Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Secretaries’ Day or Admin Day) is a day observed every year on the last Wednesday of April. In some countries, it falls within Administrative Professionals’ Week (the last full week of April ). The day recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. At East City Flower Shop, we can help you say a big “Thank you!”
During World War II, there was a shortage of skilled administrative personnel in the United States due to Depression-era birth-rate decline and booming post-war business. The National Secretaries Association, founded in 1942, was formed to recognize the contributions of administrative personnel to the economy, support their personal development, and to help attract workers to the administrative field. Key figures who created the holiday were the president of the National Secretaries Association, Mary Barrett, president of Dictaphone Corporation, C. King Woodbridge, and public relations account executives at Young & Rubicam, Harry F. Klemfuss and Daren Ball.
The National Secretaries Association’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and to the International Association of Administrative Professionals in 1998. If you would like to recognize the people in your office that keep everything running like a well-oiled machine, flowers are a bright, living gift perfect for any desk or counter. If you prefer a more lasting token, we have a terrific selection of green and flowering plants to brighten any work space. You have a large office staff? We can design a gift basket full of munchy, crunchy sharable treats. Flowers the perfect thank you.