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CATA-DealersEdge partnership offers Webinar training at slashed prices

January 21, 2011
Dealers are encouraged to take advantage of a newer partnership between The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and DealersEdge to provide high-quality training and informational Webinars to dealers at a significantly discounted rate.
The rate for CATA members for the weekly presentations is $149, half what is charged to users who do not subscribe to DealersEdge. Webinars premiere on a near-weekly basis.
Even for dealers who hold an annual membership with DealersEdge, the new relationship with the CATA represents a savings because DealersEdge offers its Webinars to its own members for $198. Regular annual membership fees are $397, and normal Webinar fees are $298 for non-DealersEdge members.
Once purchased, DealersEdge Webinars and accompanying PDF files can be downloaded and viewed later—and repeatedly. No matter how many people watch at your location, each connection costs a CATA member just $149. The fee includes both PowerPoint slides and audio; a telephone connection is not needed.
To register for any of the DealersEdge Webinars, go to On the tan bar across the top of the screen, click on Education/Careers and follow the drop-down menu to CATA-DealersEdge Webinars.                 
Coming topics:
Thursday, Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. CST
"Dealership Expense Evaluation and Control Process" Sandi Jerome is a wizard at devising systems and procedures to take the complexity out of dealership accounting functions. Sandi will explain her methods for boiling down tons of expense data points to create a clear picture of just what the dealership is spending — and on what. Her method helps you get past the pulling of mountains of invoices and documentation yet still lets you accurately compare your expenses to known metrics. If you are looking for a process to take the complexity and confusion our of expense measurement and comparisons, then learn from Sandi how to get hold of that paper tiger and tame him!
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. CDT
"Reducing Exposure to Spiraling Health Insurance Costs" It seems as if every time Washington tries to "simplify" and "reduce the costs" associated with health insurance, just the opposite occurs. As health care solutions get more and more complex, our only practical business solution is to know as much about these systems as possible so we can find ways to blunt increases and—miracle-of-miracles—maybe even save some money. Find ways to reduce the pain of increased costs by better understanding the system and how it works.