September 2022

Page A34 September 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A Museum Corner w w w . N M F H . o r g Since 1992, the National Museum of Funeral History has housed the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts in 30,500 square feet of exhibit space. The museum features seventeen permanent exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. Explore the funeral memorabilia collection, discover the history of mourning rituals, and learn about the rich heritage of funeral services. The Museum is located at 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090. Visit for more details. F U N E R A L H O M E & C E M E T E R Y N E W S w w w . N o m i s P u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m Monthly Columnsonline at This is a fun-filled annual fundraiser created to support the museum and its mission, enlighten visitors about one of man’s oldest cultural rituals and celebrate the rich history of funeral service. Your continued support ensures the growth and preservation of the museum and development of educational programs and exhibits. SAVE THE DATE and support the s p on s o r a p p r e c i at i on n i gh t November 6, 2022 c h a r i t y go l f c l a s s i c November 7, 2022 Sponsor and/or participate in the Charity Golf Classic, held every fall at the prestigious Kingwood Country Club in Kingwood Texas. We invite you to attend this five-man scramble tournament, which is an excellent opportunity to network with business executives and funeral industry professionals from across the country, as well as support the museum. The museum, which now encompasses over 30,500 square feet of exhibit space houses 17 permanent exhibits that include Historical Hearses, Presidential Funerals, Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes, The History of Cremation, History of Embalming, 19th Century Mourning, Coffins and Caskets of the Past, Jazz Funerals of New Orleans and more. The development of new exhibits is always ongoing. It is the largest educational center on funerary customs in the United States and perhaps the world. Thousands of visitors each year explore the museum in person. For Sponsor Opportunities, to register for this year’s event, and to view photos from the 2021 Tournament and Sponsor Appreciation Night, visit the Charity Golf Classic section of the The National Museum of Funeral History website: National Museum of Funeral History charity golf classic tournament NEWS Educational CONTINUED BLUFFTON,SC— Generating revenue is harder than ever before, and MKJ Marketing is hosting a seminar this fall offering master-level training on the most pressing issues facing the funeral profession. The seminar will be held November 7-9 at the five-star Montage Palmetto Bluff resort, located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The expert panel of speakers will include Glenn H. Gould III, who has conducted over 900 market research studies; Marilyn Jones Gould, who is a renowned and sought-after speaker and trainer in the funeral profession; Courtney Gould Miller, Head Strategy Officer for MKJ and expert in digital marketing; and Isaac Miller, who leads the e-commerce strategy for MKJ’s clients. Participants will learn top-performing strategies in the following areas: • Attracting and Retaining Talent. The key to any successful company is maintaining key employees. But how do you attract them in the first place? What makes them want to stay? • Increasing Cremation Averages. Firm owners know they need to increase their cremation averages. But how? • Expanding E-Commerce Offerings. In the increasingly digital world, there is just as much opportunity, if not more, to sell online than in your arrangement room. • Therapy Dogs in Funeral Service. Firms that already have a therapy dog or are considering adding this service won’t want to miss this program. This unique training opportunity allows owners and managers to take this content directly back to their staff, but it is also ideal for key staff members to attend the Seminar to learn how to improve their performance in Expert-Led Training on Top-Performing Strategies for Increasing Revenue Offered by MKJ Marketing at Upcoming Seminar the arrangement room. This could also be a great opportunity to reward key staff members for their outstanding performance. Group pricing is available for funeral home owners who would like to send additional staff members. MKJ has negotiated a special rate with the Montage to ensure all participants can enjoy this world-class resort at a very reduced cost. The Montage Palmetto Bluff is a convenient drive away from Hilton Head Island or Savannah. The resort encompasses a private 20,000-acre community, which includes a nature preserve, multiple dining options, shopping, a riverfront marina, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. During the Seminar, private consultations with MKJ’s experts will be offered at no additional cost to attendees. MKJ seminars have consistently been fully approved for continuing education credits by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice in nearly every state. Check with MKJ to find out how many hours can be earned for each state. For more information on MKJ’s upcoming seminar programs, visit or call 888-655-1566. Scan QR for our website 1-888-792-9315 • Mortuary Coolers starting at $5,899