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About Teresa's Treasures

Proudly Serving our Customers since January 2000!

Teresa Nelson - Founder of Teresa's Treasures

Teresa Nelson was born and raised in the Fort Worth area, graduated as High School Valedictorian then continued on to Texas Wesleyan University for her BBA in Economics/Finance.

In 1999, Teresa Nelson began developing gift designs at home while recovering from a serious car accident that required months of therapy and requiring her to re-learn to walk, eat, and speak again. After a few months, a follow-up MRI was conducted to check damage from the wreck and a totally unrelated brain tumor was discovered near the brain stem. After 14 hours of surgery, she had to learn to walk, eat, and speak again from the post-op effects of the tumor. Teresa had a difficult few years of recovery, but was determined to see her dream of being an entrepreneur come true and her desire to own her own company finally became a reality in January, 2000 when Teresa's Treasures was officially formed. A showroom is now located in South Fort Worth including 1,500 products to choose from.

The company is also an approved Emerging Business vendor for the 2011 Superbowl XLV in Arlington, Texas.

Teresa's Treasures has since earned the 2002, 2004, 2008 Fort Worth Small Business of the Year, 2003 Mayors Award of Entrepreneurial Excellence, 2006 Mayor's Global Award, and 2006 Spirit of Inspiration award. Teresa has been inducted into 2005-2006 National Who's Who for Business Executives, was the 2006-07 Great Women of Texas recipient, and was named the 2006 National Gift Designer of the Year. The company received the Clear Channel Media Award for Excellence in Business presented in March, 2007 and the Plains Capital Family Business award.

Teresa has served on the Fort Worth Commission for Women, Advisory Council to Congresswoman Kay Granger, Women's Business Council, FW Club membership committee, Carter Blood Care Council, Sister Cities Board of Directors, and Harris Methodist Health Exchange as well as the Teen Leadership Council of Fort Worth. She is involved with local non-profit organizations such as the Women's Safe Haven and Humane Society donating time, product, and money to their cause.

Teresa also enjoys public speaking on her inspirational life story as well as business topics such as marketing, business communication, resume' writing, small business operations, growth management, and other related topics. She is actively involved in church with her husband, Dennis and they have three cat-children (Tazzie, Snowey, Midnight).

Teresa's business philosophy was developed with the customer as the main focus. By offering hundreds of products, unique selections, personal consultations, and national purchasing, Teresa's Treasures provides to clients the most value and response for their dollar by making their personal or corporate gift a memorable and lasting experience. Our staff views it as a honor to serve each client as we represent their gifting needs and special occasion.



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Awards

09 Top 40 Award 08 Small Business Award 07 Plains Capital Award 07 Clear Channel Business Award 06 Great Women of Texas Award 06 Mayor's Global Award 06 Spirit of Inspiration Award 06 Designer of the Year Award 05-06 Who's Who Award 03 Mayor's Award 02-04 Small Buisniess Award

Mission Statement

To provide beautiful, high-quality gifts at a fair price while exceeding our customer's expectations and to provide a Christian, uplifting work environment, in which our employees can grow and succeed.

We strive to earn the respect of our community and colleagues through fair and ethical business practices, community involvement, and high moral standards, all the while honoring the One who has honored us with this entrepreneurial opportunity!