“Funeral Homes/Cemetery Combo Firms Special Session” Based on requests from members, this new
session was created specifically for those currently managing combo locations or for those contemplating the
development or purchase of a cemetery. Selected members Bill McReavy, Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, MN and Lance
Larkin, Larkin Mortuary, UT, shared what they are doing to market, promote, manage and grow their combo locations.
"High Cremation Rate and High Funeral Service Rate: It’s Not a Paradox!”" Pacific Group
member Stephen Dil, Dil’s Funeral Services, Ltd., facilitates this session that
highlights how funeral professionals in New Zealand and Australia have maintained a high service rate despite a very
high cremation rate.
"Catalyst for Growth: Getting from Vision to Execution" by Donna Hover Every CEO has a
vision for his or her company; that is the easy part! Few companies ever fail because there wasn't a vision; they
fail because they can't execute the vision and get concrete business results. Donna Hover focuses on three key
elements for every CEO and executive team.