NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Funeral directors from New York State are in Niagara Falls this week for a conference on all things funeral related.
The president of the New York State Funeral Directors Association says more than 400 funeral directors and managers are in the Cataract City for the 3 day long conference.
Exhibits include innovative green embalming technology, new casket designs and even new hearse models.
The city of Niagara Falls had to bid for the conference 2 years ago. It's previously been held in Saratoga Springs near Albany. The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation estimate a $345,000.00 economic impact.
Many of the funeral personnel that we spoke to tell Channel 2, they plan to see Niagara Falls before leaving the Cataract City.
Click on the video link above to see the report shot by multi-media journalist Marissa Bailey.