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Make plans to attend the CATA Spring Event on May 17

April 22, 2016
Join fellow members of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association on May 17 for a three-fer presentation that culminates with a complimentary lunch prepared on-site by Real Urban Barbecue to help all attendees get into the barbecue spirit.
At 9:30 a.m., the CATA will host a coffee and pastry networking reception for dealers and the CATA’s Approved Member Partners and Recommended Consultants. Learn how these companies can help your dealership.
Then at 10:15 a.m., attend an educational seminar to sharpen your recruiting and hiring skills. Allied member Hireology’s presentation, "People: Your Only Sustainable Difference," will share the latest research on hiring Millennial/GenY employees and explain the what, how and why of staffing your dealership to compete now and in the future. Plus, with May college graduations imminent, get feedback on how to get your dealership in front of the top-tier graduates who are entering the workforce.
Among the seminar’s objectives: Learn what Millennials look for in a career; how to screen people who don’t have "car" experience; what career branding can do for your dealership; and about creative ways to source and attract top-tier talent.
Also at 10:15 a.m., get grilling tips in advance of the successful annual fundraiser for the USO of Illinois, Barbecue for the Troops, which this year is July 16. At the BBQ Boot Camp, gather tips from the USO of Illinois on how to host a successful USO BBQ for the Troops event, learn best practices from last year’s USO BBQ for the Troops dealer events, acquire ideas on how to promote events through traditional and social media outlets, and pick up marketing signage and a social media toolkit to help promote your BBQ event.
Both the seminar and the boot camp will conclude about 11:45 a.m. so that registrants can enjoy a barbecue lunch, compliments of a restaurant partner of the CATA’s Barbecue for the Troops event. Dealers are encouraged to register more than one representative in order to attend both sessions. 
For more information and to register, call the CATA at (630) 495-2282.