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Annual CATA Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Automobile Trade Assocation

Important Dates

CATA seminar: How to protect, insure against cyber-attacks
Thursday, May 16, 2019

A review of methods used to breach dealerships, and how to mitigate one if breached.​

2019 CATA Member Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The annual CATA golf outing is June 12 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont.​

USO BBQ for the Troops
Saturday, July 13, 2019

USO BBQ for the Troops Dealer Materials

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Chicago Automobile Trade AssociationHistory of the CATA

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is on of the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan new-car dealer associations. 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. 2019 will mark the 111th 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

April 19, 2019
CATA's all-new Dealer Strategy Summit is May 14
Facebook's Adam Parkov will share effective advertising solutions for the retail auto industry.

April 19, 2019
Annual CATA golf outing June 11 in Lemont
The golf outing/annual meeting returns to Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont on June 11.

April 19, 2019
Dealers take 'Don't Tax My Ride' credo to Capitol
If 25 percent tariffs are implemented, consumers would spend $73 billion more in taxes, new-vehicle sales would decrease by up 2 million units, and up...

April 19, 2019
As rates rise, consumers push for affordable vehicle payments
Through March, average new-model monthly payments climbed 3.4 percent to $567, while average lease payments rose 2.7 percent to $500.

April 19, 2019
'Opportunity' abundant in CPO, but there's a 'learning curve' for consumers: Edmunds report
While interest in certified pre-owned vehicles is up, it doesn't appear familiarity has quite gotten there yet.

April 19, 2019
What will be effects of shrinking sedan inventory?
Certain aspects of the rapid reduction in the percentage of sedans on the road could lead to outcomes that may be unpredictable and surprising.

April 19, 2019
NADA, Junior Achievement work to prepare next generation
The partnership hopes to inspire and prepare the next generation of dealership customers and employees.

April 19, 2019
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