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  • June 21, 2014 | Leader-Post
    Smart appliances that can be controlled remotely with a computer or phone app are transforming the kitchen - and us.........
  • June 15, 2014 | WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Weekend Today
    Charlie Wojciechowski shows us some last minute gifts for Father's Day that are available at ABT in Gleview.........
  • June 15, 2014 | WGN-TV
    The largest LED smart TV on the market has made its way to Glenview. The Samsung 110” UHD 4K LED 3D Smart Frameless HDTV is 110 inches, and completely frameless........
  • June 15, 2014 | CLTV
    The largest LED smart TV on the market has made its way to Glenview. The Samsung 110” UHD 4K LED 3D Smart Frameless HDTV is 110 inches, and completely frameless........
  • June 13, 2014 | Hispanic Business
    June 13--Abt Electronics is selling a 110-inch television that it says is the largest LED smart TV on the market -- and, at $150,000, the priciest..........
  • June 12, 2014 | Entrepreneur Magazine
    Likely, we have all done it. We walk into a retail store, browse their huge selection of inventory, talk with their highly-trained salespeople, pull out our smart phones, scan the product barcode and...........
  • June 11, 2014 | Twice Magazine
    New York — Samsung held its annual star-studded Hope for Children Gala last night at Cipriani Wall Street, here, honoring Samsung’s guests and partners who have helped improve children’s lives across the U.S...........
  • June 10, 2014 | NBC 5
    Looking for the ultimate Father's Day gift? This could be it-- if you're looking to spend $150,000 on dear old dad.......
  • June 10, 2014 | CSNCHICAGO.COM
    Looking for the ultimate Father's Day gift? This could be it-- if you're looking to spend $150,000 on dear old dad.......
  • June 2, 2014 | CE Outlook
    Another store that was omitted from the Top 25 Car Audio Specialists, was actually the top grossing store to our knowledge, for a single store location. We left out Chicago’s ABT Electronics.......
  • May 29, 2014 | WCIU-TV’s You & Me This Morning
    From smartphone accessories to digital cameras and tech cases, Josh Davis from Abt Electronics showcases functional, fun and really cool tech gifts for grads.......
  • May 22, 2014 | WGN Morning News
    Josh Davis, the "Technologist" at Abt Electronics & Appliances joins WGN Morning News.......
  • April 30, 2014 | Illinois Cops Magazine
    Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have come to Abt Electronics in Glenview to further their crime-fighting prowess and proficiency.......
  • April 24, 2014 | Realtor Magazine
    Whether they’re getting their house ready for the market or creating a dream kitchen in a home they just bought, clients considering a major kitchen redo will need guidance.......
  • April 22, 2014 | CBS Chicago
    Call him environmentally friendly and reusable. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole is learning how to learn a green life at the Chicago Center for Green Technology.......
  • April 22, 2014 | WGNTV
    Around Town: Agassiz Elementary school celebrating Earth Day......
  • April 22, 2014 | Comcast SportsNet
    If you have old, broken or unused electronics around your home, Earth Day presents an opportunity to get rid of them........
  • April 22, 2014 | NBC Chicago
    Many electronics contain materials which could pollute the environment or pose a health risk if not properly discarded......
  • April 22, 2014 | FreeNewsPos.com
    If you have old, broken or unused electronics around your home, Earth Day presents an opportunity to get rid of them..........
  • April 22, 2014 | WBEZ-FM
    Abt Electronics and the City of Chicago partnered to help Chicagoans recycle their e-waste in honor of Earth Day. ........
  • February 2, 2014 | WGNTV
    Josh Davis explains the best electronics for watching the Olympics......
  • January 29, 2014 | WGNTV
    Josh Davis explains game day electronics from Abt......
  • December 23, 2013 | Associated Press
    Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans... ...
  • November 27, 2013 | Northbrook Patch
    Christmas season is go time for retailers. How they're hustling to satisfy consumers' wishes. ...
  • July 24, 2013 | Northbrook Patch
    I had no idea I needed a watermelon-decorated watermelon knife, until I saw one at Abt.. ...
  • June 4, 2013 | CBS Chicago
    Mothers are wonderful, however, dads and their support often come in under the radar. Why not surprise him with more than a giant vat of caramel corn or another set of cheesy grilling tools?. ...
  • May 30, 2013 | Daily Herald
    Back in the days before I had a wife, kids, mortgage, 401(k), PPO, lawn mower, colonoscopy results and other trappings of a severe case of adulthood, I owned a $700 VCR. ...
