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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.
Hobbies Are Healthy

Hobbies Are Healthy

We at Style appreciate our doctors and the many hours they dedicate to their profession. We know how fortunate we are to live in an area filled with health care professionals providing exceptional care. But do you ever wonder what…
Instant B@#%&, Just Add Heat.

Instant B@#%&, Just Add Heat.

I am sure by now that many of you have already or are beginning to feel the scorching heat outside. I don’t know if it is truly getting hotter these days, or if I am just getting older and can…
Politics are in <em>“Style”</em>

Politics are in “Style”

Never discuss politics or religion. Throughout the years, Style magazine has certainly abided by that age-old adage. We’ve covered controversial topics—from exposing the prevalence of human trafficking to questioning whether convicted Leesburg murderer Marie Arrington was guilty or innocent.  And…

This one’s for you.

  Do you ever wonder what a businessman thinks about? Contrary to what many believe, all men do not constantly spend their time thinking about sex. A businessman spends his days and nights thinking about ways to improve his business.…
Women Voters? Enough already.

Women Voters? Enough already.

Normally I would tell you that this is one of my favorite seasons of the year when we put together our Business Men/Women of Style issues. It is a time when our office is buzzing with energy. It seems as…
My Westie Obsession

My Westie Obsession

It’s a common belief among my family that my dog Myles is the most beloved member of our household. In fact, my daughter once told me she believed if a scenario ever occurred where I had to choose between saving…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Be Legendary

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Be Legendary

When getting to know people, you learn about their past along with what experiences and challenges they’ve faced. From there you begin to understand fully how they’ve become the unique individuals they are today. The same theory rings true for…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: And Away We Grow

FROM THE PUBLISHER: And Away We Grow

Recently I sat down with three very important individuals to discuss topics for this particular issue. I wanted to hear directly the opinions of area leaders regarding where Lake and Sumter counties are heading. I met with Robert Chandler, Lake…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Having Fun and Making a Difference

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Having Fun and Making a Difference

I’ve found there are many benefits to my job as publisher of this community’s magazine, but the greatest is the fact that we can make a difference. To feature a great variety of fun and exciting happenings in the community…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: An Extraordinary Life

FROM THE PUBLISHER: An Extraordinary Life

This month marks a very special milestone in my life and my family’s life. My grandson Ethan will be celebrating his first birthday. I had heard prior to having a grandchild that everything is different with grandkids, and even though…
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