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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: 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…
‘Tis the season of giving

‘Tis the season of giving

Spread holiday cheer by shopping locally.  Season’s greetings to all the faithful readers of Style magazine. I hope this publisher’s letter finds you full of holiday cheer. I know I’m excited. There’s just something magical about Christmas. For me, seeing…
Restore your faith in humanity 

Restore your faith in humanity 

Like you, I am pained by the social unrest in America and political divide. I’m tired of riots, backlash against police, and heated confrontations between Trump and Biden supporters.  I want what we had, and what we deserve. I want…
From the Publisher: Animal Tales

From the Publisher: Animal Tales

Love a furever friend; you’ll get more than you give.  They say dogs are a man’s best friend… I am not sure who came up with that, but I’d like to amend it. A dog is a man’s AND a…
Choosing to cope, not crumble

Choosing to cope, not crumble

  This is typically my favorite time of the year. Fun-filled community events happen all over Lake County, watching my beloved Miami Hurricanes play football, and holiday gatherings with family and friends right around the corner.  Just as I start…
From the Publisher: Getting down to business

From the Publisher: Getting down to business

Meet the 2020 Businessmen of Style At the beginning of each year, we all look forward with high hopes and new opportunities to celebrate achieving goals, hitting milestones and making the new year better than the last. I am confident…
These women mean business

These women mean business

This issue has the feminine touch from cover to cover. Picking a favorite issue is like picking a favorite child—I’ve got a bunch of both—but let’s be honest: the Business Women of Style is my favorite issue. I’m a businesswoman.…
Publisher’s letter: This is us

Publisher’s letter: This is us

In crisis, our community bands together. During the past month or more of isolation due to COVID-19, you have been hungry for news and we have been proud to do our part to meet your needs by providing daily updates…
From the Publisher: History on parade

From the Publisher: History on parade

Before modern marvels, the homes of pioneers put Lake and Sumter on the map. The Parade of Homes has been a tradition in Lake and Sumter counties for many years—not since the late 19th century, but if the Home Builders…
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