By Managing Editor Courtney Gould Miller and Editor Kara Apel The Neptune Society is facing a lawsuit from the...
With over 40 years of consolidation, many independent funeral businesses find themselves with a collection of brand names. Certainly, when making an acquisition, the inclination is to keep the acquired firm’s name — after all they were a successful business, and you paid a lot for it, so why make a change that could undermine the firm’s reputation in the community?
Starting today, April 12, FEMA is now accepting applications for financial assistance related to funerals, cremations, and interments for those who died from COVID-19.
When trying to identify a person in need of comfort or support, you can rely on these visual cues to help you discern how best to help the person through their grief. When speaking to someone over the phone, however, your capacity for compassion is blindfolded, forcing you to rely on subtle clues to determine the emotional state of the person on the other line.
The introduction and growing popularity of e-commerce cremation arrangements have raised the question and discussion of cannibalization within the funeral profession. Many are wondering: “Will families that would have paid the funeral home’s traditional pricing for cremation opt instead for their online offering?”
Jimmy Altmeyer Jr. is the president of Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, which now operates more than 40 funeral and cremation businesses across the East Coast.
By Leader Editor Kara Apel Editor’s note: When you grow up in a family-owned business, it can seem like...
Consumers rely on websites and apps for almost everything these days, so why would we expect anything different in the deathcare industry?
When my brother-in-law passed away two years ago, so many people wanted to help us, but we didn’t know where to start or what we needed. Our funeral director proved to be invaluable because he gave us ideas about what to ask for during the process.
The series, published on both Facebook and YouTube, highlights funeral homes across the country whose owners take interesting or innovative approaches to their businesses.