ASD is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA). ASD will join the IFDA’s Preferred Provider Benefit Program. This program was designed by IFDA to help members operate more efficiently and increase profits while working with best-in-class organizations. As part of the new partnership, ASD will offer IFDA members an extended, 8-week Free Trial of ASD’s services.
I’ve always believed in the cathartic, healing power of music. It has shaped my grieving process. As ASD’s Public Relations Specialist, I’ve read countless articles about the best songs to play during funerals, but I’ve rarely seen someone compile a list of songs that can help grievers after a funeral is over, so I decided to put one together myself. Here are 6 Songs That Help Me Grieve.
May 11, 2017
What does a funeral home garden look like? The answers are as unique and distinct as every life memorialized within the walls of each building. From sprawling trees with colorful blossoms to manicured flowerbeds, there are so many stunning examples of unique funeral home landscaping. We asked our clients to share their horticultural talents with us and were amazed by some of the incredible photos that were shared.
Every day, our employees handle approximately 17,000 incoming calls for funeral homes and dispatch approximately 3,000 messages to on-call directors. This level of contact provides ASD with a unique understanding the communication challenges you face. We recently reached out to our employees to discover what ASD solutions more of our clients could benefit from using.
Apr 20, 2017
ASD was recently interviewed about our exercise work stations for an Q&A article originally published in American Funeral Director. In the interview, we explain the origin and purpose of ASD’s treadmill and recumbent bike stations and discuss how these unique stations boost employee morale. The article also explains how ASD’s exercise stations give our company an opportunity to help others.
This week, we had an opportunity to interview Amazon bestselling author, Todd Harra, about how his work as a funeral director inspires his writing. Todd is a director at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory and is the author of several books about the funeral profession, including Grave Matters—a new fiction novel giving a voice to funeral directors in the mystery crime genre.