Kates-Boylston Publications – American Cemetery

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American Cemetery & Cremation is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery & Cremation offers in-depth coverage of issues affecting the cemetery profession in today's competitive business environment, including grounds maintenance tips, national and state association coverage, marketing, insurance, computers/software and more. With the relaunch of the American Cemetery & Cremation, there is also an added emphasis on cremation.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In March's Issue

  • Pets
    A Place of Their Own – Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens has been serving families in the Timonium, Maryland, area since its founding in1958. Nine years later, it extended its care to include the four-legged members of the family with its Pet Haven section.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

  • Cremation
    The Reality Primer of the Cremation Business – The reality is that there is not one "cremation business." Rather, there are distinct and diverse cremation businesses.
    By Daniel M. Isard

  • Cover Story
    Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum – Originally established as St. Louis's first rural cemetery in 1849, Bellefontaine Cemetery andArboretum retains the typical history, architecture and beauty that a garden cemetery established at that time is often known for.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

  • Technology
    Greater Effciencies, Increased Personalization – In today's market-place, two themes consistently top the list of customers' desires – increased personalization and maximum efficiency. In the memorial industry, recent advances in technology are meeting these needs and customers' expectations in new ways.
    By Mac Cariveau

  • Product Showcase
    New Product – LP Bronze's new Cremation Garden Handbook features a collection of planning guidelines and memorialization product offerings for cremorials.

  • Roundtable
    Design and Planning – With the cremation rate in the U.S. continuing to climb, no cemetery can afford to ignore the need for cremation memorialization options. Our experts weigh in with some guidance.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

In Every Issue


Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
  • Silver Award Table of Contents Design, 2005
  • Silver Award, Publication Re-design, 2004
United Communications Group (UCG)
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Does Your Cemetery Have a Plan?" May 2006
  • First Place, Good Writing, "Survivor Cemeteries," November 2005
  • Third Place, Good Writing, "Evanescence," March 2005
  • Second Place, Good Writing, "Honoring Competence, Courage and Sacrifice," June 2007
  • Third Place, Best Instructional Reporting, "Beware of Slip and Fall," November 2007
Graphic Design USA
  • Blue Book Advertising, 2005
  • Mortality Symbols, 2005