Wentworth Military Academy & College Awarded Business of the Year Award

Business of the Year


Wentworth Military Academy & College was recently honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce membership  dinner by being awarded the Business of the Year for 2014. The following statement was read by the Executive Director of the Chamber, Penny Grosso:

Wentworth Military Academy and College has been a huge part of Lexington since 1880, and their dedication to Lexington remains unchanged today after 135 years. The core beliefs and the Academy’s mission of preparing young people for admission to the nation’s best colleges and universities remains constant to Wentworth’s Academic  boarding and day programs today. They presently have Cadets from 30 states and 11 foreign countries and civilian students from several communities surrounding Lexington.
          Wentworth’s Administration TEAM believes in having their Cadets visible and involved in the Lexington Community. You see them leading parades, assisting in Rotary, Moose, Lion’s, Elks, Chamber, historical groups, Live in Lexington, City events, and attending local churches. Lexington is home to the cadets during the school year!  Not only does the Wentworth Team believe in involving their cadets in Lexington, you will see the the that the entire staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in community service and projects and often offer the use of the facilities on the campus to these community functions. They are leaders in many of the civic, historical and city committees. The entire staff and faculty have an unselfish attitude and lead by example to ensure their cadets are successful.
          Wentworth is one of the top 3 employers of Lexington, and a huge percentage of their employees live in the community, and some of their children attend the public schools. Not only is their direct payroll valuable to Lexington, they also have several contracted employees that provide food service and maintenance to the campus, and these companies also are part of the Chamber which shows their dedication to the community.
           It is indeed an honor we present to Wentworth Military Academy and College the 2014 Lexington Chamber Business of the Year Award.