Co-owners, mother Sheila Wright, right, and daughter, Jessica Alexander are in front of BG Express, 17 N. 5th Ave., in Beech Grove with entrepreneur Joe Wolfla, founder-owner of MU Technologies and Good Morning Publishing in Beech Grove. BG Express is the exclusive shipping and packaging company for those two Beech Grove-based businesses.
The Wright family has brought several essentials to Beech Grove that enhance the quality of life on the Southside.
Husband and wife, Jay and Sheila Wright, moved to the Southside four years ago after living in Tuscon and San Diego and also serving as missionaries for 18 months in Amsterdam through the Shield of Faith.
They came to the Southside so they could be with their daughter, Jessica Alexander, and her three sons, who live in Greenwood.
The Wrights live their lives with the priorities of God, family, and work.
Sheila and daughter Jessica are co-owners of a much-needed shipping and packaging business in Beech Grove, BG Express, 17 N. 5th Ave. They opened BG Express a few months ago because it was a business that was needed, particularly in Beech Grove, especially along Main Street, because the closest FedEx and DHL shippers are about five miles away. BG Express is soon to be affiliated with UPS, according to Sheila.
BG Express is a full-service shipping and packaging facility that has all mailing services, private mailboxes, professional packing, notary service, office supplies, greeting cards, copying services, business cards, key duplications, and computer rental on site.
BG Express is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday.
They are the official shippers of BU Technologies and Good Morning Publishing on Main Street in Beech Grove.
BG Express is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday.
For over a year, Sheila and Jessica, who is a Notary, had been searching to establish a business service that was needed in Beech Grove.
“You know what’s not here in Beech Grove? A shipping and packaging location,” Sheila recalled. “We agreed, especially with Jessica being a Notary, that it would be a great service to offer Beech Grove and the area.”
“Senior citizens are glad we are here because we have a copier and a fax machine available,” Sheila said.
The community response has been heartwarming.
“I love Beech Grove, the small hometown feel, and our Main Street,” Sheila said. “The Main Street area is changing because of new businesses here, the mom and pop shops, and the restaurants. Beech Grove has been very welcoming.”
Sheila also has a Real Estate broker’s license in Indiana and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from National University.
Jessica’s boys are: David, 15, who attends Whiteland High School; Luke, 9, and Benjamin, 7, go to Grassy Creek Elementary School. She serves as one of the directors of food services with Indianapolis Public Schools.
“I’ve always been community-orientated and heavily involved with the church,” said Sheila.
She and her husband operate the not-for-profit Peace Oasis Empowerment through Celebrate Recovery, 955 Alton Ave., a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for adults struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind in a safe environment away from the issues controlling their lives. The Wrights are hopeful of adding a certified program for adult literacy and English as a second language soon.
The Wrights are active members of Songs of Hope in Beech Grove.
Jay is an ordained minister and is active at Celebrate Recovery and Songs of Hope. In Tuscon, he was an assistant pastor at Emmanuel Grace Church. He is an independent contractor, owner of Jay’s Home Remodeling, LLC, a business that he launched several months ago in Beech Grove. Jay specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and exterior siding and roofing.
Jay and Sheila were married in 1985 in Tuscon, “the home of rattlesnakes and catcus,” according to Jay.
And now they are at home with a much-needed business in Beech Grove, the home of the Hornets. As their BG express motto says: “Let Sheila do it!”
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