Afternoon edition: News you can use. . . NFDA election and more

By Funeral Director Daily / August 5, 2020 /

In this press release from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) we learned that Chris E. Christian and Beatrice “Bea” Lewanduski were elected to serve two-year terms on the NFDA Board of Directors.  According to the press release Christian is the co-owner of Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville, Tennessee.  The release also states that Lewanduski…

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Judge overturns crematory variance, what’s coming up in our profession

By Funeral Director Daily / July 27, 2020 /

Today’s afternoon edition tells of a Dayton, Ohio, decision by a judge that overturns a variance needed to operate a crematory.  Funeral Director Daily will also give you news of a large funeral home acquisition of six Ohio mortuaries.  Finally, we’ve got some other stories and a listing of some of the events for learning…

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News you can use for the weekend

By Funeral Director Daily / July 10, 2020 /

As we head into another great summer weekend, here is some industry news that you can use. Funeral Directors Life Named “Great Place to Work” Funeral Directors Life was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Texas by Great Place to Work and Fortune.  Funeral Directors Life was honored with the 26th…

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Death Care professionals: News you can use

By Funeral Director Daily / May 9, 2020 /

Funeral Director Daily today brings you a rare weekend edition of our news blog.  We do so simply because one of the webinars available through the National Funeral Directors Association is on Monday morning and we wanted you to have ample time to consider registering and blocking off an hour of your morning to watch,…

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News you can use for the funeral profession

By Funeral Director Daily / May 1, 2020 /

We are taking the tact of getting out this information item early in the morning on Friday passing on some news that you can use.  Just yesterday we learned that the fine folks at Johnson Consulting Group were hosting an informative webinar today, Friday, May 1.  We wanted to get the link to the registration…

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Carriage Services adds two locations in Mid-Atlantic Area

By Funeral Director Daily / July 17, 2018 /

Last week Carriage Services, a funeral service public company based in Houston, Texas, announced that they had acquired two funeral homes in the State of Virginia.  You can read the press release here. The release announces the acquisition of the Covenant Funeral Homes in Fredericksburg and Stafford, Virginia.  The release goes on to say that…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Combo Ban

By Funeral Director Daily / June 29, 2018 /

On Wednesday the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin issued its ruling on whether combination units consisting of a funeral home and cemetery can be under single ownership interests.  The Supreme Court, in a 5-2 vote, upheld the ban against single ownership.  You can read an article on the decision here. The court ruled…

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Distance from major city forces cremation prices Higher

By Funeral Director Daily / June 26, 2018 /

Over the weekend I read an interesting article from the British publication Moneywise, which you can read here.  The article was titled, “Cremation monopoly force prices Up” and deals with, what I would call cremation prices outside of a major metro area. For the sake of this discussion, I believe that the definition of cremation…

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What Price is Too High?

By Funeral Director Daily / June 20, 2018 /

I was driving into a board meeting on Monday and listening to one of the business channels on Sirius Radio.  The topic that came up and was being discussed was the potential acquisition of Fox by either Disney or Comcast.  As you may know, Fox  was given an acquisition offer by Disney last December at…

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The Staffing Dilemma

By Funeral Director Daily / June 15, 2018 /

There is no doubt that staffing at funeral homes across North America is an issue and up for much debate on how it is done.  I recently ran into an article from Great Britain that was published in Wales Online, and which you can read here. The article is very interesting and concerns the company…

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