Kates-Boylston Publications – American Cemetery

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American Cemetery is an independent trade magazine for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field. Each issue of American Cemetery 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, preneed, marketing, cremation, insurance computers/software and much more.
Published monthly (12 issues per year)

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In September's Issue

  • Memorialization
    Mark it with a B – When he was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Gregory Ballentine decided to put his house in dying order. Among the items on his list was the construction of a mausoleum for his final resting space.
    By Jennifer Weber

  • Green
    Sustainable Design – Environmental sustainability is becoming a priority for many people. Cemeteries are no exception.
    By Lauren Moore

  • CEM Profile
    Historic Oakwood Cemetery – WIt's often said that cemeteries are not just for the dead but are also places for the living. Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a tangible example of that mindset.
    By Lauren Moore

  • Cover Story
    Serving the Community – Building a public space with a dual purpose is often a collaborative effort. Such was the case with the city of Rome, Georgia, and Milne Construction Co.
    By Sarah Kishpaugh

  • Multicultural
    Celebrating Diversity – Cemeteries have long recognized the diversity that defines this country, and strive to serve families by respecting their beliefs and meeting their needs.
    By Patti Martin Bartsche

  • Roundtable
    Grounds Maintenance – Grounds maintenance is a major component of any cemetery operation. Our experts weigh in on grounds maintenance best practices to develop relationships communicate the cemetery's value proposition and drive sales.
    By Lauren Moore

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