Some Bay County women got a chance to enjoy an event catered just for them. Several vendors set up at Magic Broadcasting's inaugural Women's Expo and gave the ladies an opportunity to pamper themselves in one stop.
Before it even kicked off at 9:00 Saturday morning, there were 200 people lined up outside the Palms Conference Center.
In addition to jeweler, handbags, clothing, and services targeting personal fitness and wellness filled the conference center.
"Most of them are local, " said Stephanie Darnell, a Bay County resident checking out the expo. "Shop local as much as you can."
In fact, all 40 plus vendors are local.
Setting up at the expo is a huge benefit for Dense Powell.
"It's great because it gets my name out there," said Powell.
Especially since she just moved to the area two weeks ago.
"It's been great, I've sold quite a few pairs of jeans so that means a bigger commission check in my pocket," said Powell.
Stephanie Darnell and her friend Amy Cobb are checking out everything at the expo.
"We are benefiting by the freebies honestly," said Darnell. "This is so much fun you come out it's so cold outside."
Magic Broadcasting's multiple local radio stations put on this Women's Expo in Panama City Beach.
"We have a lot of vendors here that women haven't necessarily heard about," said Mandy Williamson with Island 106.
It's an effort to bring something different to the area and promote not only themselves but the community.
"We're about being local, live, local, and getting our names out to the community and involving the community as well," said Powell.
With goodie bags in hand, two pairs of jeans later, and freebies, it was a successful girls day out for these girls.
The crowds did die down in the afternoon, prompting event organizers to end the expo about an hour earlier than planned. However they do foresee a second annual expo in the future.