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 July's Issue

  • Cremation
    Urning for Something New – If you invite artists from across the country to submit their original pieces for an urn art competition, would anyone enter? It's a question one North Carolina cemetery asked – with some surprising results.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Cover Story
    Midwestern Values in the Sunset State The opening of the Gardenof Eternal Memory at Camino del Sol acknowledges the needs and wants of cremation families in the Sun City West, Arizona, area.
    By Lisa Howard-Fusco

  • Cremation
    The Reality Primer – In the final installment in the series, the focus is on the cemetery side of the cremation business – and the three markets to focus on when looking to serve cremation families.
    By Daniel M. Isard

  • Grounds Maintenance
    A Sprinkling of Creativity – Cemeteries are synonymous with lush,green landscapes. But with water conservation efforts and drought restrictions in place, what's a cemetery to do?
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Roundtable
    Pets – Death care for pets has been a hot topic of late for funeral service. Our experts weigh in on why the industry is growing and what cemeteries should do to meet the need.
    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