This month: "Cremation and Profitability / Grief and Healing"
"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." ~Joseph Rodman Drake
NFDA remembers with gratitude the brave men and women who gave their lives so we could be free.
The NFDA offices will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
FTC Consumer Complaint Scam is Back
Posted: May 20, 2015
Last week, the FTC alerted businesses that an old scam is back. A number of businesses throughout the country have received an email notifying them that a consumer has filed a complaint with the FTC; the emails look official and contain the FTC seal and links and email addresses that appear to be legitimate. Do not click on any of the links in these emails; clicking on a link in these email could do serious damage to your computer or allow scammers access to your systems. Visit the FTC website to learn what you should do if you receive one of these emails.
2016 Advocacy Summit Dates Announced
Posted: May 20, 2015
When our members talk, we listen! Snowstorms during the last three Advocacy Summits have resulted in Congressional offices closing and travel difficulties for members. While we can't change the weather, we can change the date of the Summit in an effort to avoid pesky March storms. The 2016 Advocacy Summit will be held April 6-8, 2016. It will feature opportunities for you to meet with elected officials from your state, fascinating guest speakers, a reception on Capitol Hill and much more. The 2016 schedule will be different from previous years, so be sure to keep an eye out for more updates.
Earn Your Cremation Certification from NFDA
NFDA's cremation certification program was developed for all funeral professionals – not just operators – and, with the increasing rate of cremation, it's more important than ever for you to be fully prepared to serve families that choose cremation. In June, NFDA will bring its popular and respected Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) seminar to Wisconsin, Virginia and Illinois.
Your Opinion Counts: Participate in the Annual NFDA Advocacy Survey
Posted: May 15, 2015
On Monday, May 18, all NFDA members will receive an email asking them to share information about the legislative and regulatory issues that are most important to them and their business. NFDA is the leading funeral service advocate, proactively working to ensure that the nation's federal lawmakers understand funeral directors' positions on issues that matter most to the profession. Staying up-to-date on the issues that affect your funeral home and the families you serve is vital to your success. NFDA's Advocacy Division is gathering information to enhance its efforts to best serve members and the funeral service profession.
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