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Annual CATA Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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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

July 21, 2016
June 2016 Chicago Auto Outlook
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook

July 15, 2016
Adjusting for inflation, FTC raises civil penalty maximums
The FTC action directs government agencies to implement a "catch-up" inflation adjustment based on a prescribed formula.​

July 15, 2016
Analysis: State franchise laws lower prices, benefit customers
The analysis found that intense competition among franchised new-car dealers "demonstrably lowers prices for consumers."​

July 15, 2016
Employers sent notices about workers who got health insurance subsidies
Employers should consider appealing a notice if they believe an employee's receipt of a subsidy is in error.

July 15, 2016
Carmakers retreat from quirky designs as millennials embrace mainstream
Compared to Gen X, which always wanted something different from what their parents drove, Gen Y is very mainstream.

July 15, 2016
21 million autonomous cars by 2035
The forecast, which is much higher than previous estimates, is influenced by recent research and development by automakers and others.

July 15, 2016
Subcompacts take big hit on resale price
Subcompact cars fell 26.1 percent in value during the past year, the biggest drop of any vehicle segment in the past decade except when gas prices...

July 15, 2016
Sedgwick deflects Q2 2016 jobless claims
The company's efforts saved 114 CATA dealer members a combined $895,587 from April to June this year.

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