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How to Calculate and Predict Prices and Smile While Doing It!
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM MT / 1:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Alison Raymer, CM, Emerson Monument Company, Inc.
Field of Study: General Buisness
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
In this one-hour session, “How to Calculate and Predict Sales and Smile While Doing It!”, attendees will hear how Alison Raymer, CM combines her passion for the monument industry with her enthusiasm about numbers to walk participants through a simple method of pricing and prediction. In her presentation, Alison urges participants to utilize their financial statement data to help support their pricing models and determine if their pricing structures will support growth and other company goals.

This presentation will provide participants with handouts that walk them through the steps being taught and also allows for each to use data from their own financial statements.

Presenter Bio(s)
Alison Raymer, CM is a first generation memorialist who, by all definitions, is a little unconventional. Although she holds a BA in Accounting, as well as an MBA, Alison never intended to make a career out of big business. Rather, she wanted to combine her genuine compassion, small town personality and keen analytical skills to create a career for herself that she loves – owning and operating her own monument company. Since purchasing Emerson Monument Company, Inc. in 2007, Alison has created several unique marketing strategies that have helped expand their operations by epic proportions.
Alison has just recently achieved her Certified Memorialist designation and is also MBNA’s President-Elect.

Cost
$25.00 for MBNA Members / $65.00 for Non-Members
Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.

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What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
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CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

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