The Meeting Connection, Inc.
Bringing people and places together

The Meeting Connection (TMC) is a full-service meeting and consulting company which provides meeting and conference planning services for associations, corporations, and religious organizations. Ranging from large-scale conventions to more intimate events, TMC turns your vision into a reality by finding the perfect location, planning the event, marketing to potential attendees, and performing all on-site logistics and tasks for you.

We’ve been in business since 1986!

We have skilled staff with over 35 years of experience in the meeting planning industry.


Dwight Loken has built for himself a name in the hospitality industry that is well-renowned. Dwight moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1971 to become the first full-time employee for the Office Education Association (now BPA). From 1979 to 1987, he served as a member of the International Board of Directors of Meeting Professionals International and was elected their International President for one year at the end of that span.

TARAH SMITH Sr. Meeting & Event Planner

Tarah Smith studied at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and has worked at The Meeting Connection since 1999. She is industry-adept and has formed strong bonds with many hotel staff and personnel across the country. Her tasks involve creative design and implementation, event coordination, assistant meeting management, etc.

TREVOR LOKEN Systems Admin & Lead Designer

Trevor Loken graduated in Information Systems from The Ohio State University in 2008 and has been with us since. Trevor is the creative and technical part of our operation as the lead graphic designer and systems engineer. He can handle a variety of pre-conference and on-site tasks, from audio-visual to aesthetics and more.

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Phone: +1 (614) 898-9361
Fax: +1 (614) 898-9364

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4708 Chantry Drive
Galena, OH 43021
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