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April 2008

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Abt—Where Space and Time Converge

Are you crazy for space-related things? Do people consider you something of an astro-nut? Well, you don’t actually have to be crazy, but you should have lots of extra cash lying around if you’d like to possess this rare collection of commemorative Moon Mission watches from Omega, now on display in our Abt Time Boutique.   In 1997, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its legendary Speedmaster Professional, Omega produced a collection…

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Bring Your Kids to Work Day at Abt

Today was “Bring Your Kids to Work” day, and this year we gave things a new twist by adding an Earth Day theme to the event. This is the 11th year that Abt has organized a “Kids” day, and among the 15 activities planned throughout the morning and afternoon were a presentation from an environmentalist who brought along live animals, a “Make Your Own Green Bag” in our Atrium area, and a…

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New Comcast and DirecTV Booths

At Abt, we like to continuously upgrade our showroom with new displays and renovated areas to provide our customers with the best shopping experience. Both DirecTV and Comcast recently received upgrades, which you can see below. Offering the choice of cable or satellite TV in one convenient spot serves as a great example of what helps make Abt a unique, one-stop location for all of your electronic needs. Both DirecTV and Comcast have some of…

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Let Viking Take You On A Cooking Quest

Would you be interested in attending what may be the most enjoyable school on earth, where even the homework is fun? That’s what the Viking Cooking School promises, and it’s conveniently located just south of our main building in our new Design Center. There are 15 Viking Cooking School locations throughout the U.S., and together they train more than 77,000 students each year. The school’s culinary program offers a variety of hands-on…

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Highlights From The Kitchen & Bath Show

The 2008 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference, which ended yesterday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, brought together top manufacturers, distributors, retailers, designers, and other professionals for what’s billed as the world’s largest international trade event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. The keynote speaker for the event was Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, who talked about environmental sustainability and the effects…

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TurboChef Hosts Abt at Charlie Trotter’s

Several Abt employees had the chance to enjoy an incredible culinary experience last night at world-famous Charlie Trotter’s restaurant in Chicago, where they were the guests of executives from the TurboChef company, whose new line of wall ovens is now available at Abt. The dinner was organized to celebrate the beginning of the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference, being held now through Sunday at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “It was an unbelievable experience,” said company president…

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Abt Receives Clean Air Award

Abt’s environmentally friendly “green” initiatives continue to expand and gain more and more recognition, as recent articles in the Wall Street Journal and other publications attest to. This dedication to creating a cleaner environment has resulted in several honors, the latest being a “Partners for Clean Air” award, which will be presented at a brunch event on April 17. Partners for Clean Air is a coalition of businesses, industries, community groups, and…

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Hall of Fame Honors Jewel and David Abt

The Consumer Electronics Association has announced that our store’s founders, the late Jewel and David Abt, have been inducted into the CE Hall of Fame, which “honors leaders whose significant contributions make the consumer electronics industry a vibrant, dynamic, and vital part of our nation and its economy.” The CEA is recognizing Jewel and David for having “founded Chicago’s Abt Electronics in 1936, one of the Midwest’s largest electronic retailers. This mom-and-pop…

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Taking Over The Tech

Okay guys, put down your beer and pretzels, and listen up: Women are grabbing control of your HDTVs—and probably your gaming consoles and computers, too. A new study released by the Solutions Research Group has revealed that American women have taken the lead from men in such activities as streaming from network TV websites, frequent DVR (Digital Video Recorder) use, and casual gaming. I know this might be hard for some men…

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