Kates-Boylston Publications – American Cemetery

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American Cemetery is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery 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, preneed, marketing, cremation, insurance computers/software and much more.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In April's Issue

  • Community
    Lending a Hand – Making sure a cemetery looks its best is no simple task. Fortunately, in many communities, volunteers are stepping up to keep their cemeteries beautiful.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Grounds
    Clean Sweep – The reason for having rules and regulations in a cemetery is a simple one. The challenge is ensuring that the interests of all concerned parties are equally addressed.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Cover Story
    Award-Winning Design – Built into a hillside to preserve the pastoral quality of Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, the Garden Mausoleum quietly embraces the landscape while offering a contemplative interior experience.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Business
    And the Survey Says – Many cemeteries operate with the same business plan they had hundreds of years ago: Someone dies, and he or she gets buried. But the progressive cemetery has enhanced the business plan.
    By Daniel M. Isard

  • Roundtable
    Mausoleums and Columbaria – Changing trends have impacted all segments of the death-care industry, including mausoleum and columbarium construction. Our experts weigh in on the changes and what the future looks like.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

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