Every year, the country honors administrative personnel during the last week of April. The observance was created in 1952 as National Professionals Secretary Week. The Wednesday of that week was observed as National Secretary’s Day. Harry F. Klemfuss, a Public Relations expert, is credited with coming up with the idea while he worked for the Young and Rubicam Company.
He understood how important secretaries were to the success of his business – and to companies all over the country. He also wanted to encourage more young women to consider pursuing careers as secretaries. There weren’t many other options for women who wanted to have careers during the 1950s.
Over the course of five decades since the establishment of National Professional Secretaries Week, the name of the weeklong observance changed to fit the modern understanding of the role of administrative personnel.
Today, the job of a secretary has broadened to include many more responsibilities. The two terms that replace the original name which now seems obsolete are “Executive Admins” or “Administrative Professionals.”
We know that many companies rely on their administrative personnel because they are truly the backbone of the enterprise, holding everything together, ensuring that every company runs like a well-oiled sailing ship. We want to encourage our customers throughout the Philadelphia area to recognize these unsung heroes who do so much for the companies they work for, often without praise or recognition.One way to show your appreciation is by giving your administrative professionals one of our succulent gardens. This delightful combination of easy-to-maintain plants comes in an oblong stone container. The contrast between the stone and the unusual plants inside the container will remind your Executive Admins of your appreciation and gratitude every time they look at it. Succulents provide a ton of interest without any labor-intensive care.A neutral toned ceramic container sets the stage for a gorgeous single stem phalaenopsis orchid. Your administrative professionals will appreciate your thoughtfulness after receiving such a simple yet stunning floral gift.When you want to send someone a bit of springtime splendor, our Amethyst design is sure to deliver in a big way. A mix of lavender, purple and blue flowers, including lisianthus, tulips, and roses, rise above a bed of white hydrangeas, in an arrangement that oozes the pastel warmth of spring.
Our Spring Flair design has a bold and unique color palette that makes it a wonderful gift for that special Administrative Professional. A vibrant assortment of spring flowers such as yellow tulips and orange roses. This arrangement is sure to brighten anyone’s day!
Make a point of recognizing the administrative staff that is so crucial to the efficiency, organization and overall success of your company. Let the experienced floral designers at Robertson’s Flowers help you honor your team in a memorable way.