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2020 District Trustee Nominees

Congratulations to the 2020 District Trustee Nominees for even numbered districts. These nominees will be installed at the upcoming MBUniversity2020 Conference in Athens, GA on February 8, 2020.

District 02 – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Bryan Poirier, Quincy Memorials, Inc., President

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MBNA is a proud hole sponsor at the 3rd Annual Museum Foundation Golf Tournament!

Originally designed in 1979 and opened to the public in March 1981, the goal of the Elberton Granite Museum & Exhibit was to provide a resource to the public that relates the history of Elberton’s granite industry, to preserve its traditions, and to explain the quarrying and manufacturing processes. Over the years, the museum collection has grown, and the facilities are in need of improvements. Participation and support in the golf tournament will help the Elberton Granite Museum & Exhibit achieve their fundraising goals as all proceeds will benefit the Elberton Granite Museum Foundation.

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MBNA Provides MBHealthcare Program for Members

In response to challenges of the exploding cost of healthcare coverage in the United States, MBNA partners with other industry associations to offer an affordable and accessible solution.

The Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) offers a program for its U.S.-based members aimed at providing employer members, their employees, and self-employed industry professionals a viable, cost effective, and accessible healthcare program. Entitled the MBHealthcare Program, this innovative program couples two ACA-compliant preventative care options, with a medical cost sharing program to cover significant and catastrophic medical events.

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MBNA Supports OMBA in Challenges with Unfair Cemetery Practices

The Ontario Monument Builders Association (OMBA) recently reached out to MBNA for support in their ongoing challenges with unfair cemetery business practices that are condoned and being promoted by the Province of Ontario.

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, established as a Delegated Administrative Authority (DAA) in January 2016, is mandated to administer provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Responsible for protection of the public interest, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario regulates and supports licensed funeral establishments, cemetery operators, crematorium operators, transfer service operators, funeral directors, funeral preplanners, transfer service sales representatives, cemetery sales representatives, and crematorium sales representatives across Ontario.

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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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An unlikely way to remember a Father and Grandfather! Let's create a better way to remember the people we love.

When gratitude is not enough - then let us remember. Civic memorials are an important part of every community.

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.