Awards

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National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

Altavista, Virginia – Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2020 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 141 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards and providing unsurpassed service to families and communities.

To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a participating funeral home must meet or exceed business standards set forth by the program and demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, such as compliance with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement within the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices.

National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

“This has been a challenging year for funeral homes as they worked to provide meaningful support to grieving families in the midst of a global pandemic,” said NFDA Director of Public Relations Jessica Koth, who manages the Pursuit of Excellence Award program. “The Pursuit of Excellence Work Group was very impressed with the quality of this year’s entries and all that funeral homes have accomplished during these difficult times. The funeral homes that NFDA is recognizing with the Pursuit of Excellence Award have truly earned it this year.”

“Since 1905, five generations of the Finch family have been honored and privileged to serve our community since my great-great grandfather, John T. Finch, first hung out his shingle: “John T. Finch, Funeral Director”. My father, Rob, and I recognize the Pursuit of Excellence Award was accomplished due to the outstanding efforts of our entire Finch & Finch staff while serving the families of our community in a caring and professional manner. In addition, this honor would not have been achieved without the dedication of the previous generations of our family including my grandfather, Bob Finch and great-grandfather Hubert Finch,” said fifth generation funeral director and Vice President, Robert L. Finch, III, “Trey” CFSP, CCO.

More information about the NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award program can be found on the association’s website, www.nfda.org/pursuitofexcellence.

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. 

For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

The Best of Lynchburg

The Best of Lynchburg

By Lynchburg Living Magazine

The best of Lynchburg

The best of Lynchburg

By the Lynchburg News & Advance

The best of Altavista

The best of Altavista

By the Altavista Journal

The Pursuit of Excellence 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

The Pursuit of Excellence 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

By the National Funeral Directors Association