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CATA, IADA to host 1st conference, retreat for Illinois dealers, in Fla.

November 18, 2010

A conference and retreat exclusively for Illinois dealers and their families is March 18-23, 2007, at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Marco Island, Fla. 

The inaugural getaway excursion, coordinated by the CATA and the IADA, features speakers, workshops and line or ad group meetings as requested, plus golf outings, banquets and other events at or near the resort overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.


Marco Island is graced with miles of white-sand beaches, luxurious real estate, beautiful year-round weather, sumptuous restaurants, fine shopping, dining, lively entertainment, attractions and plenty of recreational activities from boating and fishing, to golf and tennis, and more. All that is set amid the stunning subtropical beauty that is unique to southwest Florida’s Gulf coast. 

The new venture by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association succeeds a previous annual incarnation between the IADA and the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association.


"We’re very excited," said CATA President Jerry Cizek, "to collaborate with the IADA on an event that combines work and play."


See the flyer included in the print edition of this newsletter for conference registration and transportation costs. Payment can be made in full or in three monthly installments.


Sponsorship opportunities also exist for dealership vendor companies. Sponsors play an integral part in funding top-notch speakers, entertainment and receptions at a great facility.


"Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for a little work, a little fun, a lot of camaraderie and some great recognition for your company," IADA President Peter Sander writes to potential sponsors.


Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to the IADA’s Mike Healey, 217-753-0220.