IFB Beat – Week of June 5, 2023

A Message from the Editor

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! IFB is crushing the on-time delivery quota! Last call, get your applications in for the Tina Bess and Daniel J. Boucher Scholarship. Put on your thinking cap! The Beat has a riddle for you this week.

Riddle: There is one of me in every corner but two of me in every room. What am I?

Stroll the Beat to find the answer. Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Anastasia Powell

IFB Solutions Communications Manager

apowell@ifbsolutions.org | 336-245-5698

Quick Links:

New this Week

Meet our new hires!
Applications Due Friday, June 9 for Scholarship Program
See what S.E.E. is Doing
Adult Support Group Meetings
CLVC Item of the Week

Reminders from Last Week’s Edition

Winston-Salem Facility – LeanIT Update

From Our Community

Insider Corner

HR and Opportunities

New Job Openings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links


New this Week

Meet our new hires!

Welcome New Employee James Hutchens - Production Assistant, Mattress Department

James Hutchins started with IFB on May 30th as a Production Assistant in the Mattress Department. He will be working under the direction of Vickie Keaton.

Welcome new employees - Uriah Wilson, BSC Store Clerk, MacDill AFB BSC Store

Uriah Wilson started with IFB on May 30th as a BSC Store Clerk at MacDill AFB. He will be working under the direction of Sheryl Cooks.

Applications Due Friday, June 9 for Scholarship Program

The deadline for submitting applications and all supporting materials for the Tina Bess and Daniel J. Boucher Scholarship for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is Friday, June 9, 2023.

As a reminder, IFB offers its employees two scholarships to further their post-secondary education. The Tina Bess Scholarship and Daniel J. Boucher scholarship are offered to our employees and direct dependents to continue their education in accredited universities or colleges. Find the full details here: https://ifbsolutions.org/ifb-beat-week-of-may-15-2023/#four-b.


See what S.E.E. is Doing

Ryan and Brandon making edible Play Dough

The S.E.E. kids had fun getting messy making edible “play dough” from powdered sugar and chocolate icing. They made a roly-poly man, then ate the “play dough” as icing on top of a cinnamon streusel muffin.


The Beat Riddle | Thanks for strolling the Beat! You’ve found the answer!
Riddle: There is one of me in every corner but two of me in every room. What am I?
Answer: The letter O.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, June 5 AAA Committee meeting from 12:00-1:00 in TADS Room.
  • Tuesday, June 6 VIPS Club meeting from 12:00-1:00 in TADS Room.
  • Wednesday, June 7 RP support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.


CLVC Item of the Week:

Speedy Sweep

Speedy Sweep for $149.95
Powerful, easy to use, and no cord to trip over
The Speedy Sweep is a cordless battery-powered sweeper that picks up virtually everything on any type of floor surface (carpet, concrete, hardwood, tile, linoleum, marble, etc.).

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

This section is edited by Faith Harding. Have something to share? Email Faith at fharding@ifbsolutions.org

Greetings IFB Family!

Glad to see you’re back. Dalai Lama once said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Exploring somewhere new, even if it’s in the city you reside is always a wonderful experience to have. Discovering new places, ideals, and cultures is the cure to ignorance. Where are your favorite destinations you’ve been to? Share with us at fharding@ifbsolutions.org and here are the remaining tips to assist you in your travels. (For a refresher, here’s tips 1-5: https://ifbsolutions.org/ifb-beat-week-of-may-30-2023/#three-a).

6. Plan ahead. While last-minute excursions are exciting, you might want to consider some advance planning if saving money is a goal. Doing your research on hotel and flight discount periods, coupons, and park discounts—even what days of the week are ideal—requires some research on the front-end but could ultimately save you hundreds.

7. Save on food. Summer’s warm weather makes creativity in dining even easier—packing picnics for a daytrip or a cooler full of food and drinks for longer trips can cut down considerably on dining costs (especially in larger metropolitan areas where restaurant dining can come with premium price tags).

8. Consider a staycation. If airfare or even gas pump sticker shock has you second-guessing distant destinations this summer, an alternate approach could be a staycation at a hotel or vacation rental.
Be a tourist in your own town (is there a new hiking trail or restaurant you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to?) Changing up the scenery even locally—can be an affordable way to save money and still escape the house.

9. Use cash. While it’s tempting to rely on credit cards when you’re on vacation and not wanting to worry about costs, this also creates a greater likelihood of overspending.
Decide what you’re willing to spend across categories and then set aside those amounts. Using cash instead of credit cards can help you stay on budget and help curb anxiety when you receive your next credit statement.

10. Explore resources. If you’re getting ready to make summer plans and could use a little financial guidance, get in touch with a financial planner, explore information on budgeting, or research various online tools.


HR & Opportunities

New Job Announcements

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

Manufacturing Production Supervisor- Winston Salem

Education and work experience:

  • Associate degree or related/equivalent work experience required.
  • Experience in Apparel Manufacturing is a plus.
  • Engineering experience strongly considered.

External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=64121&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=64122&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5

Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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