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Endorsed Providers
The ORA 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
ORA members qualify for special Heartland pricing along with personal, local service, and online account access.
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Midlands understands the specialized concerns of the restaurant and hospitality sectors.
Property & Casualty
Insurance

McGregor Insurance Group provides quality, affordable insurance solutions to the hospitality industry.
Third Party Natural Gas
Clearwater provides ORA 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 restaurant industry.

 
 

 

Endorsed Providers

Credit Card and Payroll Processing
The partnership between the ORA and Heartland Payment Systems continues to prosper. Added to the ORA's endorsed Heartland products in 2002 was a payroll processing program. The two programs together have serviced over 300 ORA 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, ORA 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.

Heartland delivers fast, secure omnichannel payment processing and business solutions to more than 400,000 business locations nationwide. Product offerings include payments, payroll, point of sale, customer engagement and lending. Heartland pioneered the Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative to educate merchants about fair payment processing practices. Heartland Payment Systems is a Global Payments company (NYSE: GPN). heartland.us

For more information:
  • TJ Kerr, Regional Vice President, Bank Card Processing - (405) 474-5965
  • John Horsch, Regional Manager, HR/Payroll Processing - (405) 641-9586
 
 
Workers' Compensation Insurance
This program was designed for members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association to utilize the insurance agent of your choice, while providing loss prevention and superior claims services. Midlands, founded in 1990, is a specialist in workers’ compensation, and meets the needs of many organizations that require workers’ compensation coverage and services.

Program Highlights:
  • Competitive Rates
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Flexible Payment Plans
  • Risk Management
  • Ability to Write Multi-State Risks
  • Program Evaluation
  • New Ventures Accepted
  • Safety Training
  • A.M. Best Rated “A-’” or Higher
  • ORA Safety Seminars
  • Nurse Case Management
  • Free Monthly Web Based Training
Serious About Your Success!

Every day, our employees demonstrate our company values:  Passion, Professionalism, Accountability, Teamwork & Execution.

For additional information, please have your agent contact:

Patricia Songer
Midlands Management Corporation
405-840-0074
psonger@midman.com
www.midlandsmgt.com

 
Property and Casualty Insurance
McGregor Insurance Group was founded in 2008 by longtime ORA 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 Restaurant Association for Property & Casualty Insurance, as well as Group Health Insurance.  

Unique program highlights include:
  • Commercial Property, General Liability, Liquor Liability
  • Fine dining, fast food, and delivery operations accepted
  • Obtain quotes from at least 3 different insurance companies with 1 phone call 
  • Mixed Beverage Bonds (Liquor Bonds) generally $100 per year
  • Local service - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Free claims and audit assistance
  • 20% average savings for ORA members
Contact Heather McGregor at (877) 392-0577 for more information or to receive a quote.
 
Third Party Natural Gas
Clearwater Enterprises, LLC and the Oklahoma Restaurant 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 ORA members, this new 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 Restaurant 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 ORA 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 Restaurant Association for Property & Casualty Insurance, as well as 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.
  • Management carve-outs available.
  • Insure Oklahoma (O-Epic) Premium Subsidy eligible plans.
  • No prior insurance required with “no pre-existing condition exclusions” plans available.
  • COBRA and HIPAA Compliance assistance at no charge for enrolled members.
  • Claims and appeals assistance to enrolled owners and employees at no charge. 
Contact Heather McGregor at 877-392-0577 for more information or to receive a quote.
 
 
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The ORA has launched its new Oklahoma Hospitality Buyers’ Guide - a valuable, easily accessible, year-round resource featuring updated and expanded supplier and product listings, in addition to other information relating to the hospitality industry. The Guide provides users with an efficient way to browse for goods and services and offers hospitality suppliers and companies exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.
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