THE TEAM | WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

Anne Kirby started her first design and marketing company in 1999 and currently operates a boutique agency called The Sweet Core in Lancaster, PA. After working from home for many years and feeling the effects of social isolation, she acknowledged the need for a collaborative community and started The Creative House of Lancaster in 2007. Anne then founded her thriving coworking space, The Candy Factory, in 2010. Eventually moving into a larger space in 2014, the Candy Factory now inhabits 20,000 square feet of space in the historic Lancaster Storage Company. She recently opened The Studios at The Candy Factory as well as Jelly Bellies, the region's first childcare/coworking facility combo. The Candy Factory is a coworking community of over 250 professionals and provides a professional yet relaxed work environment for people looking for creative, affordable ways to work in Lancaster County, with a focus on connecting members through internal networking, promotion, as well as social activities. She founded the PA Coworking Alliance and hosted the first PA Coworking Conference in 2018 at The Candy Factory.

Additionally, Anne facilitates an all women's meetup group called Kick-Ass Female Entrepreneurs. She speaks to organizations locally and nationally, including The House Small Business Committee in Washington D.C., on the topic of coworking, the gig economy, and cultivating community.

Anne has been recognized by the Technology Council of Central PA, Women in Technology 2019 Awards for her impact on entrepreneurial/small businesses, as well as The Central Penn women of influence and is a 2018 SCORE Small Business Awardee.

Anne Kirby

Anne Kirby

Founding Member / Community Manager

email - anne@thesweetcore.com

Schedule a tour today, we'd love to show you around!

Austin Kirby

Austin Kirby

Community Facilitator

email - austin@thesweetcore.com

Learn more about our Memberships here!

Arianna Henderson

Arianna Henderson

Jelly Bellies Facilitator of fun!

email - arianna@thesweetcore.com

Learn more about Jelly Bellies here!

Jason Mundok

Jason Mundok

DO. Media Producer

email - do@thesweetcore.com

Listen to our podcast DO.ERS here
Join our media club and get started today.

Brooke States

Brooke States

Community Facilitator

Corey Houck

Corey Houck

Community Facilitator

Georgie

Georgie

Our Youngest Coworker

Jelly Bellies Quality Control Officer

Coworking + Community
Welcome to The Candy Factory

Get out of the house, be productive, and surround yourself with cool people.
Woman-Owned + Local Business
Building Community Since 2010

schedule a tour

COWORKING IN LANCASTER
GATHER. IMAGINE. CREATE. THRIVE. COWORK

THE CANDY FACTORY

CONNECT & SOCIALIZE     
Meet other DO.ers in a creative and collaborative environment

WORK
Access resources to work more efficiently and maximize your productivity

LEARN
Tap our community of experts and guests to get inspired and build skills 

We think outside of the traditional office space:
We Share, We Gather, We Imagine, We Create, We Thrive, We COWORK!

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

THE CANDY FACTORY
Lancaster City CoWork + Social Club

A Place To Work & Socialize With Other People. Safely. 

We think outside of the traditional office space:
We Share, We Gather, We Imagine, We Create, We Thrive, We COWORK!

Schedule a tour HERE.

ADDRESS

The Candy Factory
Warehouse D
342 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

PHONE

717-945-6380

HOURS

Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday - 8 AM - 5 PM
(Happy Hour for members every Friday at 4 PM)
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
Sundays - Closed