“My CF membership started as a way to get out of the house and work around other people, but today it’s my business lifeline. The community at The Candy Factory is warm and encouraging and instantly supportive. There’s so much genuine interest and good karma floating around that it’s easy to be inspired and empowered here. I swear there’s only 2 degrees of separation between me and any kind of business contact I could possibly need to advance my business. I can hunker-down in a conference room and crank out work, or set up in the main hall and soak up the positive energy that feeds a state of creative flow. It’s a great tribe to be part of — smart, motivated, kick-ass folks who appreciate each other! “
Align – President/Consultant
Jen is an entrepreneur and consultant and leads Align, a consulting group that provides product development and strategy services. She launched her business in 2016 with the goal of helping business owners be more successful as a way to positively impact communities and social change. Jen’s a veteran of the entrepreneurial hustle, as one of eight members of the founding team at Harrisburg University – a higher ed startup that bootstrapped its way to success and today has over 5000 students and a national title in e-sports.
Over 11 years, she had several roles, but her main focus was to uncover needs within the business community and convert that into revenue from new programs and services. She’s experienced in customer research, strategic planning, program development, innovation, design thinking, training, and education. Jen also worked in state government as Director of the Governor’s Office of Innovation, where she worked with agency heads to coordinate reform and innovation initiatives. She’s a Millersville University grad and has an MBA from Penn State.
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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.
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