January 2023

Page A29 january 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A YOUR NEXT GREAT H I RE AWA I TS . A veteran’s commitment to serve doesn’t end when their service ends. Help them reignite their call of duty in a funeral service career honoring the values revered in every branch of our military. Respect. Dedication. Commitment to community. Visit JourneyToServe.com to download a FREE comprehensive toolkit designed to help you recruit and hire veterans into your business. Enlist the talents of a veteran to bring value to your business, comfort to your community, and purpose and possibility to your next great hire. A J O I N T P R O J E C T B E T W E E N BE A PART OF A VETERAN ’ S NEXT JOURNEY TO SERVE . JOURNEY TOSERVE . COM NEWS Association CONTINUED Cremation Symposium Speakers will include (L to R) Caressa Hughes, Eric Layer, Jason Widing, Jonathan Lewis, Leili McMurrough, Tyler Yamasaki, and Will DeMichaelis. 2023 Cremation Symposium sumer expectations about online deathcare services will impact the way we offer those services in the future. In Online Deathcare: Evolving Consumer Expectations, they’ll see how a business’s culture must align with these evolving customer expectations to succeed. Will de Michaelis and Tyler Yamasaki promise A Gentle Fireside Chat during their session: Efficiency or Die. Sharing their own experiences, and inviting stories from the audience, Will and Tyler will look at how adopting technology can increase revenues, improve workforce satisfaction, and provide better service for families. Jonathan Lewis, president of consulting firm McKee Wallwork, will lead a compelling discussion on how to understand the holistic picture of their company’s health – including how culture and their relationship with their employees is closely tied with their earnings and financial success – during his Culture Compass workshop session. Jonathan also keeps the Symposium moving as the event emcee, offering insights and activities to engage participants throughout the event! Then, CANA President and SCI Assistant Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Caressa Hughes moderates a discussion of Emerging Trends sparking debate within the profession including the changes to the FTC Funeral Rule, split licensure and new forms of disposition. And don’t forget everyone’s favorite Roundtable Discussions where presenters dive deeper into the content and get one-on-one feedback on ideas and challenges. This carefully crafted experience is at the heart of what makes CANA’s Cremation Symposium special. They place networking at the core of the event to bring practitioners together to share their problems and collaborate on solutions. Plus, with evenings free to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas, this is the event to reignite friendships and re-energize for the year ahead. Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of over 3,500 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization. Visit www.goCANA.org/CANAignite to spark excitement for what they have in store! Order Onl ine at www.NomisPubl ications.com or Cal l 1-800-321-7479 “I Love My Funeral Director” “I Love My Cemeterian” Now is the PERFECT time to order the PERFECT gifts! Order Your Favorite Plush Animal Customization Avai lable ~ Cal l for Detai ls Continued from Page A28 3” HEARSE NAMEPLATES 1-8 spaces $97.00 per nameplate 9-13 spaces $110.00 per nameplate 14-15 spaces $125.00 per nameplate 16-18 spaces $134.00 per nameplate Many Letter Styles and Sizes Available DEDUCT $15.00 each for Satin Aluminum Finish