Botox, bows and blouses all found at the Tri-Cities Women’s Expo

PASCO, Wash. — On Friday and Saturday, the Tri-Cities Women’s Expo will welcome families from all over the area to the HAPO Center in Pasco.

The event closes down at 7 PM on Friday but picks back up on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

When women or families visit, they’ll find dozens of booths showcasing local businesses.

“The Tri-Cities Women’s Expo is a community event, to spotlight female-owned businesses, it brings family and friends together to have fun, celebrate community, and support small business, it’s also a great way for people to see what products and services we have to offer in the Tri-Cities,” Jay Joseph, the Owner of Blue Mountain Digital Marketing and the Social Media / Brand Manager for the Expo said.

This year’s theme: Casino Night; and it’s evident through the extravagant displays by the businesses that fill the booths inside the HAPO Center.

“We have everything, we want a wide audience to be included, so we have arts and crafts, wine and bistro – design and décor, jewelry and massages, and makeovers, so we have a little bit of everything with a casino theme this year so expect a lot of free giveaways,” Joseph said.

One of the businesses is catering to families and their daughters: Made by Mama, owned by Sarah Tenney.

“I had a daughter in 2017 — and when she was about four months old in 2018 – I started; I wanted a bow for every single outfit – typical girl mom!” Tenney laughed, “so I already knew how to sew, I started out selling the extra, because a little fabric goes a long way, I started getting customers, and they’re like can you do this can you do that? And so, it just; it grew, and expanded.”

Tenney used to be a first responder in Wenatchee. She said after maternity leave, she wanted to spend more time with her daughter, and never imagined she’d form a business out of making bows.

“This is nothing like that,” Tenney is also married to a local first responder.

“Faux leather bows, I also do the big head wraps big bows are huge and sensory toys. I’ve got pacifier clips, crowns, yeah, no these are a huge hit in our household,” Tenney said as she held one up.

You can find Made By Mama online or at events like the Women’s Expo.

“Like I said we’re trying to include a wide audience so you know this could be fun for fathers, daughters or grandfathers and granddaughters. We don’t want to exclude anyone this is a family event it’s meant for kids and adults as well,” Joseph said.

Admission is $7 at the door, at the HAPO Center.

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