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ADESA and KAR geek out over Fun Fridays

ADESA and KAR geek out over Fun Fridays


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Whether it’s a love of technology, food, pop culture, games or cars, there is a little geek in all of us. For our second Fun Friday event at the ADESA and KAR headquarters, employees were encouraged to unleash their inner geek and wear their favorite geek gear for a chance to win prizes, all while...
ADESA Indianapolis general manager goes above and beyond to support JDRF

ADESA Indianapolis general manager goes above and beyond to support JDRF


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Since launching Overdrive, we have shared several stories about how ADESA has donated time, auction space, money and inventory to help change the lives of people (and animals) all over the world. However, this post is about recognizing the efforts of one important member of the ADESA team and his continued support of a wonderful...
ADESA Indianapolis rocks out with GM Financial

ADESA Indianapolis rocks out with GM Financial


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Last month, ADESA Indianapolis had the distinct honor of being one of the final stops in the GM Financial 2014 North American Elite Sale Tour. This year’s sale featured a unique and fun theme and the team at ADESA Indianapolis was more than ready to step up and create a great experience for our customers....
ADESA and KAR celebrate the first of Fun Fridays

ADESA and KAR celebrate the first of Fun Fridays


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At a recent company-wide Town Hall meeting, KAR CEO Jim Hallett unveiled an idea to celebrate fun in the workplace. Every other Friday, each of the five floors at the corporate headquarters would plan a fun activity for the entire building. It has been a busy time for ADESA and the entire KAR group of...
Indianapolis entrepreneur Mark Hill visits ADESA to share important takeaways on business and technology

Indianapolis entrepreneur Mark Hill visits ADESA to share important takeaways on business and technology


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Earlier this month, I was invited to attend a presentation at ADESA’s headquarters featuring Mark Hill, one of KAR Auction Services’ newest board members. Mark has quite the impressive resume and is a well-known entrepreneur and investor in the Indianapolis area. He co-founded Baker Hill, a company that built software solutions for small business lending,...
Top-notch fundraising for the 2014 Indiana Tour de Cure

Top-notch fundraising for the 2014 Indiana Tour de Cure


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Last month, Team KAR participated in the Indiana Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising cycling event. And we have great news to share—both Team KAR and Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR, reached incredible fundraising goals for this year’s event. By coming together in the spirit of teamwork and community involvement, Team KAR...
Jim Hallett receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 award in the Midwest

Jim Hallett receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 award in the Midwest


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All of us across the KAR group of companies want to congratulate Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, on a prestigious recognition he recently received—the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in the consumer category for the Midwest. We admire his passion, his dedication and his vision. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who...
Team KAR supports American Diabetes Association’s Indiana Tour de Cure

Team KAR supports American Diabetes Association’s Indiana Tour de Cure


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Community involvement. Teamwork. Fun. Those are three of the eight company values at KAR Auction Services and ADESA. And all three describe what happens when ADESA employees partner with fellow KAR companies to support a fundraiser. This month, 19 team members from KAR, ADESA, AFC, IAA and PAR are joining forces to raise money for...
ADESA Little Rock raises nearly $60,000 for local tornado relief efforts

ADESA Little Rock raises nearly $60,000 for local tornado relief efforts


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When ADESA Little Rock first set out to host a charity fundraiser auction to benefit area tornado relief efforts, the auction hoped to collect about $10,000. They were overwhelmed by the generosity of their dealers and customers when they raised nearly $60,000. Auctioneer Steve Sims came up with the idea for a charity auction. And...