Board Member

Teresa Ging is CEO & Founder of Sugar Bliss, a retail bakery in Downtown Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in Economics and Statistics. Before starting Sugar Bliss, she worked in finance at various Wall Street firms. After 6 years in finance, she left to attend the Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie program in Paris. In October 2007, Ging launched the catering and delivery side of the business with 20+ flavors in the Sugar Bliss cupcake collection and in January 2009 opened the first Sugar Bliss retail location. Since then, Sugar Bliss has expanded their product offerings to a variety of baked goods, including cake pops, French macarons, cookies, brownies, morning pastries, and more. Sugar Bliss has been providing sweets in the Downtown Loop since 2009 and is currently located at 122 S Wabash Avenue.

In addition, Ging has received numerous awards since opening Sugar Bliss including the Shirley Marx Pitch Award in 2021, Enterprising Women of the Year Award in 2019, Rising Star Award from the Women’s Business Development Center in 2011, and Best New Business from the City Treasurer’s Office/City of Chicago in 2010. She was also invited by President Obama to attend the signing of the Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women & Girls.