SHAPING THE FUTURE: Tons gather to celebrate the Inaugural Creator Awards in Syracuse, New York


Do you feel it? It’s a new wave of synergy spreading and welcoming you to join a community of game changers.

On Saturday, all of NY’s upcoming creators arrived in Syracuse to celebrate the inaugural creator awards and recent grand opening of the Creators Lounge, the first fully black-owned co-working space of it’s kind in the area. As points out, the lounge has no proprietary partners or corporate backing. This is all Indaria Jones.


Notable appearances included Taylor Hurles, Danielle Lemon, Cristian Kaigler, Kiry Wright, Victoria Coit, Seth Dollar, Autumn Myers, and more from Atlanta to Philly to New York City.

Winners: ‘Creator of the Year’ Jaleel Campbell, ‘Creator of the Arts’ Will Johnson, ‘Creator of Entrepreneurship’ Kela Kl Freeman, ‘Creator of Technology’ Kahs Hills, and ‘Creator in Corporate’ Nicole Osborne.

Sponsored by: KeyBank Boost & Build Program (Tamika Goode Otis), Gerharz Equipment, J.E Bryant Associates, SNUG 315 Syracuse (Randy White), The Gifford Foundation, Children of the Summer, and Tamica Barnett (catering).


People went on social media to express their excitement over the inaugural event. In addition to individuals in the creative community discussing the need for spaces such as this event and the lounge.


Indaria has been having quite the year. She recently received the New York State Senate, 2019 Commendation Award from Senator Rachael May and also appeared in Business Journal of Central New York for Revitalizing Syracuse.


Indaria is a member of the Forbes, For(bes) the Culture Chapter with affiliations to Women of Color in Communications (WCC), and Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN).

Photos courtesy of clarkwaynemusic.

Video courtesy of greenelightedvisuals.

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