“I’m new around here and am excited to meet and be around good people. I love my pets but when I realized I started having conversations with them and they never talked back, I started to feel like a crazy person and kind of alone during my workday. Come find me and say hi! I like having random convos with new people (and pets). ☺”

- Mandee Metzger

Owner & Founder, Inner Light Botanicals

Mandee Metzger 

Inner Light Botanicals – Owner & Founder


I’m always following my curiosity. I do things because I’m curious and want to learn more. I also do things because I feel into them with my heart. If my heart says yes and my mind says anything other than that, I do it. That’s what led me to become a yoga teacher, which led me to become a lot of other holistic things, like a crystal healer, reiki and ayurveda practitioner.

Later that helped me create Inner Light Botanicals, a natural skincare company for the earth- and energy- conscious. Inner Light Botanicals isn’t just about skincare.  It’s about a whole lot of other holistic happy things, on a mission to support mental health awareness, by helping people like us sloowww down, be mindful, and know that it’s okay to feel things.

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. 

Member Highlight – Joshua Brooker, REBC®

Member Highlight – Joshua Brooker, REBC®

"We love Coworking because unlike traditional office settings, coworking spaces tend to inspire collaboration between members. This family of companies forges ahead as a collective instead of isolated to their suites. TCF is fantastic for any business."Joshua Brooker,...

NEW Household Membership for Remote Workers

NEW Household Membership for Remote Workers

Household Membership - $110.00 Month to month membership 16 shared hours a week 20 shared conference room hours a month Unlimited Coffee Access to our Virtual Online Community Access to in-person events as well as family-friendly events, socially distanced of course...

Member Highlight – Marissa Illingworth

Member Highlight – Marissa Illingworth

"I have been a member at the Candy Factory for almost one year. I love having the chance to talk with people from other industries and connect over what is similar and different. There is always something going on, and everyone is genuine and like-minded. We are all...

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.