Mosaic is a new event venue that opened in the downtown Minneapolis neighborhood of Elliot Park on January 1, 2023. The driving force behind this new venue is to disrupt a marketplace that does not always accommodate cultures and at times charges a premium in order for the client to want to represent themselves authentically with their own traditions and food choices. The founding team consisting of Chanti Miller, David O'Neil, and Phuong O'Neil all have their personal reasons that drove them to come together in order to create an equitable space that gives all a sense of belonging. When David and Phuong were planning their wedding more than 10 years ago, there were many options of venues that they could rent but none of them would allow them to properly merge their two cultures. In the end, they were forced to have two ceremonies. One ceremony was dedicated to Phuong's Vietnamese culture and was held in the backyard of a family member's home in order to maintain all important traditions and there was a western ceremony held later in the day at a venue downtown. The disappointment in not being able to properly bring their families together to share their cultures has never gone away and led to the idea of Mosaic being formed. When it came time to seek out a partner to bring the vision to life, Chanti's passion for breaking down walls and instilling a sense of belonging made her the perfect compliment to the team. Being heavily involved in and serving the community around her has always been a personal driving force for Chanti and she has launched and held DEI leadership roles in local volunteer organizations that she is a member of.
"REPRESENTATION AND A SENSE OF BELONGING ARE TWO THINGS THAT MATTER MOST TO US"
O U R M I S S I O N
Mosaic’s mission is to provide an elegant space that allows an individual to feel that they belong while having a simplified, elevated experience. Always looking through the lens of change, we will continuously be a leader in expanding opportunities to express what makes you unique.
Co-Founder & CEO
David is an entrepreneur and real estate developer from Minneapolis MN. He is also a combat veteran with 6 years in the Army and service in Afghanistan. Since that time, David has developed and grown multiple businesses primarily around the real estate and construction industries focusing on enhancing the customer journey and creating world class experiences. On a personal level, David is married and lives in South Minneapolis. He is an avid sailor and he and his wife have sailed on multiple oceans around the world.
Phuong is a serial entrepreneur with multiple small businesses in her background. Her ventures have been in retail, real estate and weddings! Since childhood, she has always had a love for weddings but after planning her own multicultural wedding in 2012, she started diving further into the industry. She's particularly interested in creating weddings where culture and personality are at the forefront. Currently, Phuong works as a funder, supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in downtown St. Paul. Phuong is an immigrant from Vietnam and has lived in Minnesota since she was 5. She loves human connections and building community.
Co-Founder & COO
Chanti is an operations leader that was born and raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. Always believing that the client experience is what makes a business successful, she makes sure that extraordinary customer service is her top priority. Having worked in many different areas of retail management for more than a decade, streamlining processes to create an optimal experience is an area of pride for her. Community connection is a personal mission which has led her to be a member of the Junior League of Minneapolis for the past 3 years.