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Kendra Akers

A lifelong resident of Lake County, Kendra and her husband, Doug, have six children. She has been in the publishing industry since 1999, beginning her career as a marketing representative for a local newspaper. Since then, Kendra has worked at various publications and was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a magazine publisher and developing Akers Media Group. In her spare time she enjoys most sports and likes to spend her free time offshore fishing near Crystal River, Florida.
From the Publisher: Living in Lake and loving it

From the Publisher: Living in Lake and loving it

There are countless reasons Lake County has a special place in my heart. It’s October. College football is in full swing, the holidays are rapidly approaching, and cooler weather will soon replace the unbearable heat and humidity we’ve endured for…
From the Publisher: Football fever

From the Publisher: Football fever

It’s time for college football in the South. Few things define Southern culture more than God and family.  However, you certainly have to throw college football into the mix.  In the South, college football is a big part of our…
From the Publisher: Simply the best

From the Publisher: Simply the best

Drumroll, please. We are revealing YOUR Best of the Best winners. Greetings to all our faithful Style readers.  The magazine you’re holding in your hand is one of my favorite issues of the year. Our annual “Best of the Best”…
From the Publisher: Identity crisis

From the Publisher: Identity crisis

The color of your skin shouldn’t matter. The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I always look forward to burgers and hot dogs and watching an array of colorful fireworks illuminate the night sky.  Throughout the years,…
From the publisher: Celebrating a milestone in style

From the publisher: Celebrating a milestone in style

It’s time to reflect back on a very special advertising section.  With great excitement and enthusiasm I proudly present the 10th Annual Businessmen of Style.  When we premiered our first Businessmen of Style in June 2011, little did we know…
From the Publisher: Women at work

From the Publisher: Women at work

Let’s take a moment to cheer and celebrate the evolution of women. Ladies, we’ve come a long way. Need proof? Turn on your television and watch one of the sitcoms of yesterday that portrayed women as docile housewives and housekeepers…
From the Publisher: Let fun come naturally

From the Publisher: Let fun come naturally

Residents of Lake and Sumter counties can enjoy the outdoors without driving far. Without question, April is one of the most beautiful months in Florida.  Cold days are behind us. Steaming humidity, swarming mosquitoes, and daily afternoon thunderstorms aren’t yet…
From the Publisher: All systems go for space launch

From the Publisher: All systems go for space launch

Counting down to Style’s moon mission. I hadn’t been born when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon and uttered the historic words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” but I appreciate that the Apollo 11 crew…
From the Publisher: Welcome home

From the Publisher: Welcome home

People continue moving to Lake and Sumter despite the pandemic. It has been nearly a year since the coronavirus outbreak. Wow, does time fly or what?  I must say that I feel extremely fortunate. Neither myself nor my family members…
Young professionals make their mark

Young professionals make their mark

Meet the hottest rising stars in business. I know what it’s like to be young, ambitious, and hungry for success.  I fell in love with publishing when I was in my 20s. I started as a sales representative for a local…
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