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2017 WGN-TV Back to School Kids Fair

Each passing day in August brings us one day closer to that most bittersweet of late-summer events: the first day of school. For Chicago students, one of  the surest signs that the school year is around the corner is the WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair. Every summer, WGN’s Fair gives Chicago families a little extra help in getting ready to go back to school. Local business are on hand to give out free…

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Win a Back to School Survival Kit!

We say it every summer, and every summer it still sneaks up on us. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start prepping to go back to school. If you’re going away to college, whether for the first time or as a returning student,  the start of the school year is usually a mixed bag of feelings. The start of a new year holds infinite potential, but adapting to early-morning…

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Back to School Cooking Demo with MasterChef Junior’s Addison Osta-Smith!

Looking to liven up your mealtime routine for the coming school year? Stop by Abt on Wednesday, August 16th, for a cooking demonstration with MasterChef Junior winner Addison Osta-Smith. Addison will be in the BlueStar kitchen—located in the Abt atrium—preparing some of her favorite Back to School meals. There will be plenty of delicious dishes to go around, and you may just find a favorite of your own! All kids in attendance…

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Make College Move-In Day Easier with Abt2School

Calling all college students: As August anxiously approaches, we are forced to come to terms with the inevitable: summer is coming to a close and that means it’s time to start thinking about (brace yourself) going back to school. While most companies associate “back to school” with the products, our goal is to shift the focus from product to place. By this we mean, whether you are a returning student or an incoming…

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Josh The Technologist Reviews Back-to-School goodies

Our very own, Josh The Technologist Davis stopped by CBS Chicago to go over some excellent back to school ideas.  It’s that time of year for kids to head back to the classrooms and begin learning once again.  Below are the segments where Josh offers some valuable advice on how Abt Electronics can start your school year off right!   High-Tech Tools Becoming More Common In The Classroom Choosing The Best Tablet…

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Dorm Room Must Haves with Abt on Chicago’s WLS

This morning, our go-to local news host, Josh Davis, was with Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 showing off some great products to add to a new college student’s dorm room.  Studies have shown that dorm rooms are becoming less basic and are actually incorporating high end electronics.  All the products seen in the video can be purchased directly off abt.com.  Check out this morning’s segment with Josh and WLS!…

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WGN Kid’s Day Fair!

Abt made a special appearance at Chicago’s WGN Kid’s Day Fair yesterday morning.  It was a great turn out with over 2,500 kids showing up playing games, taking picture with Benny the Bull and other WGN Channel 9 personalities. Abt was handing out rulers, pencils, pens, backpacks and  squeezable Abt Truck toys all to help promote excitment for the upcoming school year.  Special thanks to Cari Boyk, Steve Shapiro and Jessica Santa from Abt…

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Consumer Electronics Sales to Rise for Back to School

According to the National Retail Federation,  back-to-school spending on CE and computers is expected to increase 12 percent to nearly $7.2 billion this year.  The industry trade group based its projection on an annual consumer survey, conducted by BIGresearch, showing that families with kids in grades K-12 plan to spend an average of $189.51 on computers, cellphones, MP3 players, tablets and other devices, up from $181.61 last year. If you have a…

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Which Computer Do You Need For School?

It’s that time of year again, summer is winding down and the return of the school year is just around the corner.  All students know to have the essentials ready: a backpack, writing supplies, and books.  But there’s one school supply everyone loves to have: a new computer.  Here at Abt Electronics we have a large supply of laptops, desktops and computer accessories in our Connect store.  To make shopping a bit…

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