“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


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. 

Coworking, not just a place to work, we’re so much more.

Coworking, not just a place to work, we’re so much more.

We regularly host workshops and clubs so our members can connect, work on their businesses and learn from each other. Our founder, Anne, has over 20 years of experience in the marketing world, and she's excited to be back to hosting a free workshop/work session for...

Calling all Remote Workers! We’re here for you.

Calling all Remote Workers! We’re here for you.

Calling all remote workers! Did you know many companies cover the cost of coworking memberships so their employees can get out of the house?   Our community membership is only $100/month, and it gives you:   ✅    Access during all business hours Monday - Saturday ✅   ...

Member Spotlight – Taylor Blackwell

Member Spotlight – Taylor Blackwell

 Fun Fact: I once sailed up the Chesapeake Bay with a stranger from the internet. I also went on a 10 day silent meditation retreat. Taylor Blackwell PlushCare, an Accolade Company - Data Analyst - Clinical ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Hi! I'm...

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.