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Founded in 1803, Worthington was one of the Midwest’s first planned communities, blending commerce, residential life, education, arts and faith. Its arts community includes several theater, choral, and visual arts groups, and the Worthington Art Festival is ranked as one of the top 200 arts festivals in the country.
Worthington City Schools shine in a state with an education system that ranks seventh in the nation according to Education Week’s “2008 Quality Counts Report.”From the highly educated teachers and the conscientious support staff, to the hardworking administrators and forward-thinking school board members, Worthington students receive top-notch support throughout their entire K-12 careers.
The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce promotes and supports a vibrant environment for the business community. The Chamber builds strong member relationships through productive networking, meaningful partnerships, relevant and supportive resources, and effective use of technology.
The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to “foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio’s cultural heritage.”
Whether you are visiting Worthington on your own, with a small group or part of a larger convention, the Convention and Visitors Bureau provides numerous opportunities to explore the old and new. Exciting events or hands-on experiences afford the opportunity to spend time with friends, exploring the many unique and charming shops and talking with local merchants. Great restaurants and small town charm have garnered votes for Worthington to rank as one of the top destinations in Central Ohio.
The Worthington Civic Band was formed in 1973, and is sponsored by the Worthington Parks and Recreation Department. The band has performed at the 1975, 1993 and 2001 American School Band Directors Association National Conventions, the 1983, 1989, 1992 and the 1998 Ohio Music Education Association State Conferences. In addition to local concerts, the band performs for many area retirement and nursing homes, as well as for charity fund-raising functions. They also collaborate with Junior and Senior High School Bands on concerts to promote “life long learning.”