Issue 100.2-Mar-Apr 2017

Funeral Home + Cemetery Management =
Members Share, Learn, Support

Selected is providing its members operating funeral homes and cemeteries with information, support and networking opportunities.

Washburn-McReavy Creates Synergies
to Grow Their Funeral Chapel
and Cemetery Operations

“I think the greatest challenge is anticipating and responding to changes in consumer preferences.”

St. Charles Memorial Gardens
Capitalizes on Providing Options,
an Effective Team and
Community Outreach

“Keeping our cemetery relevant and appealing to the community is part of our overall mission.”

Forest Hills Memorial Gardens
Faces Unique Challenges,
Creates Unique Opportunities

Addressing the wishes of pet owners, facing imminent domain issues.

Persistence Positions Georgia Firm
for Economic Upturn

“Our team is pretty small, but teamwork is what gets the job done.”

Ready to Branch Out?
Connect with Colleagues
and Learn New Ideas at the Summit

Hotel reservation deadline is March 26.

Members Enjoy a Stimulating
2017 NextGen Seminar

Helen Loring Dear Awarded 2017 NextGen Professional of the Year.

Creating a Championship Mindset
for Your Staff Team

”It’s amazing how the principles transfer between athletics and business.”

Preferred Partner Program
Adds Preneed and More

The Selected Board approved the creation of a new category for preneed.

Who’s On Your Support Team?

By joining a Selected Study Group, you gain a team of funeral service experts.

Are You Making Arrangements
with the Right Family Member?

In today’s world, the concept of family is becoming more and more complicated.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime®
Campaign Gains Momentum

Consumers are indeed interested, and the metrics have shown some significant movement.

An Important Update About
the Selected Educational Trust

An independent study will soon be underway to identify potential direction and activities for the Trust.

Member News

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