TCF Team Member Highlight: Lori 

At TCF, a women-owned and operated coworking space in Lancaster, PA, we celebrate the amazing women who make our community thrive. This month, we shine a light on Lori, our Community Outreach Coordinator.

Learn more about Lori, our Community Outreach Coordinator.

Lori’s journey in the automotive industry spans over three decades, showcasing a diverse set of skills from her start as a technician to her leadership as a service manager. Her rich experience is now channeled into engaging with the Lancaster community on behalf of TCF. Lori is also the founder of Ladies Start Your Engines, an innovative class that demystifies automotive maintenance and knowledge for women and girls of all ages, empowering them through education. Be sure to follow her and attend a workshop; they are fantastic! 

Fun fact about Lori

In her twenties, she spent three seasons living and working in Yellowstone, soaking in the beauty of nature and the spirit of adventure. This experience shaped her worldview and instilled in her a deep appreciation for exploration and discovery.

In her free time

When she’s not revolutionizing the automotive industry, Lori indulges in her passions. Whether she’s meeting new people, rehearsing with Barbershop choruses, tending to her garden, or whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen, her zest for life is contagious.

Favorite Spot at TCF

The main hall is more than just a physical space—it’s a hub of connection and camaraderie. It’s where she welcomes everyone with open arms, eager to learn from their experiences and forge meaningful connections.

Interested in meeting Lori? She actively represents TCF at a variety of local events. Keep an eye out for her at Lancaster Chamber mixers, Lancaster City Alliance Merchant Meetings, Discover Lancaster networking events, or Southern Lancaster Chamber gatherings. Lori welcomes introductions, so don’t hesitate to approach her and say hello!

 

meet you at TCF!

Whether it's a casual coffee chat, a brainstorming session, or just a friendly hello, every encounter at TCF is an opportunity to network, learn, and grow together.

Don't need a tour? Apply online for membership today.

The TCF Team Welcomes You!

Anne Kirby, founder of The Candy Factory, is a recognized leader in the coworking industry. Starting with her design and marketing company in 1999, Anne's journey led her to establish The Creative House of Lancaster in 2006 and The Candy Factory in 2010 after recognizing the need for collaborative spaces to combat the isolation of working from home. Under her leadership, The Candy Factory has grown into a 25,000-square-foot hub in the historic Lancaster Storage building, encompassing The Studios and Jelly Bellies, a unique childcare/coworking facility.

Anne's passion extends beyond The Candy Factory. She founded the PA Coworking Alliance, leads the Kick-Ass Female Entrepreneurs group, and speaks nationally on coworking and community building. Recognized as a Central Penn Woman of Influence and recipient of the 2018 SCORE Small Business Award, Anne's focus is on connecting and empowering the coworking community.

At The Candy Factory, Anne and her team are dedicated to creating a vibrant, supportive environment where over 300 professionals connect, collaborate, and thrive.

Anne Kirby

Anne Kirby

Founder

Jason Mundok

Jason Mundok

Partner | Media Studio

Francis Claudio

Francis Claudio

Community Operations

Starr Snyder

Starr Snyder

Studios Community Facilitator

Yessica Longart Malave

Yessica Longart Malave

Facility Coordinator

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Community Outreach

Ijah Anderson

Ijah Anderson

Community Facilitator

Amanda Hodgen

Amanda Hodgen

Community Facilitator

Rwanda Miller

Rwanda Miller

Social Club Facilitator

Michele Marouchoc

Michele Marouchoc

Closer

THE CANDY FACTORY
Lancaster City CoWork + Social Club

A Place To Work & Socialize With Other People. 

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

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ADDRESS

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

PHONE

717-945-6380

HOURS

Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 7 PM
Friday – 8 AM – 5 PM
(Happy Hour for members every Friday at 4 PM)
Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM
Sundays – Closed