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OGR Members Meet In Austin For Fall Forum Education and Networking

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) hosted its annual Fall Forum Education Conference Oct. 18 – 19.

Leading into the National Funeral Directors Association's Annual Convention, OGR hosted its member and supplier attendees to a weekend of educational sessions, networking, access to NFDA events and exposure to the music, history, and food that make up Austin. Compliments of NFDA, all OGR registrations included tickets to NFDA’s welcome party, opening session and first-day expo.

The Fall Forum’s welcome reception was sponsored by OGR endorsed supplier Aurora Casket Company. Education sessions included tips to maximize connections with people, increase preneed sales, turn price shoppers into buyers and tell life stories through celebrants. At the conclusion of the weekend’s events, endorsed supplier C & J Financial sponsored a BBQ & Honky-Tonk party at Austin’s oldest dance hall, the Broken Spoke. Attendees took part in authentic Texas BBQ and danced to the music of legendary Texas performer Dale Watson. Other sponsors included ABM Funding and Matthews International.

“This year’s Fall Forum was our most successful and well attended. We are grateful to our many members in attendance and hope to see an even bigger turn out for OGR’s 2014 Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase in Charleston, S.C. March 27 – 29,” said OGR president David Fry.


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