Winchester, IN, September 5 -The time for change is now which is why the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation and Frank Miller Lumber Company have partnered to bring the John C. Maxwell leadership simulcast to our community. The simulcast will be broadcasted at the Winchester Community High School auditorium on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 8:35 am – 12:55 pm. A panel discussion featuring leaders throughout the community will follow at 1:45 pm.

    The leader development experience is designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. Throughout the simulcast, those in attendance will listen to a group of dynamic speakers including John C. Maxwell, Rachel Hollis, Marcus Buckingham, Chris Hogan, and Ball State University graduate and former Senior Vice President of Apple Retail, Angela Ahrendts. These speakers will give guidance on how they excelled and climbed the corporate ladder by focusing on providing quality leadership that allows the team to be successful rather than focusing on individual successes.

    Frank Miller Lumber Company’s CEO, Steve James is a certified John C. Maxwell coach and is dedicated to raising the level of leadership in Randolph County. James first learned about the program from a mentor in 2004 as he was climbing the corporate ladder at General Motors. When the position became available at Frank Miller in 2012, James decided to apply the same principles he learned from his mentor in hopes to grow the family-owned business for over a century into new heights. This month, Frank Miller was awarded Business of the Month by the Union City, Indiana and Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Determined to continue being a company that respects and values employees, James believes this starts by providing quality leaders that can act as mentors to others in hopes of bettering the community.

    When asked how he implemented the program into Frank Miller, he stated that he started the program as a “book club style” leadership program which required the leadership team to meet once a month to read through John’s 5 Levels of Leadership. James immediately noticed results. “After taking our leadership team through this ongoing program, I noticed more of an open-dialogue between all levels of our staff,” stated James. The leadership program has proven to be successful at Frank Miller and James would like to see the development of the program grow throughout the community.

    The objective of the program is to increase quality leaders and develop a networking platform that would allow business and community leaders the opportunity to learn from John C. Maxwell and others in the community.  The Live2Lead: Randolph County event is free to the public; however, you must register on Eventbrite. Contact Chelsea Timmerman at 765-964-3196 or by email: for more information.

    Randolph County Economic Development and Frank Miller would like to thank the Winchester Golf Club, Old National Bank, First Merchants Bank, B&M Steel, The Pallet Builders, McGohan Brabender, and Aldi for their generous sponsorships. If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Missy Williams at 765-584-3266 or by email at:

    More information can be found on Live2Lead: Randolph County on Facebook.