Press Release – Chosen As A Preferred Partner Of Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Clinton, NC – announced today they have been chosen as a Preferred Partner with Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

“We are excited to be joining Selected as a Preferred Partner, “said Ellery Bowker, founder of  “We’ve always admired their leadership and the innovative ideas they bring to funeral service and we believe will be a great partner to Selected because of their commitment to working with best-in-class vendors”, he said. recognizes that every funeral home and cemetery would like to follow up with each family but do not have time, or they’ve tried but have been unable to keep up despite good intentions. solves this problem with The Aftercare Card Program, an automated program that sends four cards plus a survey to families during the first year following the loss.  In less than 30 seconds, a funeral director can enroll a family and the program does the rest.  This allows the focus to be on today’s families and running the funeral home while letting previous families know they are being remembered during that difficult first year.

“We are pleased to welcome to the Preferred Partner Program,” said Rob Paterkiewicz, Selected’s Executive Director and CEO. “Helping our members provide an even higher level of service is always the ultimate goal. The Aftercare Card Program is a convenient way to maintain contact with families after the memorial service.”


About helps funeral homes and cemeteries automatically stay in touch with families after their loss which builds loyalty and can lead to more preneed opportunities.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-721-7097.


About Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Selected Independent Funeral Homes delivers innovative and pertinent resources, solutions and ongoing support necessary for enduring excellence to its international network of independently owned death-care providers who aspire to be the very best in their profession. Members of Selected operate according to specific standards and best practices in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral services and funeral-related information.