“The Candy Factory not only gets me out of the house, but I love my coworkers. It’s a great way to collaborate with like-minded people, socialize and have access to creative ideas to help you be successful in your business. A win win in my book!”

- Lori Johnson

Owner , Ladies Start Your Engines!

Lori Johnson

Ladies Start Your Engines! – Owner

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Lori has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Her classes offer women the opportunity of hands-on instruction in a non-threatening learning environment. Empowering women in automotive knowledge helps them to become savvy and confident to make informed choices for all of their automotive needs. Lori has worked as a technician, a college automotive instructor an automotive editor and has a AAS degree in Automotive Technology.

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 Supported Non-Profits

Member Supported Non-Profits

We are very fortunate to have a wide array of members here at The Candy Factory who not only help to make a our coworking community great, but our local community as well. Here are some of the amazing nonprofits you can support at this years ExtraGive. Each of them...

Member Spotlight – Bethany Strock

Member Spotlight – Bethany Strock

 Fun Fact: In addition to running a small business I coach gymnastics!Bethany Strock Guichang Garden, LLC - Owner ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself:  My name is Bethany and I’m the owner of Guichang Garden. I started my small business as a way to share my...

Sixth Floor, Venue, and Event Space in Lancaster, PA

Sixth Floor, Venue, and Event Space in Lancaster, PA

The Sixth Floor is the Candy Factory's clubhouse, venue, and event space located on the sixth floor of our tower in the heart of Lancaster PA. It's the perfect location for your intimate event. From retreats to private parties, this space is comfortable and flexible...

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.