Joan and Gib Zilner, owners and founders of Diamond Drugs, one of Indiana County’s largest employers, gave a tour of their large facility to the Leadership Indiana County participants last Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The tour included discussions of how the business has grown through the years, in part due to Indiana County’s help, and the challenges the business faces in today’s heavily regulated pharmaceutical business. The owners also talked about possible expansion and the wonderful employees they’ve gotten from the region.
The Leadership Indiana County (LIC) program is a countywide, multimonth training program for 25–45-year-old business and community leaders. It is offered to the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and administered by the MARTI Institute at IUP.
Director of the program is Erick Lauber (Journalism and Public Relations), under the supervision of Alex Heckert (Sociology, which houses the PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies) and Victor Garcia (Anthropology, director of the MARTI Institute).