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Carmel Artomobilia Celebrates Art and Autos

Carmel Artomobilia Celebrates Art and Autos


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Carmel Artomobilia is an annual celebration of cars and car enthusiasts, those who appreciate automotive art and design. And if that wasn’t reason enough for ADESA to be involved, consider that the event was held in the Arts & Design District of Carmel, Indiana, just a few miles from ADESA’s corporate office. With ADESA as...
Celebrating Citizenship Day with a Special Employee Milestone

Celebrating Citizenship Day with a Special Employee Milestone


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By definition, ADESA and its parent company KAR Auction Services are American companies. We are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and we have our roots–as well as our main office–in the Midwest. But ADESA and the KAR group of companies have an international reach–and definitely an international flavor. In our Carmel, Indiana,...
Wear1Share1 Winners Announced

Wear1Share1 Winners Announced


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Our summer sales campaign Wear1Share1 was unimaginably successful. We received around 2,500 postcards, entering our customers into a prize drawing. To be eligible, these customers logged onto our website, ADESA.com, as well as our mobile apps, LiveBlock and Marketplace. The grand prize was a trip for two to St. Regis at Monarch Beach, with runners-up...
ADESA Partners with Ford Global Action Team to Support JDRF

ADESA Partners with Ford Global Action Team to Support JDRF


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ADESA and Ford are both longtime supporters of JDRF, the leading funder of type 1 diabetes research. ADESA joined the Ford Global Action Team in 2012 and has been partnering with Ford in numerous fundraising efforts ever since. We are enormously proud of this partnership and the funds we’ve been able to raise working together...
ADESA Winnipeg Doubles Down on Giving Back

ADESA Winnipeg Doubles Down on Giving Back


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ADESA Winnipeg has a long history of charitable giving, which we’ve discussed on Overdrive before. This year, however, the auction team has outdone themselves. In just five short months, ADESA Winnipeg team members and auctioneers have helped to raise more than $2.5 million dollars for a variety of causes and charities. The auctioneers have donated...
ADESA Kicks Off Wear1Share1 Summer Contest

ADESA Kicks Off Wear1Share1 Summer Contest


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As we’ve shared on Overdrive, ADESA has made several investments in our online marketplace, creating a better experience for both buyers and sellers. We’ve received some great feedback, and we use your comments to continually enhance our online tools. Our team also regularly connects with customers and provides one-on-one training on how to get the...
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...