IFB Beat – Week of August 1, 2022

News to Know

Meet our newest employees

Let’s welcome our new hires to the team!

Welcome new employee Gabrielle Williams Buie Winston-Salem Facility

Gabrielle Williams Buie began working on April 12, 2022 as an AR Collections Specialist. She works under the direction of Gail Britt in the accounting department at our Winston Salem Location.


Welcome new employee Wendy Gandy Winston-Salem Facility

Wendy Gandy began working on May 9, 2022 as a BSC Buyer. She works under the direction of Kimberly Shopland in the Base Supply Center Department at our Winston Salem Location. She is excited to become a grandmother in August and enjoys time spent with her niece and nephew. She also loves to travel and calls the beach and lake her happy places!


Welcome new employee Paul Quesenberry Winston-Salem Facility

Paul Quesenberry began working on May 23, 2022 as a Quality Assurance Supervisor. He works under the direction of Melinda Noah in the Quality Department at our Winston Salem Location. He enjoys collecting mid-century Italian art glass, vintage barware, jars, and vases. He also loves to cook, especially grilling and aspires to have an online platform cooking 30-minute meals and topic of the day discussions!


Welcome new employee Robin Raymond ston-Salem Facility

Robin Raymond began working on May 31, 2022 as a Staff Accountant at our Winston Salem Location. She works under the direction of Natalya Pochkhidze in the Accounting Department. She enjoys working out, walking her dogs, skiing, and going to the beach. She also loves to travel, in which Aruba has been her most favorite place to visit.



Welcome new employee Kalob Reinholdz Winston-Salem Facility

Kalob Reinholdz began working on July 11, 2022 as a Software Developer at our Winston Salem location. He enjoys getting cars and restoring them as a hobby. He also is a big collector of sneakers.


Welcome new employee Isabella Tate Winston-Salem Facility

Isabella Tate began working on July 26, 2022 as a Material Handler. She works under the direction of Ellissia Rouson in the pinnacle department at our Winston Salem Location. She loves art and loves to draw. She is also a huge animal lover and enjoys playing with kids.


Welcome new employee Elijah Core Winston-Salem Facility

Elijah Core began working on July 26, 2022 as a Machine Operator I. He works under the direction of Vicki Keaton in the PTU department at our Winston Salem Location. He likes to go to social gatherings and meet others and talk. He also enjoys traveling to both the beach and the mountains.


Welcome new employee Tracy Gould Winston-Salem Facility
Tracy Gould began working on July 26, 2022 as Machine Operator I. She works under the direction of Vicki Keaton in the T-Shirts department at our Winston Salem Location. She enjoys playing chess as it relaxes her. She is a former student as a medical assistant and has experience in this area.


Welcome new employee Matthew Errett Clemmons Distribution Facility
Matthew Errett began working on July 26, 2022 as a Machine Operator I. He works under the direction of Ellissia Rouson in the Pinnacle department at our Clemmons Warehouse. He enjoys taking martial arts lessons as he has done this for the last six months.


Welcome new employee Cherry McAulay Winston-Salem Facility
Cherry McAulay began working as a return employee on July 26, 2022 as a Machine Operator I. She works under the direction of Vicki Keaton in the T-Shirts department at our Winston Salem Location. She enjoys going home after work and playing games on her tablet. She has a collection of shot glasses from all parts of the world.


Welcome new employee Tami Wilson Winston-Salem Facility
Tami Wilson will begin working on August 2, 2022 as a return employee as a Machine Operator I. She will work under the direction of Vicki Keaton in the ACS department. She enjoys meeting new people and learning different things about them. She also spends a lot of her time with the Forsyth Blind Bowler’s League as she has been a member for around 15 years.



