I’ve always loved the vibe and the people at The Candy Factory! And having to be away during the shelter at home period made me realize just how special it is. So glad to be back!

- Mark Smelzer

Principal, Mark Smelzer, LLC

Mark Smelzer

Mark Smelzer, LLC Principal

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I’m a 30-year magazine ad sales and management exec who hung up a consulting shingle in 2018. In 2016, my husband Eric, our son Nolen, and I moved from Brooklyn to Eric’s home town of Lancaster to raise Nolen with Gram and Pop-Pop, aunts, uncles, and cousins!

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 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...

Member Spotlight – Chris Blose

Member Spotlight – Chris Blose

 Fun Fact: I love weird stuff, the weirder the betterChris Blose Elm AV  ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: I've worked in television around the Harrisburg area since 2009. I started shooting weddings in 2018 and I found that to be a thousand times more...

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.