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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...
Kicking Off 2014 National Auto Auction Week

Kicking Off 2014 National Auto Auction Week


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This week, the National Auto Auction Association celebrates its annual National Auto Auction Week from August 18 – 22, 2014. It’s a special time when we recognize the customers, employees, family members and friends who have played such an important role in supporting our industry’s efforts. Members of NAAA have an incredible impact on North...
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...
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...
Supporting the NIADA Foundation’s mission

Supporting the NIADA Foundation’s mission


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At ADESA, we regularly support a variety of causes, including industry organizations such as the National Independent Automotive Dealers Association (NIADA) Foundation. For the past two years, ADESA and its sister companies have supported the NIADA Foundation with a charity auction at the annual NIADA Convention and Expo. This year, the winning bidder, R. Allen...
KAR Auction Services hosts charity auction at the 2014 NIADA Convention and Expo

KAR Auction Services hosts charity auction at the 2014 NIADA Convention and Expo


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This year at the 2014 National Independent Automotive Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention and Expo, we will be raising money for a great cause—one that helps both dealers and college-bound students. KAR Auction Services and our group of companies—ADESA, AFC and Insurance Auto Auctions—will be hosting a charity auction of an alpine white 2011 BMW 328XI...
ADESA and dealers gather at the 2014 Dealer Council and Client Advisory Board meeting

ADESA and dealers gather at the 2014 Dealer Council and Client Advisory Board meeting


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The ADESA management team recently gathered with several of our customers at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for our annual Dealer Council and Client Advisory Board (CAB) meeting. I must say, it was one of our best meetings to date. The event was filled with hands-on breakout sessions focusing on the customer experience and the auction...