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  • Asked what he considered his number one accomplishment in nearly 12 years with the Georgia Ports Authority, outgoing executive director Curtis Foltz wouldn’t bite.

    “Great organizations are never about one thing or one person,” he said.

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Mary Carr Mayle

Asked what he considered his number one accomplishment in nearly 12 years with the Georgia Ports Authority, outgoing executive director Curtis Foltz wouldn’t bite.

“Great organizations are never about one thing or one person,” he said.

Katie Martin

With the influx of visitors in 2015, especially during the summer months, Savannah is on track to see some of the highest tourism numbers on record, according to Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah.

Official numbers arrive in the spring, but for now Marinelli and his staff have all eyes on 2016.

Bill Dawers / City Talk

With so much news at the beginning of the year, I neglected to devote a column to some of the bigger questions facing Savannah in 2016. So here it is, a little late.

We are all wondering if the new mayor and aldermen will impact the direction of the city, but the first concern is obviously about crime.

What will happen to crime trends in 2016? Will new strategies and better police staffing lead to measurable declines?

Bea Wray

Entrepreneurs know that finding open doors and walking through them is a critical life skill. I have enjoyed witnessing Andy “walk through” the doors of events at The Creative Coast and, as a result, find his co-founders, identify business models and further develop the Watson communication and collaboration tools.

Michael Owens

In Savannah, we’re fortunate to have a host of organizations tailored to diverse causes and ideas. There’s something for everyone.

If you’re a part of tourism or want to be a part of tourism, you should be a member of the Tourism Leadership Council or TLC. If you have a business location downtown, there’s the Savannah Downtown Business Association or SDBA.

Food & Dining

From January 29 – February 7, 2016, this 10-Day celebration of Savannah’s restaurant scene pays homage to the culinary heritage that makes our city unique — and is held in tribute to the restaurants that are becoming such a vital part of Savannah’s tradition of hospitality!