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ICCFA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS DURING THE 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION
STERLING, VA (April 16, 2019) – The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association elected new leadership during its 2019 Annual Convention & Exposition, April 2–6 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dodds Memorials Wins 2019 Aspire Award with Rebranding and Community Outreach Campaign
XENIA -- Dodds Memorials of Xenia, Ohio was the sole recipient of Monument Builders of North America’s (MBNA) Aspire to Success Award for marketing and public relations at their 2019 Monument Industry Show held in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2019. The Aspire Awards recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns. Dodds Memorials distinguished themselves by rebranding their name and image to coincide with a new contemporary approach to memorialization and massive community outreach campaign.
Austin, MN -- Anderson Memorials received the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) 2019 Design Award for best Public/Civic Monument at their 2019 Monument Industry Show held in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2019.
The monument crafted by designer Jeff Anderson was part of an expansion project for the Rice County Veterans Memorial. In the center of the plaza is a Rice County map and perpetual torch to which is affixed a life- sized sculpture of a bronze eagle flying protectively with a dove. A series of asymmetrical granite colonnades surround and encompass the memorial. Between the columns, are six black granite tablets are set, representing the Six branches of service. Paver lined sidewalks enter from opposite corners creating and directing a circular or helical flow throughout. Gardens, opposite the sidewalk entry points, honor those KIA “Killed in Action” and MIA “Missing in Action” with smooth faced engraved granite boulders, foliage and flowers. A trio of flagpoles line the area between the courthouse and memorial with an American Flag flanked by MIA/POW and State Flags.
Tariff News – February 25, 2019
President Trump stated Sunday that he will delay the scheduled increase on tariffs. The next meeting between China and The United States governments will be mid to late March. China products will remain at current tariff – until further notice. The BLAQ 2019 Pricebook pricing is correct for current tariffs.
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Business Engagement Center
801 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA) provides burial and memorial benefits for Veterans and their eligible family members, and maintains national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those interred or memorialized there. This business networking event intends to inform the industry about product and service needs. Additionally, during this event, NCA will seek feedback from industry about an upcoming procurement being developed.