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Our Approach

We see Central Florida as a place that is growing and expanding each day, thanks to the incredible people who live, work, and play here. It is those people, and their endeavors, that drive us to write stories that readers will enjoy. Our readers are first. Give them great content and they will pick up the magazine and take it home (which they do). Then the advertisers benefit. It's a win-win.

Nearing the beginning of our fifth year of publishing, we feel we've learned a thing or two about how to get the attentions of an audience. Let us help your business be seen and recognized in one of the products of Polk Media. There is no time like the present to build your business.

Our Story

Every business has a beginning, and The 863 Magazine was ours. Sergio and Andrea Cruz saw a need for a community-based magazine that focused on locals doing great things, that had appeal to all members of the community, and that was spread throughout the county — not just in one city. They created their own opportunity and something great was born. The beginning was pretty much that simple, really. And they are continuing to grow with the Spring 2017 launch of Your Healthy Polk.

Meet the Team

Oh, Polk Media is more than just these three. After all, many hands make light work. Meet the rest of our team here.

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Andrea Cruz

Owner / Editor

With a background in journalism, Andrea loves to research and discover the best of the local area. She enjoys the behind-the-scenes of piecing together a magazine, and credits her amazing freelance writers with doing most of the dirty work. Contact Andrea with any editorial suggestions: Andrea@PolkMedia.com.

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Sergio Cruz

Owner / Publisher

Originally from Mexico, Sergio is very much a people person, loves being a publisher and promoter, and will talk your ear off if you let him. He's never met a stranger. Contact Sergio today and ask him what he can do to help your business grow and prosper in Polk County: Sergio@PolkMedia.com or 863-258-3561.

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Bob Edmondson

Ad Sales

The ultimate people, community relations, marketing and passion-driven guy, Bob really cares about big and small businesses getting their messages out. With lifelong experience in journalism, marketing, sales, volunteerism, and business success, he can help you become a success as well. Please contact Bob for your ad sales needs: Bob@polkmedia.com.

Next Steps...

Contact Polk Media today to let us know about a story idea for one of our publications, or to see how we can help you grow your small business.