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New CATA Dealer Meeting & Expo debuts June 17

November 10, 2010
 Six informational seminars and 40 exhibiting CATA allied members—and a hearty barbeque lunch—await dealers and their managers at the inaugural CATA Dealer Meeting & Expo, June 17 at the association’s Oakbrook Terrace office. The event is free, but limited to dealership attendees.

An added registration incentive: the first 75 dealers and their managers to sign up and attend will be given Lettuce Entertain You gift cards redeemable at 64 restaurants in the Chicago area and across the country.

Each of the seminars will be repeated once, giving attendees the chance to see most of them during the event, which supplants the annual CATA golf outing.

The seminars, about 30 minutes each, start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

A big-tent barbeque lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and prize drawings will be held throughout the day.

Participating allied CATA members will be represented 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in 6-by-6 spaces, eager to talk with dealers about how their products and services can save dealers money.

"The Expo offers a great business-to-business experience for dealers with limited time," said CATA Chairman Kevin Mize. "It’s one-stop shopping for the various talents that our allied members offer."

Seminar topics include:

• How YOU can increase traffic to your dealership’s Web site
• Red Flags and Privacy Rules compliance
• Making smart media buys
• Using social networking to increase sales
• An examination of the employee handbook
• Health care reform and how it affects your business

For full details and to register, visit the CATA Web site,