What Makes The Candy Factory, Coworking In Lancaster, PA So Special? The people!

Not only do I get to do what I love each day at Coworking in Lancaster, but I also get to surround myself with amazing people. I can’t say enough great things about this team. They have stood by our coworking community during a pandemic and have allowed us to innovate during a very stressful time.

Our Media Studio for members is growing, as are our in-house productions. Jelly Bellies, our supervised child care facility for members re-opens next week, and we’re now able to re-open our Sixth Floor for private events.

While our facility is impressive, it’s our people that make us special.

I’d love to show you around our coworking community. ~ Anne


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!

Brooke States

Brooke States

Community Facilitator

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.

Rwanda Miller

Rwanda Miller

Social Club Facilitator

Alli Northrop

Alli Northrop

Community Facilitator / Closer



Our Youngest Coworker

Jelly Bellies Quality Control Officer

What is KIZ and how can my business benefit?

Watch our information video with Jeremy Young of Lancaster Ciity Alliance. 

Join Our Community!

  • Grow your business through our memberships without the large overhead of a traditional office space
  • Gain access to a professional network within our unique, wonderful community of members
  • Discover resources and the key elements you need to get your work done, allowing you to focus on your business and thrive
  • Become part of a unique space for workshops and classes
  • Take part in incredible networking opportunities exclusive to our community
  • Gain access to business-grade FIBER WiFi
  • Have a professional business address
  • You’ll get added to our online member directory
  • Gain access to networking opportunities and fun member connectivity events

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!


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!

Schedule a tour HERE.


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




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