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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...
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,...
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...
Announcing the ADESA LiveBlock mobile app

Announcing the ADESA LiveBlock mobile app


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Technology continues to play an important role in our business—and we’re excited to share an exciting update. We recently launched our LiveBlock mobile app for iPhone users, giving more options to dealers who are on the move. The LiveBlock mobile app is very similar to LiveBlock on ADESA.com, which simulcasts vehicles worldwide via real-time audio...
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...
Jim Hallett receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 award in the Midwest

Jim Hallett receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 award in the Midwest


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All of us across the KAR group of companies want to congratulate Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, on a prestigious recognition he recently received—the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in the consumer category for the Midwest. We admire his passion, his dedication and his vision. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who...
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...