Phone: 630-495-2282 Fax: 630-495-2260 Map/Directions
 

Office Location & Directions

The offices of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
 
The CATA is at the northwest corner of Butterfield Road and Trans Am Plaza Drive. The intersection is 1 block west of where Butterfield and Cermak Road (22nd Street) merge, and 1 block east of Meyers Road.
 
Address:   18W200 Butterfield Road Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4810
Phone:   (630) 495-CATA(2282)
Fax:   (630) 495-2260
 
 
The CATA headquarters building, dedicated in 1997, has grown to become the focal point of meetings and training for the association's 600-plus members. Line associations, area dealer associations, manufacturers, our allied members, and zone personnel find the facility's six main conference areas to be meeting-friendly and the building location easily accessible from anywhere in the greater Chicago area.

The well-used building is exceptionally workable for groups who wish to utilize meeting rooms and a large "showroom" atrium to display their vehicles. The high ceilings and large windows provide a dramatic backdrop for walk-around orientations and sales presentation meetings.

The rooms are available at no charge to CATA members and they range from two small conference rooms that seat up to 12, another which seats about 20, and the main salons with accommodations for more than 200 people in theater- style seating. Offices also are available to dealers who wish to conduct interviews in confidence, away from their dealerships.

Catering is available for breakfasts, lunches, or dinners, as is full audio- visual equipment for group presentations.
Due to the popularity of the building, the CATA asks that groups wishing to stage events or training in it should book ahead to ensure availability.

CATA members wishing to book conference rooms should contact the meeting rooms coordinator, Pam Grace, at (630) 424-6035 or pgrace@cata.info.

Meeting Spaces

The centerpiece of the building's first floor are the two salons - 2,600 square feet of space, each capable of accommodating up to 70 people seated classroom style or up to 230 people combined, seated theater-style. Designed to adapt to a variety of needs, the salons are equipped with built- in 7-foot screens and data ports for computer training.

Adding to its versatility, a soundproof wall can divide the room or may be left open for larger events. And the entryway's glass- enclosed atrium can be used to display up to three vehicles for new-car showings.

A catering kitchen allows off-site caterers to service your breakfast, lunch, or dinner meeting. On the second floor, an elegant boardroom can accommodate a meeting for 26. The smaller rooms previously mentioned also are on the second floor.

All meeting spaces include complimentary access to Wi-Fi.
 
Driving Directions
 

From Route 83 - Turn westbound on Cermak Road (22nd Street) and travel six stoplights to Trans Am Plaza Drive. No Turns are necessary; Cermak and Butterfield merge on stoplight prior to Trans Am. Turn right at Trans Am to reach CATA packing lot.

From I-290 Westbound (Eisenhower Expressway) - Follow signs to the I-88 tollway, westbound toward Aurora. The expressway will split following Mannheim Road exit. You should stay to the left, following signs to I-88, the Reagan Tollway; the rightward split continues on I-290. Pay toll at entrance to I-88, then exit immediately at Cermak Road (22nd Street). At the stoplight at the end of exit ramp, turn left onto Cermak. Continue for nine stoplights to Trans Am Plaza Drive. Cermak and Butterfield merge on stoplight prior to Trans Am. Turn right at Trans Am to reach CATA packing lot.

From I-294 - Exit I-88 west. Pay toll at entrance to I-88, then exit immediately at Cermak Road (22nd Street). At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Cermak. Continue for nine stoplights to Trans Am Plaza Drive. Cermak and Butterfield merge on stoplight prior to Trans Am. Turn right at Trans Am to reach CATA packing lot.

From I-290 eastbound - Exit 294 South, Stay Right. Exit I-88 West to Aurora. Pay toll at entrance to I-88, then exit immediately at Cermak Road (22nd Street). At the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Cermak. Continue for nine stoplights to Trans Am Plaza Drive. Cermak and Butterfield merge on stoplight prior to Trans Am. Turn right at Trans Am to reach CATA packing lot.

From I-88 eastbound - Exit at Highland Avenue. After toll, turn left (north) and travel about 500 feet to Butterfield Road. Turn right (east). Travel 2 miles to Trans Am Plaza Drive. The CATA is at the northwest corner of that intersection. Turn left at light to reach CATA parking lot.

From I-355 - Exit at Butterfield Road and travel 2 1/2 miles east to Trans Am Plaza Drive. The CATA is at the northwest corner of that intersection. Turn left at light to reach CATA parking lot.

From Midway Airport - Take Cicero Avenue north to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55). Enter Stevenson Expressway southbound. Exit to the northbound Tri-State tollway (I-294). Exit I-88 west Aurora exit. Pay toll at enterance to I-88, then exit immediately at Cermak Road (22nd Street). At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Cermak. Continue for nine stoplights to Trans Am Plaza Drive. Cermak and Butterfield merge on stoplight prior to Trans Am. Turn right at Trans Am to reach CATA packing lot.

From O'Hare International Airport - Take I-190 to the southbound Tri-State tollway (I-294). Travel about eight miles to the I-88 tollway. Pay toll at enterance to I-88, then exit immediately at Cermak Road (22nd Street). At the stoplight at the end of exit ramp, turn left onto Cermak. Continue for nine stoplights to Trans Am Plaza Drive. Cermak and Butterfield merge on stoplight prior to Trans Am. Turn right at Trans Am to reach CATA packing lot.