BROADVIEW, IL, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Hawkins as Marketing Specialist. Steve will support strategic WFSI marketing initiatives including Wilbert’s advertising, online presence and media relations. He also assumes management of trade shows and other special events for WFSI.
Steve has over 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations, branding, special events and as a publications editor. Prior to WFSI, Steve worked at the American Society of Home Inspectors, the First Division Museum at Cantigny, InterVarsity Press and Crossway Books.
Highlights of Steve’s career include working with Fox News, CNN and NBC News. He also once gave a tour of his museum to the Pakistani Foreign Minister (the equivalent to the U.S. Secretary of State) while surrounded by 11 Secret Service agents. But one accomplishment he is especially proud of is his part in gathering 500 World War II vets for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Nearly 100 of the WWII vets attending served at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
“We believe Steve Hawkins will be a great asset to Wilbert Funeral Services, “said Mark Klingenberger, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “His vast background as a writer, editor and marketing specialist will benefit the team and as well as the company.”
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. through its Licensee network is the leading single-source supplier of burial vaults and cremation-related products and services to North American funeral establishments. For more information, call 888.WILBERT or visit www.wilbert.com.
Integrated business management solution solves challenges faced by today’s funeral professionals
BATESVILLE, IN., Feb. 11, 2015 – Batesville, the leading provider of technology solutions to the death care industry, is making it easier for funeral homes to gain efficiencies and improve their operations with MIS Professional, a comprehensive business management solution that seamlessly ties everything together – case management, arranger planning, product selection, and more. Built by experts with a deep understanding of funeral home operations and a vision for where the industry is going, Batesville is bringing a new generation of technology to the market.
In a competitive environment, technology is an important asset that can help increase revenues and lower costs, but the rapid pace of change makes it difficult for business owners, including funeral homes, to keep up. Yet the status quo is not acceptable.
Designed with purpose
- Complexity of the system and user interface
Focused on results
Key features include:
In addition, MIS Professional affords funeral homes the advantages of a hosted, web-based solution. There is no additional hardware required, and new versions and updates of the software are included with ongoing maintenance, avoiding the expenses associates with the purchase of equipment.
Keeping customers at the center
For more information on MIS Professional or other Batesville technology offerings, contact a Technology Consultant at 877.287.8661 or visit www.BatesvilleTechnology.com. Or you can stop by and visit with Batesville at the 2015 ICCFA Annual Convention and Exposition, April 8 – 10, in San Antonio for a demonstration.
Wilbert Funeral Services' Commemorating First Responders Program Helps 114 Fallen First Responder Families In 2014
BROADVIEW, IL, January 13, 2015 – The families of 114 fallen first responders were served in 2014 by Commemorating First Responders, a philanthropic program of Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (WFSI) and its Licensees. The program donates burial vaults and urns and a graveside service to first responders who have died in the line of duty.
Families of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical personnel receive, at no charge, a Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune® burial vault when traditional burial is chosen. If cremation is chosen, Wilbert offers families a choice from four high-quality urns; if the cremains are to be buried, a Stainless Steel Triune urn vault is also provided. Each vault comes with a Wilbert Legacy Custom® personalized carapace, donated by Legacy Prints, one of WFSI’s vendor partners.
The nearly 200-strong network of Wilbert Licensees shares in the contribution of the vault and urn, but also provide, where permitted, a WilbertWay™ graveside setup. The display of the personalized carapace on the vault cover at the graveside adds to the commemoration of the fallen hero. The final sealing and lowering of the vault is also part of the WilbertWay service.
In 2014, the program served a diverse range of fallen first responders across North America. The summary of service organizations and fallen heroes are as follows:
The Funeral Professionals who provide the service to the families also play a vital role in the success of the Commemorating First Responders program. WFSI invites funeral professionals and others to contact a Wilbert licensee or visit www.wilbert.hmsbox.com/responders to learn how to participate in this program commemorating heroic lives, sacrificed in valiant service to local communities.
Wilbert Funeral Service Incorporated is a licensor of Wilbert burial vaults and cremation urns, and is the industry leader with a network of nearly 200 Licensees serving funeral homes and cemeteries throughout North America. Visit www.wilbert.com and the Commemorating First Responders Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WilbertFuneralServices for more information.
New Child Abuse Requirement will be presented
Gene Ogrodnik, President & CEO of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is pleased to announce its Spring
• Emerging Microbial Hazards: What Embalmers/Funeral Directors Need to Know- Dr. Wolman
This 6 hour day-long program will not disappoint the embalmers and directors with discussions on both clinical and
Where: PIMS Special Events Center
Application for approval for 6 continuing education units has been made to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland,
BROADVIEW, IL – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) dedicated a park on its grounds to members of a family that has combined for more than 100 years of service to the company and the funeral service industry. Miller Family Park was dedicated earlier this year to the Miller Family – Marlene, Rich and the late Glenn.
Results announced from independent 2014 Customer Satisfaction Study
Omaha, Neb., November 10, 2014 -- Physicians Mutual, a national leader in individual health, life and retirement insurance products, today announced the findings from its recent Customer Satisfaction Study, revealing an overall 97 percent satisfaction rate among customers. Marketing research firm Wiese Research Associates conducted the independent study.