After three months in the Pre-Launch mode, the Memorial Business Journal has launched as a weekly newsletter. The lead story comes out of Illinois, where the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, has lifted its cease and desist order that has prevented funeral directors from transferring funds from the state’s beleaguered Preneed Trust Fund, except to pay for funerals.
The Illinois Funeral Directors Association, however, has requested a hearing to determine how much the fund is actually worth and what exactly are the ramifications for funeral directors who decide to cash out.
The rest of the story plus these others make up this first edition:
• Action Items: The Dawn of a New Decade (a discussion with Nevin Mann)
• Batesville Putting New Product Rumors in the Vault
• NFDA Names Michael Watkins Senior VP of Operations
• The Notebook
• From the Editor’s Desk
In response to those who said they wanted to subscribe before the Pre-Launch Subscription Special went away but didn't because the holidays came fast and furious, Memorial Business Journal is extending the offer one additional week. So until January 9, a one-year subscription to the Memorial Business Journal is still $149 (a $50 off the regular price).