General News Article Archives

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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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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Remembering should be beautiful, functional, and accessible. Remember the people you love, in the places you love!

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

There are times when cost is not the most important factor in a decision. When you only get one chance to get it right, a professional can make all the difference.