CLERMONT, Fla. (March 23rd, 2013) Early Saturday morning, over 60 vendors packed into The Wesley Center of the United Methodist Church in Clermont for the 11th Annual Women’s Expo hosted by The Clermont Woman’s Club in an effort to raise money for the Club’s scholarship fund. A $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to one female student from each of three local high schools.
Any additional funds raised will be contributed to various other charities also supported by the Club such as Lake County Girl Scouts, Hacienda Girls Ranch and Clermont Head Start. While the Expo is a fairly recent addition to the community, the Clermont Woman’s Club has been a part of the city of Clermont since 1921.
According to Club member Ellie Fink, the Expo has seen consistent growth since its inception eleven years ago and, thus, has been held at various locations to accommodate the evolution of the event. According to She-conomy, a marketing firm dedicated to helping men market to the female demographic, women account for 85% of all consumer purchases and yet, many women still feel misunderstood by the advertisers trying to reach them.
The Women’s Expo brought together over 60 vendors from various industries, including: fashion accessories, jewelry, travel, health and nutrition, as well as health care facilities, all with the common goal of reaching and engaging the sometimes misunderstood female demographic of the community.