IFB Beat – Week of September 26, 2022

News to Know

Retirement Announcement

Retirement Announcement Lori A McCoy Little Rock Facility

Lori A. McCoy retired on September 20 2022. She worked in the Extreme Weather Outer Layer (EWOL) department and was with IFB Solutions Little Rock for five years. She is off to relax and spend precious time with her grandchildren! We thank Lori for her commitment to excellence and wish her well on her new journey!


Join the AAA Committee and volunteer at the Second Harvest food bank!

IFB Employees at the Second Harvest Food Bank

Winston-Salem employees Lyn Drake, Winter Robison, Art Saunders, Terri Norway, Cynthia Fleming, and Lonnie Cunningham spent Wednesday, September 14 giving back to the community! They generously gave their time sorting and packing food items, making a difference one box at a time!

This volunteer opportunity is available to all employees. We volunteer at the food bank every other month on the second Wednesday. The next volunteer opportunity is on November 9 2022 from 9:00-12:00. Lunch is provided at the food bank from 12:00-1:00. If interested contact Shonn Redmond at sredmond@ifbsolutions.org or X5782. Thank you!


Programs and Services

Come Join the Winston-Salem Facility Red Cross Blood Drive

Hosted by AAA Committee

During the past two years, our local and nationwide Red Cross donations has been at an all-time low. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Your donations assist with heart surgeries, revitalizing accident victims, organ transplant recipients, and patients needing lifesaving procedures. So, will you raise your sleeve and save a life?

When: October 26, 2022
Where: Winston-Salem Tad’s Room
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm.
Manufacturing and optical contact your supervisor to set up an appointment to donate.

Admin contact Anastasia Powell at: APowell@ifbsolutions.org or Shonn Redmond at: SRedmond@ifbsolutions.org
All participants will receive a Red Cross T-Shirt.

See what S.E.E. is Doing!

SEE students create their pool noodle art

S.E.E. After School Winston had fun with dancing pool noodle art! Scented markers taped to a pool noodle rested on the paper which was on a cookie sheet. Add a battery powered toothbrush inside the noodle and the markers danced around on the paper. S.E.E. kids could tilt the cookie sheet for added effect.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, September 26 Guide Dog support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Tuesday, September 27 Glaucoma support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.

Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Image of the EasyReader stand

EasyReader Reading Stand for $32.95. Lightweight, folding reading stand has ten adjustable reading positions. When closed and flat, use the clip to use like a clip board. When open and upright, it can support tablets, e-readers, heavy books, or single sheets of paper. Helps reduce neck tension and eye strain. * Available in white or gray.


CLVC September Item of the Month:

large print calendar

2023 Low Vision Print Calendar with BoldWriter Pen. Giant calendar easily shows each day of the month for $7.95. This 11 x 17-inch giant print 2023 calendar opens to a large 22 x 17-inch size – easily showing every month, weekday, and date.


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

The Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities (WSMCPD) is Celebrating its 75th Year!

The Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities (WSMCPD) is celebrating its 75th year.  In celebration of this momentous occasion and in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, WSMCPD will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony on October 14, 2022 to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions on behalf of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme, “DISABILITY: Part of the EQUITY EQUATION” recognizes the vital role people with disabilities play in making the nation’s workforce diverse and inclusive.

This year’s Awards Ceremony and reception will be Friday, October 14, 2022 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at The Enrichment Center, 1006 South Marshall Street in Winston-Salem. We are extending this invitation to you, your friends, family members, and colleagues to attend.

Our keynote speaker is Ms. Wheelchair America 2023, Ali Ingersoll who is from Raleigh, NC. Ms. Ingersoll is a day trader, disability strategy consultant for Open Inclusion, writer, and public speaker. Ms. Ingersol’s passion lies in coaching people with disabilities on how to improve their quality of life by teaching them to self-advocate in order to live a life of independence, dignity, and grace.  She believes it’s important to band together as one in order to affect the greatest change on the national stage and in local communities.

We hope you can join us for this evening of advocacy and celebration.  You may email your registration (with the information below) to wsmcpd@gmail.com or you can follow the link below to submit your registration.

RSVP Link – MCPD Award Celebration RSVP

Job Announcements

For more information, please contact Brent Burkholder at 336 245 5611 or bburkholder@ifbsolutions.org.

Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


Meeting ID: 944 3463 0872
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