My CF membership started as a way to get out of the house and work around other people, but today it’s my business lifeline. The community at The Candy Factory is warm and encouraging and instantly supportive. There’s so much genuine interest and good karma floating around that it’s easy to be inspired and empowered here. I swear there’s only 2 degrees of separation between me and any kind of business contact I could possibly need to advance my business. I can hunker-down in a conference room and crank out work, or set up in the main hall and soak up the positive energy that feeds a state of creative flow. It’s a great tribe to be part of — smart, motivated, kick-ass folks who appreciate each other!

- Jen Reiner

President/Consultant , Align

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This year we’re celebrating TEN YEARS of Coworking at The Candy Factory! WOW! We’re so thankful for our members, alumni, community supporters, family, friends, and business resources who have helped us get this far. Over the next year, we will be highlighting our members past and present as well as posting fun comments heard throughout the years.

We’re ten years in, but we’re just getting started.

Thank you, Lancaster! 

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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 Spotlight – Aaron Swinton

Member Spotlight – Aaron Swinton

 Fun Fact: I had a pet pig in college named Maximus.Aaron Swinton ShockVentures - Managing Director MAVRK Studio - Founder & CEO ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Prior to co-founding ShockVentures, Aaron served as a Fundraising & Strategy...

Member Spotlight – Diesha Cooper

Member Spotlight – Diesha Cooper

 Fun Fact: I love kayaking and love when friends join me on the water!Diesha Cooper Cultivate Advisors - Small Business Advisor ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Diesha is an entrepreneur based in Ephrata, PA. She brings 18 years of small business...

Member Spotlight – CJ Luther

Member Spotlight – CJ Luther

 Fun Fact: In addition to being a big Philly sports fan, I'm also a massive movie/TV nerd. To date, I've logged 888 films on Letterboxd!CJ Luther  Parsley Health - Business Intelligence Engineer ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: Born and raised in the...

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.