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At a Glance: June, July & August 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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Easily Offer Support Following the Funeral

“Thank you for offering such a wonderful resource for people like myself who are grieving to know I am not alone in this journey. I look forward to our next grief support group meeting." - Ann

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Set Your Funeral Home Apart with a Pet Remembrance Service

Think this has nothing to do with your funeral home since you are not a pet funeral provider? Think again. Offering this service can gain your funeral home free publicity, forge partnerships within your community and build a list of grateful humans who see your funeral home as a supportive place to turn to.

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Presidents Message: Join Me in Indianapolis

I'm looking forward to seeing you this year at OGR's Annual Conference! Our board and staff have worked to offer virtual connection opportunities in the three years since our last in-person meeting to help keep our connections strong, but I am excited that we will finally have the opportunity to step outside the Zoom box and see each other again in the flesh.

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What You Can Expect at OGR's Annual Conference

Fuel your think-tank at OGR's Annual Conference!

Register for a three day race with multiple educational pit stops along the way! Take the time to reunite with colleagues and friends for the first time since the pandemic started, while delving into topics that focus on leadership and innovation. PLUS the schedule allows ample time for networking and idea-sharing amongst peers. 

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At a Glance: April, May & June 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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At a Glance: March, April & May 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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At a Glance: February, March & April 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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Join us in Indianapolis for our 2022 conference!

Ladies and gentlemen: Start your engines! Join us in Indianapolis May 15 - 17 for the return of OGR's Annual Conference! 

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Jake Johnson offers tickets to 2022 Phoenix Open to OGR members

Do you have interest in going to warm and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, in February?

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2022 education focus: Financial fitness & organizational agility

OGR is committed to providing you with the professional development opportunities that address the challenges independently owned funeral homes face, and prepare you for the next stages of funeral service. After all, we have over 90 years of experience serving professionals just like you.

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At a Glance: January, February & March 2022

OGR's monthly feature previewing education, events and other opportunities coming up over the next three months.

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This holiday season, offer the gift of grief support

By Halloween, the Christmas displays are up in stores and those who have lost a loved one begin to dread the holiday season. While you may offer a holiday remembrance service or mark the season another way, why not offer something that lasts all year long?

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We're asking

Dale Carnegie said, “91% will give referrals if asked; only 11% ask.” So, we are asking. We are asking you, our member, to help OGR grow by spreading the word to other funeral directors about all the good things going on at OGR. We hope you have been taking advantage of your member benefits. If not, we need to talk. Just give us a call and we will match you with the programs that best fit your needs. 

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Building a stronger future

You may have noticed in OGR’s InSights newsletter we’re starting to see more frequent notifications of new members joining your association, as well as new and improved member benefits.

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'Digital Dialogue Series' returns with the question: 'What's Your Edge?'

Independent funeral homes are always working to show how they are different than conglomerate competitors. Are you especially involved in your community? Do you have a specialized knowledge base, like issues specific to veteran funerals?

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Learn to 'speak veteran' to better serve those who served

Veterans speak their own language, and each branch of service has its own dialect. A captain in the Army is NOT the same as a captain in the Navy - do you know the difference? If you can't meet veterans where they are, you won't be able to serve this key demographic in the manner they deserve.

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Inaugural Leadership Summit will mark OGR's return to in-person events

OGR members will gather in-person for the first time in more than a year this September for the association's inaugural Leadership Summit.

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How to become the go-to funeral home for veterans

Do you know how to establish your funeral home as the definitive choice for veterans in your area? Participate in either or both workshops put on by Veterans Funeral Care and OGR to learn how to connect with the veteran community and become the go-to funeral home for their families.

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10-minute Talks: A new way to reach out to caregivers

The pandemic has been especially challenging for professionals working in healthcare. Nursing homes, hospices and hospitals have all had the stress of handling the unknown while trying to maintain their own health and wellness.

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