IFB Beat – Week of January 29, 2023

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News to Know
Year-End Tax Forms Information
Announcing the Winston-Salem Business Essentials Class of 2023
DOE BSC Store Visit
Winston-Salem Fitness Center – Re-Opening Monday, February 6

Programs and Services
Winston-Salem S.E.E. Programs Fundraiser – Braille Messages for Valentine’s Day!
Winston-Salem IFB Dart Team
SEE what S.E.E. is Doing!
Adult Support Group Meetings

Community Low Vision Centers
CLVC Item of the Week
CLVC Item of the Month

Insider Corner

Community Connections
North Carolina – Youth LEAD NC’s Virtual Monthly LEADing On Series

HR and Opportunities – Job Postings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links

News to Know

Year-End Tax Forms Information

Distribution has begun of paper copies of your 2022 W2. You can immediately access your W2 electronically through Paycom through the steps below.
1. Login to your Paycom app or access the website at www.paycomonline.net
2. Select Payroll
3. Select Year End Tax Forms

Your 1095 is not yet available but will be available no later than February 17th.

Should you need any assistance in accessing your documents, or if you wish to receive a paper copy of your 1095, please reach out to Ciara Frenette in our benefits department at cfrenette@ifbsolutions.org or 336-245-5644.


Announcing the Winston-Salem Business Essentials Class of 2023

IFB Solutions Winston-Salem Facility is in its 5th year partnering with Guildford College to offer the Business Essentials class.  We are very excited to present this year’s participants who will be starting their class on Wednesday February 1:

• Bobby Ashworth- Machine Operator- Textile Manufacturing
• Demarious Bowens- Credit Collection Clerk- Accounting
• Kim Shoffner- Youth Program Coordinator- Programs
• Jason Kirkpatrick- Supply Chain Analyst- Supply Chain
• Liz Lopez- BSC Buyer- BSC
• Amy Maher- Machine Operator- Textile Manufacturing
• Skyler Mejia- Machine Operator- Textile Manufacturing
• Anastasia Powell- Corporate Culture and Internal Communications Manager- Marketing
• Robin Raymond- Staff Accountant- Accounting


DOE BSC Store Visit

DOE Visit

The US Department of Energy Federal Base Supply Center Store had the pleasure of a store visit from members of the corporate sales and marketing team. Pictured are Laura Kuhn (Marketing Assistant), Calvin Kamdem (BSC Clerk), James Logan (BSC District Manager), Shawn Blanks (BSC Store Manager), Tracye Miller (Sales Manager), Yvette Lyles (BSC Clerk) and Seth Anderson (Director of Marketing).

Winston-Salem Fitness Center will Re-Open on Monday, February 6!

The updated space will include incredible new equipment thanks to a generous donation from Allegacy Credit Union. We have volunteers in place January 30 through February 2 during first and second breaks to teach employees who are blind and visually impaired how to navigate the room, learn equipment button functions, practice safety in the space, and more. If interested, show up ready for a learning workout!

Programs and Services

Winston-Salem S.E.E. Program Fundraiser – Braille Messages for Valentine’s Day!

Send a message to someone at IFB in print and Braille along with a chocolate bar for $2. Email your message, who it is to, and your name to Kim Shoffner at kshoffner@ifbsolutions.org or give it to Chris Flynt by Monday, February 6. Delivery will be Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14. Message envelopes will be clearly marked. All proceeds will go to the S.E.E. Program. Help promote literacy while letting someone know you are thinking of them.


Winston-Salem IFB Dart Team

Interested in joining or just getting more information about the IFB Dart Team? Please join us on February 8, 2023 from 12:00 PM-1:00pm in the TAD’s Room to hear all about this wonderful world of throwing darts.


See what S.E.E. is doing!

Yania with her Oreo cookie penguin

S.E.E. After School Winston traveled to Antarctica on our world Wednesday journey. We created penguins from Oreo cookies, white icing, candy corn, and chocolate chips. We learned lots of cool facts about this frozen desert of a continent while being playful like the penguins that live there.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Wednesday, February 1 RP support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Thursday, February 2 Sight Adjustment support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.


Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Blindshell Classic 2 Cell Phone (with free Case) for $499.00

Blindshell phone

The BlindShell Classic 2 Cell Phone is the perfect phone for those who are visually impaired. Thanks to its updated design, improved tactile keypad, larger screen with more information displayed for easier reading, and enhanced voice control functionality, it is easier than ever to use your cellular device if you have a visual impairment or other disability that can make using a standard smartphone or cell phone difficult. The BlindShell Classic 2 Cell Phone works exclusively on T-Mobile in the USA.


CLVC January Item of the Month:

Jumbo large print calendar

2023 Calendars are available! Prices range between $6.95 and $14.99 based on size, including Big Print, Giant, or Jumbo.


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


Insider Corner

Relaxing on the ocean of life, Oryan Battis released his new hit, Wave. Support your coworker and enjoy this song.

Are you floating on your ocean of life? Let us know by submitting your fascinating topics to fharding@ifbsolutions.org.

Have a good week!


Community Connections

Youth LEAD NC’s virtual monthly LEADing On Series

Youth LEAD NC’s virtual monthly LEADing On Series starts back up on Monday, January 30th from 7PM-8PM! Do you want help sticking to your New Year’s resolution? Do you have an idea for a goal that you want to achieve but do not know where to start? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then this month’s LEADing On Series is for you because it is all about goal setting!

Please join us as Nellie Galindo presents “SMART Goals” and how to stick with them! There will also be an opportunity for you to share your goals for this year and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals. Who knows, you might meet someone else with a similar goal!

The Zoom information is below. If you are interested in attending and need accommodations, please email us at kay@youthleadnc.org by Friday, January 28th! Captioning will be provided. We hope you join us in the fun!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 916 300 0318
Passcode: Youthrock
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+13092053325,9163000318#, *820009510# US
+13126266799,9163000318#, *820009510# US (Chicago)


HR & Opportunities – Job Openings

Customer Service Associate – Denny’s

Education and work experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred.
• 1-3 years of recent experience in a Customer Service support role (Call Center experience preferred). Computer experience is required along with an acceptable WPM of at least thirty.

External candidates may apply at

Internal candidates may apply at

Bus/Van Driver

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 driver’s 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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+13017158592,99498078576# US (Germantown)

13126266799,99498078576# US

Dial by your location.
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 994 9807 8576


Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


Meeting ID: 944 3463 0872
Passcode: 924496

+13017158592, 99434630872, #, # US (Germantown)

+13126266799, 99434630872, #, # US (Chicago)