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Annual CATA Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Automobile Trade Assocation

Important Dates

2017 CATA Member Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The annual CATA golf outing is June 14 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont.​

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Chicago Automobile Trade AssociationHistory of the CATA

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the oldest and largest metropolitan new-car dealer association in the nation. Today, it lists 400+ new-car dealers as members.

Mission of the CATA

For more than a century, the CATA has stood for high principles of business. Its basic tenets remain as steadfast today as they were a hundred years ago: Promoting honesty and dependability in business operations; Employing truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; Standing by guarantees; Improving business methods and ethics and keeping competition fair so that dealers and the public are well-served; and Refraining from practices detrimental to the industry or contrary to the public interest. Currently, CATA dealerships employ more than 20,000 people in Chicagoland. Over the past century, these locally based small businesses have provided good paying jobs for their employees, who, in turn, contribute to their communities. The CATA’s commitment to excellence in automotive retailing remains its core value and will remain so through the next century.

CAS_no-year-125-100Chicago Auto Show

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition in the world. 2016 will mark the 108th edition of the show.
Since 1935, the CATA has had the honor of presenting the Chicago show. Over the years it has grown with the city moving from the Coliseum to the International Amphitheatre to the original McCormick Place and then to the current McCormick Place. Today, the show occupies two exhibition halls with more than 1 million square feet of exhibition space.
The CATA’s generosity and commitment to the community is shown not only at the Chicago Auto Show’s "First Look for Charity" where last year more than $2.6 million was raised in one night for local beneficiaries, but throughout the year in countless episodes of humanitarianism and community involvement.

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The scholarship is available to dealership employees and their children.

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Selling above sticker price?
If a sales tactic appears too good to be true, a prosecutor will eventually agree.​

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