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Annual CATA Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Automobile Trade Assocation

Important Dates

CATA seminar: A review of the Illinois motor vehicle ad regs
Tuesday, June 04, 2019

A discussion of infractions seen by the BBB during reviews of dealer ads.

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

May 17, 2019
6 candidates running for 5 seats on CATA board of directors
Completed ballots must be returned by June 7.

May 17, 2019
BBB: Stop including limited rebates in advertised prices, payments
The BBB has noticed a significant uptick in advertised prices that contain limited rebates, including finance rebates.

May 17, 2019
Alfirevich toasted for 2019 Dealer of the Year award victory
The award is one of the auto industry's highest honors.

May 17, 2019
Take steps to avoid secret recordings at the dealership
With the intent to harm the dealership, an area new-car dealership employee reportedly was secretly recorded recently during a private conversation on...

May 17, 2019
1 year in, and no sign of an auto tariff resolution: AIADA chairman
The chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association said the threat of tariffs is causing uncertainty, a business killer. He...

May 17, 2019
'18 EEOC wage data due May 31
Dealers with 100 or more employees are subject to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's filing mandate.

May 17, 2019
Sedgwick deflects Q1 2019 jobless claims
The company's actions saved 140 area dealerships a combined $489,346.

May 17, 2019
Congratulations! (May 2019)
Manufacturers fete area dealers.

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