The OH&LA works to negotiate valuable discounts, programs and services on behalf of our members, always keeping in mind the health of your bottom line. Leveraging your ORA membership with our partners representing every facet of running a restaurant has the potential to present savings that could cover the cost of annual membership dues.
Credit Card & Payroll Processing
OH&LA members qualify for special Heartland pricing along with personal, local service, and online account access.
Third Party Natural Gas
Clearwater provides OH&LA members dramatically discounted pricing in this natural gas purchasing program.
Group Health Insurance
McGregor Insurance Group provides a wide range of innovative products and services that meet the diverse needs of the lodging industry.
Credit Card and Payroll Processing
The partnership between the OH&LA and Heartland Payment Systems continues to prosper. Added to the OH&LA's endorsed Heartland products in 2002 was a payroll processing program. The two programs together have serviced over 300 OH&LA members who have taken advantage of the processing discounts and quality service. These statewide programs are supported by five Relationship Managers. Benefits of utilizing Heartland Payment Systems as your bankcard processor include:
Program discounted rates and transaction fees for VISA/MasterCard
Additional rate reductions for multi-unit operators
Local Relationship Manager to respond quickly to quotes, issues and questions
Pass through cost of all mid- and non-qualified transactions, which include manually entered transactions, corporate cards or foreign visas
No application, reprogramming, annual or hidden fees
In addition to the payroll processing program, OH&LA members have the benefit of the Heartland PayDay employee payroll card. The card is primarily targeted to employees that do not have a current banking relationship, and employers reduce expenses by offering it because it eliminates check issuing and handling costs along with lowering the risk of check fraud.
John Horsch, Regional Manager, HR/Payroll Processing - (405) 641-9586
Third Party Natural Gas
Clearwater Enterprises, LLC and the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association are excited about their partnership to provide third-party natural gas to association members. With over 1,000 satisfied customers in Oklahoma, Clearwater is thrilled about the prospect of becoming your supplier of choice. In addition to the dramatically discounted pricing, which has been negotiated for OH&LA members, this natural gas purchasing program offers:
Clearwater pricing is better than other providers in the market, because Clearwater controls their own gas supply;
No minimum purchase per month;
1,000 dekatherms per year minimum requirement to qualify;
No nomination by the customer is required;
No monthly service charge; and
As our endorsed program grows, further savings is available.
In addition to these benefits, our new member-only program offers several pricing options to meet your company's needs: ONG Index, NYMEX, or fixed price.
If you are interested in third-party natural gas, ONG has a 30-day waiting period to become a transport customer. So if you enroll in the program before the end of the month, you will start transport after the 30 days.
Together, Clearwater Enterprises and the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association look forward to providing members with this exciting discounted program.
Contact Regina Fort at (405) 842-9200 ext. 201 with questions.
Group Health Insurance
McGregor Insurance Group was founded in 2008 by longtime OH&LA supporters Heather and Travis McGregor for the purpose of providing quality, affordable insurance solutions to the Hospitality Industry. MIG is proud to be the only agency endorsed by the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association for Group Health Insurance. Unique program highlights include:
Exclusive discounted rates with a minimum of only 2 employees and/or owners enrolled.
No individual medical underwriting for groups with 5 or more full-time employees.
This annual Fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industry professionals, featuring hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off, the exciting ORA Cocktail Shakedown and over 6,000 industry attendees.
Join OKWIL for a seminar on Workplace Etiquette, where you'll learn effective tech-savvy strategies and have the opportunity to network with industry colleagues! From phone calls and text messages to emails and social media sites, technology has given us countless ways to connect with one another. But along with this convenience comes a whole new set of etiquette rules. Employees and their supervisors are faced with the responsibility of knowing the etiquette associated with each method and device. This session will offer savvy strategies for effective workplace use of technology.
Hundreds of association members recently attended an informational session on the "New Alcohol Laws Coming your Way," presented by attorney Adam Marshall with Barrow & Grimm. The 2-hour session covered the details of the new law, which goes into effect October 1. Mr. Marshall kindly shared his presentation for those who were unable to attend.
OH&LA's September Member Event featured the 6th Annual STR Lodging Industry Forecast. Vail Ross of STR presented exclusive insights on how Oklahoma's lodging and tourism industry is expected to trend in 2019, as well as anticipated results for 2018. Download the 2019 STR Hotel Industry Overview & Forecast here.