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The Family Biz Show

Dec 16, 2022

Ep 71 – The Sweet Legacy of Family Business 

In this episode, fourth-generation owner of Speach Family Candy Shoppe Michael Speach Jr. joins us to talk about his very sudden & unexpected pivot into the family business, the origins of the business and how it survived the Great Depression, the uniqueness of the confection industry’s ability to help form deep traditions and memories within families and the reality of “legacy guilt”. If you’re a Syracuse local, you especially won’t want to miss this one!  


Michael Speech Jr.* 

Michael (also known as The Candyman) has been at the helm since 2007. By changing the concept of the business and incorporating many new processes and ideas, Michael has been the driving force that keeps the company alive.

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