110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Jul 25, 2011 - 11:29:01am
The Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (FCCFA) had its annual convention and tradeshow July 14-16 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. More than 300 professionals within the death-care industry attended the annual event. The attendance at this year’s convention surpassed recent years and proved to be a huge success. Attendees received continuing education credits and were able to take advantage of the following special events.
The annual business meeting of the FCCFA membership also took place where new officers and directors were elected. Two (2) local professionals were elected as officers:
President-Elect: Deb Gilmore (Northstar Memorial Group) of Ormond Beach
Secretary: Ty Lohman (Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries & Cremation) of Ormond Beach
Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries and Cremation conducted an open house tour of their Ormond Beach funeral home location and their cemeteries, funeral home, private crematory, and pet cemetery and crematory all located on Bellevue Avenue in Daytona Beach. Recent additions to their properties were showcased such as their unique private estate garden, their new banner program throughout the cemetery, their new swan lake columbarium, the new cemetery office building, their newly remodeled funeral home and the beautiful angel stature in the Pet Cemetery.
In his President’s speech, Lee Longino remarked that FCCFA is an organization comprising of independent and corporate entities, small, large and family owned businesses … the largest and only Florida association representing all sectors of the death-care industry. “We are all in this together and have the same goals, to protect our profession and consumers, be progressive and offer the best we can to the families we serve and to continue moving the train forward” said Longino.
For more information on the Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association, visit www.thefccfa.com or contact the FCCFA office at 800/226-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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