Joe Heck is a split personality--split three ways. He's probably the Upper Peninsula's best known baker, Joe the Cake Guy; he's also Joey Black, the flamboyant drag queen, and then in his off-time, he's Joe Heck, a self-described boring homebody. He's managed to balance the three personalities while also overcoming the ... Read More
STRAIGHTtalk with Brian Cabell
STRAIGHTtalk is a monthly interview that Brian Cabell conducts with interesting people around Marquette. The questions are sometimes offbeat. The answers are frequently illuminating. StraightTalk interviews are originally posted to Marquette Magazine.
Brian recently sat down with Jason Schneider, the executive director and founder of the Marquette Chamber of Commerce. He's a little different from most of us. A Californian who relocated to the Upper Peninsula. A left-winger who's big on business. A wintertime surfer in Lake Superior. He's squeezed a wealth of experience ... Read More
Lee Francisco is one of the high tech pioneers in Marquette. He founded 906 Technologies in 2005 and remains its CEO today. The company also led to the creation of 906 Engineering and, most recently, 414 Technologies. Brian Cabell sat down with Lee to get a better sense of his life and philosophy. BC: Where'd you grow ... Read More
Bugsy Sailor is one of the smart, high tech guys at Elegant Seagulls, but he's also made a name for himself as a proud and quirky representative of the Upper Peninsula with some ambitious ideas--many of which he's already achieved. A few of his notable accomplishments: He created Yooper Steez, a popular online blog ... Read More
She's a UP gal who's cut an album for Atlantic records, sung at the Montreux Jazz Festival and once toured with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. She's now returned to the UP where she still performs with a style all her own. Brian Cabell sat down with this independent-minded jazz singer. BC: You were raised in ... Read More