Kates-Boylston Publications – American Cemetery

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American Cemetery & Cremation is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery & Cremation offers in-depth coverage of issues affecting the cemetery profession in today's competitive business environment, including grounds maintenance tips, national and state association coverage, marketing, insurance, computers/software and more. With the relaunch of the American Cemetery & Cremation, there is also an added emphasis on cremation.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In November's Issue

  • ACE Awards
    The Runners-Up – There were many worthy nominees, but these four cemeteries have been named the runners-up of the fourth annual American Cemetery Excellence Award.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Memorialization
    Destination Cremations – The cremation rate is expected to top 50 percent by 2018. The question for cemeteries is. "How are you serving cremation families?" Matthews International may have the answer with a unique, new program.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Cover Story
    Creating Assets Out of Undesirable Areas – As cemeteries become increasingly landlocked by new development, savvy cemeteries have to find new ways to plan and maximize their property's assets.
    By Christopher Mekus and Patrick Mekus

  • Industry Perspective
    Don't Overlook Metal Recycling – Sheldon Goldner, president and CEO of Progressive Environmental Services, leads a company that has been refining metals since the late 1970s for a wide range of industries.
    By Thomas Parmalee

  • Business
    Not Another Survey – I eat at a restaurant, buy clothes at a store, have a roof repaired and use an app on my phone, all of which results in my being asked to take a survey! Why shouldn't cemeteries do follow-up surveys?
    By Daniel M. Isard

In Every Issue


Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
  • Silver Award Table of Contents Design, 2005
  • Silver Award, Publication Re-design, 2004
United Communications Group (UCG)
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Does Your Cemetery Have a Plan?" May 2006
  • First Place, Good Writing, "Survivor Cemeteries," November 2005
  • Third Place, Good Writing, "Evanescence," March 2005
  • Second Place, Good Writing, "Honoring Competence, Courage and Sacrifice," June 2007
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "Beware of Slip and Fall," November 2007
Graphic Design USA
  • Blue Book Advertising, 2005
  • Mortality Symbols, 2005