Overdrive by ADESA
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Car dealers rock during 2014 National Auto Auction Week

Car dealers rock during 2014 National Auto Auction Week


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Last month, the entire ADESA team was thrilled to celebrate National Auto Auction Week 2014. For the past several years, we’ve recognized the weeklong event and thanked our employees, customers, friends and peers for their continued support the auto auction industry. We also use National Auto Auction Week as an opportunity to get creative and...
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 acquires 50 percent stake in TradeRev

ADESA acquires 50 percent stake in TradeRev


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Just a few days ago, we announced that ADESA has acquired a 50 percent stake in online automotive wholesale company TradeRev. This strategic move will expand our footprint in the dealer-to-dealer online space in both U.S. and Canadian markets. Based out of Toronto, TradeRev is an online system where dealers can create and participate in...
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 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...
VIDEO: Find off-lease cars fast with ADESA DealerBlock

VIDEO: Find off-lease cars fast with ADESA DealerBlock


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One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard from customers over the past few months has been, “Where can I quickly find quality, off-lease vehicles for my dealership?” Luckily, our Dealer Sales and Services team has a great answer:  “ADESA’s DealerBlock provides car dealers quick and easy access to high-quality, off-lease vehicles. In fact,...
Completed renovations at KAR headquarters

Completed renovations at KAR headquarters


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We recently shared some news about the innovative renovations of our IT department here at the ADESA and KAR Auction Services headquarters. Bringing a fresh and energizing look to our growing technology team’s environment has been an impressive effort for the last few months, and we’re proud of the final results. No longer a “typical”...
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,...