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Annual CATA Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Automobile Trade Assocation

Important Dates

2016 CATA Member Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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

CATA/USO BBQ for the Troops
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Annual CATA dealer fundraiser for USO of Illinois

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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.

Latest News

May 20, 2016
Some dealership workers expect in new OT rules
Under the new U.S. Labor Department rule, effective Dec. 1, 2016, the overtime pay exemption for salespersons and others will remain in effect.

May 20, 2016
6 candidates vie for 5 CATA director seats
The six candidates are nominated to fill five openings on the CATA board of directors.​

May 20, 2016
Oberweis' open Sundays bill stalls
With the Illinois General Assembly’s scheduled spring adjournment days away, the clock has seemingly expired on state Sen. Jim Oberweis’s latest...

May 20, 2016
CATA seminar addresses keys to attracting, keeping workers
Seventy-five percent of dealers report having trouble with their hiring processes, especially with millennials.

May 20, 2016
OSHA issues final rule on injury, illness reporting
Some employers now must electronically report all illnesses and injuries directly to OSHA, which in turn will make the information public.

May 20, 2016
1 question for recalls: To drive or not to drive?
Should consumers continue to drive a recalled vehicle before the repair can be completed?​

May 20, 2016
National Tire Safety Week is May 29-June 4
The week gives dealers the opportunity to inform their customers about proper tire care and service.

May 20, 2016
Small car deals abound as U.S. buyers go crazy for SUVs
At the same time SUV sales are up 10 percent, small-car sales are down 6 percent.​

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