Brown sees BExpressed business increase

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Becky Brown stands in front of a table of some examples of personalized gifts for her business BExpressed Personalized Gifts.
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Having been in business since 2013, BExpressed Personalized Gifts, owned by Becky (Etter) Brown, has seen an increase in her business over the past year.

BExpressed specializes in personalized gifts for many occasions, with memorial gifts being her best seller. Brown declared, “Memorial plaques are my biggest sellers by far, a person can spend a lot of money on flowers to send to a funeral, and they will either be donated to the local care centers or die within a week. But a plaque, cross, or a memory box will be passed down for generations and are rather inexpensive.”

Explaining how the opportunity came about for her to start her own business, Brown stated, “I saw the items for sale on a Facebook swap, and thought that it would be an easy way to make extra money.”

When deciding what to name her business, she explained, “My name at the time was Becky Etter, and I wanted to use my initials to be involved with my business name. Since I was specializing in personalized items, I figured the BExpressed was perfect for expressing yourself through personalized gifts.”

Besides running her business, Brown currently works for two assisted living facilities, “I am a RN, and I currently manage two assisted living facilities, Bavarian Meadows in Remsen since June 2017, and Aspen Heights in Hull since March 2021. Before becoming a nurse, I worked at Quatro Composites as a quality control tech. I have been self taught how to run this business.”

Becky is married to Brandon Brown, and they have four children: David (18), Audrey (15), Sophia (13), and Landon (four). They live in Remsen, and in their spare time, they love golfing and hanging out with their friends.

Brown runs her shop out of the basement of her home at 701 Harrison St. in Remsen.

The best way to get a hold of Brown is by Facebook messaging (her Facebook page being listed as B Expressed Personalized Gifts) or calling/texting her at 712-541-4569. She stated, “I am always open; I usually respond after 5 p.m.”

Brown expressed, “I enjoy what I do, and this past year has been one of my biggest years so far.”

Becoming a Remsen Chamber member business for the first time in 2021, Brown plans to hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for her business sometime in the near future.