“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

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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.

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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. 

Member Spotlight – Aaron Swinton

Member Spotlight – Aaron Swinton

 Fun Fact: I had a pet pig in college named Maximus.Aaron Swinton ShockVentures - Managing Director MAVRK Studio - Founder & CEO ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Prior to co-founding ShockVentures, Aaron served as a Fundraising & Strategy...

Member Spotlight – Diesha Cooper

Member Spotlight – Diesha Cooper

 Fun Fact: I love kayaking and love when friends join me on the water!Diesha Cooper Cultivate Advisors - Small Business Advisor ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Diesha is an entrepreneur based in Ephrata, PA. She brings 18 years of small business...

Member Spotlight – CJ Luther

Member Spotlight – CJ Luther

 Fun Fact: In addition to being a big Philly sports fan, I'm also a massive movie/TV nerd. To date, I've logged 888 films on Letterboxd!CJ Luther  Parsley Health - Business Intelligence Engineer ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Born and raised in the...

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.