Abt is family company in every sense of the word. Not only are we literally family-owned and operated, but each employee is considered part of the extended family, with everyone doing their part to keep making Abt an extraordinary place to work and shop. But with over 1200 employees in that family, we know the importance of making sure everyone gets the recognition they deserve. So twice a year, we honor four Abt employees that go above and beyond what is expected of them in their daily duties, and who are generally all-around awesome members of this giant family. The Abt Star Employees excel at applying the Abt motto of “The answer is always YES to any reasonable request” to all facets of the Abt experience, from product purchase, through the delivery process, and into post-purchase support. So to Amanda, Rafal, José, and Joey, thank you for being Star Employees, and congratulations on your award!
And just like that, school is back in session. Last Friday marked the final day for our remaining summer marketing interns, so we wanted to take a moment to say farewell, wish them good luck with their studies, and thank them for their hard work over the last few months.
This summer’s all-star interns (clockwise from left) Jeremy, Kylie, Jordan, and Abby
It’s no fun to say this, but summer is rapidly approaching its end. Labor Day is just a few days away, and we all know that marks the unofficial end to summer. It’s a great chance for one last long summer weekend around the grill. And it’s also the perfect opportunity for you to save on some new appliances or electronics, during the Abt Labor Day Sale.
Last week, we took a little road trip up to Milwaukee to move the winner of our Abt2School Sweepstakes into his dorm for the year. Those of you who entered will remember that the winner of promotion would get all of their move-in day duties taken care of by Abt—in addition to winning an Abt Gift Card. So on a rainy morning, we headed to the home of our winner, Tyler, and packed his things into the back of an Abt truck. Thankfully, by the time we reached Marquette University, the sun had come out and it was a beautiful day to do some moving. Congratulations again, Tyler, and best of luck in your first year of college. And thanks to all of you who entered but didn’t win. If you want to make sure you never miss out on a similar promotion, be sure to sign up for the Abt weekly newsletter.
The everlasting bond between dogs and humans has been around since the beginning of time. From licking your face when you wake up to sitting on your toes when they are cold, it is pretty clear as to why these caring companions have been labeled “man’s (or woman’s) best friend.” While dogs are always welcome at Abt, we always welcome the opportunity to show them a little extra love. Continue reading to find out fun-facts on our fury friends, the perfect ways to spend time with your pooch, and see some pics from our Top Dog event with Manny the Frenchie and our friends at Dyson.
If you’re looking for arguably the best picture that’s ever been on a TV screen, then check out Sony’s all new Z9D Series 4K HDR with Android TV available at Abt. Sonyhas successfully used several different features to make this the most spectacular picture they have ever produced for consumers. Its design alone portrays.. Read the rest of this entry »
Chicago area RC fans, we hope your schedule’s clear this Sunday, August 21st! Abt will be hosting an afternoon full of radio-controlled racing fun, as Cruisin’ For Awareness returns for its third year.
Microwaves are convenient to have in your home, offering a quicker and easier way of preparing your food without taking up a lot of space or hurting your wallet. They make it easier to defrost frozen foods, reheat last night’s left overs, and even cook an entire meal. As the technology of microwaves continues to evolve, innovators are finding ways to ensure more consistent results and solve uneven cooking. The experts at Panasonic have come up with the intuitive design of Inverter Technology, which should eliminate the struggles of uneven cooking. Unlike most microwaves that depend on “pulse on, pulse off” cooking at low temperatures, the patented Inverter Technology creates a constant flow of power at all temperature settings, ensuring evenly cooked food at all times.
Summers are a busy time around here, with everyone putting in extra effort to make sure the seemingly endless orders for backyard grills, air conditioners, and new TVs get out to our customers quickly and safely. That also means that this time of year is the perfect point for a party! Coincidentally, today is National Relaxation Day, making it an even better reason to spend yesterday enjoying some well-deserved R&R at the Abt summer family picnic. It was a hot day, but that didn’t stop hundreds of employees from enjoying a few hours together, feasting on burgers and dogs from local favorite Poochie’s, shaved ice from Kona Ice, and some truly impressive face paints and balloon sculptures from Clowning Around. Bouncy houses, arts & crafts, a mini golf course and a fishing derby at the pond behind the store all made for a great afternoon for kids and adults alike. Here’s a selection of photos from our summer picnic:
Spring cleaning gets all the attention, but one of the best times to tidy up the house is as the summer is coming to an end. Your patio, landscaping and sporting gear has been put to use all summer—or stayed completely unused—giving you a good idea of which items you might want to get rid of. Children are going back to school with new wardrobes, leaving piles of clothes that no one will wear. And the older kids are moving away to college, leaving behind furniture and electronics you may no longer need. Instead of putting all that clutter back into storage, only to clean it out in the spring, get ahead of the game by eliminating it now and going into the fall with a uncluttered basement and a nice, clean garage.
Next weekend, we’re teaming up with The Salvation Army, The Burke Group, and The Village of Rosemont for a recycling and donation event that will give you a chance to de-clutter for free! Hosted by The Burke Group at their main office (9575 W Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL), the event is the perfect opportunity for you to rid your home of unneeded things like old clothes and linens, furniture, books, household goods and more, without the hassle of setting up a garage sale or the cost of paying someone to haul them away. You can also bring by old electronics (excluding TVs), used batteries, and appliances, which will be recycled in an environmentally-friendly way. Your home will end up a little tidier, and you can take pride in knowing you didn’t just kick a pile of stuff to the curb so it could end up in a landfill. We hope to see you there! But if you can’t make it out next weekend, remember, Abt’s on-site recycling center accepts drop-offs of appliances and electronics five days a week, all-year long.