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Come See Santa at Abt!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re celebrating with visits from Santa and his friends, every weekend until Christmas. You can see Santa and have your picture taken with him for free, from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the Abt atrium.

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Abt Receives the BBB Torch Award

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

We are honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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Presented annually, the Torch is awarded to companies that “exemplify marketplace trust and excellence.” This year, Abt was one of six companies to win the coveted award. It’s our first Torch Award win in nearly twenty years, and we’re proud to accept it on behalf of all of our employees who work every day to make Abt an ethical, trustworthy company. Congratulations to all of this year’s Torch Award Winners:

  • CDW
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Elan Industries
  • Lieberman Management Services
  • Mancuso Motorsports, Inc.

 

 

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Dishwasher Tips for Your Holiday Meal Cleanup

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

For many of us, the Holiday season is a mixed bag of fun and stress. There’s the joyous celebrations with friends and family, the sights and sounds of the decorations, and all of the food. But then there’s also the stress of planning parties, the feeling of having one too many pieces of pie, and, finally, the dreaded cleanup. A party for a dozen or so people can create a mess that feels like it needs an army to clean. It’s important to clean smarter, not harder, so before you start loading up the dishwasher, read through these tips to ensure your dishes come out their cleanest with minimal work on your part.

1.) Do NOT pre-clean dishes before loading them.

It may seem like a good idea to clean dishes off before loading them, so the machine has less work to do, but that will actually make the dishes less likely to get cleaned. Dishwasher soap is specially formulated to attach to and attack foods left on your dishes. When you wash off all of that debris, the soap has nothing to attach to and simply gets rinsed off, so it doesn’t fully do its job. The best tactic is to remove only the large bits of food, and leave the sauces, grease, and other residue on the dish.

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Taking the time to properly load your dishwasher will increase the likelihood that every dish gets thoroughly cleaned.

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Abt Cyber Monday Sale

Monday, November 28th, 2016

If you weren’t able to complete your shopping over the Black Friday weekend, there’s no need to fret. The Abt Cyber Monday Sale gives you even more opportunities to save on all of the year’s most popular gadgets, without ever leaving home.

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Find special limited-time savings on high-end gaming PCs from CyberPowerPC, the lowest prices of the year on Xbox One S bundles, and thousands of other products throughout the site. Skip the hassle of busy stores and limited-quantity doorbusters and shop the Abt Cyber Monday Sale instead.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours! We’re proud to be closed today, so we can all spend some quality time with our loved ones and enjoy a (hopefully) relaxing day off before the start to a crazy holiday shopping season. We’re also thankful to all of you who will have to work through the holiday—the nurses and doctors, police officers and firefighters, toll-booth attendants and snow-plow drivers, the gas-station workers who stick around so we can fill up on the way to Aunt Edna’s house and the grocery clerks who ring up the pie I have to stop and buy en route (“I baked it myself, Aunt!”), the airline baggage handlers and flight attendants, all of the members of our military, and anyone who spends their Thanksgiving making sure everyone else’s is a safe and enjoyable one. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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Building the Ultimate Affordable Home Theater: Black Friday Edition

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

There’s no better time to buy electronics, especially products for your home theater, than Black Friday. The year’s lowest prices on TVs, audio components, and video game consoles mean that you can put together an impressive entertainment system for under $1000. And this isn’t a collection of leftover no-name electronics—we’re including the latest technology from the best brands in the business.

Getting the best picture and sound for your money

At the heart of any good home theater is a stunning display. We’re going to go with a 50-inch TV, which is a great size for the average family room. This Black Friday weekend (11/24-26), the Samsung UN50KU6300 will drop to just $398. That’s an Ultra HD, HDR-capable Smart TV for less than four hundred bucks, a price that was unheard of even just last year. The KU6300 will play all of the latest content from both physical and streaming sources in 4K UHD resolution, with HDR, which means the picture will have the extra clarity of 4K and contain a dynamic range of tones that a normal TV could never display. This set is probably the bang-for-the-buck TV deal of the year.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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It’s already Tuesday, so Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re sure a lot of you folks have already begun preparing for Thursday’s festivities! If so, we’ve got a few traditional side dishes for you to check out and serve your family and friends this Thanksgiving. We’ll start off with a deliciously sweet cranberry based stuffing, followed by some creamy whipped mashed potatoes (insert mouthwatering emojii here). Moving right along into a savory Parmesan & Balsamic-flavored dish of Brussels sprouts, only to end with an Abt-made video of a mini sweet potato casserole recipe, which is super easy to make and a fun way to incorporate cooking with your kids this Thanksgiving! (more…)

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Black Friday Week Sale at Abt

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The holiday shopping season is now officially underway with the start of Black Friday Week. There’s no need to skip Thanksgiving dinner or get up at 3 a.m. on a cold Friday morning just to try and score one of handful of limited “doorbuster” deals. Instead, enjoy your days off this week and get your shopping done from the comfort of your own home. The Abt Black Friday Week Sale is now underway!

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Abt: Chicagoland’s Best Large Workplace

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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Abt is a family company in every sense of the word. We’re family-owned and operated, and even if you don’t know anyone when you start here, it won’t be long until you feel like a long-time member of that family. The comfortable work environment that results is one of the main reasons we were again voted Chicago’s Top Workplace in a survey conducted by the Chicago Tribune. Every year, the newspaper sends out thousands of surveys to workers across the Chicagoland area, and those workers anonymously rate their workplace on a variety of factors. We’re proud to announce that Abt has been awarded the honor of Chicagoland’s Top Large Workplace, marking the seventh straight year that we’ve been among the top of the list.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Friendsgiving Edition

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving meal with friends outside of your traditional family Thanksgiving is a growing trend. Let’s be honest, no matter if it’s your third time attending a “Friendsgiving” or your first time hosting one, you’re probably on the lookout for some delicious Friendsgiving dishes to win your friends over with this year! Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve compiled a list of extremely quick and easy Friendsgiving recipes to whip up, all you’ll need is a cast iron skillet! We’re kidding, you’ll need more than just a skillet – ingredients and certain kitchen tools will be necessary. However, the point is that the following recipes are all made to be served out of a cast iron skillet! So find yours at home or grab a skillet from us and let’s get started.

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