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The National Funeral Directors Association Recognizes funeralOne with the 2013 NFDA Innovation Award

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2013

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) presented funeralOne with the 2013 NFDA Innovation Award during the association's International Convention & Expo, which took place October 20-23 in Austin, Texas. The company was recognized for its f1Connect Mobile Websites.

Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors.

When funeralOne set out to create mobile phone-friendly funeral home websites, they didn't simply adapt their existing website templates for smartphones. Instead, they started from scratch and developed f1Connect Mobile Websites to meet the informational needs of consumers who visit funeral home websites on their mobile phones, which are distinct from those who seek information using a desktop computer.

Earlier this year, funeral service vendors and suppliers had an opportunity to submit a product or service that became commercially available after January 1, 2012, for consideration in the 2013 NFDA Innovation Award competition. A distinguished panel of funeral directors evaluated the 17 entries and selected five finalists. The other finalists for the NFDA Innovation Award were: The Dodge Company's Capture Bead Keepsakes, DoricLink™ by Doric Products Inc., LifeArt International's Online Casket Designer and Sculpted In Serenity's 3D Laser Sculpted Memorial Portraits.

For more information about funeralOne's f1Connect Mobile Websites and other products and services entered in the 2013 NFDA Innovation Award competition, visit www.nfdabizexchange.org/innovationaward.

NFDA thanks its 2013 International Convention & Expo sponsors and contributors:

  • Platinum Sponsor: Federated Insurance
  • Gold Sponsor: Frazer Consultants, NGL Insurance Group, Physicians Mutual
  • Silver Sponsor: Aurora, Bass-Mollett Publishers, Batesville, Carriage Services, Facultatieve Technologies, The HELPCard, Madelyn Company, Messenger, Nomis Publications Inc.;
  • Bronze Sponsor: Doric Products Inc., Hunter-Warfield, Jefferson Gardens, Live Oak Bank, Wilbert
  • Contributor: FIAT/IFTA, funeralOne, Global Mortuary Affairs, Grupo Ilga, Heavensgate and International Mortuary Shipping

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536, jkoth@nfda.org

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