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April 21, 2010

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McCulloch Recognizes Achievements of Administrative Professionals Administrative Professionals Day is April 21, 2010

GREAT FALLS - Secretary of State Linda McCulloch on Wednesday recognized the achievements of administrative professionals in the Montana business community while giving the keynote address at the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce’s 5 th Administrative Professionals Luncheon.

The annual occasion was launched in celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, which remains one of the most popular workplace observances in the nation.

“Administrative professionals are charged with the difficult task of keeping the workplace in balance,” McCulloch said. “They drive this society from behind the scenes, and so today, we’re celebrating and giving them the recognition they deserve.”

The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) reports that 85% of the administrative professionals who were surveyed in 2009 said their overall contribution to the workplace increased over the past five years. The top issues affecting the profession include changing technology, cost reductions and corporate downsizing.

McCulloch ensured those in the Electric City that they’re capable of rising to the challenge.

“You have the unique ability to multi-task and to problem-solve under pressure,” McCulloch told the crowd of administrative professionals. “Thank you for contributing to the workforce and for making business possible in Montana.”

Administrative Professionals Day was created in 1952, and is celebrated as an unofficial secular holiday in the United States. The event is recognized worldwide through community events, social gatherings and workplace observances.