Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Small Business of the Month: Mosaix Group

We are pleased to recognize Mosaix Group as Small Business of the Month. Mosaix Group offers event planning for corporate events locally, nationally and even internationally as well as destination management and team building. The ten-person team seeks to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for their clients and event attendees.

Read on for our interview with Mosaix Group.

History of the Mosaix Group:
Mosaix Group started with a card table, a garage, and a really big idea. Fresh off her whirlwind 15 years working around the globe for Carlson Marketing Group and General Electric, Melissa Murray created Asheville DMC in 2001 as a way to marry her love of her adopted town with her extensive corporate event skills. Yet it didn’t take long for Asheville DMC to become too small a moniker for her aspirations, and she changed the name to Mosaix Group in 2006 to better reflect the domestic and international event scope. Melissa is still trying to figure out how to run an event in Antarctica, the only continent that has so far eluded her. Mosaix Group has grown steadily every year, and with the growth, new staff, new challenges and new projects arrive.
The crack 10-person team that Melissa has assembled includes experts on medical meetings, international conventions, décor, web registration, team building, transportation logistics and more. If George Peppard had his A-Team, Melissa Murray has her A+ Team.
There’s so much to be proud of:
Mosaix continues to produce internationally recognized events with an incredibly talented team of individuals throttled with creative energy.   The cohesive atmosphere of the team has allowed Mosaix to produce large scale events simultaneously while scooping up International Awards along the way.    

Best Advice You’ve Gotten For Operating A Small Business: 
Don’t be afraid to make a mistake.  Those mistakes become learning experiences which take the company, the employees, the owner and the clients to the next level.  Make sure you allow your employees to make mistakes as well. 
In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish it’s the fast fish which eats the slow fish.

Tips For Other Small Businesses:
Treat your staff as if they are your clients.  Employees are the most important resource in any business.  Happy employees will help owners earn business, retain clients and create a positive work atmosphere.
Hire people that are smarter than you.  And then let them do their thing.  Learn from them. 
 “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler

What’s Next for Mosaix:
2016 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with events in the works in DC, Chicago, Greensboro, Brazil (Olympics), San Francisco, Montreal, Asheville and beyond. Never one to rest on our laurels, Mosaix is hard at work implementing innovative meeting styles and technologies for our clients.

The Asheville Chamber’s tagline is “Connect. Engage. Impact. Thrive.” Pick one of these and tell us what it means to you as a small business in Asheville.

Mosaix Group believes in giving of our time, our many talents and our treasure. Our team works with several charities. We work with Manna Food Bank on their annual Blue Jean Ball fundraiser, as well as their Empty Bowls event every year. Whether we are providing staff, logistics, décor or expertise, Mosaix Group is committed to our community.

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