Welcome to TCF: Your Coworking Community in Downtown Lancaster

How TCF Supports Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

network, learn, resources

Building Your Business Dream in Lancaster?
TCF Has Your Back.

Do you have a brilliant business idea brewing? Are you a seasoned entrepreneur seeking to expand your horizons? Then look no further than TCF, your empowering partner in Lancaster’s thriving entrepreneurial landscape.

TCF: More Than Just a Coworking Space

We understand that starting or growing a business can be daunting. That’s why TCF goes beyond providing a physical workspace. We offer a supportive community, expert guidance, and a direct line to valuable resources.

Benefits of Being a TCF Member

Effortless Resource Connection
Say goodbye to the hassle of searching for the right resources. Our team is your personal concierge, connecting you with the perfect business support organizations like Cultivate Lancaster, SCORE, ASSETS, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Central Pay WaFinder Eco Map, Lancaster City Alliance, and LaunchBox.

Tax Advantages
In the innovation space? You might be able to take advantage of the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits.

Network of Support
Through our diverse membership base and free events, surround yourself with a community of passionate entrepreneurs, industry veterans, and potential collaborators. Gain valuable knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals at our free meetups, which include Kickass Female Entrepreneurs Meetup, Creative House meetups, DOCO Morning Sessions, TCF Open Houses, and more.

Staying Ahead of the Curve
Our founder, Anne Kirby, is actively involved in regional initiatives like the Braided River Collective and the ASSETS Women’s Business Center Advisory Committee, ensuring you have access to the latest resources and opportunities.

TCF is also a proud member of the Cultivate Lancaster, Lancaster Chamber, Discover Lancaster, Southern Lancaster Chamber, Coworking Lab, PA Coworking Alliance, and the coworking visa program.

Member-Exclusive Clubs
Deepen your knowledge and expertise in specific areas through our member-only Marketing + AI, Podcast, and other specialty clubs.

Continuous Networking
TCF fosters a collaborative environment with opportunities to connect daily, from casual walk-and-talks to insightful lunch-and-learns.

In-House Resource Network
Tap into a network of experienced professionals within our membership, including those from ASSETS, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Community First Fund, and Ephrata National Bank.

Vibrant Online Community
Connect with fellow members virtually through our robust Slack channel. Stay informed about new local programs, events, and resources that support small businesses.

Other small business resources at TCF include a business mailing address, package handling, free parking for guests, a media studio for content creation, a podcast room and equipment, conference room access, child care, and so much more. Schedule a tour to discuss all the benefits. 

Join TCF today and become part of Lancaster’s vibrant entrepreneurial community!  

What You Get with Every Membership:

Joining TCF means more than just a place to work; it's your gateway to a thriving professional ecosystem. Our memberships offer an array of benefits designed to enhance your work experience and connect you with a dynamic community.

The TCF Team
Our team is here to get you plugged in and connected.

The Coworking Space
A flexible and inspiring environment to work and collaborate.

The Robust Slack Community
Engage with fellow members online for networking and support.

Unlimited Business-Grade Fiber WiFi
Stay connected with reliable, high-speed internet.

Complimentary Coffee and Tea
Keep energized with our selection of beverages.

Conference Rooms
Professional spaces for your meetings and presentations.

   The SIXTH Floor Clubhouse
A unique space for relaxation and casual meetings.

Social and Networking Events
Opportunities to connect, learn, and grow with community events.

So Good Media Studio
Explore your creative side in our fully-equipped media studio.

Jelly Bellies Childcare
Convenient on-site childcare solutions.

Mailing Address and Package Handling
Simplify your business logistics with our mailing services.

Located in the KIZ Zone

TCF is proudly situated in the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)

Memberships

ALL
Memberships Include

  • Join a community of 300+ Professionals
  • All Club Resources + Amenities 
  • Coworking Space + Media Studio
  • Social Club Events + Workshops
  • Bring up to three guests per social event
  • 20 Meeting Rm Hrs/Month + Mailing Address
  • Jelly Bellies Access 

COMMUNITY
Member

*$125 w/6 Month Commitment
$150 Month-2-Month

  • Access during business hours for coworking
  • Access to all after hour events

$125*

Monthly

24/7 Flex
Member

60 Day Commitment
  • 24/7 Secure Access
  • Unlimited After Hours Meeting Access

$275

Monthly

FULL TIME
Member

60 Day Commitment
  • Dedicated Desk on Full-Time Floor
  • 24/7 Secure Access
  • Unlimited After Hours Meeting Access

$325

Monthly

OFFICE
Member

Waiting List
Please Reach Out
To Discuss Options
60 Day Commitment
  • Private Office in our Studios
  • 24/7 Secure Access
  • Unlimited After Hours Meeting Access

$600+

Monthly

TEAM

60 Day Commitment
  • Custom Package Based On Your Team Needs. Contact us for a quote.

Custom

DAY PASS

  • One Pass - $20
  • Ten Passes - $180
  • Unlimited Coffee
  • Use of 1st floor flex spaces
  • Use of 1st floor phone booths
  • Parking $5 day or $45 for ten passes

$20/day

ALL AMENITIES

THE CANDY FACTORY 

The Candy Factory is Lancaster’s premier coworking community and shared workspace founded in 2010.  We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared workspaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance, and collaboration while offering an affordable office solution for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and non-profits. 

