November 2022

Page B2 November 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on B CALENDAR of Events Batesville Education Series - Nov 02, 2022 Webinar: Paradoxes of Mourning Implications for Funeral Service 800-6228373. post.master@ Funeral Service Association of Canada Arranger Training - Nov 04, 2022, King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON. 888-5073722. National Funeral Directors Association and Funeral Service Association of Canada Professional Women’s Conference of Canada - Nov 05-06, 2022, King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON. 800-2286332. National Museum of Funeral History 28th Annual Charity Golf Classic - Nov 06-07, 2022, Kingwood Golf Club, Kingwood, TX. 281-876-3063. M K J Marketing Seminar - Nov 0709, 2022, Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort, Bluffton, SC. 888-655-1566. jma rke t i ng . com/ s emi na r s The Dodge Company Inc 2022 Technical Seminar - Nov 10-11, 2022, The Flamingo Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, NV. 978-600-2099. Cremation Association of North America Peer Support Virtual Meeting - Nov 15, 2022 312-245-1077. Connecticut Funeral Directors Assn 2022 Annual Convention - Dec 01, 2022, Sheraton Hartford Hotel South, Rocky Hill, CT. 860-721-0234. The Dodge Company Inc 2022 Dodge Wreaths across America Project - Dec 14-17, 2022, Embassy Suites, Arlington, VA. 207-841-6330. Cremation Association of North America Peer Support Virtual Meeting - Dec 20, 2022 312-245-1077. peersupport Int’l Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Assn 2023 Dead Talks - Jan 11-13, 2023, Bally’s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Exhibits. 800-645-7700. Utah Funeral Directors Association 2023 Mid-Winter Meeting - Jan 1314, 2023 801-263-3286. Alabama Funeral Directors AssnMid-Winter Tradeshow & Expo - Jan 15-17, 2023 Virginia Funeral Directors Assn Winter Conference - Jan 22-23, 2023, Marriott ShortPump,Richmond,VA.804-264-0505. Center For Loss & Life Transition Training Seminars by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Jan 23-26, 2023 Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training, Hyatt House Scottsdale/Old Town, Scottsdale, AZ. 970-2266050. Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Service ofTheWest 2023 Annual Conference - Jan 23-26,2023,HyattRegencyOrangeCounty, Orange County, CA. Exhibits. 408-7808229. Idaho Funeral Service Association 2023 Mid-Winter Meeting - Jan 29-31, 2023, Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID. 208888-2730. Selected Independent Funeral Homes 2023 NextGen Seminar - Jan 29 - Feb 02, 2023, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Grand Cayman, Caribbean. 800323-4219. South Carolina Funeral Directors Assn 36thMid-WinterConference&Expo -Jan 30 - Feb 01, 2023,HiltonColombiaCenter, Columbia, SC. Exhibits. 843-881-3634. M K J Marketing 2023 Summit - Jan 30 - Feb 01, 2023, Ritz Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, CO. 888-655-1566. mkj@ West Virginia Funl Dirs & Crem Operators Assn 2023 Seminar - Feb 07-09, 2023, Charleston, WV. 304-345-4711. Cremation Association of North America 2023 Cremation Symposium - Feb 08-10, 2023, The Linq Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Exhibits. 312-2451077. Michigan Funeral Directors Association 2023 Midwinter Conference - Feb 11-18, 2023, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Noord, Aruba. Exhibits. 517-3499565. National Funeral Directors Association Virtual Cremation Success Seminar - Feb 16-17, 2023 800-228-6332. Additional Events Online at Funeral Home & Cemetery News email mail PO Box 5159 Youngstown, OH 44514 fax 1-800-321-9040 submit your Convention, Meeting or Seminar at had not, we immediately filed and the rest is history. “IT” turned out to be the Memorial Environments wall. The wall is a 10’ wide by 7’ tall changeable graphic designed to rest behind the casket or urn during a life celebration. It can slide right under a door to move from visitation room to chapel. It can be disassembled in short order and transported in a car to an offsite location like a church or event center. Internally lit with LED lights, the wall creates an amazing glow that brings an atmosphere to a grieving family like never before. It can be raised a foot off the floor minimizing the blocking of imagery from the open casket lid. It is incredibly durable with no moving parts to break and it never needs Information Technology support. It does what it is designed to do - it creates an atmosphere to celebrate a loved one and give the grieving family a vivid memory of color, light and inspiration they’ll remember forever. Since we introduced the Memorial Environments wall two years ago, we’ve had endless testimonials from both funeral homes and families talking about the larger than life difference this has made in a life altering situation. We have walls in funeral homes from coast to coast and just went international in the spring. The funeral profession is new to our company. Since we introduced the Memorial Environments wall, we’ve begun patent filings on three more solutions unlike anything released before in the industry that are designed to fulfill new needs based on the changing appetites of the consumer in death care. Mom reminds me and my family every day that her spirit is still here. Although the ME wall wasn’t invented for her celebration, she was the inspiration for thousands of other families to celebrate their loved one. This solution is a tribute to her memory. Thanks mom… we miss you. Based in South Carolina, brothers Jason and Scott Kraning are the founders of Memorial Environments. Visit to learn more. Memorial Environments Walls Continued from Page B1 Display enhanced with the Memorial EnvironmentsWall. porate entities like BMW, Delta Air Lines, Duke Medical University and the nuclear industry for 27 years. We create in specialized metals, fabrics, plastics, glass, lighting and interactive digital technology. If I can’t bring the person’s life celebration to where and what they loved, I thought, I’ll bring that atmosphere to them. Our attorneys did a tremendous job digging deep to see if this had already been patented. When we found out it SPRING ARBOR,MI— Japanese mini trucks are newer on the scene in the United States market, but wherever they pop up, they seem to get a fanatical following. Mega Mini Trucks imports Japanese Mini Trucks into the United States and is now serving cemeteries and memorial parks nationwide. Japanese mini trucks offer efficiency for maintenance activities. They are the best allseason, any weather, off-road use work utility vehicle. The Daihatsu HD Dump Truck cabs offer heat and air, with options for 4WD, automatic or manual transmission. Turf tires means less ruts from regular maintenance activities. Mini trucks are easy to drive, especially when used for short distances. The pickuplike nature of these small trucks makes them good options for small-distance delivery. To learn more about mini trucks and to see the wide range of options available visit Mega Mini Trucks Available to Cemeteries Nationwide Cascade Affiliates with Snap Financial LAKE OSWEGO,OR— Cascade Management Company has announced their recent association with Snap Financial. Snap Financial specializes in helping United States businesses qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit Program (ERC). Since the launch of the ERC program by Snap Financial in July 2021 they have helped over 6,000 businesses across the United States get approved for over 3.5 billion, averaging around $21,000 per employee. This is money that doesn’t have to be paid back and can be used in any way a firm chooses. To receive a 5-minute video overview of the program along with enrollment and qualification details email Dave Hall at For further information call Dave at 503-869-3373. Snap Financial is the exclusive referral partner of Jorns & Associates CPA firm a national organization.