Thursday, January 21, 2021

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Interview with Funeral Leader Byron Calhoun

Byron Calhoun’s family has been in the funeral industry for over 65 years, and he knew it was his responsibility — and calling — to continue the family business.

Vandor Centralizes Wood Operations into Richmond, IN Plant

Vandor Corporation has announced that its Funeral Products Division will be centralizing production of its hardwood caskets to their Richmond, Indiana plant.

Foundation Partners Group Adds to California Footprint

Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Bermudez Family Cremations and Funerals in Monterey, California.

Mass Shooting Outside Funeral Home in Chicago; COVID-19 Continues to Take Its Toll

We start off this edition of Leader Links with some tragic news, following a mass shooting outside a funeral home in the South Side of Chicago.

Passare Announces New and Improved Inventory Management Feature

PRESS RELEASE ABILENE, TX — Passare, Inc. is proud to announce the release of a new and improved inventory...

NFDA Cancels In-Person International Convention & Expo; Will Hold Its First-Ever Virtual Convention

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has canceled its in-person 2020 International Convention & Expo, scheduled for October 18 through 21 in New Orleans. NFDA will instead hold its first-ever virtual convention the week of Oct. 18.

Foundation Partners Group Adds Two Sarasota Firms

Foundation Partners Group has announced the company has acquired the Jennings Funeral Home and Crematory in Sarasota, FL as well as Gulf Coast Cremations in Sarasota and Venice, FL. The purchase adds to the growing network of Foundation Partners Group firms on the gulf coast of Florida.

E-Commerce Highlights Opportunities for Growth Amid Uncertain Times

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created countless obstacles within our industry, there are just as many opportunities for those willing to try something new — you just have to be willing to experiment.

What’s Inside Your Funeral Home’s Prop Closet?

While all firms across the country are guiding their communities to ensure their staff members and all of their guests stay safe, their number one priority is honoring those who have died and preparing a fitting tribute so their loved ones can get the closure they need to start healing.

Should You Advertise During COVID-19?

By Leader Contributor Glenn Gould, CEO of MKJ Marketing Being recognized represents a challenge for bank robbers, which is...