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Posts Tagged ‘WGN’

Abt and WGN’s Toy Drive Bigger Than Ever

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Abt Electronics stopped by Chicago’s WGN Studios and delivered the toys from the WGN & Jennifer Hudson Toy Drive that have been collected from customers and employees the last several weeks.  We are pleased to say the outpouring of contributions was much more than last year.  We hope this will be a growing trend of continual giving and helpfulness for years to come.  Thank you all who participated!

WGN Features Abt Father’s Day Gifts

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Josh Davis, a salesman here at Abt, visited Chicago’s WGN station this week to talk about some great gift ideas for Father’s day.  Find out what’s hot and perfect that’ll surely please dad.

The following is a list of all the products featured in the segment:

Weber 3 Piece Stainless Steel Tool Set $29

Krups Beertender Home Beer-Tap System Keg Cooler $99

HP Photosmart C310a Premium e-All-In-One Printer $149

Polk Audio outdoor speakers $149

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses $229

Movado Two Tone Chronograph Men’s Watch $3995

 

 

Abt Helps You Pick the Best TV

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

If you are still shopping for the perfect TV for the upcoming Super Bowl, Abt Electronics made a stop at WGN TV yesterday morning. Take a look at our news and reviews for the best TVs to watch all the Big Sunday Action!

Abt on WGN TV!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

We had a visit from WGN Chicago TV earlier today.  They did a segment on our Chicago Bears in the playoffs and how the best way to watch a football game, is to watch it at home with a big screen TV.  Or, if you’d like, a big screen 3D TV, since the Super bowl will be broadcast for the first time in 3D. Check out our full line of HDTVs.

WGN Segment:

Toy Drive Festivities!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This morning was a real treat for us here at Abt.  In addition to WGN Morning News making an appearance we had the pleasure of seeing the Aurora Christian School perform Christmas Carols live in our Atrium.  Their rendition of “Carol of the Bells” was absolutely mesmerizing.

We even did a segment with Ana Belaval from WGN showcasing some of the great small electronic items you can get for someone on your holiday gift list.

Abt & WGN Toy Drive!

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Tomorrow, December 7th, 2010 WGN TV and Abt Electronics are teaming up for WGN’s 8th year Toy Drive.  This year WGN is partnering with the Jennifer Hudson Foundation in Honor of Julian King.  WGN will be on location in the morning at Abt Electronics to promote the special event.

We are open from 9am-9pm, so all day tomorrow, if you come in and donate a toy, you will receive a free, $20 gift card from Abt Electronics.  One gift card per family.  Our promotion is for Monday, Dec 7th only, but the actual toy collection will go until December 16th.  We hope you can make it out to brighten the holiday for a child this season.  See you there!

Abt's Number One Goal

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If you’re a native to the Chicagoland area, you will probably know the name Roy Leonard. Roy was the radio host for WGN’s mid-day radio show for 31 years and is considered on one of Chicago’s most trusted voices. He has interviewed entertainment stars such as Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Bette Midler, Paul McCartney and more. He has a blog where he talks about his past experiences with these celebrities and also what is going on in his life at the moment.

So it was an honor to have him mention Abt in his July 4th blog “Retail service hasn’t vanished. You just have to look for it.” Roy talks about his experience as a long time Abt customer and cites a built-in air conditioner installation as an example of Abt’s service.  He tells his readers how removing the old unit wasn’t easy for our installers, but they were able to get the job done. However, the install wasn’t complete. Our installers wanted to make sure the outside frame wasn’t damaged (turns out they had to replace it) and actually painted the frame to match the trim. All this for no additional charge.

At Abt, customer satisfaction is our number one goal. It has been since David and Jewel Abt opened the doors at the first Abt location in 1936. I’m sure that Roy isn’t the only Abt customer who has experienced our above and beyond service. Let us know about your experiences! We hear about them every day from our employees, but sometimes some fall through the cracks. What was your favorite Abt moment?

-Jennifer A.

Thanks for coming Randy Wells!

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Abt would like to thank Randy Wells for coming to support the LifeSource blood drive today.

-Kelly B.

Do You Want a Personal Sports Bar at Home?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

This afternoon, Abt’s own Josh D., was on WGN Midday Fix talking about how easy it is to create a sports bar in your home.

Josh explained, “There are several ways to accomplish the ultimate sports viewing experience in your home depending, on your budget. Screen sizes can vary from 19” to over 100” depending on the size of your room, you may find two sets work for you, but for the ultimate sports experience we recommend four.”

Josh goes through set up in including some information on wiring and mounting and some of the equipment that you will need.

To learn more about the system on the WGN segment or inquire about professional installation and programming, be sure to check out www.Abt.com

-Kelly B.