In this month’s issue, we are celebrating the all-mighty, all-powerful, and successful Businesswomen of Style. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the movers and shakers of Lake and Sumter counties.
This is our third annual edition, so this year we decided to change things up a bit. We wanted to have one of the businesswomen on the cover, but didn’t know how we could possibly choose one from all of the amazing women who participated. Therefore, we decided to hold a reverse drawing and enter all of the names of the women who entered. The last name drawn would be our cover model and our businesswomen feature story. As you can see, our lucky winner is Missy Ziler, and she could not be more beautiful or more deserving. She is a true inspiration to me, and I am confident her story will be an inspiration for many other women who share the desire to give back to their community and make a difference.
Accompanying Missy are many other local women who are also business owners or successful executives in their respective industries. You can read about each one of them and their careers in our Businesswomen of Style section.
Our Style magazine team had such a great time putting this section together. These women are so glamorous and a beautiful representation of our community. Please join us in celebrating them and their success by reading each one of their moving stories. Then take the time to reach out and let them know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. Each of them has a hand in making Lake and Sumter counties a great place to work, play, live, and raise children.
I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize the wonderful women here at our company who make Akers Media Group a great place to work and play: Heather Tootle (office manager), Cierra Chappell (production manager), Tina Morrison (editorial/community relations director), Mary Ann DeSantis (editor-at-large), Shemir Wiles (copy editor/writer), Heidi Ressler (marketing representative), Terri Gordon (sales coordinator), and our newest team member Lori Strong (marketing representative).
To all of you women in business and women of Style, I salute you!