The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is hosting its International Convention & Expo October 14 - 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event has the largest funeral service expo in the world and features a plethora of continuing education (CE) opportunities, pre-convention seminars, general sessions and workshops, product and services exhibits, and social events.
The NFDA launched its first convention in Rochester, N.Y., and celebrated the 100th rendition in 1982. The organization currently has over 20,000 individual members which make up nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world.
Funeral directors from around the globe will participate as attendees and or presenters while exhibitors consist of companies like CrossCheck (details below) that provide goods and services to help funeral directors achieve success and remain profitable.Read More
If your dentist is in a noticeably cheerier mood this fall, it could be because he/she just attended a five-day conference held by the American Dental Association (ADA) in Honolulu, HI. This year’s conference, ADA 2018, takes place October 18 – 22 and features a wide variety of educational sessions as well as notable speakers, a tradeshow and networking events.
The American Dental Association exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. Current membership stands near 161,000.Read More
It was Thursday, September 19, a warm day in Los Angeles.
We were working the day watch out of Bunco.
My boss is Captain Di Donna. My partner is Travis; he’s a good cop. My name is Joe Sunday.
We got a call about a scam at the Buy Here, Pay Here used car dealer in Universal City. We checked it out. The suspect was in the back lot, selling a used car to an elderly couple.
The female victim approached us and said, “It was terrible, officer; just terrible.”
Please, ma’am, just the facts.
“I’ll give you the facts,” she said. “I drove by this lot on the way home. There were balloons and free cake and cookies. The sign said, ‘FREE FINANCING.’ I decided to check out a car that fit my budget.Read More
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Buying a home is emotional, but not as emotional as buying a car. It seems like it should be the reverse. In this short column, we will explore why this is the case.Read More
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As introduced in part one of this series, consumer and contractor demand for sustainable building materials, connectivity in the home and workplace, and an “easy button” for simplified installations have spurred a wave of new products and services.
The demand for sustainable products and technologies such as connected living and working spaces have been the harbinger of change in today’s building materials industry, but other trends are prompting positive changes affecting home and commercial construction.
This second and final part reviews technology, DIY trends and simplified installations. See part one for details about industry growth and sustainability in the building materials industry.Read More
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In this instance, most people would simply ask the shop to destroy the original check and write an amended check for $400.
Unfortunately, the customer decides to initiate a stop payment on the $4,000 check at his bank instead of contacting the shop for resolution. The bank charges him a $35 stop-payment fee and the shop now possesses a check with no apparent value. What recourse does the shop have?Read More
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The building materials industry has experienced significant change in recent years — granite is the “new” Formica; two-by-six framing is as common as two-by-fours; and wood (solid, laminate, engineered or reclaimed) has replaced wall-to-wall carpeting as the flooring of choice for many Americans. Beyond this veneer of change is a fundamental framework of industry growth, sustainability, technology, do-it-yourself homeowners, and the need for simplified installations.
The focus is on sustainable products and technology, but other trends are also having a profound influence on the building materials industry. Many of these disruptive changes are interdependent, and as expected, there is a direct correlation between construction and building materials.Read More
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More importantly, though, CrossCheck is periodically contacted by merchants who are looking for a new check guarantee company because they just parted ways with their old one. Disgruntled merchants come in all shapes and sizes, but their reasons for dissatisfaction generally center on a group of check processing faux pas:Read More
Underlined by resounding approval from attendees and exhibitors, organizers of Las Vegas Market (LVM) said the successful 2018 Summer Market was represented by “strong buyer traffic, increased order writing, and new product introductions.” Home furnishings dealers, retailers, designers, and other industry experts and stakeholders were presented with more than 5 million square feet of permanent and temporary exhibit space showcasing a wide selection of home décor, gift, housewares, gourmet, handmade, and antique products. The mega-event took place July 29 – Aug 2 at the World Market Center campus (WMC) in Las Vegas.Read More
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