC Network.  You can see a clip of the series here. The series, which is entering its second season, is co-created and co-written by Eve and Grace Palmer who also star…

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Canadian arbitrator rules tattoos, nose piercing acceptable funeral home employee expression

By Funeral Director Daily / July 15, 2021 /

In a decision that came down in early July 2021 a Canadian arbitrator has ruled against a funeral home and for its two employees in a case involving employees rights to a pierced nose and un-covered tattoos.  You can read the article from Canada’s National Post on the decision here. In essence, the decision by…

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Death Care outpaces Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P for first third of 2021

By Funeral Director Daily / May 5, 2021 /

For the first time that I can remember since I have followed what is termed the Death Care Index (DCI), the DCI for a period of time has outpaced the standard measures of America’s public companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq, and the S & P 500.  For the time period of January…

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