Message from the President: Lasting Relationships

I hope that this message finds our CFSA family doing well! The NFDA convention in Baltimore just concluded and it was great to see several other CFSA members out on the expo floor.  From those members that I spoke with, everyone seemed happy with the overall attendance and the convention.  Our very own Tim Murphy was also there meeting with CFSA members and recruiting some new members as well.  

All CFSA members have built their business based upon the deep relationships that we have with our customers.  Whether you are a casket supplier or a supplier to the funeral industry, I think we can all agree that the needs of our customers are changing. Pricing and inflation have become the top areas of concern for everyone. With inflation at historic highs, we are all looking for ways to manage the increased costs of doing business. Use the contacts you have with CFSA and perhaps others that you met at NFDA to help your business grow and succeed.  

Now is also the time to “save the date” for the 2023 CFSA Annual conference. We are looking forward to a new and improved format this year. Based upon the feedback of our members and attendees, we are going to focus more of our Annual Conference on educational seminars that are tailored to the challenges we are facing in today’s business environment. If you have specific topics that you would like CFSA to focus on, please email them to Tim Murphy and we will do our best to accommodate them in our schedule. I feel confident that the CFSA Board of Directors is putting together an Annual Conference schedule that will be both educational and entertaining!