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2014 Innovation Award Finalists

2014 Innovation Award Finalists

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2014 Innovation Award Finalists

 



 

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Peer judging closes September 14.

 
Aurora - BeRemembered.com

Aurora - BeRemembered.com

How will you BeRemembered? What are the words of wisdom that you’d like to pass on to your siblings, children, grandchildren, and other loved ones? What goals or wishes are on your bucket list? If you could send a message to someone you love, that’s securely delivered after you pass away, what would you say? Aurora’s BeRemembered.com is the place where you can record the stories, pictures, and lessons of your life to share with family, friends, and future generations – even after you leave this life. Launched in April, 2014, BeRemembered.com is already changing the way consumers think about end of life and funeral or memorial planning. BeRemembered.com is the first online community initiative in the funeral industry which allows consumers to record their life story in their own words AND plan their end of life celebration to share with family, loved ones, and a funeral professional who can bring their “Last Goodbye” to life... Read Full Submission

 
Duncan Stuart Todd - Custom Embalming Stations

Duncan Stuart Todd - Custom Embalming Stations

Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd introduces the availability of custom stainless steel embalming stations to meet the needs of funeral home owners and educational institutions when unique conditions call for unique solutions. A combination of custom designed stainless steel cabinets that are properly outfitted with innovative DST products produces an efficient and functional workstation not found elsewhere on the market. An instance where such stations would be a solution is a learning environment for mortuary students who observe and sometimes participate in embalming procedures. Read Full Submission

 
funeralOne - Life Tributes f1Cloud Storage

funeralOne - Life Tributes f1Cloud Storage

The other night, our support team got a call from a funeral home at 3:30am. The cry for help sounded like this: “We just had a power outage while I was creating a tribute video! When I turned on my computer, all my work was gone. Help?” In funeral service, you only have one chance to “get it right,” but the unexpected can occur at any time. And when these situations happen, there isn’t much to do about it except start all over again, wasting time (& money). That’s where Life Tributes’ f1Cloud Storage comes into play; it’s an entirely new way for funeral professionals to complete personalization projects. The f1Cloud lets you create, edit and share personalization projects on any computer. With f1Cloud, every project created is saved on our safe, secure network. That means you can access your projects from anywhere, you’ll never worry about losing your work. Read Full Submission

 
The Dodge Company - DodgeSeal

The Dodge Company - DodgeSeal

DodgeSeal is the first, easy to use, clear elastomeric sealant designed to effectively seal off all orifices including the throat, nasal cavity, stomas, eye enucleations, wounds and much more. DodgeSeal provides a complete seal to wet or dry tissue to eliminate post-embalming leakage.
DodgeSeal works to seal troublesome leakage areas on embalmed human remains. Sealing areas of moist tissue is important for the embalmer to be able to successfully prepare the body for viewing. DodgeSeal is non-hazardous, non-flammable, odorless, non-staining and contains no formaldehyde or silicone. Read Full Submission

 
FrontRunner Professional - The Total Business Solution

FrontRunner Professional - The Total Business Solution

The Total Business Solution is unlike anything seen on the market today in funeral service. As a licensed funeral director for over 30 years, CEO & founder of FrontRunner Professional knew all too well how often he had to enter the same deceased and family information and how much time and money that cost him as a funeral director. With the recent acquisition of the industry’s only web-based management solution, FrontRunner now offers the only completely web-based Total Business Solution where all of a firms website, management, marketing and memorialization needs are in one powerful single-data-entry solution. Read Full Submission

Entries are judged by a panel of funeral directors who rank all entries according to their originality and uniqueness, quality and design, practicality and sustainability and benefit and value. The rankings determine the five finalists. Funeral directors will vote for the Innovation Award Winner.  All Funeral Professionals will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Innovation Award entry beginning August 1st. Voting closes September 14th. Click here to view all of the 2014 Innovation Award Entries.
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