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8 – 9 a.m. | Workshops (1 CE hour)

Closing the Deal – Growth by Acquisitions

Business Operations
Jeff Smith
President | Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home

Today’s funeral environment benefits larger operators who can consolidate resources and dominate a market. Smith will demonstrate how this can be you! As a third-generation mid-market funeral home owner, our funeral home has grown over the last dozen years from one location to eight plus we started a cremation society. We went from serving 450 families a year to over 3,000, and we did it without investing our own money. You can, too! Learn step by step how to create a plan for growth by acquisition and execute that plan. What is involved, who you need on your team along with how to determine a good target, determine a fair value, obtain financing, combining the companies after you close and more. Gain the confidence to grow without fear. (1 CE hour)

Jeopardy of Jaundice

Technical Skills
John Hill, CCO, CFSP
Embalmer and Funeral Director | James Funeral Home

Let’s discuss the reality, reoccurrence and resources when embalming a jaundice case. Discuss the proper procedure of case analysis, selection of fluids and injection techniques to achieve desired results. Upon completion, funeral practitioners will be able to better identify jaundice cases, the issues associated with these cases and the how to properly embalm a jaundice case. (1 CE hour)

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Expo Hall

Expo Hall

The world’s largest funeral exposition is an adventure in itself! Leading suppliers will offer the latest products and services – along with exclusive offers – in the NFDA Expo Hall.

11:30 a.m. Prior to Wednesday Closing Session

Funeral Face-Off

Join us for the Funeral Face-Off Championship on September 13th where the winning team will be determined during the NFDA's International Convention and Expo in Las Vegas.  Prizes include cash, free registration to future NFDA events and conferences, and the coveted "Precoa Cup".

 In August ,14 three-person teams, comprised of funeral directors from all over the country, began competing in this funeral trivia event online. Eight teams will battle it out in head-to-head competition in front of convention attendees. 

The questions, provided by American Board of Funeral Service Education faculty, cover much of the content taught to current mortuary science well as some funeral pop culture sprinkled in just for fun.  In the first two rounds, contestants had to earn as many total points as possible for their team score.  

If you want to find out who wins the “Precoa Cup” be sure to watch the championship round on Wednesday, September 13th prior to the closing general session. 

Funeral Face-off-2023-bracket

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