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Jon Abt Interview Featured in Hub Magazine

The Hub Magazine wrote a segment in their April issue titled, “Trading Places: Retail is Where Cyberspace Meets the Marketplace”.  In it, they discuss with several retail CEO’s where they draw their inspiration and what they see as a positive way to run retail, but online and in stores.  Jon Abt after being asked what is a best kept secret of retail, he repsonded, “Keeping it simple, focusing on the customer and listening…

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The Good Guys Visit Abt Electronics

Australian electronics and appliance chain “The Good Guys” made a trip to Abt Electronics all the way from down under to experience American retail practices.  Sales representative Joe Klett took them on a tour of our store’s showroom and warehouse, going over our history.  After, owner Jon Abt fielded questions and further explained how we handle our large volume of products and customer requests. Peter Sinondinos, the General Manager of Retail Operations mentioned, “Our CEO…

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Abt Post Sales Specialties

Abt Electronics was featured in a recent article on WarrantyWeek.com.  We here at Abt are known for our great selection and award winning customer service, but what a lot of people don’t know is that our service, extends post sale.  When it comes to servicing our electronics and appliances we are with our customers every step of the way.  If you are from the Chicagoland area we service our own products with our own…

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Lights, Camera, and Bold Chat

Abt’s employees work 24 hours a day to keep day-to-day operations running at the high standards set by generations of the Abt family. Most day employees arrive between 3-9am, although employees come and go all day and night long. Thursday began like most, with one major exception, at 8:30am Ross Haskell, the director of marketing at Bold Software, and a production crew came in to spend the day taping a video for…

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And the Award Went to….Abt Electronics

The Abt family is constantly asked why their business thrives; what’s their secret to success? Most simply, they hold true to the values passed down from their parents and grandparents. Jewel and David Abt taught future generations to relish change, keep the store uniquely exciting, and take care of customers. After being nominated for a U.S. Global Innovator Award (gia), by Peter Giannetti, of Home World Business Magazine (HWBM), Abt was honored…

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The Institute of Packaging Professionals visits Abt

Tuesday evening, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Chicago Chapter, toured Abt. The IoPP is a group, “dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed” (IoPP, 2010). I spoke with Craig Jarvis, Senior Packaging Engineer at Pactiv, about what this group hopes to learn at Abt. He wanted to see “what we offer the industry along with getting a good feel for our inner workings.” Jarvis told me,…

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Sonos Co-Founder Visits Abt

Today, Abt had some special visitors. The co-founder of Sonos, Tom Cullen, and Sonos’ senor public relations manager, Tom Meyer, came to see the store, meet with Jon (Abt) and discuss their products. Their first stop was in Abt’s Apple Store, home to the Sonos ZPS 5 Zone player. It’s got two tweeters, two 3″ mid-range drivers, and a 3.5″ woofer. The ZPS 5 can stream music from internet radio stations like…

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Entrepreneurs Took Over Abt Thursday Night

  Thursday night, Abt was filled with almost 100 business people from the Chicago chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The group toured Abt’s facility, snacked on food and beverages catered by Jolane’s Café, and went on a green tour lead by Mike Abt, who showed how such a large business can be good for the environment too. During the questions and answers segment, Jon Abt discussed the history of Abt Electronics and…

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Abt and the Pink Heals Tour–One Night Only

Life Source, the Glenview Fire Department, and Abt are teaming up to beat cancer by bringing the Pink Heals Tour to our Parking lot today between 6 and 10 p.m. This cross country tour has been raising money and taking blood donations to support women and all patients with cancer. All registered donors for the event will be entered in a raffle and receive a commemorative T-shirt in honor of the event.…

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