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Johnson Consulting Group Sponsors Fifth Annual 'Summit'

PHOENIX – Johnson Consulting Group’s influence in funeral service continues to grow as the company’s line of services and products increases as does their client base, which was evident at the fifth annual “Summit” conducted at the Kierland Westin in Phoenix, Feb. 17-19, according to a news release.

“The annual Summit allows our clientele to meet one another, and to share success stories, including projects JCG has assisted them with,” said Jake Johnson, president of Johnson Consulting Group. “We also invite prospective clients as a means of introducing them to our services, but to also collectively refine all of our understanding as to how a modern funeral business should be operated. Accomplishing this is a matter of inviting informed speakers, and an energetic schedule that challenges their thinking.”

Building volume is fundamental to any successful funeral business today as profit margins continue to shrink from cremation and other factors. JCG addresses that challenge on a number of fronts, including accounting, customer surveying, incentive compensation programs, business brokering and much more. Many of the over 50 people in attendance have utilized JCG’s services as a means of strengthening their core businesses.

“…The Summit was another home run for all in attendance…We all know that change is not only coming, it is here and only those who embrace and welcome change and the uncertainty that comes with change have a chance to not only survive, but to thrive,” said Michael Meierhoffer of Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory in St. Joseph, Mo. “I always enjoy the opportunity to meet new and interesting folks in our business and listen to the various ways they analyze the problem and their solutions. As usual, I was not disappointed with content or presentation. Both were spot on with an interesting mix of folks.”

The Summit’s roster invited speakers included:

• Kim Ryan, president, Batesville Casket Co.

• Mike DiBease, vice president, sales and marketing, Batesville Casket Co.

• Melanie Loyd, In It For Life

• Glenn Gould, MKJ Marketing

• Jake Johnson, Al Asta and Greg Hilgendorf, Johnson Consulting Group

For additional information on Johnson Consulting Group’s services, and for an invitation to future JCG “Summit” conferences, visit or call 888-250-7747.

Posted April 9


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