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July 2016

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Get Your Computer Ready to Go Back to School

We’ve already mentioned it, but just as it seems to do every year, the end of the summer is rapidly approaching. And that means, among other things, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. If you’re old enough to be using the internet and reading this blog post, that probably means your Back to School supplies list includes more than one piece of technology, and they can be pricey.…

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Your Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Ends Friday!

Attention Windows users who are still rocking versions 7 or 8.1 on your PC, the deadline to take advantage of Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade is rapidly approaching! Announced earlier this year, the promotional period will be ending this Friday. While it lasts, you’ll be able to upgrade to a full version of Windows 10 for absolutely free. Historically, these major upgrades usually cost upwards of $75, so this is a great…

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Cruisin’ For Awareness Charity Car Show

Have a love for classic cars or remote control car racing? Join us on Sunday, August 21st for the Cruisin’ for Awareness charity car event! From 12 PM-6 PM, enjoy luxurious cars during the newly added judge car show, exciting R/C racing, raffles, food, music, prizes and more! Racing will take place all day, and drivers of all skill levels are welcome to enter. Entry fees and proceeds will be donated to the For Autistic…

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Make College Move-In Day Easier with Abt2School

Calling all college students: As August anxiously approaches, we are forced to come to terms with the inevitable: summer is coming to a close and that means it’s time to start thinking about (brace yourself) going back to school. While most companies associate “back to school” with the products, our goal is to shift the focus from product to place. By this we mean, whether you are a returning student or an incoming…

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Abt Volunteers at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank mobile pantry. Employees from Abt and their family members headed out to the Highwood Recreation Center to help set up a food pantry. Our volunteers helped unload the mobile pantry filled with donated meat, produce, canned goods, and other food products to display. With these different food options available, members within the community were welcome to shop the pantry at…

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Catch the Start of the Race to Mackinac at Ashore Thing

Looking for something to do in Chicago this weekend?  Join us on Saturday at Navy Pier as we help celebrate the start to Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac. This annual yacht race, which started in 1898 with just a handful of boats, will take sailors on a 333-mile long journey from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Michigan. We’re joining Michigan Avenue Magazine for Ashore Thing, their pier party that kicks off the Race.  Ashore…

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Kamado Joe Grills at Abt

If you’re a backyard barbecue guru looking to elevate your art to the next level and move beyond typical cooking methods, it might be time to consider a ceramic grill like those from Kamado Joe. Taking their name from the traditional Japanese cook stove kamado, these backyard cookers offer all of the features and options of a traditional steel barrel grill, with more versatility and the promise of better-tasting grilled or smoked foods.…

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Squad Up with Samsung Galaxy Tablets

In less than a month, the action-packed summer blockbuster Suicide Squad, is coming to theaters. Starting today, Samsung is giving you two tickets to see Suicide Squad in theaters when you purchase a qualifying tablet*!   Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Samsung tablets are perfect for the classroom or for your own entertainment. Light-weight, sleek, and compact, Samsung tablets great for whenever you are on the go to your next class or the coffee shop. To…

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Viking TurboChef Experience with Chef Joe Arvin

Last month, we were treated to a visit by professional chef and TV star Chef Joe Arvin. He stopped by to demonstrate the power and versatility of the Viking TurboChef Double Oven, which combines a variety of technologies to create an oven that cooks full menu items in a fraction of the typical time. We grabbed some video of Chef Joe cooking up a pizza in about two-and-a-half minutes. The TurboChef makes quick…

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Stay Active with the New Samsung Gear Fit2

Fitness bands and heart rate monitors are essential in the fitness world; they help us stay fit while maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Most fitness bands provide useful features that monitor our heart rate, keep track of how many calories we burned, or track our sleeping patterns. There are multiple kinds of fitness bands out there that can fit your lifestyle, but the most important purpose of having a fitness band is to…

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