  • April 22, 2013 | USA Today
    The garage is going more high-tech, high-gloss and high-end at many houses. But it doesn't have to be upscale to be functional or fun. Forget dusty gray concrete, exposed wall beams and a broken down TV in the corner. Many of today's garages have granite-like floors, cabinets that would be at home in pricey kitchens and audio and video that...
  • April 12, 2013 | Crain's Chicago Business
    Plass Appliance & Furniture Inc., once one of metro Chicago's bigger appliance retailers, is liquidating and will close its five remaining stores by summer...
  • March 28, 2013 | Yahoo! Home
    Are you searching for a way to watch your favorite shows, without having to pay the high price for cable TV? Whether cable is too expensive, or just not available in your area, don't despair. Cable isn't the only game in town. ...
  • March 26, 2013 | Northbrook Patch
    As of March 20, it has been officially spring, and if you are planning on entertaining this year for Passover or Easter, you might be in the mood for a special dish to serve. Chef Johnny Collante, the Executive Chef at Jolane’s Restaurant at 1100 Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview has shared some unique dishes that anyone can enjoy...
  • March 13, 2013 | Modern Luxury
    Once you've landed your dream car (or, lucky you, cars), you want to make sure that it's at its best. Whether you're looking for a state-of-the-art custom audio system, tinted glass or just a world-class wash or detail, the following shops are where in-the-know motorheads go to pull in, hand over the keys and get their prized possessions truly taken care of...
  • Febuary 02, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
    Mike Brenner plans to turn on a new supersize screen for the Super Bowl. For weeks, Brenner, 60, had scoured advertisements and searched online for a 70-inch television, but it wasn't until three days before the Super Bowl that he inspected his options in person...
  • January 25, 2013 | Daily Herald
    A new 84-inch television, dubbed ultra high-definition with four times the pixels for a more realistic screen appearance, made its suburban debut Thursday. Now, if you have $20,000 to spare, you can buy it for your home...
  • January 25, 2013 | Evanston Patch
    LG Electronics introduced an 84-inch TV powered by some of the most cutting edge, "Ultra High Definition" (UHD) technology, during a launch party at Glenview's Abt Electronics store on Thursday night. They made at least one sale...
  • January 07, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal
    The high-definition DVD, the Palm Pre and Lady Gaga's Polaroid Glasses have one thing in common: They launched at the Consumer Electronics Show to much fanfare, only to disappear from sight or languish as failures on store shelves...
  • January 04, 2013 | Examiner.com
    One of the measures of a politician is the promises they make in the heat of a political campaign. All too often, those "big promises" made are broken. Not the case with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle who ran on a platform that included...
  • January 03, 2013 | Wilmette Life
    GLENVIEW — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Wednesday the final move to reduce the 1 percent county sales increase. Preckwinkle appeared in Glenview with Chicago-area business leaders at Abt Electronics, saying the decision will save taxpayers $440 million...
  • January 02, 2013 | Journal Online
    When Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took her victory lap today (Wednesday) marking the complete rollback of a 1% sales tax hike implemented several years ago by previous county board President Todd Stroger, she did it in Glenview...
  • January 02, 2013 | Chicago Sun Times
    Chicago area motorists still are waiting for toll booths on the Tri-State to be pulled out, as authorities said would happen long ago. State taxpayers still are waiting for the "temporary" income tax surcharge - enacted in 1989 - to end...
  • January 02, 2013 | NBC Chicago
    Todd Stroger's controversial 2008 sales tax hike is officially rolled back, his successor announced Wednesday. The Cook County sales tax dropped to .75 percent on New Year's Day, completing the final rollback of Stroger's 1 percent tax increase...
  • January 02, 2013 | CBS Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s not very often that we hear about taxes going down, but on Wednesday, retailers and elected officials were celebrating the final roll-back of Cook County’s sales tax increase pushed through by former County Board President Todd Stroger in 2008...
  • January 02, 2013 | Glenview Patch
    Cook County taxpayers will be spending less money at the cash register from now on. The county sales tax dropped to .75 percent on January 1, effectively repealing the one percent sales tax hike former County Board President Todd Stroger introduced during his tenure...
  • December 24, 2012 | CNBC
    BELLEVUE, Wash. — It used to be that a new version of the Windows operating system was enough to get people excited about buying a new computer, giving sales a nice pop. Not this time. Windows 8, the latest edition of Microsoft’s software, failed to pack shoppers into a Microsoft store in a mall here last week...
  • December 19, 2012 | Glenview Patch
    If you’re looking to experience Sony’s new 84-inch 4k Ultra HD television in person, you can head to Abt Electronics in Glenview this week. The store, at 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., is among a group of only 19 retailers in the nation – and currently the only one in the Chicagoland area...
