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Early May 2011 DealersEdge Webinars

April 29, 2011
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association has established a partnership with DealersEdge to provide high-quality training and informational Webinars that offer the content to CATA member 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. A telephone connection is not needed; and the fee includes both PowerPoint slides and audio.
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, May 5 at 12 p.m. CDT
“A Candid Comparison of the Top DMS Systems” A Webinar hosted by Paul Gillrie, who since 1992 has been a trusted source by a multitude of dealers seeking to upgrade or replace their dealership management systems. Especially if your current contract expires this year or next, this is your opportunity to get an expert’s review of the options available to you.
Thursday, May 12 at 12 p.m. CDT
“How Independents Make Big Bucks in the Body Shop Business” Auto dealers have been abandoning the body shop business in great numbers. But did they make the right decision? Perhaps they gave up to soon and learning from the models provided by successful independent shop operators could have turned a perennial soft performer into a dealership profit center powerhouse. Learn the secrets of success and high profits in a dealership-based body shop operation. If you are looking for a new high-potential profit center for your store, this could be it.