Come to Abt as an adult, you will be treated to an upscale electronics and appliance store here to fulfill your needs. Come to Abt as a child, it becomes an adventure.
Throughout the year Abt Electronics plays host to visiting schools from the surrounding suburbs treating them to a field trip around the entire store. Age groups from preschool students to even college students learning the business trade, get an “all access” view of Abt Electronics. On the list of “landmarks” for them to experience is our warehouse, security department, our huge atrium fountain which is programmed to “dance” to music, and our aquarium filled with exotic salt-water fish.
Leader of the field trip pack is customer service manager Ara Boghossian. Having worked as the tour guide for the last 10 years he knows every nook and cranny there is to know about the store. Asked about his favorite part about being the tour guide, Ara states, “I come here to work 5 or 6 days a week, so it becomes part of a routine. But during the tours, I love seeing the excitement on their faces when they experience the store for the very first time.”
The younger visitors are always amazed at how much more we can offer than just being a simple store. Proof of their amazement can be seen in their wide eyes, big smiles, and constant “oohs” and “aahs.” It’s always a pleasure to have the kids visit and who knows, maybe in a few years they will be regular customers. —by Nick Eugenis