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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: 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…
‘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…
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