Nicole Ducouer, IFB Solutions Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Programs
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (July 2, 2019) – IFB Solutions was honored at the 4th annual Excellence in Business Award Luncheon hosted by the Triad Chapter of The Risk Management Association. Each year, the chapter honors three local organizations and one individual for their success in business and contribution to their communities. IFB Solutions was nominated for the award by BB&T in the non-profit category.
IFB Solutions Chief Financial Officer Rob Burgess and Employee Relations Manager Brent Burkholder accepted the award. During the presentation, Triad Chapter President Theresa Arrighi of BB&T highlighted IFB’s commitment to the community through its mission of employment, training and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. In the Triad area, IFB Solutions employs nearly 350 people who are blind and offers extensive training programs so they can progress in their positions and careers of choice.
IFB Solutions also is a critical community resource for those who are blind or visually impaired. The nonprofit operates four Community Low Vision Centers serving hundreds of adults and children each year with assistive devices and technology. The Centers are the hubs for IFB’s Focus on Literacy programs which pair school-age children with free assistive devices and technology to use at home to complete their homework and foster a love of reading. IFB also runs the SEE (Student Enrichment Experience) program for children in grades K-12 with a year-round calendar of free, after-school activities and summer camps teaching valuable independent living skills and fostering personal confidence.
“We are very honored to be recognized by the Triad Chapter of The Risk Management Association for our success and impact on our community. As the largest employer of people who are blind in the country, our commitment to serving the larger community through jobs, training and services as well as programs such as SEE and the Community Low Vision Centers is clear,” said Burgess. “The unemployment rate for people who are blind is an astounding 70 percent, and IFB Solutions is working very hard to change that statistic by creating jobs of choice and encouraging greater independence and confidence in individuals of all ages.”