Selected Connections


Selected Connections LogoCompleted Enrollment Application form and check should be received at Selected Independent Funeral Homes Headquarters by May 29, 2015.


Selected Headquarters

Program Dates

June 3-5, 2015


Country Inn & Suites at Mall of America
2221 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425

*Room rate is $139.00/person/night.

The hotel reservation deadline is May 4, 2015. After May 4, reservations will be accepted based on availability as determined by the hotel.
Participants should contact the hotel directly to make reservations at 800-456-4000 or 952-854-5555.
Please indicate you are with "Selected Connections"
Participants are responsible for all hotel expenses.

Hotel check-in is 3:00 p.m.
Check-out is Noon.

Arrival date is Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Departure date is Friday, June 5, 2015
. Program is scheduled to conclude by noon.


Recommended Airport: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
The hotel does offer an airport shuttle. Visit the hotel website for more information or participants may take a taxi from/to the airport or rent a car.
Transportation will be provided from the hotel to all related functions (sessions/tours and group meals).


Some group meals provided. Remaining meals on your own.


Business Casual


Alicia Carr, Kelco Supply Company
Andrea Karels, Kelco Supply Company
Additional representatives from Kelco Supply Company

Bill McReavy and other staff members, Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels

Dr. Michael LuBrant, Mortuary Science Program Director
Dr. Sandy Myers, Associate Professor – School of Dentistry
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

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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 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