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 – Joanna Davis

Member Spotlight – Joanna Davis

 Fun Fact: I lived in Durham, Long Island, New Orleans, NYC, Providence, Rome and San Francisco before the age of 25.Joanna Davis Artist. Public Art Enthusiast. ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Joanna Davis (Jo) is an artist and designer who works...

Member Spotlight – Stephanie Bradford

Member Spotlight – Stephanie Bradford

 Fun Fact: I've harvested Saguaro fruit with the Tohono O'odhamStephanie Bradford Freelance Writer ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: "Stephanie Bradford is a writer, published in fiction and non-fiction. She has been writing for more than 20 years, and...

Member Spotlight – Linda Rouleau

Member Spotlight – Linda Rouleau

 Fun Fact: I love the outdoors; biking, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, etc...... Linda Rouleau ABTS Accounting - Owner ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: My name is Linda, and I am an accountant and Enrolled Agent. Not only do I help my clients with...

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.