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Cold enough for ya? Think Marco!

November 18, 2010

A conference and retreat exclusively for Illinois dealers and their families is March 18-23 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.


Commited speakers include Malcolm Bricklin, who hopes to introduce a Chinese-produced car in this country; and 2007 NADA Chairman Dale Willey. 

Marco Island and nearby Naples are 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. All that is set amid the stunning subtropical beauty that is unique to southwest Florida’s Gulf coast.


The new venture by the CATA and the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association succeeds a previous annual incarnation of 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 special interaction."

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


Sponsorship opportunities also exist for dealership vendor companies. Direct inquiries to the IADA’s Mike Healey, 217-753-0220.