MBNA News Articles

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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2020 District Trustee Nominations

Make a Difference. Get Involved Today.

Terms are two years (February 2020 - February 2022) and offer a great opportunity to get involved in the decision making and leadership of MBNA. Trustees are encouraged to attend Executive Committee meetings and, in the course of their term, represent their district, serve on a committee or work group, advocate benefits of membership to other memorialists, welcome new members and submit quarterly reports.

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Sometimes the best way to heal is to remember.

Memorialization is about healing the people that few people that mourn your loss and recording a little bit of the flavor of your character for the many people who will follow after you.

During a time and season that has come to be characterized by Black Friday deals and record breaking travel congestion, taking a little time to honor the people that shape our lives can help mend that part of us that is often neglected by the pressures of our workaday culture.