The Creators Lounge was born during a bus ride home to Syracuse from New York City by founder, Indaria Jones. Frustrated with inconsistent workshops and networking mixers, Indaria decided to open a space designed for creative professionals to be inspired, collaborate, and development strategies for their businesses—all the time.
Indaria Jones is Founder and CEO of The Creators Lounge (formerly known as #thelikeminded). In this role she is responsible for the overall operations and and strategic vision of the co-working space. A business developer by training, Indaria founded the company after identifying the need for a diverse space that addressed the business needs and social interest for creative professionals.
She also works in Economic Development for the City of Syracuse, Department of Neighborhood and Business Development.
Indaria is a brand strategist, experienced marketer with a demonstrated history of working in business development. Skilled in National Project Management, Strategic Marketing, Economic Development, Cross-functional Team Leadership, and Creative Strategy.
In 2018, she was announced the youngest 40underForty Winner by BizEvents and CNY Business Journal and nominated Minority Business of the Year by Centerstate CEO.
The Creators Lounge is a gem of our generation. It’s the place to be and has really good energy. It reminds us of why we need community in fields where it's easy to isolate yourself socially.
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Syracuse Side Hustles E7: The Change Agent. An economic development strategist for the City of Syracuse, Indaria Jones founded thelikeminded to provide a workspace for creative entrepreneurs and professionals. Click here
M&T Bank and CNY Business Journal 2018’40 under Forty Award Reception: Indaria Jones, Thelikeminded. Click here
Centerstate CEO Annual Meeting, Announces Business of the Year Finalist: Minority Business of the Year—Indaria Jones, Thelikeminded Click here
Urban CNY: Introducing a NEW concept to co-working from Indaria Jones with thelikeminded. Click here
The Stand: Inspiring Dreamers; Business owners sharing their entrepreneurial spirt with a new generation. Click here
Cuse Culture Media Group: Capturing stories of Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Culture Builders throughout CNY. Click here
Cuse Culture Media Group: Thelikeminded Gathering; Networking for Creatives. Click here