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Annual CATA Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Automobile Trade Assocation

Important Dates

A review of the Illinois motor vehicle ad regs
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A review of issues seen lately by the BBB while monitoring dealer advertising for compliance with state regulations.

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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

June 15, 2018
May 2018 Chicago Auto Outlook
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook

June 15, 2018
Incumbents roll to wins in 2018 balloting for CATA board of directors
Jay Hopkins, Kevin Keefe, JC Phelan and Thomas F. Shirey retained their board seats. Ryan Kelly joined them as a first-term director.

June 15, 2018
Thinking of hosting a Barbecue for the Troops event? Get registered!
It is vital to register right away in order to be included in the various promotions planned by the CATA.

June 15, 2018
CATA, Cumulus Radio launch new radio show, 'DriveChicago,' on Saturdays
The show airs 8-9 a.m. Saturdays on WLS-AM 890.

June 15, 2018
Import tariffs could cost carmakers 1 million auto sales a year: study
The projection assumes automakers would absorb at least half the cost of a tax on imported vehicles, if President Trump's vow to slap a 25 percent...

June 15, 2018
Luxury shoppers increasingly shopping for used, CPO vehicles
Amid the rise of off-lease vehicles which continue to enhance the used-car population, CPOs have become a progressively more attractive option for car...

June 15, 2018
Graduating high schooler wins CATA scholarship
Now a graduate of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Lucas Philip will attend Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

June 15, 2018
Remember the regs when employing minors ages 14 to 17
A number of provisions are effective for employees younger than 18.

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