Land or resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community.
It is our mission to belong to and nourish our communities through inspiring concepts, thoughtful hospitality, and meaningful employment.
Inspiring Concepts We are intentional in every experience and in every detail — from the aesthetics of our cafes to the quality of our products.
Thoughtful Hospitality We make each customer feel known, welcomed, and comfortable. Anticipating the needs and expectations of our guests is important.
Meaningful Employment We know each team member for who they are, what they care about, and where they're going. We actively invest in their personal and professional wellbeing.
The Commons Company is an equally owned joint venture of Crystal Weaver and Kyle Sollenberger. It was founded in January of 2015 and employs over 70 people.
Commons became a Certified B Corporation in April 2018. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
It was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Today, there are over 2,200 Certified B Corps around the globe. Commons is proud to join them in using business as a force for good.
Co-founder / COO
Crystal is a visionary who enjoys creating businesses that contribute specifically to the social landscape of Lancaster city.
Her specific passion and experience is in creating job opportunities within the hospitality sector that are meaningful, empowering, and forward thinking. Crystal loves connecting people and places in ways that have lasting impact. Her strong work ethic and commitment to the city have been evident in the success of Prince St Cafe, Passenger Coffee Roasting, as well as prior city business ventures in a market stand and residential housing.
Despite her upbringing on a working farm in Millersville, Crystal has lived in Lancaster city for over a decade and cannot imagine life any other way.
Co-founder / CEO
Ideas need architects to translate them into the real world. Kyle knows about spaces, people, pixels, and building codes.
He is an entrepreneur, designer, husband, and father who has a passion for creating companies that provide a compelling experience.
Before starting Commons, Kyle founded and led design and product for a number of technology startups in Pennsylvania and San Francisco — working with companies such as Samsung, ExactTarget, and Byliner.
He now lives in Lancaster City with his wife and four children.