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Coming Soon to the Windy City: ADESA Chicago

Coming Soon to the Windy City: ADESA Chicago


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ADESA is coming to the Windy City. We’re excited to announce the development of a new whole car auction facility. Named ADESA Chicago, the site will give us a strong local presence in the nation’s third largest metropolitan area. Identifying opportunities for strategic growth is always a priority. The investment in an ADESA auction facility...
Canadian Auctioneer College Graduates First ADESA-Only Class

Canadian Auctioneer College Graduates First ADESA-Only Class


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Being an auctioneer takes a certain personality combined with talent and skill. Today, a large number of our auctioneers have a tenure with us of more than 20 years and a handful with more than 30. But we don’t see many new faces calling the auction. Initially, we didn’t worry about this. We figured that, with the...
ADESA Sales and Service Top Performers Honored

ADESA Sales and Service Top Performers Honored


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ADESA recently honored their top performers for dealer sales and online sales at the recent Dealer Sales and Services meeting. I was excited to announce our winners and present the awards. I’m proud to work with such outstanding professionals and glad to have the opportunity to recognize their achievements. Our dealer sales and online sales...
Inaugural Sales Conference Harnesses the Power of KAR Group of Companies

Inaugural Sales Conference Harnesses the Power of KAR Group of Companies


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Recently, more than 400 members of the KAR sales teams—including ADESA, AFC, IAA and subsidiaries—met in Indianapolis for the inaugural KAR sales conference. Members from all business units were invited to network with their peers and learn more about the different KAR companies. Presentations by leaders of KAR companies were well received and informative. John...
ADESA Grows with DataScan and Pittsburgh Auto Auction Acquisitions

ADESA Grows with DataScan and Pittsburgh Auto Auction Acquisitions


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ADESA is committed to making investments to benefit our customers and our industry. Following that commitment, we’ve recently made two acquisitions. Our subsidiary, AutoVIN, has signed an agreement to acquire the vehicle inspection business from DataScan Field Services. This will allow us to provide faster service and higher quality data. Accurate and timely field inspections...
Greg Noonan’s Successful LOYALT Ride Benefits Canine Companions for Independence

Greg Noonan’s Successful LOYALT Ride Benefits Canine Companions for Independence


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When we auctioned off a motorcycle at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) convention in January, we had no idea this one event would have such tremendous fundraising results for the benefitting organization, Canine Companions for Independence’s Wounded Veterans Initiative. Greg Noonan, director of Insight Media Enterprises, made the winning bid—$20,000 for a 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage—and Greg’s...
Best Wishes to Ricky Beggs, a Remarketing Industry Icon

Best Wishes to Ricky Beggs, a Remarketing Industry Icon


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My best wishes and sincere thanks go out to Ricky Beggs, one of the most visible champions of the remarketing industry, as he retires April 1. Ricky has been with Black Book for many years and has been something of an icon to many of us in this industry. Ricky and the team at Black...
Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners

Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners


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Ford Motor Co. of Canada recently announced winners of two of its prestigious awards: the 2014 Auction Quality Award and the 2014 Reconditioning Excellence Award. ADESA Canada auctions were once again recognized for superior service and excellent quality, and I couldn’t be prouder of the teams at these award-winning auctions. Congratulations our 2014 Auction Quality...
Marketing to Millennials: What Do They Want in a Car Dealership?

Marketing to Millennials: What Do They Want in a Car Dealership?


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The millennial generation, young adults age 18–32, is now reaching the milestone of regularly making big purchases—such as a new vehicle. While there have been numerous articles written about how to appeal to millennial shoppers, we’ve compiled some of the best advice into actionable goals for your dealership to implement and appeal to today’s young...