Barbecuing on the Solothurn Aare and enjoying time together: that’s the idea behind the “Grill-Boot”. It is run by the Solothurn family business, the “Aarewerft Lehmann” boatyard, which has been operating at the southern foot of the Jura mountains since 1955. Akim Lehmann is the managing director in the third generation and offers a glimpse of the popular leisure activity.
More than 30 years ago, the small THIM School of Physiotherapy was founded in Landquart (GR). It was the first Swiss school to offer a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy. Managing Director Thim van der Laan talks to us about the challenges of being both a company and a training institution, and about the added value offered by EasyGov when dealing with administrative tasks.
Stéphanie Vuadens, a professional beekeeper in the canton of Geneva, founded Les Miels de Stéphanie in 2016. She is passionate about her bees and working in harmony with nature to obtain quality honey. In 2019, Stéphanie strengthened her commitment to nature and biodiversity with the creation of the Fondation Arche des Abeilles, a non-profit foundation whose main missions are to save bees and raise awareness among young people.
Hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Since its foundation in 2008, DAHU has revolutionised the classic ski boot with a focus on quality and comfort. The company is now based in Puidoux in the canton of Vaud and produces its shoes by hand in Italy. We met Office Manager Romain Oguey for an interview. He tells us how he developed his passion and what challenges the young entrepreneur faces on a daily basis.
The Fizzen clothes shop is a Bern institution and has been ensuring that style-conscious Bern residents can get their money’s worth for almost 30 years. In 1992, the second-hand clothes were imported by car and sold out of a basement in the Rathausgasse. These days you can find Fizzen at prime locations in Zurich, Basel and Lucerne. We met the owner Adrian Masshardt for a chat. Learn more
Brothers Mario and Claudio Bergen have been running the Koffeinshop in Lucerne for around five years, and in 2016 they launched the first cold-brewed mate drink made in Switzerland on the market. Their recipe for success: natural ingredients, little sugar, a lot of caffeine and regional sustainability. We visited Claudio and Mario in their Koffeinshop.
Thierry Fuhrer is founder of DeinKoch.ch and has headed the company since 2017. The name speaks for itself. The chefs from DeinKoch.ch cook for customers in their homes. As personal chefs, they look after their customers’ well-being and create a unique experience. We met Thierry while he was busy cooking.
The family-run company in Bern grew rapidly after its foundation in 2010. Having established the gelateria on Länggasse, its founders then continued to grow their business and add new branches in Bern and, in 2017, also in Zurich. Today, the Gelateria di Berna is something of an institution for many people. We met up with Hansmartin for a chat. Learn more
La Meute was established in 2016 by Vaclav Smerak, Victor Galliker and Jon Tschan in La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Since then, our brewers have been making and selling craft beers based on unique local expertise.
Their recipe for success: natural ingredients, a hint of sugar, lots of hops and regional sustainability. We met Jon and Tim at their premises in La-Chaux-de-Fonds to find out more about their passion for beer. Learn more
Silvio Brügger is a founder and member of the renowned Bern graphic design and illustration studio Blackyard. The other members of the collective are Philipp Thöni, Jared Muralt and Christian Calame. For over 10 years, they have been producing album covers for bands, posters for cultural organisations such as the Reitschule and campaigns for corporations such as Swisscom. Silvio instinctively chooses the right fonts for his texts and adds explanations where illustrations don’t speak for themselves. We met Silvio in the Blackyard atelier.