Programs and Services

See what S.E.E. is Doing!

collage of photos of kids feeding farm animals

S.E.E. Day Camp Winston enjoyed feeding the exotic animals at the Lazy Five Ranch. Water buffalo, Highland cattle, and African deer are only a few of the animals that nibbled food from our hands as we toured on a horse drawn wagon.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, August 1 AAA Committee meeting from 12:00-1:00 in TADS Room.
  • Tuesday, August 2 VIPS Club meeting from 12:00-1:00 in TADS Room.
  • Wednesday, August 3 RP support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Thursday, August 4 Sight Adjustment support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.

Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Bausch and Lomb Pocket 5X Magnifier for $9.95. The right magnifier for your pocket & your vision. Never overlook the important things again with this pocket magnifier!

The Low Vision center is a one stop shop! While you are purchasing a Pocket Magnifier check out the item of the month!


CLVC July item of the month:

Tape King Talking Tape Measure with Spirit Level for $119.95. Makes measuring easy for low vision & blind people.

The Tape King Talking Tape Measure is the world’s first tape measure to talk that has an integrated spirit level as well as a clinometer (to measure the angle of slope for inclines/declines).
While a pleasure to use for anyone taking measurements, the Tape King is essential to have in the toolkit of anyone who is blind or who has low vision. It accurately measures length and slopes, then displays the information on the large LCD screen as the natural-sounding voice clearly enunciates the measurement.

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


Insider Corner

Read The Visitor and the Amaranth, submitted to the library for the blind by IFB employee Diana Soto

Summary: An unexpected visit shakes the foundations of Miguel’s life rooted in precious memories of the past. Getting stuck two decades ago, he experiences a whirlwind of emotions with Anid, a beautiful young woman from his college years. Suddenly,  those memories become a torment threatening to alter his reality and destroys who he fights to be in the present. Enjoy this inspiring  audio book.


Have a story, new article, app, or interesting fact you want to share? Email Faith Harding at FHarding@ifbsolutions.org and we will post it.


Community Connections

Spend an afternoon with the Universe!

Visit us in the Kaleideum planetarium for a tour of the stars and the night sky.

Kaleideum has weekend Featured Artists for Laser Specials at 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday:
• August 6 & 7: Backstreet Boys
• August 13 & 14: Queen
• August 20 & 21: Daft Punk

Laser Specials are $2 for members; $3 for non-members.

General Admission is not required if you only want to see a Laser Special and explore the Museum. General Admission is required for all other planetarium programs.

*Parental discretion is advised for Featured Artist Laser Specials.


Save the Date for the last of the Kaledium summer series of Laser Extravaganzas:

Floyd and Zeppelin, a ’70s themed party for adults on Saturday, August 13, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Dig out the flower power headbands, tie-dye, platform shoes, and bell bottoms. Then head to Kaleideum North for beer, brisket, and two classic psychedelic rock laser shows

Radar Brewing Company is setting up a cash/credit bar at the event for beer purchases. Honkey Tonk Smokehouse is catering with smoked brisket, chicken sandwiches, sides, and desserts. Event tickets include museum exploration, food, ’70s-themed arts and crafts, and the hour-long laser shows of the best hits of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

7 pm: Led Zeppelin
8:30 pm: Pink Floyd

Tickets will be available at the door. Adult members $20 and adult non-members $25. Don’t forget to enter into our “Radical Raffle” upon arrival for the chance to win ‘70s-themed swag and gift cards!


CLICK HERE for more information about laser shows.



We are HeRe for you!

Are you looking to make a difference among IFB Solutions? Have you thought about being a mentor to new hires? This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your new coworkers, gain friendships, and feel internal reward for helping others out and make a difference! If you have been employed at IFB Solutions for two years or longer, you are qualified! Please reach out to Haleigh Yarboro at 5635 or hyarboro@ifbsolutions.org if you are interested.

Job Announcements

Shipping Coordinator – Clemmons

Education and work experience:
• High School Diploma, GED required; technical or vocational training in supply chain preferred.
• 2-3 years equivalent work experience in a leadership or supervisory position.
• 5 years of warehouse experience.

Internal candidates may apply at
External candidates may apply at

For more information, please contact Brent Burkholder at 336-245-5611 or bburkholder@ifbsolutions.org.

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