Selected Connections

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Selected Connections Logo Selected Connections programs typically are entirely planned and hosted by a Selected member firm that opens its doors to other members in order to highlight best practices and lessons learned. These members-only, unique, hands-on programs highlight the camaraderie and trust shared by Selected members. In order to maintain the members-only status, Selected does not seek continuing education credit for these meetings.


Below are highlights from the June 27-29, 2017 Selected Connections

event held in Richmond, VA and hosted by Bliley's which focused on cremation and approaching the topic from a different perspective.

A very special thank you to the following people for their participation and support:

  • Hosts Carey Bliley, President & CEO and Jennifer Moss, Director of Community Outreach and other staff members, Bliley's, Richmond, VA
  • Speakers Dr. Thomas G. Long, noted Professor and author of "The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care", Mark Higgins, President of Hall-Wynne Funeral Services, Durham, NC, Neil O'Connor, President & CEO, O'Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills, CA, Becky Lomaka, Education & Outreach, O'Connor Mortuary 
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Below are highlights from the June 3-5, 2015 Selected Connections

event held in the St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN area which focused on embalming and restorative art topics. This event was unique in that it was hosted by Selected Headquarters rather than a member firm.

A very special thank you for offering tours and facilitating special sessions goes out to:


  • Alicia Carr, Mike Berner, Andrea Karels and the entire team of Kelco Supply Company, a Selected Preferred Partner
  • Bill McReavy and other staff members, Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels
  • Dr. Michael LuBrant, Mortuary Science Program Director, University of Minnesota along with his colleagues Dr. Sandy Myers, Associate Professor – School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; Jody LaCourt, licensed funeral director/embalmer and restorative art and embalming instructor; Melinda DeVries, licensed funeral director/embalmer and Funeral Home Liaison for LifeSource – Organ and Tissue Donation and Angela McArthur, Director of the Anatomy Bequest Program.


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Here’s what participants are saying about their Selected Connections experience:

Selected Connections is an absolute must for in depth information on timely topics in an intimate setting. (2014)

As a Director who is new to the HR field, I gained a better understanding of the importance of a solid HR program at our firm. I also enjoyed a small group which allowed greater focus and participation. (2014)

This was the greatest Selected Connections program I have ever attended. (2013)

The Selected Connections program in Lawrenceville may be the greatest value I’ve received in funeral service programming. Richard Tetrick and company were excellent hosts, the speakers were germane and forthcoming, the take-aways exceptional and immediately applicable, and the networking opportunities invaluable. (2013)


Learn directly from other successful firms!

Selected Connections programs typically are entirely planned and hosted by a Selected member firm that opens its doors to other members in order to highlight best practices and lessons learned. These members-only, unique, hands-on programs highlight the camaraderie and trust shared by Selected members. In order to maintain the members-only status, Selected does not seek continuing education credit for these meetings.

Introduction to the Selected Connections Program
Information for Selected Connections Participants

Programs will be posted as information becomes available. Please check back.



Become a Host!

Selected Connections is seeking member firms to serve as hosts for upcoming programs. Download the information form below or contact Headquarters at 1-800-323-4219.

Information for Selected Connections Hosts
Selected Connections Host Application Form



Past Programs

June 3-5, 2015-Minneapolis, MN
June 16–18, 2014 - McMurray, PA
November 3–5, 2013 - Atlanta, GA
June 25–27, 2012 - Pinehurst, NC
March 6–8, 2012 - Salt Lake City, UT