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Are Your Employees Social Salespeople?

Are Your Employees Social Salespeople?


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Social media is a pervasive part of our lives now, and most of your employees are probably spending part of their day checking Facebook for status updates. While some decision makers may view this as simply a waste of time, there is an opportunity to use the rampant growth of social media to benefit your...
ADESA Boston general manager raises $4,000 to support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ADESA Boston general manager raises $4,000 to support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


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This summer, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenged swept the Internet and social media by storm. One of the most successful non-profit fundraising campaigns in history, the challenge raised more than $100 million on behalf of the ALS Association (ALSA). With celebrities, politicians, CEOs and individuals of all ages taking part in this global fundraising event,...
KAR Olympics brings friendly competition to Fun Fridays

KAR Olympics brings friendly competition to Fun Fridays


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The Olympic Games are regarded as one of the world’s leading sporting events. With a variety of competitions designed to test physical and mental strength, participating athletes are often hailed as heroes in their home countries. For a recent Fun Friday event, ADESA and the KAR group of companies wanted to put their own spin...
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...