Our advocacy specialists have influence with the Oklahoma State Legislature and the state’s many regulatory agencies, working for the good of the industry and keeping you informed of decisions being made that will affect you.
We also encourage members to join with fellow Oklahoma hoteliers as the OH&LA delegation travels to Capitol Hill for the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Legislative Action Summit (LAS). This annual spring event is the most effective way to voice the strength of the lodging industry to key policymakers in Washington during our visits to Capitol Hill. Our issues are too important to leave to others; it is your responsibility as a leader in our industry to attend. Contact Patti Colley, Executive Vice President for more information.
Don't miss the most important summit in the hotel industry! Your voice matters and we need you there.
"OH&LA provides a voice at the capitol on important issues like the billboard advertising, per diem rates, minimum wage and healthcare. Collectively, we make a larger impact where as an independent operator, our voices may not be heard."
Lodging professionals and industry suppliers are invited to join the OH&LA Board of Directors for a Quarterly Membership Event to discuss industry issues and formulate association activities. These discussions will be followed by an educational luncheon.
AHLA's 2018 Policy Guide highlights the advocacy issues of most importance to the hotel industry, along with AHLA's positions on those issues. Advocating on behalf of a dynamic industry that supports 8 million jobs across the country and $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales, AHLA seeks to advance policies that foster growth, job creation, travel and tourism promotion, and economic opportunities.
Join OKWIL from 9:00am-12:00pm in August for a seminar on National Hospitality Employment Law Trends that Impact Your State, presented by Andria Ryan of Fisher Phillips. The seminar will be held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa; simply choose the date and location that works best for you!Cost is $50/person. Registration is transferable but non-refundable and processed by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.
OH&LA presented the Annual Stars of the Industry Awards, designed to honor Oklahoma's outstanding hospitality professionals for their service and commitment to the guest service and hospitality industry, on January 16, 2018. This year, submissions resulted in nearly 40 nominees from properties of all sizes among the 10 categories.