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October 2009

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Halloween Party! Kids Day at Abt

Stop by our store tomorrow with your kids for a spooktacular time. Many Abt staff members will be dressed in costume. Kids can trick or treat around the store (we supply the candy). We’ll also have hayrides, Halloween themed arts and crafts stations and games. The festivities begin at 12p and end at 4pm. Chicagoland weather calls for rain so stay dry and come by Abt for some safe family fun. Kids…

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Fresh Look For Abt

Abt floors are paced by hundreds of thousands of feet each year. To keep our carpet looking good, we replace it two to three times annually. To re-carpet the non-marble floors in the showroom it takes 2600 yards of carpet, 30 installers, 25 Abt employees, and eight and a half hours. Thanks to Lewis Carpet and working through the night, we were ready for our customers when the store opened. The 55…

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Abt Made Some Kids Happy at Coles Elementary

Dean Richards and Abt made Coles Elementary school students, at 8441 S. Phillips Avenue, on the south east side of Chicago, very happy this morning. The school recently built a computer lab for the students—unfortunately, it was missing a printer. Abt stepped right in and donated one to the school. This morning, WGN’s entertainment reporter and critic, Dean Richards, appeared on the “Around Town” segment of the WGN morning news so that…

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A Phone That Really Hears You

Will Motorola’s new Droid be the future of smart phones? Available for pre-order now, the $199 Droid has some features that other smart phones don’t have. Voice activated search is the stand-out characteristic this phone has that others don’t. How does it work? By using the voice-activated search, users will be able to say something like grocery store into the phone and it will immediately create a list of grocery stores in…

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New Feature For PS3

Monday, Sony announced NetFlix will be available on the PS3 game console starting in November. XBox 360, rival to the PS3, already allowed users to access NetFlix—subscription only for $50 per year. The PS3 will be able to stream movies and programming from the NetFlix online library at no charge as long as you are a NetFlix subscriber. Temporarily, users will need to access NetFlix with a special Blu-ray disc, eventually just…

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It's Big Business Saving the World

    Abt believes environmental responsibility isn’t just the job of individuals. Abt makes a conscious effort, each day, to make the world a greener place than it was the day before. ABC7 visited Abt on Friday to see how a large corporation can impact the environment in a positive way.  “We’ve put in place a solar panel array on our roofs [and] wind turbines. And we’ve just started selling solar and wind…

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Time Watch Boutique Watch Fair 2009

October 24th from 10am – 5pm and October 25th from 11am – 4pm. Abt’s first watch fair is this weekend! We will have brands like Ball, Gucci, Hamilton, Rado, Oris, Michael Kors, Michele, Swiss Army and Tissot. This trunk show features watches that are only available for purchase at the fair. Representatives from each of the 12 brands will bring hundreds of select and limited edition timepieces. –Kelly B.…

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VHold Lets You Get It All On Film

The last time that you took a vacation, was there a time that you wanted to record part of your trip but you couldn’t hold a camcorder? VHold, the leading manufacturer of wearable camcorders, designed a Full HD (1080p) camcorder just for those times. Used by many outdoor adventurists, the Contour will capture all the fun you can handle. VHold Contour allows users to adjust exposure, contrast, metering, five video selections, and…

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iMac and Mac Mini are Brand New Again

  Apple rolled out the latest versions of iMac and the Mac Mini. There are some standout features on both. Both the 21.5” and the 27” iMacs are better, more powerful, and faster. They will also have larger LED backlit screens. The 21.5” monitor will be full HD (1080p) and the 27” will be full HD plus have 78% more pixels. iMacs also come standard with IPS technology that enables their display…

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Fighting "Fish"

Two Green Moray eels reside in the Abt Aquarium. A 10 year-old that minds its business and an eight year-old that’s pretty feisty. It turns out that today was just the culmination of an on-going fight they’ve had for the past six months.   Abt’s own, Joe “Neptune” McCarthy had to dive in and rescue the Eel who instigates the fighting—why? The older, more docile eel finally got revenge for all of…

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