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American-Made What this means for a veteran's funeral

Made in the USA. American-made. Made in China. What does it mean to you? What does it mean to your business? What does it mean to your customers? And how is it impacting buying decisions?

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Young Professional Spotlight: S. Chase Lewis

S. Chase Lewis is a 39-year-old funeral director at Lewis Funeral Home and Crematory in Milton, Florida.

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Spotlight on Allen-Beyer Funeral Home – Key Largo, Florida

Kevin Watts is a funeral director and embalmer at Allen- Beyer Funeral Home in Key Largo, Florida. He shared his experiences with running a successful funeral home that has been around for more than 50 years.

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Marketing Ideas That Work

Have you been keeping up with the 12 Months of Marketing campaign that OGR has been emailing to you every month? If not, then you are missing out on ways to get your funeral home’s name out into the public, invite people into your funeral home for events and gain media attention. Best of all, none of these ideas will bust your budget. 

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Community Outreach: How to Get Free, Positive Publicity

• Front page article in the newspaper
• Story on the evening news
• Calls coming into your funeral home months and years after an event

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At a Glance: August, September & October 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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#JustOneName

When you have a restaurant you love, you recommend it to your friends and suggest that they give it a try. When you watch a new show on Netflix that you enjoy, you mention it to others and suggest that they give it a try. When you belong to an association that has benefitted your business and yourself, why not also let others know and suggest that they give it a try?

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Help shape OGR's professional development

Hi! I’m Raffy Jose from the Philippines. I was a board member from 2018-2021. I witnessed first hand how important the work of the professional development committee was to our members. As we return to face to face meetings this year we look forward to learning about new and innovative tools to help improve our business after the pandemic. This is the important role of the members of the OGR-PDC. 

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A New Beginning

I am so honored to have been elected to serve as your president this coming year. My family has been a part of OGR for over 50 years. As a young child I remember going on family vacations based on the location of the annual convention. Dad would spend the day in meetings and the rest of the family would explore the area and make great vacation memories out of it. There were many destinations my parents took friends to then stayed for an extra week to vacation.

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At a Glance: July, August & September 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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At a Glance: June, July & August 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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Easily Offer Support Following the Funeral

“Thank you for offering such a wonderful resource for people like myself who are grieving to know I am not alone in this journey. I look forward to our next grief support group meeting." - Ann

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Set Your Funeral Home Apart with a Pet Remembrance Service

Think this has nothing to do with your funeral home since you are not a pet funeral provider? Think again. Offering this service can gain your funeral home free publicity, forge partnerships within your community and build a list of grateful humans who see your funeral home as a supportive place to turn to.

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Presidents Message: Join Me in Indianapolis

I'm looking forward to seeing you this year at OGR's Annual Conference! Our board and staff have worked to offer virtual connection opportunities in the three years since our last in-person meeting to help keep our connections strong, but I am excited that we will finally have the opportunity to step outside the Zoom box and see each other again in the flesh.

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What You Can Expect at OGR's Annual Conference

Fuel your think-tank at OGR's Annual Conference!

Register for a three day race with multiple educational pit stops along the way! Take the time to reunite with colleagues and friends for the first time since the pandemic started, while delving into topics that focus on leadership and innovation. PLUS the schedule allows ample time for networking and idea-sharing amongst peers. 

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At a Glance: April, May & June 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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At a Glance: March, April & May 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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At a Glance: February, March & April 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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Join us in Indianapolis for our 2022 conference!

Ladies and gentlemen: Start your engines! Join us in Indianapolis May 15 - 17 for the return of OGR's Annual Conference! 

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Jake Johnson offers tickets to 2022 Phoenix Open to OGR members

Do you have interest in going to warm and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, in February?

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