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Abt Honored to Be Part of London Olympics Torch Run

The Summer Olympics in London is fast approaching.  As of this blog post, there are 18 days left when the world sends their best athletes to compete in a host of athletic endeavors.  As with tradition, the running of the torch is making its way closer and closer to its destination, and just the other day Abt Electronic’s very own Mike Abt was one of the lucky few who got to run with the torch. LOCOG/Press Association…

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Panasonic Wows at CES 2011

If you just happen to have a love for plasma TVs and say, ohh, about $150k you want to spend, Panasonic has got one for you.  At CES 2011 they showed off their new product; a 152 inch Plasma TV.  Located right in the middle in the image below… With the tablet market booming, Panasonic has one to call their own.  The Panasonic Viera Tablet runs on Android and comes in two…

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Behind the Bolt: Mike Abt Goes Green

“This is my religion…My goal is to get other businesses to be green,” the dedicated words spoken by Mike Abt, our Vice President, who has spearheaded the earth-friendly changes at Abt Electronics.  The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has released a comprehensive plan to help the counties and communities of the Chicagoland area to sustain resources and prosperity through mid-century and beyond. A special “Portraits” section on CMAP’s website, profiles Mike…

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And the Award Went to….Abt Electronics

The Abt family is constantly asked why their business thrives; what’s their secret to success? Most simply, they hold true to the values passed down from their parents and grandparents. Jewel and David Abt taught future generations to relish change, keep the store uniquely exciting, and take care of customers. After being nominated for a U.S. Global Innovator Award (gia), by Peter Giannetti, of Home World Business Magazine (HWBM), Abt was honored…

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Abt is a Top Independant Retailer

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association discussed independent retailers in their latest email news letter. George Whalin, retail consultant, discussed some of the top independent retailers in the country. This January, Whalin spotlighted Abt Electronics, an IRMA member located in Glenview, IL. Company President Michael Abt serves as an IRMA Director. “They do it better than anyone,” Whalin said. “Abt has the best-trained, best people in any retail store.” Check out what Goerge…

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Entrepreneurs Took Over Abt Thursday Night

  Thursday night, Abt was filled with almost 100 business people from the Chicago chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The group toured Abt’s facility, snacked on food and beverages catered by Jolane’s Café, and went on a green tour lead by Mike Abt, who showed how such a large business can be good for the environment too. During the questions and answers segment, Jon Abt discussed the history of Abt Electronics and…

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Abt is A Green Giant in the Retail World

Abt Electronics and their Green initiatives were featured on the WGN News Monday, September 21. If you missed it, view the segment here. In it, Mike Abt spoke about the West School in Glencoe, our recycling center and the steps that Abt takes everyday to make their environmental impact as small as possible. Recently, Abt installed solar panels on the roof of West School. Abt has begun to install solar panels and windmills…

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New Goodies From the CEDIA Expo

September 9-12, 2009 was the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo in Atlanta. Mike Abt and Jim Kozicki checked out all the new electronics that we can expecting to see at the Abt store in upcoming months. They saw some really cool new technology. Pioneer and Yamaha both brought new iPod speaker systems and sound bars. Pioneer’s a new 2.1 speaker system and a new 2.1 soundbar system with a…

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