IFB Beat – Week of August 8, 2022

News to Know

New Employees and Promotion Announcements


Welcome new employees Alexander Frye Winston-Salem Facility

Alexander Frye began working on August 1st, 2022 as a Software Developer I. He will work under the direction of Vasudha Rangapathy in the IT department at our Winston Salem location. He loves to play music, specifically the electric and acoustic guitar. He sometimes plays the keyboard as well. He also enjoys playing old video games and programming anything he has the chance to. Welcome to IFB, Alexander!


Promotion announcement: Rochelle Grubbs to Production Assistant, EWOL Department, Little Rock Facility

Rochelle Grubbs has been promoted to Production Assistant in the EWOL department (Extreme Weather Outer Layer). Rochelle started working at IFB in 2016 and has held several positions, the latest being Quality Control Auditor – Lead. In her new role, she will be reporting to Shawn Sims, Sewing Manager. She is very familiar with EWOL, and we are confident she will do a wonderful job. Please join us in congratulating Rochelle!


Programs and Services

See what S.E.E. is Doing!

SEE campers enjoying the NC transportation museum

S.E.E. Day Camp Winston visited the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer. We rode the train and the turn table, climbed on train cars and engines in the round house, and ate a picnic lunch that we packed ourselves.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 9 Transportation support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Friday, August 12 NFB support group meeting from 10:00-11:00 via phone conference.
    NFB Conference-line number: 1-757-841-1696
    Access code:1040814

Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Lighted 2-in Round Rimless Pendant Magnifier- 3x for $12.95. Hands-free magnifying convenience. This low vision magnifier is at your fingertips when you need it for reading product labels, price tags, restaurant menus, and more!

The Low Vision center is a one stop shop! While you are purchasing a Pendant Magnifier check out!


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

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 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

Executive Administrative Assistant – Winston-Salem – Part-Time

Education and work experience:
• Associates degree preferred and 3-5 years of related experience in a similar environment/role.
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of relevant software.
• Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment.
• Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and systems such as filing and record keeping.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management.

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

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