“I feel so connected to our cozy city of Lancaster when I’m working at the CF. The people and atmosphere drive my creativity, and make me feel part of something other than my work..”

- Heather Rotella

Instructional Designer/Health Education, Byrnes Health Education Center

Heather Rotella 

Byrnes Health Education Center Instructional Designer/Health Education


My career as a Health Educator began in a middle school classroom teaching health and life science.

This path grew into curriculum and program development for the non-profit world, including wellness and prevention outreach in the community and online health education content creation. Here at the Candy Factory, I work on lesson plan development for the Byrnes Health Education Center out of York.

Join our coworking community!

The Candy Factory is a coworking space established in 2010 and located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster PA. 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. 

KIZ Tax Credit – We’re in the KIZ Zone

KIZ Tax Credit – We’re in the KIZ Zone

We are now part of the KIZ! What is KIZ?  We recently hosted a lunch and learn on this topic with Jeremy Young of Lancaster City Alliance.    "The Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit Program is a key component of the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program....

The Candy Factory Supports The Extra Give 2020

The Candy Factory Supports The Extra Give 2020

Servants Inc Servants is a faith based non profit organization whose mission is building relationships, transforming lives, and building hope. Home Helps is a ministry of Servants that was started in 2007 and focuses on serving the local community. Home Helps provides...



We are ONE community, and we need to start acting as such. Friends, we now find ourselves in a very precarious situation.  All studies show that we will be dealing with this pandemic for years, even with a vaccine. Over the last several months, I have been studying...

Jelly Bellies NOW OPEN

 We love our little munchkins, but we also understand the struggle all parents feel trying to juggle work and childcare. Sometimes you need a place to get work done, meet with a client, network, or just take a deep breath. That is why we are excited to announce jelly bellies, a supervised play facility located at The Candy Factory. Schedule a tour today!

Welcome Arianna

We’d like to welcome Arianna to The Candy Factory and The Sweet Core team as our Jelly Bellies supervisor and facilitator of fun!

She will be responsible for watching over and organizing fun activities for your kiddos.