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10 Year Anniversary of Abt Electronics in Glenview, IL!

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Today marks the 10th anniversary of our retail store in Glenview, IL.  This store is currently the fifth location we’ve opened with previous locations being held in Chicago, Niles and  Morton Grove.  Each move has offered Abt Electronics the opportunity to expand and try new things.  Our current location is an exemplification of brilliant business ethics, mixed with pure passion and enthusiasm for the work that is put into this building every day.

Abt construction circa 2001…


Become a Member of Our Design Center At Abt

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

If you are planning on purchasing a new home, or updating your existing one, your first stop should be the Design Center at Abt.  Located just 400 yards from Abt Electronics on Milwaukee Ave, the Design Center has what you are looking for.  Whether you are updating your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen, specialized stores with helpful representatives are waiting for you.

Right now, you can become a member and you will be informed of exclusive promotions and specials provided by each individual store.  Start joining our Design Center Members Program now!

Abt Ice Cream Social

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Abt Accounting Department Ice Cream Social.  Over 45 people showed up and enjoyed ice cream from Homer’s Ice Cream from Jolane’s.  The event was a great success–and if success is measured in ice cream consumed, then this was an overwhelming success. I know, it’s hard to pass up ice cream. Also, a special thanks to Bridgitte Landis for setting it up!

Specials at Jolane's

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Watch Monday Night Football or Dancing with the Stars at Jolanes Restaurant and Bar on Monday’s and Tuesdays and enjoy their drink specials; ½ priced martinis on Monday and $3 import bottles on Tuesday.

Located just 500 yards south of Abt Electronics, sit back, relax and enjoy your programming on two 55’’ 3D, LCD Samsung televisions in the newly built Jolane’s conservatory.  Unfortunately, as of right now, neither of those programs are broadcast in 3D, but feel free to ask your server to show you a demo with the 3D glasses on hand.  Just, maybe wait during a commercial break.

Not a fan of football or dancing, but love specials?  No worries.  The specials run all day.  If you haven’t seen their menu, take a look.  There’s something in there for even the most discerning of tastes.  Stop by and enjoy!

Come to Abt this Weekend for the Home and Grill Event

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Abt and the Design Center will be fired up this weekend for the Grilling and Home Event.

Start the summer grilling season with a new grill from Abt. Professional grill masters will be on hand to teach grilling techniques and give tips on how to make an amazing meal on the grill. After you master the art of grilling, take a look at all the different grills available at Abt.

All the stores in the Abt Design Center will have special promotions for the weekend as well.

The Kohler Store is offering a Purist Katalyst showerhead for only $50 as well as a seminar on how to transform your bathroom into a spa.

Fox lighting Galleries will take 20% off your regularly priced merchandise.

California Closets will give you $300 worth of accessories with the purchase of an organizing system.

Avanti will give you 20% off new kitchen cabinetry and 20% off a grill with any cabinetry purchase.

The Viking Cooking School is giving you 20% off a Viking BBQ Basics Class with the purchase of a grill.

And last, but never least, Jolane’s is offering ½ price appetizers this Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t miss the fun and discounts all weekend at Abt!

-Kelly B.

Abt Hosts the Cradle's Night of Promise Charity Event

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Abt is happy to be the venue for the Cradle’s 5th annual Night of Promise charity event. Saturday, April 24th from 7-11pm event attendees will enjoy great music, gourmet food, a silent auction, an open bar, and so much more.

Founded in 1923 by Florence Dahl Walrath, the Cradle has become a beacon for women who are compelled to place their babies with adoptive families as well as adoptive families, desperate yet unable to have a child.

Night of Promise began in 2005 and all proceeds went to orphanages in Russia. Over the past five years the benefit has stopped aiding Russian orphanages, now donating the money to Cradle programs, Cradle children’s services, expectant mothers and families, and to provide lifelong support to anyone touched by adoption.

Co-chairs Penelope Boardman and Amy Novicki have worked hard to make this year’s event as successful as the preceding years.

For more information on the Cradle’s Night of Promise or to purchase tickets, visit

-Kelly B.

Jolane's Own, John Collante, Serves up Chicken on WGN

Monday, February 8th, 2010


Executive chef for Jolane’s Café, Johnny Collante was on WGN’s Lunchbreak today. He made one of Jolane’s signature dishes, Tuscan Chicken. Micah Materre joined Chef Collante in making the tasty chicken with a salad of tomatoes onions and fresh basil.

You can make Chef Collante’s dish at home or you can have the real deal at Jolane’s Café. Bon appétit!

-Kelly B.

Dressing in Denim For A Great Cause

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Abt has a special fundraiser today and the following two Fridays. All Abt employees may wear jeans to work for a five dollar donation per Friday. The money goes to an excellent cause. We are raising money to assist those who can’t provide for their families this holiday season.

According to Abt employee Shirley H., “We have Less than four weeks to raise the money to help families who can not provide for their families this holiday season. We will be delivering clothes, toys, and a complete holiday dinner including desserts Prepared by Jolane’s to their homes.”

Shirley went on to say, “We will also try to host [a] bake sale and [we] are currently working on a raffle.” We are hoping to provide for at least 10 families this holiday season.

-Kelly B.

He Asked, She Said, "Sure!"

Monday, October 12th, 2009

No better way to celebrate their love than to return to the site of their first date. Abt would be the place Jonathan Leicht would ask Edyta Czarnowska to be his wife. With the assistance of a DVD, Leicht dropped to his knee and asked for her hand in marriage. “Sure!!!” was Czarnowska’s excited response.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 was a monumental day for Leicht and Czarnowska. One year prior they were a couple on a first date, stopping at Abt—looking for a TV; now they are a happily engaged couple.

Leicht, in orthopedic sales, explained to me, Czarnowska, a doctor, was looking for a TV; he was just the man to help. As she was about to perform a surgery Leicht gave her a map of Abt’s location with a personal note at the bottom, promising dinner when they left. The two met at Abt, went to dinner, and have been dating for the last year.

The couple was given a gift card from Abt (to start off their gift registry), as well as dinner at Jolane’s. Once the couple posed for a few pictures and answered some questions, the couple made their way to the appliance section of Abt. Before leaving to celebrate, they needed to buy a dishwasher. After all, that was the reason Czarnowska thought she was at Abt in the first place.

Congrats Edyta and Jonathan!

-Kelly B.