We’re excited to announce that The Candy Factory is growing!

We’re in the process of developing a new and exciting coworking space here in the city that will focus on business development, startups, makers and more. Everything our members have come to expect from us but now with even more space and resources.

This new space will allow for more community outreach, workshops, classes, lectures, art and music events along with providing a high tech, professional work space for businesses, freelancers, non profits, students and more.

We want to thank all our great members, local businesses, organizations and friends who have supported this community and have helped facilitate its growth.

Interested in learning more about coworking and how it can help your business? Feel free to send us a message and we’ll be happy to fill you in on the benefits of this wonderful community.

photo credit | Merle Fisher

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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