Administrative Professionals Day is known as part of the Administrative Professionals Week. This year, the week was from April 22 to 28. According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the theme for this year is: “Admins, the pulse of the office.”
Today, facing the advanced technology and the complex economy, the job of administrative professionals has changed drastically. They not only need to maintain their traditional role as the gatekeepers for customers, clients and employees, but also need to efficiently manage the accurate and speedy movement of digital information. They are the masters of data and are one of the engines of business.
There are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working nationwide, and 8.9 million working in various administrative supporting roles, according to U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Nowadays, job titles for administrative professionals cover a wide range including associate, coordinator, office supervisor, office manager, legal secretary, etc.
To celebrate the special day and to honor the work of administrative professionals in the Athens area, local organizations were invited to treat their admin staff for lunch. At the luncheon held by us, attendees enjoyed a salad plate lunch and the classical guitar music of Mark Maxwell, along with numerous door prizes from area businesses.
We are glad to see the smiles from the admin professionals. It was the day for them, and for everybody to recognize their hard work and contributions. Actually, every day is the day them, because they are the pulse of the office and the engines of business. Meanwhile, we are also looking forward to the smiles from children. With the proceeds from the luncheon, we will be able to help more children get through the times of family crisis.
We would like to say thank you to all who came out at the luncheon and to our donors--Trumps Catering, A Lafera Salon, Young Actors Studio, Merrill Lynch, Athens Home Organizer and Curtis and O'Hara Foundation for making the event possible.
For more information about our donors, please visit our EVENTS page.