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CFSA Holds Fall Conference and Trade Show

LAKE BLUFF, Ill. — The Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America held its annual fall conference and trade show at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Nov. 13-14, the association announced in a prepared release.

Nearly 250 representatives from the funeral supply industry throughout North America attended the event recognizing the association’s 104-year anniversary. Eleven past CFSA presidents attended, spanning 22 years.

Marine Corps veteran and professional endurance athlete Eric McElvenny was the featured speaker. Steve Duffy (Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions) and Mike Fleming (Keith M. Merrick Co.) were awarded 2017 CFSA Lifetime Recognition Awards during the two-day conference. The exhibit hall included 44 companies that service the death care industry, including manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. A complete list of the exhibitors and sponsors is available on the association website at

The next association convention is the CFSA Winter Seminar at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown on March 22-24, 2018.


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