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Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award

Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award


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Earlier this year, we shared the exciting news that Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Midwest Award in the Consumer category. As the recipient of this distinguished award, he was entered into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. This month, Jim Hallett was named the...
Leaders Gather at 2014 Women of Remarketing Event to Discuss Industry Trends

Leaders Gather at 2014 Women of Remarketing Event to Discuss Industry Trends


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For 12 years in a row, ADESA has hosted the only networking and professional development event exclusively for women in the industry. This year was no exception as women from ADESA and several other industry organizations gathered in Austin, Texas, for two days of educational sessions and team building. This year’s Women of Remarketing (WOR)...
ADESA's Spooky 2014 Halloween Recap

ADESA’s Spooky 2014 Halloween Recap


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Halloween 2014 will go down in the record books as one of the most creative holidays for ADESA employees. All across the country, auctions celebrated the spooky day with fun costumes, activities and contests. For more on the ADESA Halloween celebrations, check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adesaauction.
Embracing a Spirit of Innovation Within Your Business

Embracing a Spirit of Innovation Within Your Business


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ExactTarget’s widely successful Connections Conference recently returned to Indianapolis, and I had the opportunity to participate in a thought-provoking session about marketing and innovation. Innovation can often be difficult to embrace when you are working in a successful, well-established company. If you’re familiar with doing things a certain way, it can be challenging to accept...
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...