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American Funeral Director, the leading independent trade magazine for funeral directors and other funeral service professionals, is in its 134th year of publication, continuously featuring content pertaining to cremation, preneed, funeral business topics, professional vehicles, computers/software, insurance, funeral service history, business tips/tools and other content of specific interest to those working inside and allied to the profession.
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In August's Issue

  • Mentorship Programs Leaders in funeral service are recognizing not only the opportunities that mentors can provide new funeral directors but also the value that mentees provide their mentors.
    By Lauren Moore

  • Reaching Out to Cremation Families In a time when funeral professionals are bemoaning how hard it is to turn a profit – pointing to cremation as a culprit – there needs to be a business readjustment.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Not Your Father's Casket The funeral business is changing from a business model based on merchandise to one based on service.
    By Daniel M Isard

  • Business Profile People are turning to the Internet for just about everything – including researching funeral service. Funeralwise is connecting consumers and funeral professionals.
    By Lauren Moore

  • Cremation Memorialization A funeral director writes about educating families so they understand their options when memorializing a loved one.
    By Rich Darby

  • An Undying Passion A career in death is unlike most others. Finding a job, though, comes with its own set of challenges.
    By Alexandra Kathryn Mosca

  • Playing with Cars in Minnesota The Professional Car Society's 38th Annual International Meet rolls into Rochester, Minnesota, Aug. 12 to 16.
    By Staff Report

  • Industry Roundtable – Architecture & Construction Construction projects are no small undertaking. Our experts tell you what you need to know, whether you want to build an addition or complete repairs.
    By Lauren Moore

  • We Are Storytellers We are all storytellers who have to the opportunity each day to create and deliver one of the best stories were told – the story of one's life.
    By David Navarrete


In Every Issue


Awards

Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
  • Silver Award Special Section, "Katrina's Wake,” November 2005
  • Gold Award Publication Re-design, 2004
  • Silver Award Best News Article, "Start Scrubbing Your Call Lists,” September 2003
United Communications Group (UCG)
  • First Place Good Writing, "After the Fire," April 2007
  • Third Place Best Interpretive/Analytical Reporting, "Rosa Parks: Making History in Life and Death," January 2006
  • Honorable Mention Good Writing, "When War Hits Home," December 2006
  • Second Place Good Writing, "Survivor Louisiana,” November 2005
  • Third Place Best Interpretive/Analytical Reporting, "Katrina's Wake,” November 2005
  • Honorable Mention Good Writing, "Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals Profile,” August 2005
Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA)
  • Second Place Best Investigative Reporting: "Clayton Smart Saga"
  • First Place Best Spot/Exclusive News Story: “Case Closed,” December 2005
  • Honorable Mention Best Exclusive News Story: “Survivor Louisiana,” November 2005