Sunday, April 22, 2007

What Makes Your Administrative Professional So Special? Enter our Contests!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."
Sandra Day O’Connor

Administrative Professional Week is April 23rd - 27h

This annual event was originally organized in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a consortium of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers.

In the year 2000, IAAP announced a name change for Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day. The names were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce.

Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, educational seminars, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts of appreciation.

Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.

(Source: International Association of Administrative Professionals)

Now’s the perfect time to honor the “gatekeepers” in your office and the office of your top clients and customers. Some of the things you can do are: Send flowers, plants or a bouquet of balloons. Be sure to include a personal note or a card that mentions the occasion and an appropriate sentiment, such as "Thanks for all you do," or "I appreciate your help." Be sure to send the gift to the office, not to the recipient’s home – visit: for more gift-giving ideas.

2 Contests you can enter!

The WECAI Network™ and Eden Florist are sponsoring a contest.

Enter Our

Your Assistant could win a FREE bouquet of fresh flowers every month for a year and be featured in an upcoming issue of WE Magazine for Women!

Please tell us what makes your Assistant so special. If your story is chosen, your assistant will receive a FREE bouquet of flowers every month for a year. She will also receive a one page profile in an upcoming issue of WE Magazine for women. And that’s not all, everyone who is nominated will be mentioned on this blog and receive a beautiful downloadable Certificate of Appreciation! Be sure to include your contact information in your entry.

Deadline for submission 5:00 pm, April 27, 2007.
All entries will receive a beautiful
Administrative Professional of the Year
Certificate of Appreciation.

Please submit your entry by sending it to:

Administrative Professional Entry
Eden Florist & Gifts
7100 Pembroke Road
Miramar, FL 33023

You can also fax your story to (954) 964-3135 or email your story to flowers (at)

Be sure to include your name, address, phone, fax, and email in the event your assistant is chosen!

My friend, and Charter Elite Member Teresa Morrow is having a contest too!

In Celebration of Administrative Professionals Week and the recent launch of her new business Key Business Partners, Teresa is hosting a "Share the Love" Contest

The first 3 people who answer all the questions correctly will receive:

1 FREE Hour of VA services (value of $25)


20% discount off VA services until May 15, 2007

Send an email to Teresa at keybusinesspartners (at) with "Admin Contest Questions" in the Subject line and you can play too!

Celebrate those who make your life easier...

Warmest regards,

Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Confucius (Chinese Philosopher 551-479 B.C.)

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