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Event Name:Hospitality Day & A Tasteful Affair Legislative Reception
Event Type(s):Event
Description:The hospitality industry is the driving force in Oklahoma’s economy, generating enormous tax revenues, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and giving time and money back to their communities. At the same time, it’s vital that we maintain good relations with legislators so that our perspective on various bills and issues is given thoughtful consideration.

On March 9, 2022 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will join forces for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, a members-only event where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry. 

Then members will mingle with more than 600 members and legislators while we do what we do best - show these leaders Oklahoma hospitality! - at a bigger and better-than-ever “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception. 2022 marks the 33rd anniversary of "A Tasteful Affair" and will feature several of Oklahoma’s finest restaurants showcasing their culinary tastings at what is heralded as the state’s most successful and best attended legislative reception.

Event Date:3/9/2022
Event Time:9:30 AM - 7:00 PM Central
Location:Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

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Contact Person:Lacey Pierson
To be held at Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., OKC, OK 73105
TBD Member Issues Briefing 
Upon arrival, association staff will provide members with a copy of the Issue Briefing document which they may review prior to the actual briefing session.
TBD Hospitality Day at the Capitol
Following the short briefing, members will distribute information to their respective state representatives and senators.

Parking at Capitol:
  • Park in the east parking lot and enter the Capitol through the east doors or
  • Park in the South lot and access the Capitol through the south entrance
To be held at Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
5:00 - 7:00pm “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception ($65/ticket)
During the largest and best-attended legislative reception in the state, members have the opportunity to establish new relationships and strengthen existing ties while connecting on important issues. Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to some of Oklahoma's most influential policy makers while enjoying culinary tastings of Oklahoma’s best restaurants and Oklahoma craft beers! 

Due to the nature of the legislative reception, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend.


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