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. 

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.