Monday, October 28, 2013

Snider Connects with Peers at Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Austin, TX, October 16, 2013—Rick Snider and Abby Snider-Robinson were among the many funeral service professionals attending the 95th Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes in Austin, TX, October 16-18. Snider is the owner of Baker/Hazel & Snider Funeral Home in Dayton.

“I always value the opportunity to gain new information and insight on how to better serve my client families and community,” said Snider. “Selected’s meeting provided valuable opportunity to gather with my fellow members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes from across North America and around the world. We participated in a variety of informative study sessions, discussed insights and shared new ideas that I’m excited to implement.”

Meeting sessions focused on important issues concerning the funeral service profession such as innovative service ideas, timely business advice and best practices.

Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes ( is the world’s oldest and largest association of independently owned funeral homes. Members of the association are expected to operate according to specific standards and best practices in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral service and funeral-related information.

“Our members pledge to uphold the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Code of Good Practice and are committed to the important responsibility they have to the families and communities they serve,’’ said Robert J. Paterkiewicz, Executive Director of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. “It’s a tradition of trust that Baker/Hazel & Snider Funeral Home has been a part of for 25 years.”