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August 2008

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Oprah’s People Visit Abt

Producers from the Oprah Winfrey Show met at Abt yesterday with GE’s vice president/ brand manager to learn about GE’s new product line of appliances. The producers were interested in finding new appliances for possible use in future “favorite things” shows and for house makeover shows. Among the new items were a “single-double” oven, which essentially is a…

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Oakley Rolls Into Abt

Yesterday was bright and sunny here at Abt, which made it a perfect day for the Oakley Rolling O Lab to come rolling into our parking lot to show off the company’s latest eyewear technology. Oakley has three of these Rolling O Labs (built into 40-foot motor coaches) touring the country to demonstrate the durability and optical quality…

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Kids Shoot Hoops With The Pros At Abt Clinic

Several lucky kids had the chance to enjoy a fun workout yesterday afternoon in the Abt Fitness Center during a “Shoot Hoops with the WNBA Chicago Sky Players” basketball clinic. For those of you who might not know, the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) is a 14-team professional league with franchises in major cities like Chicago, New York,…

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Whirlpool Cabrio Washer & Dryer—Staff Favorite

Getting back to our top product picks from our salespeople, here’s Megan Magnuski to talk about her favorite recent Abt purchase. Megan has been with Abt for five years, and during her off hours she likes to work out at the gym or play piano, write music, and sing (she claims to be a Karaoke Queen, although this…

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Visiting the Amazon

No, not the Amazon rain forest in South America, but Amazon.com, located in Seattle. As Abt’s manager of e-commerce, I just returned from participating in Amazon’s second Seller Summit, an event where only their top 100 internet retailers are invited. Abt became a partner vendor with Amazon back in February, which enables us to sell our products through…

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The Ball Fireman Night Train Watch—Staff Favorite

Continuing with our product recommendations from our salespeople, we’d like to introduce Carl Prouty, who has been with Abt for 6 years. Carl and his wife, Danielle, have a young daughter (Madison) and son (Jackson) who stop by to visit us on a regular basis and keep us laughing (while we’re also working very hard, of course). One…

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And Now A Word From Our Salespeople

You know, we got to thinking that with more than 1200 employees on hand here in Abt land (thankfully we’re not all here at the same time), we have an incredible, untapped source of great stories and information that our customers might enjoy and benefit from. Well, now’s the time and this is the place to tap that…

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Back To School: Small Appliances

As my back to school blog comes to an end, I’ve decided to close with two very important appliances that every college student will need throughout their four years. For all you incoming freshmen, this is a shout out to you. Get ready for your first semester of 8am classes. If you’re unlucky like I was you will…

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Back To School: Printers & USB Flash Drives

So far I’ve featured Apple Macbooks, Apple iPods, and Bose Around the Ear Headphones, all of which make excellent gifts and are in popular demand on college campuses. If you’re looking to get back to the basics, here are few items that every student needs to succeed. First off, the highly rated, highly efficient, Canon PIXMA MX700 Multifunction…

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