ABOUT THE CATA
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.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, recently donated $1,500 to Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer. The donation came via the CATA’s Chicagoland Dealers Care program in conjunction with a $10,000 donation by Napleton’s Countryside Mazda. Through Chicagoland Dealers Care, the CATA matches up to $1,500 of a member dealer’s donation to local charitable organizations.