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."
Join OKWIL from 9:00am-12:00pm for a seminar on Oklahoma Hospitality Employment Law Trends presented by Andria Ryan of Fisher Phillips. Topics will include avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques. The seminar will be held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa; simply choose the date and location that works best for you!
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 via Committee Meetings. These discussions will be followed by the 2019 STR Forecasting Luncheon and conclude with the quarterly OH&LA Board of Directors meeting.
We will host an informational session on the "New Alcohol Laws Coming your Way," presented by attorney Adam Marshall with Barrow & Grimm. Each 2-hour session will cover the details of the new law, which goes into effect October 1, and include plenty of time for Q&A. The session will be held in five (5) locations across the state; simply choose the date and location that works for you!
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.