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MBAdvocacy Work Group Update

The MBAdvocacy Work Group has been diligently working to enhance its advocacy resources for our membership. We are pleased to share the following update on what we've focused on this year, and goals for improving the program even further: 

Marketing Efforts

Case Studies

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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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It has often been said that monument builders tell stories in stone. This is the second video in a three video series that shows how a good monument builder can tell a story in stone.

Memorialization is about making memories permanent. This video portrays the story of a father, a son, and some tender moments that were recorded in stone for the generations to remember.

One of the most iconic tools of a stone mason is the square-tipped chisel used to break stone in a straight line. This video shows the centuries-old process of rock pitching.