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Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award

Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award


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Earlier this year, we shared the exciting news that Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Midwest Award in the Consumer category. As the recipient of this distinguished award, he was entered into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. This month, Jim Hallett was named the...
ADESA celebrates all forms of automotive art and design at 2014 Carmel Artomobilia

ADESA celebrates all forms of automotive art and design at 2014 Carmel Artomobilia


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Last month, ADESA served as the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Carmel Artomobilia event in downtown Carmel, Indiana. As true auto aficionados, there are few things we enjoy more than spending an afternoon outdoors with a collection of rare and beautiful cars. Founded in 2008 by a group of local car collectors and enthusiasts, Carmel...
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...
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...
Team KAR supports American Diabetes Association’s Indiana Tour de Cure

Team KAR supports American Diabetes Association’s Indiana Tour de Cure


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Community involvement. Teamwork. Fun. Those are three of the eight company values at KAR Auction Services and ADESA. And all three describe what happens when ADESA employees partner with fellow KAR companies to support a fundraiser. This month, 19 team members from KAR, ADESA, AFC, IAA and PAR are joining forces to raise money for...
Heading to Las Vegas for 2014 CAR Conference

Heading to Las Vegas for 2014 CAR Conference


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This week, members of the ADESA and KAR Auction Services team are once again on their way to Las Vegas for the 2014 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR). We look forward to the CAR Conference each year to stay up-to-date on industry trends and forge relationships with our clients and automotive remarketing professionals. As a...
Team KAR takes on Tour de Cure

Team KAR takes on Tour de Cure


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In my role at ADESA, I get to hear a lot of great stories. We have 67 auction locations throughout North America, and rarely does a week go by when I don’t hear about one of our auctions hosting a fundraiser or giving back to their local community. I never imagined I would be celebrating...
How Jim Hallett used a termination to fuel his determination

How Jim Hallett used a termination to fuel his determination


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*This blog post is an introduction to an article that ran in the 2011 issue of Smart Business Indianapolis. If you ask Jim, he’ll tell you that getting fired was one of the best things that ever happened to him. It allowed him to regroup, refocus and rebuild ADESA into the company that he always...