1920 - Michael started a small candy business of his own in the back room of 924 North Townsend Street. The name of the operation was M. Speach Candy Company. They offered Michael own original cream peanut clusters, peanut brittle, ribbon candy, peanut bars, chocolate drops, marshmallow and coconut bars. Tony was born on December 5th.
1924 - The candy shop was expanded including: the cellar for chocolate, a new store front and two floors of candy equipment, renovated property on Division Street for the starch room, an office in the front and a large rear room for general candy equipment. That same year Al was born on May 27th.
1925 - Michael bought 709 North McBride Street which was known as "Speach Mansion." Starting that year Michael also bought property at Pond Street, Lodi Street, Greenway Avenue, North Salina Street and Star Avenue.
1927 - The candy store expanded to 2010 Lodi Street.