Friday, March 1, 2019

Columbia Life Network building sold, will be rebranded as IGNITE small business center

Pictured, left to right: Don Murphy (Cimarron Investments), Nelson Shertzer (new property owner), Adam Grim (Sparrow Websites Owner), and Justin Rule (Sparrow Websites Owner)

Longtime Lancaster County native, Nelson Shertzer, purchased the Columbia Life Network building, located at 336 Locust Street, with a vision to support Columbia Life Network’s longevity in the community and launch small business and entrepreneurs from downtown Columbia. The new building will be rebranded as the IGNITE Building this Spring.

On Wednesday, February 27, Cimarron Investments sold the property in downtown Columbia to now-owner, Nelson Shertzer. Shertzer’s purchase of the building comes in an effort to provide Columbia Life Network and its partner agencies in the space new opportunities to better serve the people of Columbia. The building will be managed by Columbia based web designer, Sparrow Websites, who will be the core tenant in the building as they expand their growing business.

The IGNITE Building will feature renovated offices and vacancies for new tenants and entrepreneurs and offer coworking spaces, shared conference rooms, and classroom space. Sparrow Websites is renovating the back end of the building to accommodate classroom areas for upcoming trainings and seminars on growing your small business online and digital branding.

New office spaces will be available for rent beginning April 1, 2019. If you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur, or nonprofit advocate interested in joining this exciting new small business community, visit for availability and more information, or contact Sparrow Websites at 717-537-1311.

Follow along with rebranding efforts of the IGNITE Building and announcements on the upcoming local reveal of the new space at and follow #IgniteColumbia on social media.

[Source: Press Release]


Anonymous said...

Whoa whoa whoa - hold the phone. Didn't Jamie tell the Borough that CLN was purchasing the building to cut down on expenses? I feel duped.

Anonymous said...

Now I am confused, didn't Columbia Life Network ask for $66,000 to continue operations with the hope of purchasing this building through a USDA loan? This sale had to have been in the works for some time now. Did CLN know this when they approached the borough for funding?

Anonymous said...

This sale should pay his taxes up to date now.