It’s great to share ideas with people I’d rarely cross paths with, to learn more about so many cool, small businesses, to hear people’s personal and professional stories. CF is a cool setting, giving me a bit of connectedness that was missing when just working from the home. Anne and her CF team have quite a gem here, and am glad to be part of the family.

- Paul Armstrong

Founder, Partner, Creative Innovation Optimist (CIO) , eNthusaProve, LLC

Paul Armstrong 

eNthusaProve, LLC Founder, Partner, Creative Innovation Optimist (CIO)


Enthusiastic, passionate, and creative, who, long ago, learned while at a corporate leadership school that I was more out of the box than anyone they’d seen. After having fun leading the performance improvement and strategic planning for that 3000 person technical business, decided to try it on my own. Founded eNthusaProve, LLC in 2006 – it’s like free fall, exhilarating and scary. Author of two books…both about joy in work being a key enabler to thriving as an organization. Moved to Lancaster in 2013 for family reasons and because, quite frankly, we love it. This is where Diana, my bride of 40 years, and I want to pour our passions, giggle with grandchildren, nurture our little farm, and celebrate the present.

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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 – 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.