Lockdown was catastrophic for small businesses, but the team at Luus Muus didn’t skip a beat. They launched a home delivery service so that the 5-600 customers they generally serve each weekend were able to receive some home cooked assistance while in quarantine.
There were trailblazing leaders during the Corona-crisis and we caught up with Nadia Mills, Founder & Owner of Luus Muus Familienzentrum & Café to find out more about how she has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep her business and her team afloat during these uncertain times. She is one of the true #CommunityCultivatorsZuri because as the nucleus to her business, she is dedicated to nurturing and growing everyone around her and we are thrilled to share her story…
Name. Nadia Mills
Heart. Luus Muus / Loose Moose
Backbone. My family…my other half was making the deliveries around his full time jobs schedule and my daughters are placing stickers on the food orders prepped for delivery. Alongside the usually two full time employees, one part time employee (its been tough, as everyone has been reduced – hourly staff are all awaiting shifts coming available, which they are not at the moment – but nothing a few long days and night shifts can’t compensate for right…. roll up those sleeves! It’s time to muck in!) and the other halves of staff jumping in as volunteers, the business has evolved to new creative heights as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile, the family dog misses her long walks in the forest, but is a cheerful support.
What is the story behind the name “Luus Muus”?
My eldest daughter’s nickname when she was born was Müüslii (swiss german little mouse) – and as she got older and wilder, she was soon my Luus Muus (swiss german for silly mouse). My Partner is from canada and would tease me that I was calling her “Loose Moose” – and well it stuck! Additionally, it was a name that was the same in English and German. Hopefully it helps connect the expat and local community 😉
food photo credit: @forkandflower
portrait photo credit: @lizziedavisphototraphy
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