IFB Beat – Week of April 1, 2024

A Message from the Editor

Greetings all! This edition, we have several updates and announcements to share with you, and as a reader, your support and participation is greatly appreciated. In this week’s issue you will find:

  • We extend a big congratulations to all the graduates of Winston-Salem’s Computer Training Program.
  • Sign-up for the annual Winston-Salem facility Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by the AAA Committee.
  • Join us in welcoming our new Facilities Manager to the team.
  • We continue to share valuable tips and insights on creating a safe and productive work environment.
  • Experience April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with the Soundscapes app.

Thanks for reading the IFB Beat and have a wonderful week!

Anastasia Powell

IFB Solutions Communications Manager

apowell@ifbsolutions.org | 336-245-5698

Quick Links:

New this Week

Welcome to the New Facilities Manager at the Winston-Salem Facility
Congratulations to the Graduates of the Winston-Salem Facility Computer Training Program
Winston-Salem Facility Red Cross Blood Drive
Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace
Adult Support Group Meetings
CLVC Item of the Week

From Our Community

Insider Corner

HR and Opportunities

New Job Openings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links


Welcome to the New Facilities Manager at the Winston-Salem Facility!

Todd Janes Headshot

Todd Janes has joined our IFB team as the new Facilities Manager for Winston-Salem. He will report directly to Edward Sykes and will oversee facilities maintenance and provide support for projects and events. Prior to assuming this role, Todd oversaw building operations and maintenance for multiple facilities in Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys watching boxing and riding his Harley. Welcome to the IFB family Todd!

To request assistance or report facilities related issues please send an email to facilities@ifbsolutions.org or for immediate assistance call him directly at 336-270-9447.


Congratulations to the Graduates of the Winston-Salem Facility Computer Training Program!

JAWS trainers Mike Mote and Kim Shoffner, extend a heartfelt congratulations to the graduates of the Basic JAWS training. We commend Paul Allen, Toni Fraser, and Donathan Snow, three outstanding employees of IFB Solutions, for their dedication and hard work in completing the program. Their commitment to practice has truly paid off. Well done to all!


Winston-Salem Facility Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Winston-Salem Facility Red Cross Blood Drive Hosted by AAA Committee will be Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Your donations assist with heart surgeries, revitalizing accident victims, organ transplant recipients, and patients needing lifesaving procedures. So, will you raise your sleeve and help someone have a second chance in life?
When: May 1, 2024
Where: Tad’s Room (Winston-Salem)
Time: 10:00 am-2:30 pm, Contact your supervisor to set up an appointment to donate.
Admin contact: Jason Kirkpatrick at jkirkpatrick@ifbsolutions.org or 336-245-5682 and Morgan Dugan at mdugan@ifbsolutions.org or 336-245-5612.


Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace

IFB Solutions has put several processes in place to keep everyone safe at work. We will be reviewing these tips weekly and would like you to please adhere to these rules. Everyone is responsible for safety, and failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in personal injury or injury to others. Violators are subject to disciplinary action. In the March 25 edition we shared personal protective equipment and machinery safety and this week we share tips for safe travel. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

General Safety travel Reminders:
• Always walk on the right side of the aisle.
• When traveling don’t worry about guide dogs, they have been trained and will guide their owner around you.
• Please don’t block the aisles by stopping and talking or walking in large groups.

Thank you,
Angela Jordan Director of Safety and Environmental Health


Adult Support Group Meetings:

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

  • Monday, April 1 AAA Committee meeting from 12:00-1:00 in TADS Room
  • Wednesday, April 3 RP support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room

CLVC Item of the Week:

Image of the spiral bound Braille World Atlas

The Braille World Atlas for $49.95. A world atlas, spiral bound, in one volume. Each map has raised lines and braille labeling, and each map is preceded by a page or pages of descriptive information. These pages are half the width of the map pages so that they can be read without having to flip back and forth between the descriptive information and the maps. The atlas includes a map of the solar system maps of Earth, including polar views, climates, mountain ranges, and population and maps of the continents and countries. It is not a copy of any existing print atlas but is a new atlas for braille readers that is up-to-date as of August 1992

If you are interested in purchasing Low Vision Equipment through our Loan Program (3rd Party), please contact a Low Vision Coordinator for assistance.


From Our Community

Insider Corner

Experience April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with the Soundscapes App

Submitted by Kim Shoffner

The Eclipse Soundscapes app is a multi-sensory experience for people of all learning styles to engage with astronomical events, including total solar eclipses. Inside this app, you will find countdowns to major astronomical events in your area, and real time narrations of those events with illustrative audio descriptions provided by the GBH National Center for Accessible Media. You can also explore the cosmos with high quality photos, educational information, and accessible learning tools.

iOS App Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eclipse-soundscapes/id1262152991

Google Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.eclipsesoundscapes


HR & Opportunities

New Job Announcements

For all current openings, visit https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Warehouse Lead – Clemmons

External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=86954&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=86955&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5

For more information, please contact a member of the recruitment team at careers@ifbsolutions.org.


Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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