MBNA News Articles

Gravestones Talk

Gravestones talk. They tell stories, share history and even cause a little controversy from time to time. Some stones have a sense of humor, some share a message of hope and others portray a deep sense of loss and sorrow.

But how do those gravestones talk? How do those blank, stony tablets transform into beautifully unique memorials made to educate and intrigue generations yet to come? How do they evoke powerful emotions from strangers who approach them? And, most importantly, how do they acquire the stories they tell?

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MBNA Officer Elected President Of the Texas Cemetery Association

Fort Worth, Texas — The Monument Builders of North America would like to congratulate Ryan Worthington, owner of Erath Gardens of Memory in Stephenville, TX, for her appointment as President of the Texas Cemetery Association. Ms. Worthington is the first female to become President of the Association, which turned 90 years old in 2018. The Texas Cemetery Association (TCA), an association of cemeteries in Texas, formed in 1928 to act as a liaison between cemeteries, monument dealers, the public and state and local government. Ms. Worthington was installed as President during the TCA Annual Convention, which took place on May 19-21, 2019, in San Antonio, TX.

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MBFilms - How to Use Them

There has been a lot going on with MBFilms and MBNA’s website! The marketing committee has been trying to make great tools for you to use in your business. This short FAQ is designed to help guide you through the many tools you can use for your business!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use them for everything from Facebook, to local community pages, to our website. Let the public see what we do and the craftsmanship that goes into it.

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SALA Healthcare Presentation - Contact Info

Kevin Kennedy

kevin.kennedy@smallassociations.org

   

Derek Parsons

dparsons@iwins.com

 

 

 

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Affordable, Accessible and Effective Healthcare Options: Are You Interested in Learning More?

MBNA may have found a solution to the high cost of healthcare and we are looking for feedback from our members! Join us for an informational webinar on June 19 at 3:00 PM EST to hear about available options - this webinar is FREE for members.

Less than one-half of U.S. small businesses offer healthcare and this program simplifies the increasingly complex challenge of finding affordable healthcare solutions. This program offers affordable health care on average of 30% less than traditional market rates and if made available would help MBNA members meet ACA regulations. You will hear more about simplified plan choices and benefits which are easier to understand while lowering your healthcare costs. This program is currently offering a four year “rate lock” providing rate stability in a very unstable market with cost sharing plans for significant and catastrophic health expenses. If you are interested in learning more, join us for this no-cost informational webinar designed for member feedback. There will be time allotted for questions.

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A grave marker is one of the only pieces of artwork that an average family will ever buy. These hand-made tributes to the life of a loved one serve many important purposes for a grieving family, but they are also an important permanent record that will tell an individual's story to the generations that follow.

A memorial can tell a person's life story in many ways: through the words carved into it, through its location, and through the form it takes. Custom carved memorials are beautiful and unique. They help to capture the story of a lifetime. This video shows brief snippets from the process of carving a custom monument.

This thirty second shows how a design is cut into a thin sheet of rubber and prepared for sandblasting.