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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
There's no escaping death... Or as the great Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Read more by clicking the photograph below (linked to the article.)      
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day from the Tribute Companies! Click on the Vintage Valentine below to watch an informative video on the history of Saint Valentine and the inspiration for the holiday. Be sure to visit your loved ones and give them flowers at each of our locations: Fort Howard Memorial Park, Restlawn Memorial Park, Gardens of StoneBank and Pinelawn Memorial Park. Have a lovely day and don't eat too much chocolate!    
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Christie made it onto The FN (Funeral Nation) Show! She was golf partners with Jeff while they were in Phoenix, Arizona for the ICCFA Wide-World of Sales Conference. Get to see live interviews from conference attendees.   This episode is a fun one!   Click on the photograph below to view the show.  
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Friday, January 06, 2017
Featured on Packers.com our video Till Death Do Us Part shows the options that we provide Packer-Lovers at Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery.   Take a look to hear real stories about those we've assisted:  
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Monday, September 26, 2016
WAUSAU - Hundreds gathered Saturday morning at the Wausau Courthouse for the unveiling and dedication of a memorial to the Hmong and Lao Veterans who fought alongside American Forces during the Vietnam War era. As nontraditional soldiers of an off-the-record war, known as the Secret War, Hmong veterans haven't goteen the recognition they deserve, said Hmong and Lao veterans at the event. "This is a very important day," said Sher Lor, 55, a Hmong combat veteran. He spoke in ...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
By: Steve Cronin (Reprinted from American Cemetery & Cremation Magazine, January 2016, with permission of Kates-Boylston Publications.) You’d think the prospect of dealing with 10 feet of snow during one short winter month would have a cemetery operator worried. However, Fred Lappin doesn’t spend too much time fretting about what will happen if last year’s record snowfalls hit his cemeteries in Massachusetts again this year. “One tends to worry w...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
By: Christine Toson Hentges - ICCFA Magazine, June 2015 In late 2014, a small group of us representing cemeteries, funeral homes, insurance companies and memorial suppliers traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala, to learn more about how our profession is practiced in a different culture and to have a great adventure. Andrés Aguilar from Señoriales Funeral Homes and Los Parques Cemetery needed a firm nudge from Abbie Brammer Quiocho to carve out some...
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Monday, August 17, 2015
By: John Sorenson, The Tribute Companies - Catholic Cemetery magazine, July 2015 The Age of the Consumer properly reflects the philosophy of the baby boomers that shape so much of the decisions that are made in many different industries.  Consumers control everything, including what our profession offers within cemetery and funeral home design.  Since the early 2000’s, Baby Boomers have become the most demanding generation of purchasers ever and if cemeteries...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
Design and Planning Roundtableby Patti Martin Bartsche - American Cemetery & Cremation Over time, all things change—including cemeteries. For cemetery operators, an integral part of that change is good cemetery design and planning. To find out about the trends, the impact of cremation and more, we turned to four industry experts: John Gary, Vice President of JST Architects in Dallas, Texas; Blair Hines, Principal of Blair Hines Design Associates in Brookline, Mass...
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Monday, February 02, 2015
The Tribute Companies Updates Brand - Unveils New Logo and Expanded Website A new look highlights a full array of cemetery development solutions In 1973, William R. Toson founded The Tribute Companies as a Midwest cemetery sales and marketing consultant firm. Today, Tribute offers a complete approach to cemetery development including design, construction administration and structural precast concrete interment products used in cemeteries across the United States and into Ca...
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Cemetery Architecture/Planning for Profit/Identity

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Historic Significance Drives Tribute Design Project

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How to Pay For Your Next Improvement Project

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Mausoleum Construction

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Precast Crypt and Niche Systems

Precast Crypt and Niche Systems An Update by William R Toson