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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.
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…
Bring it on home!

Bring it on home!

Top Realtors in Lake and Sumter are a driving force. Any homeowner knows the pitfalls of buying or selling a house. Fortunately, Lake and Sumter counties are loaded with a vast roster of hardworking Realtors who can help first-time buyers…
Does age matter?

Does age matter?

Yes, if you’re a young professional kicking butt in business. Age is a funny thing. It can sneak up on you quietly or it can fall on you like a ton of bricks. Think of the many expressions that apply…
A time for giving

A time for giving

Volunteering can extend from the holidays to all year long. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to overlook them: the bell ringer at the mall, the donors entering the blood bank, the collectors asking for…
Turning a new page

Turning a new page

Style celebrates a birthday this month. Back in 2003, when I was a sales representative for a local newspaper, I had lunch one afternoon at Ruby Tuesday. Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed a display rack full of magazines that…
The issue with something extra

The issue with something extra

Lake and Sumter produce talent in all walks of life. We live in extraordinary times. We also live in the extraordinary area of Lake and Sumter counties. Our ninth annual ExtraOrdinary issue highlights some remarkable homegrown talent: athletes such as…
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