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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 To Your Home

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Welcome To Your Home

As you may know, Akers Media recently published its second annual Welcome to Lake County visitor/newcomers guide. The magazine is distributed in places such as Chambers of Commerce, county welcome centers, hotels, and city offices. The mission of the magazine…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: “Yes, judge me!”

FROM THE PUBLISHER: “Yes, judge me!”

I know you have heard me say it before, but I will say it again, The August “Hot Issue,” is my and our readers’ favorite issue of the year. Some people have asked me why we put a list out…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: H2 0H-MY GOD!

FROM THE PUBLISHER: H2 0H-MY GOD!

I moved to Lake County in 1987 as a 15-year-old high school student. Our family moved around a lot due to my stepdad’s position as a commercial construction superintendent, and because of that, I had lived in some of the…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Doing It in Style!

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Doing It in Style!

Several years ago we came up with an idea to feature the businessmen and businesswomen of Lake and Sumter counties. It seemed fitting because Style magazine is all about the people, places and events that make this community an incredible…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: A dream come true

FROM THE PUBLISHER: A dream come true

I wanted to be a businesswoman for as long as I can remember. When I was a little, I felt a rush of excitement every time I saw women in business suits in the airport, professional offices, or even walking…
PUBLISHER’S LETTER: Slow down and smell the barbecue

PUBLISHER’S LETTER: Slow down and smell the barbecue

Being a lifetime Lake County gal, I had no trouble saying yes to an in-depth feature story about barbecue. Did I worry we might douse someone’s charcoal by ranking barbecue restaurants? The thought briefly crossed my mind, but I know…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Seven-Year Itch

FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Seven-Year Itch

My husband Doug and I were married in March 2008 and the past seven years have been insanely crazy and amazing, all at the same time. When we married, I had three children of my own: two teenage boys and…
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