“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 Highlight – Kyle  Beltle

Member Highlight – Kyle Beltle

"I love the wide variety of people I meet here that I'd probably never meet if I wasn't working here."Kyle Beltle Kauffman CPA - Outsourced CFO  ________________ At Kauffman CPA we specialize in providing small business owners with the financial information &...

Member Spotlight – Dana Robertson

Member Spotlight – Dana Robertson

"I've been co-working for over three years here and can't say enough amazing things about the community that I found here. I'm just so thankful for each person here and take so much joy in coming here. I know that being here has added to my own success as I grow my...

New Member Spotlight – Drew Darby

New Member Spotlight – Drew Darby

 Fun Fact: I sneeze when exposed to bright lights - something that has been quite an experience in the studio!Drew Darby Filmmaker ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: West of West Philadelphia born and raised, I'm a nonfiction cinematographer and editor by...

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.