Category Archives: Press Release

The Next Innovation—Cornerstone Index Advantage

Omaha, Nebraska—Funeral home owners can now protect themselves against low interest rates, thanks to a new pre-need product from Physicians Mutual. Cornerstone Index Advantage allows funeral homes to earn equity index‐driven growth rates instead of a fixed rate set at the discretion of the carrier.

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2015 Christian Chambers Mortuary Science Scholarship Award

Students interested in a career in mortuary science are invited to apply for the Christian Chambers Mortuary Science Scholarship Award. Established by The Outlook Group in 2013, the scholarship honors one of the finest directors in funeral service. Christian Chambers has served his chosen profession with distinction for over 22 years. Through 2033, a scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded annually in Chambers’ honor to a deserving student in a mortuary science program accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

The 2014 Christian Chambers Mortuary Science Scholarship was awarded to Emily Hattab. Emily attends Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis, IN) where she aspires to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree.

The Outlook Group will announce the recipient of the 2015 Christian Chambers Mortuary Science Scholarship Award in August of 2015. In order to be considered for this award, all applicants must submit their application & supporting documentation by June 30, 2015.

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2015 Christian Chambers Mortuary Science Scholarship press release

About The Outlook Group

The Anderson family opened their first funeral home in 1944 to provide the families in their community with the caring service they deserved. Over 40 years later, Charles W. Anderson founded The Outlook Group to offer fellow funeral home owners customized solutions for their pre-need business. Today, The Outlook Group has grown to be one of the most respected pre-need organizations in the profession.

Charles W. Anderson

Charles Anderson Named President of Preferred Funeral Directors International

Largo, FL

Preferred Funeral Directors International (PFDI) a professional association of independent funeral homes with members throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, has appointed Charles Anderson of Anderson Funeral Homes, Franklin, OH, as President of Preferred Funeral Directors International. According to Mr. Anderson, “I am honored to be elected as President of this organization. I take great pride in the deathcare profession, and am proud to represent such a progressive association in funeral service.”

PFDI is an exclusive professional organization for leaders in the death care industry. To maintain PFDI’s professional reputation and exclusivity, membership is by invitation only.

Formerly established as the Advertising Funeral Directors of America in 1937, PFDI was the first marketing-oriented professional association of its kind. For over 70 years, PFDI has been committed to stimulating and sharing marketing and management innovation in the quality of funeral service its exclusive members provide.

For information concerning Preferred Funeral Directors International, contact Charles Anderson at 937-746-6455, or visit

For Further Information, Contact:

Glenn Gould
Preferred Funeral Directors International
C/O MKJ Marketing
PO Box 335
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Yvonnie Wiggins Named the 2014 Obsessing Over The Customer Award Recipient

Franklin, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2014

Yvonnie Wiggins, Training Coordinator at The Outlook Group, was given the 2014 Obsessing Over the Customer Award by Tyler Anderson, President and CEO at The Outlook Group, during the Company-Wide Meeting in September.

The Obsessing Over the Customer Award is voted on by Advance Funeral Planners and given to the individual who best exemplifies the following characteristics: anticipates needs, provides a one of a kind experience, and consistently exceeds expectations.

During the award introduction, Anderson shared that Wiggins’ “smile can often be seen through the phone and you can always count on her wanting to know how she can help you. No matter what’s going on in her life she always strives to obsess over our team and ensure everyone is taken care of. I always say that we are going to change her title to ‘Director of First Impressions’ because no one gives a better first impression of The Outlook Group”. As she accepted the award with love and appreciation, Wiggins simply said, “I love all of you”.

About The Outlook Group

The Outlook Group, based in Franklin, Ohio, has long leveraged their personal experience as funeral home owners to successfully provide a broad range of pre-need, training and lead generation services to funeral home owners. The company has recorded nearly 30 years of improved pre-need sales and training performance in the industry; a record regarded as unmatched in the profession.