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Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is one of the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan new-car dealership associations.

Today, CATA's member dealerships employ more than 20,000 people in Chicagoland. These locally-based small businesses provide good-paying jobs for their employees who, in turn, contribute to their communities.

The CATA commitment to excellence in automotive retailing remains its core value and will remain so through the next century.


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CATA membership benefits a dealer in many facets of day-to-day operations. From providing advocacy at the state, county and local levels, to assistance with legal and employment issues, to best-in-industry training opportunities, CATA is here to address the challenges automotive retailers face.



The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the Chicago-area’s new-car dealer association, once again partnered with the USO to host the 10th annual USO Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers. More than 80 local new-car dealerships rallied their communities to bring in $100,453 for local military and their families. The barbecue events, held on July 15, featured everything from patriotic ceremonies, classic car shows, live music, games for kids of all ages and, of course, barbecues.

“This year’s fundraiser, raising more than $100,000, is the perfect example of what Chicagoland new-car dealers can do when communities come together and rally around this cause,” said CATA Chairwoman Kelly Webb Roberts. “We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the USO Barbecue for the Troops program this year and look forward to continuing our support of the USO and our local military and their families for the next decade.”

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