May 06, 2019
Salem-based Nicus Software plans to move the business to the middle of downtown Roanoke as it grows.
The company is relocating to 130 Church Ave., to a nearly 10,000-square-foot building that housed Associated Asphalt before that company moved into the former Norfolk Southern building. Waldvogel Commercial Properties, which handled the lease on behalf of the landlord, said the company would occupy the new building upon completion of minor renovations.
Nicus was founded by husband-and-wife team Robert and Sandra Mischianti in the early 1990s. Nicus provides IT financial management solutions to large enterprises and state and local governments. The office now has about 25 employees, according to marketing director Amy Robertson, and is located on Wildwood Road in Salem. The company’s growth has been slow and steady, and it is outgrowing its current space, Robertson said. Last year, Nicus was acquired by Spotlight Equity Partners, which has helped encourage the company to grow. Robertson said Nicus plans to hire more employees and could even double its staff in the new downtown location.
In its new building, Nicus will also launch new branding for its marketing efforts, including a new logo. With its move to downtown Roanoke, the company hopes to attract more attention in the community. Robertson said she wants people to know Nicus is a place they can work and grow and get a chance to obtain experience with its client base of large companies.
The business is relocating to Church Avenue on May 6. It will have an open house to show off its new home at 11 a.m. May 15.