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 April's Issue

  • Cremation
    Addressing the Urn in the Closet – As cremation rates continue to rise, cemeterians are looking for ways to reach families with the urn in the closet.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

  • Cremation
    The "No Frills" Cremation Business – In this second installment in the series, the focus is on the "no-frills" cremation business.
    By Daniel M. Isard

  • Cover Story
    Blending Ancient Traditions with Modern Disposition – One of the biggest reasons cremated remains are abandoned, scattered or forgotten, is the indecision by families of what to do. A new offering for memorialization by Eickhof Columbaria may be the solution.
    By Derek Martin

  • Profile
    A Lasting Impact – With a career that has spanned more than four decades, Dave Wharmby is certainly a preneed sales rock star. But as the soft-spoken Wharmby is quick to point out, selling something you believe in isn't hard at all.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Business
    Death Care's Secret Society – If there were an organization in the death-care profession that could be considered a secret society, it would have to be The Toppers.
    By Thomas A. Parmalee

  • Roundtable
    Mausoleums and Columbaria – Our experts weigh in on the state of the mausoleum and columbarium industry, the options available for cremation families and what the future holds.
    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