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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...
ADESA employee awarded highest citizen honor

ADESA employee awarded highest citizen honor


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One of the best parts of my job at ADESA is that I am blessed to work with some truly great people. They are not only helpful in the auction lanes—but they go above and beyond to help others in everyday life, too. Melissa Bixler is a customer service representative in the ADESA accounts payable...
Valued employee retires from ADESA Dallas

Valued employee retires from ADESA Dallas


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With 65 ADESA auction locations across North America, there are many fantastic people that work in our organization. Their contributions cover a wide variety of skill sets, and some become a part of ADESA in unique ways. This is especially true for ADESA Dallas employee, Bill Roberts, who recently retired from ADESA Dallas. Bill became...
Car and Driver’s top 10 cars of 2014

Car and Driver’s top 10 cars of 2014


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One thing car enthusiasts can look forward to each year is the slew of new models that hit the market. Whether it’s slight design changes with technological updates made under the hood or a full exterior overhaul, each unveiling is as exciting as opening that holiday present that was at the top of your wish...
Mark Halseth, general manager, ADESA East Tennessee

Mark Halseth, general manager, ADESA East Tennessee


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Everybody has a story. So we thought we’d share a few of ours. We’re very lucky to work with such a talented team of good people. And often, they also lead interesting lives outside the lanes. This month, get to know a little bit more about our general manager at ADESA East Tennessee, Mark Halseth....