  • December 16, 2012 | Custom Retailer
    Abt Electronics said this week that it is carrying Sony and LG's 4K HDTVs, with special events planned to show them. “We are very excited to be one of the elite group of retailers lucky enough to carry the 4K Ultra HD TVs” Abt’s co-president Jon Abt said in a statement...
  • December 14, 2012 | Herald Online
    The ever-changing technology landscape just got a whole lot bigger thanks to the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition televisions. The display on these giant-screen TVs are more than eight million pixels of resolution...
  • November 19, 2012 | Glenview Patch
    Buying the perfect holiday gift can be tricky — especially when it comes to gadgets. Luckily a panel of tech bloggers and Abt Electronics are teaming up to help you make the right decisions. The panelists include...
  • November 15, 2012 | Chicagonista
    Tech gifts are high on my list this holiday, so what perfect timing to be a part of the Abt Electronics Holiday Gift Guide Blogger Panel taking place this Saturday, November 17th at the Abt Store in Glenview, IL! We will be previewing some drool-worthy gadgets and gizmos...
  • November 14, 2012 | Red-Eye
    This Saturday, November 17, 2012, I will be appearing on the Abt Electronics Holiday Gift Guide Blogger Panel which will be taking place at the ABT Electronics Store in Glenview , IL. I'll be joining the likes of Marcus LeShock and Nancy Loo of WGN TV...
  • November 13, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
    Abt prides itself on being a family-run business — there's almost always an Abt family member on the showroom floor — so it's fitting that the culture is less formal than at many large companies. "It's very noncorporate here," said co-president Jon Abt. "It's a real family-centric environment...
  • November 13, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
    The Chicago Tribune released its annual Top Workplaces survey Monday, with a broad cross section of companies -- and dozens of new names -- earning recognition as the best places to work in Chicago. Abt Electronics and Coyote Logistics repeated as the top large and midsize employers...
  • August 15, 2012 | Glenview Patch
    The famed Glenview retailer continually freshens up its offerings even while sales and customer loyalty boom. A new bedding department is the newest addition to Abt's 7,000-square-foot showroom. The first item a visitor spots in Abt’s new upstairs bedding department...
  • July 24, 2012 | Glenview Announcements
    Mike Abt of Abt Electronics in Glenview was an avid spectator at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and later the 2008 games in Beijing. But this year he participated in an ancient Olympic tradition preceding the summer 2012 Olympic Games in London...
  • July 23, 2012 | Daily Herald
    Mike Abt, co-president of family-owned Abt Electronics in Glenview, never expected to return to London nearly 30 years after his backpacking days. This time, he did so as a runner of the Olympic torch. The Glencoe resident was one of about 8,000 who participated...
  • July 20, 2012 | Red Eye
    The Olympics might be a week away and taking place on the other side of the Atlantic, but the fanfare got a taste of the Chicago area last week. That's when Glencoe resident Michael Abt carried the Olympic torch 300 meters...
  • June 25, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
    When four brothers and their dad run an electronics and appliance store, anything's apt to happen. "I come in here some mornings, the door's shut, and I open it up and one of my brothers is in here doing something," Jon Abt said of his office...
  • June 19, 2012 | Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
    While Best Buy Co. Inc. scrambles to reinvent itself in a smaller package, other electronics retailers are pushing ahead with big-box stores — really big ones. The New York Times has an interesting profile of Abt Electronics, which operates a 350,000-square-foot store...
  • June 18, 2012 | The New York Times
    Even as Best Buy insists it can get out of its current predicament, competitors are circling, as everyone tries to prove one point: that electronics stores can thrive. Best Buy is closing 50 of its big-box stores, and its sales at stores open at least a year are falling...
  • June 15, 2012 | The Street
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Considering the creative small businesses marketing gifts this Father's Day, consumers shouldn't settle on buying the first tie they see. Consumers will spend about $12.7 billion this year on gifts for dad, according to the National Retail Federation...
  • June 13, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
    For the third consecutive year, Consumer Reports magazine rated Abt Electronics in Glenview as the best place to shop for major appliances. Abt scored well on price, selection and all-around experience, according to Consumer Reports, which surveyed more than 18,000 subscribers...
  • June 12, 2012 | MacNewsWorld
    Apple may have fulfilled consumers' desire for more features in iOS 6, but it's not clear it satisfied their cravings for innovation. "The announcement of iOS 6 felt more like a mashup of what other companies have already done instead of a groundbreaking new user experience...
  • June 09, 2012 | Glenview Patch
    The Glenview-based electronics giant will add a second-floor expansion to its current 100,000 square foot retail showroom. Already one of the region’s largest independent electronics and appliance retailers, Glenview-based Abt will soon be getting even bigger...
