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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...
ADESA Boston’s 14th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run benefits JDRF

ADESA Boston’s 14th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run benefits JDRF


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For the 14th year, ADESA Boston recently hosted their annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run for a great cause. Nearly 150 motorcycles and 40 vintage vehicles took to the road to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which receives the proceeds of this yearly event. The “run” included a 30-mile police escorted ride through several Massachusetts...
Meeting up with ADESA Canada’s 2014 Remarketing Forum

Meeting up with ADESA Canada’s 2014 Remarketing Forum


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I recently had the pleasure of connecting with customers, colleagues and employees at the ADESA Canada 2014 Dealer Council and Client Advisory Board (CAB) event in Muskoka Lakes, Canada. It was a great meeting filled with educational breakout sessions that allowed us all to collaborate and discuss the future of our industry. During CAB, we...
2014 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship hosted at ADESA Boston

2014 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship hosted at ADESA Boston


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Last week, more than 4,000 cars and 16 lanes greeted competitors, attendees and judges as they entered ADESA Boston for the 2014 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship (WAAC). The event was webcast live from ADESA Boston on niada.tv. Each year, the world’s best auto auctioneers, ring people and teams gather from around the globe to compete...
Favorites at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014

Favorites at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014


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Each trip to a Barrett-Jackson event is different in the best way, with new cars, new faces and new experiences. And Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014 was no disappointment. One of the stars of the show—and my favorite car of the event—was the 2013 Ford Mustang built for the movie Need for Speed, boasting 850 HP. This...