Thursday, May 13, 2021

FEMA Provided Updates to the Media. We Were on the Call, and Here’s What...

Matthew Redding, deputy director for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Division, spoke with multiple news organizations on Wednesday afternoon to share updates on the program.

FEMA Assistance: Hotline Experiences ‘Technical Issues’ After Being Inundated With Calls

Earlier this week, FEMA began accepting applications for assistance with funeral expenses related to COVID-19 deaths. However, according to the government agency, the rollout of the application process did not go smoothly.

Leverage Cremation Trends to Your Advantage

Join industry leaders from Foundation Partners Group, Precoa and Matthews for an interactive discussion on Meeting Families Where They Are: How to Leverage Cremation Trends to Your Advantage, a new webinar on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1pm CT.

Roosevelt Investments to Host Update on Financial Markets: 2021: The Year of Reopening

Roosevelt Investments, a boutique wealth management firm with 50 years of experience working with funeral and cemetery professionals, will host its next live video call on Thursday, April 15th at 12pm (ET).

FEMA Is Now Accepting Applications for Funeral Assistance: Here’s What You Need to Know

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.

Media Changes, But the Message Stays the Same

The digital revolution has changed the media but not the objective. Technology has created new opportunities as people and industries find their place in the digital economy. Just like earlier media served specific purposes, so does digital technology; digital media employs “high tech to maintain high touch.”

Halcyon Death Care Management Solutions and Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Announce New System Integration

Halcyon Death Care Management Solutions and Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions are pleased to announce an integration between Halcyon’s management system and Matthews Aurora’s Solution Center Catalog.

Foundation Partners Group Adds to Washington State Footprint

Foundation Partners Group, one of the nation’s leading providers of innovative end-of-life services, today announced the acquisition of Klontz Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Auburn, Washington. The acquisition grows Foundation Partners Group’s footprint in Washington to 11 locations.

CANA’S Third Crucial Conversation to Focus on Business Trends and Opportunities

Tools to Generate New Business, the third session in CANA’s Art and Science of Cremation: Crucial Conversations Virtual Series series, goes live on Wednesday, April 7, 1 pm CT.

Could Evening Visitations Become Part of the Past? It’s Time to Course-Correct

2020 was the year of drinking out of the fire hose. Like many of you, we experienced a phenomenal surge in call volume. Was it COVID, possibly the aging of the Baby Boomers, or maybe just the law of large numbers? Whatever it was, 2020 seemed like a scramble from beginning to end.