About Shawndra Russell

Authored 14 articles.


  • Senior Life Insurance to Celebrate 15 Years in Thomasville

    News, May 11, 2015

  • Mediacom Business Launches Real Customer Story Series

    Features, December 03, 2014

    We recently chatted with Kristi Salmon, Mediacom Business’ Marketing Director, to find out what the telecommunications service provider is planning for 2015, especially concerning the hot topic of Google Fiber.

  • Q&A with Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Affairs

    Features, August 21, 2014

    On August 1st, Commissioner Corbin celebrated her 1-year anniversary of being at the helm of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. While she feels that a lot was accomplished in her first year, she has no plans of slowing down and is dedicated to making an even bigger splash—with the help of her great team—in year two. We chatted with Ms. Corbin about adjusting to her role and what else she has up her sleeve for Georgia’s economic development.

  • Pellicano Construction Continues Georgia Expansion

    Features, August 14, 2014

    Pellicano Construction recently opened its fourth office location in Macon on June 2nd. Currently, Pellicano is managing projects across the Southeastern and Midwestern United States to a broad base of clients in the retail, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, corporate commercial, restaurant, entertainment, automotive, assisted living, and faith-based market segments.

  • Merrill Lynch Scorecard Shows Productivity Tied to Employees’ Financial Well-Being

    Features, July 17, 2014

    Merrill Lynch recently released their 401(k) Wellness Scorecard for the second quarter, with results showing a positive increase in financial habits from plan participants. We spoke with James Wallace and Deborah Howard, Managing Directors – Wealth Management, Global Corporate & Institutional Advisory Services, to get their take on the results of the scorecard and why more companies need to become invested in the financial well-being of their employees.

  • Aflac-Backed Communicorp Gives Customers FORTUNE 500 Stability

    Features, June 26, 2014

    The seeds of Communicorp, Inc. started over fifty years ago as a vehicle to provide Aflac headquarters and field force offices with business cards, letterhead, and brochures. The concept quickly grew to an internal print shop chartered in 1981 to the Georgia-based corporation it is today with locations in Columbus and Atlanta, with a presence throughout Georgia.

  • Blanchard Leadership Forum Brings Big Names to Georgia

    Features, June 12, 2014

    The Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum consistently hosts some of the biggest names in business during this annual event on August 25th and 26th, and this year’s event lives up to its expectations. The 2014 line-up is headlined by Entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

  • CooperCraft, Now ISNetworld Certified and Ready for Continued Growth

    Features, May 14, 2014

    CooperCraft made the move from Sylvester to Tifton December 2011, and the transition has treated the company well. The easy access to I-75, continued growth of Tifton, and larger office space have all led to increased productivity and volume for the statewide company ran by childhood friends Jerry Cooper and Darrell Powell, who lived three houses apart since elementary school while growing up in Sylvester.

  • AT&T Commits to Georgia’s Future

    Features, April 30, 2014

    AT&T made a significant investment in both serving Georgia customers and employing more Georgians in 2013 through the communication company’s Project Velocity IP. Georgia CEO spoke to AT&T Media Relations Manager Ann Elsas on the impact AT&T is having on the state.

  • Q&A with Georgia DOL’s Business Service Unit Director

    Features, April 17, 2014

    As the Georgia Department of Labor approaches the first anniversary of their Business Service Unit, we chatted with Director Linda Manis about their progress in year one and what lies ahead for the BSU.

  • Mercer University Beats Duke; Prepares for Continued Growth

    Features, April 10, 2014

    The past few years have been all about growth for Mercer University—especially in the medical sector--with a continued effort to double the number of medical students by adding more programs for aspiring medical professionals, such as their Ph.D. in Clinical Medical Psychology degree and a four-year program added at the Savannah campus. The Mercer Health Sciences Center, which opened in 2012, is another piece to help "address the shortage of healthcare access in our region," President Underwood says.

  • Savannah Author & Social Media Professional Debuts at #1 on Amazon in Category

    Features, April 10, 2014

    Savannah writer and social media professional Shawndra Russell released a new ebook yesterday filled with tips for how business owners can step up their social media game.

  • Steel Magnolias Defies the Odds

    Features, February 19, 2014

    The restaurant business isn’t for the meek, with some studies showing failure rates as high as 60-80% for new restaurants. Yet, for the prepared and persistent—like Steel Magnolias owner Keira Moritz—the doors can remain open.

  • Georgia Ports Authority Has Banner Year in 2013, Looks to Top It in 2014

    Features, January 22, 2014

    When success is part of your DNA, it can become tempting to rest on your laurels and keep doing more of the same. Or, your company can keep your foot on the gas and strive for more. Georgia Ports Authority certainly falls into the latter category, partly because the whole state—heck, the whole country—is watching.