IFB Beat – Week of August 15, 2022

News to Know

Welcome new employees!

Welcome New Employees: Ciara Frenette, Winston-Salem Facility

Ciara Frenette began working on Monday, August 8th, 2022 as a Benefits Administrator. She will work under the direction of Laura True in the Human Resources department at our Winston Salem location. She is a graduate of Texas A&M and is originally from Texas. During her free time, she enjoys fishing!


Welcome New Employees: Maria Garcia-Maldonado, Winston-Salem Facility

Maria Garcia-Maldonado will begin working on August 15, 2022 as a Sewing Machine Operator III in the ACS department. She will work under the direction of Vicki Keaton at our Winston Salem location. She loves writing music and then singing the music that she writes! She enjoys spending time with her three kids!


Promotion Announcements

The Triad Business Journal featured promotion announcements for Jason Moser, Vice President of Finance (view here), Ken Mullins, Manager of Procurement and Demand Planning (view here), and Naomi Venable, Development Support Professional (view here).


Programs and Services

See what S.E.E. is Doing!

Molly shows off her creation

What a wonderful day at the beach right inside the schoolhouse! Here is Molly with a foam craft of her sandcastle, bucket with shovel, lots of real sand, and two curious dolphins in the water.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, August 15 AAA Committee meeting from 12:00-1:00 in TADS Room.
  • Tuesday, August 16 VIPS Club meeting from 12:00-1:00 In TADS Room.
  • Wednesday, August 17 Diabetic support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Thursday, August 18 Assistive Technology support group meeting from 7:00-8:00 via Zoom (link at end of newsletter)

Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

XXL AM - PM Weekly Pill Organizer – Braille

XXL AM – PM Weekly Pill Organizer – Braille for $4.95. Includes divider inserts to create compartments. AM or PM organizer has optional divider inserts that allows for one or two compartments. This pill organizer comes with XXL daily compartments. Convenient and organized

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


CLVC July item of the month:

Tape King Talking Tape Measure with Spirit Level

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

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 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

Marketing and Design Assistant

Education and work experience:
• 2- or 4-year degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, Communications or similar required
• 3 months to 1-year prior experience through internship or freelance preferred
• Introductory photography skills with a basic grasp of lighting techniques preferred

External candidates may apply at:

Internal candidates may apply at:


Van Driver – Charlotte – Part Time

Education and work experience:
• Must have high school diploma or GED.
• Must be 21+ years of age with 5 years of driving experience.
• A valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record required

Internal candidates may apply at
External candidates may apply at

Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

Meeting ID: 994 9807 8576
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Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


Meeting ID: 944 3463 0872
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