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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.
Divine intervention

Divine intervention

Many times, people ask me, “Where do you come up with the ideas for the magazine?” Most of the time the answer is by doing research about what is going on within the community or seeing what some of the…
More than 20,000 votes!

More than 20,000 votes!

This month Style is bringing the heat as we share our fifth annual Best of the Best Hot List! There is no doubt our readers love to vote on their favorite businesses, restaurants, community leaders and professionals, which is why…
From The Publisher

From The Publisher

I shared a portion of this story in the last month’s issue, but for those of you who missed it, I would like to share it again. Several years ago we came up with an idea to feature the businessmen…
The Boss Lady lifestyle

The Boss Lady lifestyle

The Boss Lady is a woman who is in control. She oozes confidence and an aura of independence, as well as commanding respect from those people around her and perhaps even those who have only heard or read about her.…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Bikefest

It’s beginning to look a lot like Bikefest

The sound of bikers revving up their engines and the sight of leather-clad men and women can mean only one thing. Leesburg Bikefest has arrived. Now in its 20th year, I still remember the first time I attended this magnificent…
Legendary Leaders

Legendary Leaders

Welcome to our second edition of Legendary Leaders. We introduced our first issue last year, and the response to the coverage was overwhelming. So, of course, the natural thing to do was to do it again. However, this year we…
Always improving

Always improving

“To be the standard in which others are measured.”  This is one of my favorite quotes and from the moment I heard it, I have tried my best to live it. This quote also rings true for one of my…
Votes are in, and the people have spoken.

Votes are in, and the people have spoken.

Bet you thought I was referring to the presidential election that just took place last month. Nope, I was referring to the Style Singles. This is now our second year of promoting Lake and Sumter’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes,…
He’s so EXTRA. (It’s a good thing.)

He’s so EXTRA. (It’s a good thing.)

As the mother of five millennials, I am constantly introduced to a new language. It sounds like our English language, but it has been manipulated to mean something completely different from what I was originally taught. Unlike traditional language, the…
it’s time for us to see

it’s time for us to see

Every morning I come into work, I see the same homeless man standing outside Walgreens with a sign that says, “Homeless, will work for food.” He is walking back and forth beside the line of cars, as the traffic light…
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