What you get:

An amazing coworking Community, 25,000 square feet of flex, work, and meeting space, Fiber internet, 7 conference rooms, 8 phone booths, 4 workshops/venue spaces, parking for your guests (Member Parking is $5/DAY, 24/7 secure access for those who would like their own desk, Private Office Space, Media Room and more. Access to events, lunch and learns, mailing address.

Amenities* 

  • Be part of our amazing community, both physical and virtual connections
  • The Sixth Floor Social Club, come to rub elbows with movers and shakers. These free events are open to you and a guest.
  • Access to the coworking visa program, use coworking spaces for free all over the world when you travel
  • Access to Business Resources like Marketing and Media Club
  • Robust listing in our member directory, on our member wall
  • 25,000 square feet in the historic Lancaster Storage Co. warehouse & Community Hub
  • Business-grade FIBER WiFi
  • Ideal location—300 block of North Queen in Lancaster City and Market Street in downtown Lancaster, PA.
  • 7 conference rooms with large screen TVs for presentations and whiteboards
  • 8 phone booths for private calls and conference calls
  • 1 large workshop space for evening workshops
  • Lounge areas and flex workspaces throughout
  • Community facilitator to welcome you and plan events in your interest, connecting you with other members in the community
  • bottomless coffee/tea
  • Shower on our 3rd floor
  • Indoor Bike Parking
  • ADA accessible and compliant
  • Access to networking events, workshops, lunch and learns, clubs, gatherings
  • Security system
  • Free parking for your guests and clients, Member parking $5/Day or $45 for ten passes
  • Mailbox, use us as your address | Package delivery
  • Printing Center (Additional fees apply)
  • Media Room Podcast Room in our studios
  • Childcare Facility – Jelly Bellies
  • With the addition of our community hub, we now can provide private office spaces for an organization that requires more privacy.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

* As of May 2019 Rock Candy founded in 2017 by Anne Kirby of The Candy Factory and Steve Palmer, has now been taken over by Steve Palmer. As an ongoing benefit, and the result of our affiliation, Members of The Candy Factory and Rock Candy can use each other’s space up to 4 times a month. Rock Candy is located on the Rock Lititz campus in POD # 2. Schedule a tour of Rock Candy here.

see our space for yourself

schedule a tour

Our space is best seen in person to get a full understanding of all our offerings. Pick a time that works for you. We look forward to showing you around, and introducing you to our community.

meet you at TCF!

Whether it’s a casual coffee chat, a brainstorming session, or just a friendly hello, every encounter at TCF is an opportunity to network, learn, and grow together.

Don’t need a tour? Apply online for membership today.

testimonials

"Hands down the best coworking spot in Lancaster, and possibly Central PA altogether! Leadership is welcoming and professional, and the community is vibrant and diverse. Tons of member events and also a great spot for a day visit or out of towner to get some work done."

Marissa ~ Member Since 2018

"Great place to work from. Awesome people here doing a variety of really interesting things from startups to freelance. Six floors and media studio across the street."

Seth 

“The Candy Factory is nothing short of spectacular! If you're looking for a warm, inviting, flexible, and organized workspace; you've found your place. I've been a full-time TCF member for some time now, and this is by-far the best coworking space I've been a part of. The building is beautiful, clean, provides numerous office spaces, has tons of conference rooms, and can easily accommodate all of its members. The Candy Factory team goes above and beyond to ensure that every member feels welcomed, heard, and valued. Additionally, they put on a ton of programming that promotes collaboration, networking, and mentorship amongst TCF members. I have personally met some of the smartest and kindest people I know through TCF. This is an outstanding coworking space and I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could! Thank you TCF Team!!”

Brandon Hubbard ~ Member Since 2018

"This is hands-down one of the best communities in Lancaster."

Jo Davis 

"From my very first tour of the space I was blown away by the level of care, kindness and professionalism. The daily, weekly, monthly community activities are great for building strong business relationships and finding people with common interests and business intersectionality. My company has grown by 20% in sales from networking within the Candy Factory and I’ve taken advantage of many of their cross-promoting opportunities. I’m a big fan of coworking spaces, and this one gets it right. "

Rasheed

“Having worked in several coworking spaces during my career, I can confidently say that The Candy Factory has been my favourite by far! They have an amazing team that does stellar work every day to create a vibrant, welcoming community. There are daily events, talks and initiatives that help you to engage with the community and meet a ton of interesting people. The weekly Happy Hours don't hurt either! The facilities are also top notch with ample workspaces and excellent connectivity in a beautifully designed space . Highly recommend. Thank you TCF!”

Andy

“Fantastic place to work at and meet new people! My productivity increased and I've made many good connections so far. Highly recommended.”

Steven

THE CANDY FACTORY
Lancaster City CoWork + Social Club

A Place To Work & Socialize With Other People. 

We think outside of the traditional office space:
We Share, We Gather, We Imagine, We Create, We Thrive, We COWORK!

Schedule a tour HERE.

ADDRESS

The Candy Factory
Warehouse D
342 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

PHONE

717-945-6380

HOURS

Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday - 8 AM - 5 PM
(Happy Hour for members every Friday at 4 PM)
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
Sundays - Closed