MBAdvocacy

MBNA members have access to a “Case Studies Database” (member login & password are required) where they can see how previous cases were handled and apply those methods to their current issue.

As a member of Monument Builders of North America, the MBAdvocacy Program and its services are one of the benefits of membership that you enjoy!

How the MBAdvocacy program will benefit members and the Association –

  • Educating MBNA members to prevent unlawful or unreasonable practices.
  • Providing conflict resolution services, as needed, and to advise MBNA members of their respective rights and obligations both generally and in specific situations.
  • Building on existing relationships with regulatory agencies in various states in order to represent MBNA members.
  • Promoting the positive impact of MBNA on the industry overall and to create positive relationships as opposed to adversarial ones.
  • Creating educational and advocacy materials for MBNA members and to enhance the understanding of the industry by both consumers and members.
  • Working with other entities in the death care industry to address issues regarding anti-competitive practices. This includes unscrupulous behavior in the negotiation, sales, installation, and maintenance of monuments and markers.
  • Developing strategies and materials to be utilized as tools to help members work with cemeteries, communities or legislators.
  • Keeping MBNA members apprised of legislative initiatives and regulations at the state and federal level as they relate to both monument dealers and cemeteries.
  • Lobbying for legislation which will benefit MBNA members and oppose legislation that could harm members.

The MBAdvocacy program supports members of the Monument Builders of North America and the consumers they serve by enhancing awareness and enforcement of fair, reasonable and lawful trade practices as they relate to the memorial industry.

MBNA commented on the Funeral Rule Review 16CFR Part 453.  For a copy, click here.


Deadline is December 30

Remembering and recording the lives of loved ones that were cremated is as important as remembering and recording the life of a person that received a traditional burial.

A scene on a monument can come to life in the thoughts and memories of loved ones. A memorialist (monument builder) can capture your stories in stone so that you and your family can reflect on a life well-lived.

How would your Mother want to be remembered? Let's create a better way to remember the people we love!

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