Rebecca Nesbitt is our newest member of the week! Rebecca works for Wilkum Studios Studios, specializing in digital conversion. She takes old media such as videocassettes, audiotapes,
motion picture films, photos, slides, etc. and magically makes them digital to play on DVD or computers. She’s new to The Candy Factory, so make sure to send a warm welcome her way!Rebecca grew up in Lancaster and graduated from Hempfield High School. After being involved in the school news shows she decided to continue studying video production. She went to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and majored in Media Arts and Design. Although she loved her time at JMU, after graduating college she decided to move back home to Lancaster to look for a job. Rebecca has been working with Steve Ulrich at Wilkum Studios for a little over two years. She just recently started working full time at the Candy Factory and has enjoyed getting to know some of the members!

 

About The Author

Anne Kirby started her first design and marketing company in 1999. After feeling the effects of social isolation, she acknowledged the need for a collaborative community and started a social networking group called The Creative House of Lancaster in 2007. Anne founded her thriving coworking space, The Candy Factory, in 2010 after identifying the need amongst members for a shared collaborative workspace. Eventually moving into a larger space in 2014, the Candy Factory inhabits 14,000 square feet of space in the historic Lancaster Storage Company. Anne also opened Rock Candy, a second location coworking space at POD 2 on the Rock Lititz Campus in January of 2017. The Candy Factory and Rock Candy serve as coworking communities which provide professional yet relaxed work environments for people looking for creative, affordable ways to work. Her coworking spaces focuses on connecting members and building relationships while providing the means to grow personally and professionally. Additionally, Anne recently opened a social enterprise cafe called Perkup & Co. which employs disadvantaged city youth in collaboration with The Mix at Arbor Place. As well as running these three companies, Anne also facilitates an all women’s group called Kick-Ass Female Entrepreneurs and manages an online promotional platform called DO. that looks to connect Lancaster, York and Harrisburg businesses. Anne actively speaks locally to organizations like SCORE, Cultivate Lancaster, and others on the topic of coworking and cultivating community. Building a strong downtown business community is her mission and coworking is her passion!

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