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Nov 08, 2016, 11:30 ET Chicago Auto Show Launches 2017 Website

As auto show season swings into gear, the Chicago Auto Show debuts an all-new website boasting responsive design, rededicated focus on the show's...


Aug 19, 2016, 12:00 ET Eighty Chicagoland New-car Dealers Set New Record, Raise $160,000 for the USO of Illinois

 On July 16, 80 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) dealers fired up their grills and hosted individual community fundraising events,...


Jun 22, 2016, 12:39 ET The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and USO of Illinois Designate July to Help Support Local Troops

The Chicagoland new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. For the...


Jun 20, 2016, 14:00 ET Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces 2016-2017 Executive Board

John Hennessy, of River View Ford, was recently elected the 2016-2017 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2017 Chicago...


Feb 16, 2016, 16:28 ET Toyota Wins the 2016 Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Driving Engagement Award for its Family Trails Campaign

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented Toyota with the fourth annual "Driving Engagement" award for its...


Jan 19, 2016, 09:00 ET Chicago Auto Show Sponsors Line Up To Reach Consumers

 Based on sheer size and attendance, there's little doubt that Chicago is the nation's consumer auto show. In fact, every mainstream automaker...


Feb 14, 2015, 10:00 ET Chicago Auto Show 2015: Nation's Largest Auto Show Opens To The Public February 14

Taking center stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show will be a number of consumer vehicles making their world debut, including the all-new Acura MDX,...


Jul 09, 2014, 11:00 ET Chicagoland New-car Dealers to Host More than 60 USO Barbecues for the Troops on July 19

Chicagoland new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. For the second...


Aug 20, 2013, 12:04 ET Chicago Automobile Trade Association and DriveChicago.com Partner With Carfax

Chicago Automobile Trade Association and DriveChicago.com Forge Agreement with Carfax to Provide Consumers and Dealers with Vehicle History...


Jul 09, 2013, 14:00 ET Chicago Automobile Trade Association Teams up with the USO of Illinois to Host Fundraiser Barbecues for the Troops on July 20

CHICAGO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families, the Chicago...


Jun 18, 2013, 14:00 ET Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces 2013-2014 Executive Board

CHICAGO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Webb, of Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, was recently elected to become the...


Apr 23, 2013, 10:00 ET Chicago Automobile Trade Association Teams up with Illinois Department of Employment Security to Host Training Program, Job Fair for Veterans

 On a mission to provide veterans with a vehicle to success, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) introduced Operation Troop Train,...


Feb 12, 2013, 10:00 ET Women's Day Returns To The 2013 Chicago Auto Show: February 12

While there are many activities that appeal to women during the run of the 10-day Chicago Auto Show, organizers host Women's Day annually to further...


Feb 11, 2013, 12:59 ET Honda Wins The Driving Engagement Award During The Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented...


Nov 13, 2012, 14:36 ET Chicago Auto Show Launches Revamped Website

  The following is being released by The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producers of the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show...


Nov 08, 2012, 14:02 ET Chicago Auto Show Unveils Plans To Host Technori Pitch Event During 2013 Media Preview

 The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced plans to bring Technori Pitch to the 2013...


Jun 13, 2012, 11:08 ET Chicago Auto Show Revs Up Communications And Marketing Efforts With Staff Additions, New Roles

Communications and Marketing Team Set to Take on Today's Challenges CHICAGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keeping pace...


Jun 06, 2012, 11:22 ET Chicago Auto Show Announces 2013 Dates: February 9-18

Nation's Largest Auto Show Takes Advantage of Presidents Day Holiday to Heighten Exhibitor Value  The public portion of 2013 Chicago...


Feb 22, 2012, 10:00 ET 2012 Chicago Auto Show an Indicator of Growing Economy

If the 10-day run of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is any indication of where the nation's immediate economic future is heading, Americans can look...


Oct 25, 2011, 15:15 ET Statement of Michael Ettleson, Chairman, Chicago Auto Trade Association Re: Cook County Tax Increase on Automobile Purchases

While we understand that Cook County Board President Preckwinkel is seeking the means of closing a massive budgetary gap, and we applaud her for...


Mar 02, 2011, 18:12 ET Auto Sales Spike in Wake of Chicago Auto Show

For more than a century, if there is one thing the Chicago Auto Show does better than any other, it is to bring consumers and cars together....


Feb 24, 2011, 14:39 ET Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's sixth annual "Best of Show" balloting. In voting...


Feb 21, 2011, 12:07 ET Chicago Auto Show Posts Attendance Increase

The 2011 Chicago Auto Show closed Sunday night and enjoyed a 10 percent increase in attendance over its 10-day run when compared to a year ago....


Jun 03, 2008, 01:00 ET DriveChicago.com Announces the DriveChicago Classics Program

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Local owners of classic cars have a new- and free-way to list their pre-1982 vehicles online, and...


May 08, 2007, 01:00 ET Auto Dealers Foresee Devastating Effects of GRT on Consumers and Business

CHICAGO, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) predicts that 25 percent of its 500 franchised new-car...