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2015 CATA Golf Outing

Annual Member Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, 12294 Archer Ave., Lemont, IL

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Automobile Trade Assocation

Important Dates

DealersEdge Webinar
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Service Managers - 5 Top Sure-Fire Bottom Line Builders

DealersEdge Webinar
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Expense Control - How to Benefit with a "Sourcing Plan"

CATA seminar: Finding, Hiring, Retaining the Best Workforce
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Are your hiring skills rusty? The cost of a bad hire can be 2 to 3 times the annual salary.

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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 the Chicago show. Over the years it has grown with the city moving from the Colisium to the International Amphitheatre to the original McCormick Place and then to the current McCormick Place. Today, the show occupies two exibition halls with more than 1 million square feet of exibition 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.

Latest News

April 24, 2015
State's Sunday closing blue law safe after 3 Illinois bills falter
Time expired in the current General Assembly session for three measures seeking to permit Sunday vehicle sales in the state.​

April 24, 2015
New NLRB "ambush" rule cuts time for unionization process
The new rule can halve the number of days between the time a petition is filed and the election is held.

April 24, 2015
Consumers want changes to car-buying process, study says
Changes are underway to decades-old sales processes, but some consumers say the industry is not moving fast enough.

April 24, 2015
Offering too much can befuddle shoppers
By giving people more choices, they can get confused and end up buying less.

April 24, 2015
Dealers improve recall service
U.S. auto dealers did a better job in 2014 of satisfying people who brought in cars and trucks because of recalls.

April 24, 2015
Congratulations! (April 2015)
Manufacturers fete area dealers.

April 21, 2015
March 2015 Chicago Auto Outlook
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook

April 10, 2015
Blue law bills to get Senate hearing
Three Illinois bills to permit Sunday vehicle sales in the state will receive hearings in the Senate Transportation Committee on April 14.

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