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 (formally 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.