  • June 06, 2012 | Crain's Chicago Business
    If you've just dropped thousands of dollars on new home appliances at Abt Electronics, you may be interested in the Glenview company's latest offering.Abt is expanding into home security services throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. Beginning this month, the company will...
  • June 06, 2012 | SBO Magazine
    Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances in the country. Unlike any contest that has been done before...
  • June 05, 2012 | Globe Newswire
    CHICAGO, June 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTERNET RETAILER CONFERENCE AND EXPO -- LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced that it will preview new Twitter integration and social media management capabilities for its BoldChat customer care...
  • June 05, 2012 | Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
    Have Dreams, a local autism resource nonprofit hosted its fourth annual Night of Dreams Gala on April 27 at the JW Marriott in Chicago to raise funds for Have Dreams’ renowned autism intervention services.John and Kathy Bruckner of Chicago and...
  • June 05, 2012 | Mundelein Review
    The Cradle’s seventh annual tasting event and fundraiser, Night of Promise, took place on Saturday, April 28 at Glenview’s Abt Electronics – Cradle’s gracious host every year since the inaugural Night of Promise in 2006. This year’s Night of Promise...
  • June 2012 | Today's Chicago Woman
    They’re known by name. Many of them are known simply by first or last name. These women and men are true personal brands: individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond...
  • April 17, 2012 | Internet Retailer
    Only about one in a thousand online display ads leads a consumer to click, but consumer electronics retailers Abt Electronics and Crutchfield say they’re boosting display ad click-throughs...
  • April 12, 2012 | Fox News
    Chicago - One more thing about the best places to work in Chicago. The Tribune is doing its annual survey of area employees to determine the local companies that have the most dynamic, supportive and inclusive cultures...
  • April 09, 2012 | Twice
    NEW YORK — When the going got tough in CE and appliances, the toughest dealers got going by broadening their assortments into new and varied product categories. Recalling their entrepreneurial spirit...
  • April 07, 2012 | Daily Herald
    Apple is on the verge of doing what few others have: change the English language. When you have a boo-boo, you reach for a Band-Aid not a bandage. When you need to blow your nose, you ask for Kleenex...
  • April 04, 2012 | Daily Herald
    DirecTV subscribers can watch the Cubs' 2012 season opener Thursday on WGN-TV after all. Tribune Broadcasting announced this evening that it has reached an agreement with DirecTV that will enable...
  • March 12, 2012 | Trib Local
    Organizers of Saturday’s Green Living Fair in Libertyville are hoping the event’s plethora of recycling opportunities will attract people who want to learn more about sustainable living...
  • March 09, 2012 | Philadelphia Entrepreneur Examiner
    I just spoke to Josh Davis, who is the manager of Abt Electronics Apple Boutique and here is what he had to say about the new iPad: Q: Do you think the upgrade is worth it? A: The people that were at the event when Apple announced the new iPad and got to see the...
  • March 1, 2012 | The HUB Magazine
    How do you see the future of retail? Kensuke Suwa: The gap between what is sold in the store and what is sold online is getting smaller and smaller. More people are becoming accustomed to operating the smartphone and also e-commerce...
  • February 09, 2012 | CBS Local
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Samsung Electronics is now admitting that millions of its flat screen TV’s may have problems that cause them to just shut down. As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports, owners have been complaining about it for years and were unable to get help...
  • February 08, 2012 | USA TODAY
    CHICAGO – The deaths of four Chicago-area children since late October after TVs toppled on them are prompting calls for more safety measures and increased awareness. The most recent fatality was Tuesday, when 1-year-old Shaun Brown bumped an older TV...
  • February 01, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
    With Super Bowl XLVI just days away, advertisers are in an all-out blitz, pitching everything from pizzas to TVs in conjunction with the biggest sporting event of the year. The ads often feature "super" savings and football themes, but one thing is conspicuously...
  • January 23, 2012 | Consumer Electronics Daily
    U.S. 3D TV demand and sales trends remained largely the same in the holiday season as what was seen in the rest of 2011, retailers polled by Consumer Electronics Daily told us...
  • January 20, 2012 | Tech News World
    Ultrabooks may be targeting part of the tablet market, but using a tablet is a different experience from using a thin notebook computer. Meanwhile, convertible and hybrid form factors are gaining traction, and accessories can be used to add full-sized keyboards...
  • January 09, 2012 | Globe Newswire
    WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Bold Software, LLC, a leading provider of web chat and customer communications software...
  • January 02, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
    For the consumer electronics industry, the frenzy of holiday sales is just a prelude to its massive annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas in January, when nearly 150,000 people gather to ogle the newest generation of gadgets...

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