Issue 100.5-Sep-Oct 2017

Our 100th Anniversary Year:
Marking a Milestone

One hundred years ago, a handful of respected and innovative funeral professionals from across the country had a vision.

99th Annual Meeting Starts
Selected’s Centennial Celebration

This year’s Annual Meeting in Chicago will showcase the people and events, programs and progress, that established Selected’s leadership position.

Evaluating Social Media’s Place
in Your Crisis Communication Plan:
Helpful or Hurtful?

”I want everyone to recognize that time is of the essence when communicating with people who are posting online.”

Annual Meeting Women’s Luncheon
Speaker Asks, “Do You Have Grit?”

“Grit is like a muscle you need to exercise… The more reps you do, the more you’re able to lift.”

How to Improve Your Grit

Improving your grit comes down to understanding the traits that comprise grit and how you can develop them.

Headquarters Staff Picks
its Chicago Favorites

The staff has created a list of some of its favorite Windy City destinations.

NextGen Seminar Returns to Aruba in 2018

NextGen members have overwhelmingly chosen Aruba as the location for the 2018 NextGen Seminar to be held January 21-25.

Nominations Being Accepted
for 2018 NextGen Award

The NextGen Professional of the Year Award recognizes the career accomplishments of funeral professionals under the age of 50.

Bliley’s Host Memorable
Selected Connections Event

Selected members gathered at Bliley’s Funeral Homes in Richmond, VA, for a two-day program on cremation.

Learn from the Pros
to Utilize Google’s Display Network 

Internet Ad Pros webinar for Selected members: “Internet Marketing: Funeral Home Advertising is Exploding & Changing”

Management Comparative Program:
Profit Per Case is Up
Despite Rising Expenses

Firms that completed the Management Comparative Program survey recently received their upgraded report.

Job Fairs Connect Students with Selected Member Firms

Two successful Job Fairs held so far this year, latest Second-Career Scholarships awarded.

What is Your Funeral Home Worth?

Live Oak Bank is committed to helping you achieve your desired goals.

How an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Works

The most common form of employee ownership in the U.S. is the employee stock ownership plan.

Member News

Remembering Our Colleagues, Educational Trust Contributors, New Members, New STS Agents, News from Our Members