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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: 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…
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…
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