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We want our members to get the most for their money on things that will enhance their business. The OH&LA has negotiated discount prices on certain things, keeping you and your employees in mind!
 

STR
Lodging Industry Statistics
615.824.8664 or info@str.com

STR is the source for premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. The hotel industry is the cornerstone of our business and we receive data from more than 52,000 hotels in over 185 countries around the world. We provide data that is confidential, reliable, accurate and actionable. Our comprehensive reports help our clients to strategize, make better business decisions and compete within their respective markets. But the work we do goes beyond the numbers. Every day, we empower people and their businesses to reach new heights.

STR has partnered with the OH&LA to offer their members a complimentary monthly report showing the latest monthly and year-to-date performance for the U.S., West South Central Region, Oklahoma and Oklahoma’s metro areas. The STR partnership is also valuable as it offers a link for OH&LA members to receive various discounts on other STR reports.

Are you a hotel and want more detailed data for your area? Did you know you can get your own customized monthly report from STR absolutely free? Simply go to this link and take 5 minutes to complete the online registration to start receiving your own monthly Hotel Survey report. https://surveys.str.com/s3/Hotel-Enrollment-FormClick here for the dSTAR overview.


 

LobbyLights
Wage and Benefit Data
Kevin Conway, 216.503.0076 or kconway@lobbylights.com

OH&LA is happy to announce that we've invested in our newest member benefit so that you don't have to - LobbyLights wage and benefit survey! LobbyLights is a total compensation survey specifically designed for the hospitality industry. Once you complete the short survey you will gain access to wage and benefit data to use for: 
  • Comparing your wages and benefits with your comp set
  • Providing budget reports to corporate or your management company
  • Budgeting
  • Hiring
  • Lowering labor costs
  • Lowering turnover
  • Staying competitive in your market
 A representative from LobbyLights will reach out to you in the coming days to answer any questions you have and assist in completing the survey.

In the meantime, if you want to get started on the survey and gain access to the wage and benefit data here are the instructions:
  • Go to www.lobbylights.com
  • Create your account
  • Enter your property information
  • When prompted to "pay" enter the discount code OK18 to offset the cost to zero
  • Click begin survey or start later
     


AH&LA Educational Institute
Professional Certification
Elizabeth Johnson, (517) 318-2359 or ejohnson@ahla.com

Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, including:
  • hotels
  • food & beverage establishments
  • spas 
  • trainers
  • hospitality educators
  • hotel suppliers
In order to become certified by EI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are available through EI year-round using computerized adaptive testing or traditional print testing.
 

Tinker Federal Credit Union
Credit Union Membership
(800) 456-4828

As an employee or active member of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association you and your family are automatically eligible for membership at Tinker Federal Credit Union, where you can take advantage of the following opportunities:
  • full-service banking
  • low loan rates
  • lower fees
  • higher dividends
  • free online account access
  • free BillPay
  • free e-statements
  • check images
     


Staples Business Advantage
Business Expense Discounts
Joseph Yanco, (603) 881-7014 or joe.yanco@staples.com

The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association are proud to announce a strategic partnership with Staple Business Advantage. This program is designed to provide your properties with substantial savings on everyday business expenses like office supplies. This program offers an average discount of 60% off manufacturer list prices on items featured in Staples special Low-Priced catalog and an average 40% off their large stock catalog.

 

 
What's Happening
08.23.19
Join us on Sept 25th for our education session to prepare our managers and supervisors on how to work with employees with all abilities! HospitAbilities is a skills-based certification for students of all abilities. Through this certification program, we will be assisting in training and certifying students of all levels of ability across our state.
06.04.19
OKWIL is excited to bring you our next event on October 2, 2019. We will be holding a Community Outreach Day at The Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community! The Homeless Alliance works to end long-term homelessness in Oklahoma City by building the capacity of the community through collaboration with other agencies, identifying and filling gaps in homeless services, bringing nationally-recognized best practices to the community, and working to build a system that is more efficient and caring!
OKWIL Event: The Gift of "Done!"
06.03.19
On May 30th, we had a great time at our OKWIL Event: Finish: Giving Yourself the Gift of Done! Thirty of our members enjoyed learning from Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood on how to complete tasks at work efficiently, without adding additional pressure to their lives. Chronic projects starters learned about the importance of removing pressure from their projects, so they can ultimately finish and improve their overall productivity. We enjoyed seeing all of you, and look forward to our next OKWIL event!
03.14.19
The OH&LA held its annual Lodging Summit, including the Vendor Expo and Stars of the Industry Awards, on January 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn Edmond - and it was a great day by every measure.
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