Friday, April 19, 2024

CBS to Film Pilot for Comedy about Family Funeral Home

CBS has committed to film a pilot for a new TV show that may hit closer to home than you ever thought a comedy could.

Funeral Directors Included in Top Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccines

Our nation’s funeral directors and embalmers, commonly referred to as “last responders,” have been fighting the pandemic on the front lines, risking their lives every day as they serve families.

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.

I Applied to the FEMA COVID Funeral Assistance Program: Here’s What I Learned

I was able to apply as a “co-applicant” on behalf of several clients who had suffered a loss due to COVID and below is a synopsis of my experience so you can know what to expect in the process of applying and timeline for receiving a check.
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How a First-Generation Funeral Home Owner Has Found Success: Interview with Funeral Leader Rick...

Rick Carrillo recently spoke with Marilyn Jones Gould, president of MKJ Marketing, to share his experiences as a first-generation funeral director and why serving his community has always been his dream.

How Much Does the Name of a Funeral Home Matter?

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?

The Whole World Was Watching: Long Island Firm Serves Family of Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito is a name everyone across the country — and the world — became familiar with after the 22-year-old disappeared during a cross-country van trip with her fiancé.

How to Build a Successful Online Cremation Business

Consumers rely on websites and apps for almost everything these days, so why would we expect anything different in the deathcare industry?

Market Cannibalization: What It Means And Why You Should Care

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?”

State-By-State Updates for FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Since April 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has shelled out over $278 million to families for funeral costs related to COVID-19 deaths.