Page A39 AUGUST 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A •BEST WARRANTY AVAILABLE •CUSTOM DESIGNS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS •LOWEST FUEL COSUMPTION •ENVIRONMETALLY SUPERIOR •PROVEN TECHNOLOGY •MADE IN THE USA •24/7 SERVICE AND REFRACTORY REPAIRS ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS •TRADE-INS ON NEW MACHINES •IN HOUSE ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING •2000 INSTALLATIONS WORLD WIDE •FINANCING AVAILABLE •HUMAN & PET CREMATORIES •FULLY AUTOMATED PLC OR DIGITAL CONTROL Family Owned & Operated Since1985 & MANUFACTURING Continued from Page A38 2019 NFDA Convention & Expo News Association ContinueD When it’s time to relax after the conven- tion activities are done for the day, Chica- go can’t be beat. Chicago is more walk-able than most global cities, and visitors of all ages enjoy the proximity of attractions like Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chi- cago and other treasures. The city’s explo- sive performance art scene delivers audi- ence-thrilling theatre, music and dance in historic venues. And, of course, an endless assortment of restaurants, high-end shop- ping and nightlife are all at visitors’ finger- tips, ready to match every taste, budget and mood. More information about all that Chicago has to offer can be found by visit- ing www.choosechicago.com . There is so much waiting for attendees to discover at the 2019 NFDA Interna- tional Convention and Expo. The latest information, including information on how to register and make hotel reserva- tions through the NFDA housing bureau, is available at www.nfda.org/chicago2019. New this year, the Funeral Service Foun- dation is offering up to 10 scholarships to funeral directors to attend the NFDA Convention. The awards, which are open to members and nonmembers, include all registration fees for the full convention and three nights’ standard accommoda- tion at a convention hotel. Those interest- ed are asked to submit a brief video and es- say by the August 1st application deadline. The scholarships are part of the Foundation ’45 Awards, which help make education accessible to funeral service professionals through scholarships, continuing educa- tion and professional development oppor- tunities. Learn more and apply online, http://www.funeralservicefoundation.org/ foundation45awards/convention_scholarships . NFDA thanks its 2019 Internation- al Convention and Expo sponsors for their continued support: Black Diamond: Homesteaders Life Company; Platinum: Federated Insurance; Gold: Batesville, Lending USA/Funeral, Messenger, Se- curity National Life Insurance Compa- ny, and Tukios; Silver: ASD–Answering Service for Directors, Bass-Mollett Pub- lishers, C & J Financial, Disrupt Me- dia, FrontRunner Professional, Implant Recycling, Live Oak Bank, LoveUrns, Madelyn Company, NGL, Nomis Pub- lications Inc., and Physicians Mutual, Precoa; Bronze: Doric, Funeralocity, Global Atlantic Financial Group, In- man Shipping, Kelco Supply Company, theMemories, Sich, and Wilbert Funer- al Services. NFDA is the world’s leading and larg- est funeral service association, more than 20,000 individual members who represent more nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, WI and has an office in Wash- ington, DC. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.