SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Was 2016 a good year for Savannah?
The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting Tuesday to look back at the year and discuss what's in store for 2017.
WTOC is told it was a strong year in many areas. About 500 people attended Tuesday's lunch to hear about the accomplishments and hurdles.
One big hurdle for 2016 was Hurricane Matthew. However, Chairman Whip Triplett says he is pleased with how the community bounced back from such a devastating storm.
He also highlighted some of the many accomplishments of the year.
"Membership is up. It's at an all-time high. Of course, the city is doing well. Hotel-motel collections are up and we're deepening the harbor so that's important. We got good news from some of the BRAC information going on at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. So, really things are good, a lot of momentum going into 2017," said Triplett.
As we head into 2017, a new chairman takes the reins.
"We want the rest of the world to know that this is a good place to invest your money and to bring jobs and to do work," said Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Chairman Sam McCachern.