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Idea Lounge for Female Creatives + Entrepreneurs at the Livery Yard

With the holidays just around the corner, what better place to cozy up with other female creatives and entrepreneurs for ginger cookies, hot apple cider and great business conversation than The Livery Yard in downtown Stratford!

Join us for our first-ever Business Book Exchange where attendees are invited to bring along a book that has made a difference in their own life or business. At the end of the evening, you’ll trade in your book for another great read donated by one of our Idea Lounge participants.

No book? No worries! We’ll have extras on hand…

Our host for the evening is Liesa Hartman, General Manager of The Livery Yard, who will be speaking to us about “Pouring Creativity into Your Day.” You don’t want to miss hearing from this beautiful human being!

PLUS be sure to bring along some extra cash to select from nearly 100 gently used women’s business publications for sale at $2 each in support of Optimism Place, Stratford’s local women’s shelter. Publication titles include Women Who Create, Women Who Create Business, Where Women Create and other business-related favourites. It’s a great way to inspire yourself and your business while supporting a local cause!

Your December ticket to Idea Lounge gives you a front row seat to:

• Enjoy the beautiful acoustic music of guest artist Steph Sellers of Stelle & Carter

• Connect (or reconnect) with other women-identifying creatives and entrepreneurs from across the Stratford and Perth County region

• Snack on tasty ginger cookies prepared by Chef John of The Livery Yard

• Sip purely delicious apple cider made with sweet Ontario apples

• Hear Liesa Hartman speak about “Pouring Creativity into Your Day”

• Share a favourite business book with other attendees and take home a new-to-you read to enjoy as the weather gets chilly

• Purchase gently used creative and business magazines and periodicals in support of Optimism Place (local women’s shelter) in Stratford

• Have the chance to win fun door prizes, including a business book bundle valued at $100+ from Betty’s Bookshelf in St. Mary’s

• Take home a special gift that’s been prepared just for you

• PLUS learn about our first-ever Idea Lab to be held in January 2024!

Cost: $20.00

Reserve your spot here!


Dec 13 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




The Livery Yard
104 Downie St, Stratford, ON N5A 1X1


Fresh Ideas Collective