IFB Beat – Week of November 28, 2022

News to Know

Retirement Celebration for David Horton – Winston-Salem, NC Facility

Join us on Thursday, December 8 to extend best wishes to David on his retirement from CEO!

A reception will be held in the cafeteria, from 2pm – 3:30pm for manufacturing employees to stop by to enjoy coffee and treats with David. Breaks will be extended from 15 min to 30min. There will be a photo for signing and offering words of congrats, so get your special thoughts together!

To ensure manufacturing employees have enough time, we’re asking our administrative employees to drop-in later, from 3:30 – 5pm. Our board chair, Erik Cobham, can join during this time to lead a special thanks to David at 4pm.

Let’s all show up and let David know we appreciate his long-standing dedication to our mission. If you’re not at the Winston-Salem Facility, but would like to include a note of appreciation, please email it to Anastasia Powell at apowell@ifbsolutions.org.


Winston-Salem Cafeteria Update

Welcome New Employee Claudia Molinero, Canteen Assistant, Winston-Salem Facility

Please join us in congratulating Claudia Molinero on her new position as Canteen Assistant/Expediter. Effective December 1st, Claudia will be working under the direction of Angela Jordan and will be responsible for providing support in the Canteen Market including, but not limited to, account setup, product selection, the POS system and conflict resolution. Prior to accepting this position, Claudia has worked in our Optical department since August 2018. Claudia is passionate about her work, loves to help people and embodies IFB’s core values. Congratulations Claudia!


Programs and Services

See what S.E.E. is Doing!

Rain cloud with lightning flash and raindrops falling down from it

S.E.E. After School Winston learned that in a thunderstorm, lightning is the flash of light and thunder is the sound as hot and cold air crashes together. S.E.E. kids practiced their scissor skills by cutting out a dark cloud, yellow lightning bolt, and pieces of straw. They practiced fine motor skills with hole punchers, tying strings into the holes, and stringing the straw pieces to hang down as raindrops.

Justin sorting coins into a wooden tray with foam circles

S.E.E. student Justin is sorting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters into a wooden tray with foam circle sections. Each type of coin can be identified by touch with its differences.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, November 28 Guide Dog support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Thursday, December 1 Sight Adjustment support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.


Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator for $24.95

The Reizen 12Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator features easy-to-use oversized 1-1/2″ wide keys and a large 1-1/8″ x 5-5/8″ LCD with seven-eighths” high numbers.



CLVC November Item of the Month:

Image of brailled playing cards

Giant Size Playing Cards (Braille on 1 Corner of Each Card) for $24.95.

If you’d like to get a durable deck of playing cards that will last forever, here they are! These Giant Size Playing Cards feature large-print Braille on one corner of each card, and the deck is coated with durable plastic which makes them so easy to care for and to clean.

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

Have a story, new article, app, or interesting fact you want to share? Send your ideas to FHarding@ifbsolutions.org.

Have a great week!


Community Connections

2022 Christmas without Lights – Raleigh, NC

Mystery Night, Insightful Visionaries Fundraising Event

December 17, 2022 | 6-9pm

Holiday Cheer, Food, Great Entertainment, & Vendors

Admission: $10 general admission, $20 VIP seating
Transportation: $30, first come first served. Seating is limited.

The Royal Banquet and Conference Center
3801 Hillsborough St #109,
Raleigh, NC 27607

“Christmas without Lights” is an awe-inspiring holiday showcase and holiday celebration that has become an annual tradition by Insightful Visionaries, Inc. Through the “Spirit of Collaboration” with other non-profits and local organizations, the event represents a cooperative effort to share the spirit of Christmas by giving back to the disabled community.

Experience Christmas through the eyes of people with disabilities. The imagination is limitless, and when communicated through the sounds of holiday music and cheer we share with friends, family and community, the Christmas Spirit is priceless!

This year we are excited to partner with The Disability Awareness Council (TDAC).
Join us in celebration with:
• Storytelling by Shannon Garner and Tracker (Star Guide Dog!)

• Special Guest Singer/Entertainer Randie Forne
• Special Christmas Music by Maestro Darryl Eaton
• Holiday Songs by Lawrence Carter, Donnie Best & others
• Musical Entertainment by Band: Abbushi, Arif, and Zaslow

You may also visit our websites at https://www.insightfulvisionairies.org and/or https://www.triangledac.org.

Join us for this great annual event!!! If interested contact Brenda Neal or Shonn Redmond.


HR & Opportunities

Open Positions

Facilities Manager – Winston-Salem

Education and work experience:
• Must have high school diploma or GED.
• At least 3-5 years experience in maintenance.

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=52499&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5
External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=52498&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Facilities/Janitorial Position- Winston Salem

Education and work experience:
• Must have high school diploma or GED.

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=52506&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5
External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=52505&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


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