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In Memoriam: Brion Edward Bromead III

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and co-worker, Brion Bromead. Brion was a beloved member of our custom audio installation team for over nine years, where he was known not only for his technical skills, but as the guy who was always smiling, always willing to lend a helping hand. Our sincerest condolences go out to Brion’s family. He will be missed.

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Inside the Abt Mobile Audio Installation Department

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Abt has made a name for itself over the years as a provider of just about anything you’d ever need to outfit your dream home. What many local customers may not know is that we also have an award-winning mobile audio installation department on-site, who are some of the best in the biz at making your vehicle just as awesome as your home. With the weather finally beginning to improve, there’s no better time to bring your car in for an A/V upgrade. Today we’re taking a look at what goes on inside the Abt Mobile Audio Installation shop.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Abt

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Have a look around our Glenview, IL showroom.

Abt started off as a small three-person operation in Chicago over 80 years ago, and has always been headquartered in or around Chicago, up to our current location in the suburb of Glenview. All operations occur out of a single building, from customer service and accounts receivable, to the storage of thousands of items in our product inventory. A majority of our customers have visited us in person, but every day, we continue to gain new fans across the country. Many of our new customers know us only as a web retailer, and aren’t aware that our brick and mortar even exists. And not only does it exist, it’s a rare example of a thriving physical location in a tenuous industry.

For those who’ve never had the chance to visit our store, our new virtual tour can provide a small taste of what it’s like. Click around to explore our showroom floor, including the atrium and its collection of boutiques, and don’t forget to walk upstairs to see the mattress store and new Inspiration Studio. And of course, if you’re ever in the area, we’d love for you to stop by—we suggest a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, when we serve freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies.

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Free Pandora Bracelet Weekend

Friday, March 24th, 2017

It finally feels like spring outside! If your spring wardrobe is in need of some accessories, this weekend is the perfect time to stop by the Abt Time Boutique. All weekend long, your purchase of $125 or more of Pandora Jewelry will earn you a free Pandora bracelet, with a variety of styles available. Mother’s Day is also right around the corner, and it’s never too early to find a gift for the special woman in your life. This promotion only runs until Sunday, March 26, so stop by today!

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Seven Ways to Up Your Spring Break Social Media Game

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Let’s be honest. No matter where you go on vacation, every possible photo op has been done to death. If you’re looking to set yourself apart from the crowd creatively, you’re going to need to include some new tactics into your repertoire. Here are seven ways to set your social media game on fire during your next vacation.

1.) Elevate your photography, literally.

One way to set your vacation photos apart from the crowd is to take to the skies with a drone. Drone photography will open up an entirely new way to see the sights of your destination, and also make for a pretty unique selfie opportunity. The current generation of drones is easier than ever to fly, so with minimal practice, you can be adding some killer aerial shots to your vacation feed. Take a look at how using a drone captured a much more dramatic view of our rooftop solar panels:

Using a drone can take your vacation photos to new heights.

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Yeti Coolers and Drinkware, Now at Abt

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The middle of a surprise almost-spring snow storm probably isn’t when you’d be thinking about upgrading your cooler products. But we’re holding on tight to the idea that warmer temps are right around the corner, which means it won’t be long before the backyard parties and beach visits start, which means you’re going to need something to keep your cold drinks cold. And there are no products on earth better suited to that task than Yeti coolers and drinkware, which are now available at Abt.

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Enter the Abt Bracket Challenge, Win Great Prizes from LG!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

We’ve made it through the first full week of March, which means its time for one of our most exciting annual events: the Abt Bracket Challenge! And the stakes are higher than ever this year, thanks to some amazing prizes from LG. If you’ve entered the Challenge before, or if you’re a college basketball aficionado, you probably know how this works. If this is your first time, entering it is simple if you follow a few simple instructions.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: St. Paddy’s Day Edition

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Festive Guinness Recipes

There’s a little bit of Irish in everybody on St. Patrick’s day. For some it’s a time to don your green clothes, grab a pint, and hit the parade. For others, it’s a chance to host a party with friends and family. We’ve assembled three delicious dishes that highlight the almighty Guinness draught beer that are perfect for your St. Paddy’s day festivities. Not just a favorite drink on the holiday, the malty flavor imported from Ireland is also versatile ingredient when used for cooking. Abt-solutely Delicious Stamp - Guinness Recipe Edition

While most will be drinking the delicious pint of the gods, you can curb their munchies with some Guinness-inspired snacks. We start with a robust barbecue sauce whose tantalizing flavors will pair with the meat of your choice. Then for the main course, a heavenly cheesy Guinness Mac n’ Cheese, followed up by a malty Guinness float for dessert. These snacks won’t leave you like a blind cobbler’s thumb, and it has been shown that Guinness is good for you, in moderation. We hope you enjoy these dishes and please have a responsible St. Patrick Day.

 

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Congrats to the Abt Star Employees!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

One of the keys to Abt’s success is a team filled with employees who are dedicated to offering the best experience to every one of our customers. Many of them interact with shoppers on a daily basis, whether it’s by answering the phones in the customer service department, teaching free computer classes, or delivering and installing appliances. Others work behind the scenes—in the warehouse, the security office, or the accounting department—making the sure the store operates smoothly from day to day.

Twice a year, we honor four employees who do all that is asked of them, and more, with the Star Employee award. The Abt Star Employees are members of our team who consistently demonstrate outstanding performance and who regularly go above and beyond what their position might normally entail. Meet 2017’s first Star Employees, and join us in saying “congratulations” to Osmin, Tracy, Jeremy, and Joe.

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Inside the Abt Gourmet Shop

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Most know Abt as the place to get new major kitchen appliances, a big-screen TV, or other large products for building the dream home. What many may not know—especially those who haven’t been able to visit our physical showroom—is that we’re also a great place to find cutlery, countertop appliances, and all kinds of the small goodies and kitchen gadgets that make preparing and cooking meals easier and more productive. The Abt Gourmet Shop is your place to find everything from blenders and bread machines to crock pots and coffee makers, and way more than we can ever list.

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