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New Haven Register – Published: Friday, November 23, 2012
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Contact: Howard K. Hill, 203-624-4477
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Local Funeral Home Takes Part in National Campaign For a Life Worth Celebrating
New Haven, CT – As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Howard K. Hill Funeral Services is taking part in For A Life Worth Celebrating, a national consumer education effort. Along with approximately 2,000 other NFDA funeral homes across the country, Howard K. Hill Funeral Services is helping families gain a better understanding of their options when it comes to planning a funeral by providing a variety of educational funeral service materials.
“Consumer research has shown that consumers want and need more information when it comes to making funeral arrangements,” said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. “By taking part in this public education effort, Howard K. Hill Funeral Services is demonstrating its resolve to help families better understand the choices available to them so they can plan the most meaningful, helpful funeral process.
”For a Life Worth Celebrating”
was developed in response to the results of NFDA’s two-year marketing study. From the study, NFDA learned that the public values funeral service as a vital part of the grieving and healing process but does not fully understand what their options are when planning a funeral.
“We hope that by offering the community an informative look into what it is we do, people will feel better prepared when the time comes to plan a funeral for themselves or a loved one,” explained Howard K. Hill, owner of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services.
NFDA is the leading funeral service association, serving more than 21,400 individual members who represent 12,486 funeral homes in the United States and other countries. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Office in Washington, D.C., NFDA provides advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families.
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HOWARD HILL’S STORY DEFINES THE SUCCESS OF CTCIC’S MICROLOAN PROGRAM. After years of working in the funeral business Howard developed a plan to open his own start-up funeral service business. Not quite ready for bank financing, Howard obtained a Microloan to open Howard K. Hill Funeral Services in space shared with his landlord, Bell Funeral Home on Chapel Street in New Haven.
Howard built his business by emphasizing the company motto, “We’re honored to serve you”, and by hiring staff who aspire to provide the level of service that has become the trademark of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services. In less than a year after obtaining his Microloan, Howard was able to obtain bank financing to purchase the Chapel Street building he leased. Now with more than 10 employees, Howard K. Hill Funeral Services is flourishing. Howard is recognized as one of the rising stars in the New Haven business community.