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!

- Jen Reiner

President/Consultant , Align

Jen Reiner

Align – President/Consultant

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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.

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. 

Coffee: The Cornerstone of The Candy Factory

Coffee: The Cornerstone of The Candy Factory

  It’s no secret we here at The Candy Factory LOVE our coffee… even on our slowest day, we can still manage to kill 3 full batches! Every morning we have the privilege of brewing our signature blend, the Bridge Mix crafted just for us by Gerhart Coffee,...

New Member Spotlight – Sarah O’Donnell

New Member Spotlight – Sarah O’Donnell

 Fun Fact: I can't sleep without a fan, can you? Sarah O'Donnell RLPS Architects - Revit Technician ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: I received my Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Technology from Thaddeus Stevens in 2015. I have since been...

New Member Spotlight – Lyndsay Rose

New Member Spotlight – Lyndsay Rose

 Fun Fact: My favorite job I ever had was being a professional princess. Oh, and I also made out with Jimi Haha from Jimmie's Chicken Shack when I was 19. Lyndsay Rose A Frame of Mind - Founder/Director/Educator ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: I'm...

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.