Indulge your Admin Professional with a Style Show and Luncheon

by McAllen Convention Center | Apr 07, 2014

Celebrate the success of career-minded administrative professionals by attending the annual Administrative Professionals Day Fashion Show and Luncheon.  This fourth annual event will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the McAllen Convention Center Ballroom.

This unique event has been created to provide the setting for employers to recognize and reward their support staff. There will be a three-course meal, a spring fashion show and networking opportunities. The vibrant spring fashions and styling will be provided by some of Simon- La Plaza Mall’s high end stores.  One of the highly anticipated features of the event are the numerous door prizes, including two round trip tickets to Mexico City or San Luis Potosi, Mexico via Aeromar and the McAllen International Airport. This year the lobby doors will open early to treat attendees to additional indulging opportunities. This event is produced in collaboration with the City of McAllen, Centerplate, Simon Properties- La Plaza Mall, Missy’s Modeling Studio and KRGV News Anchor Letty Garza.

Another distinctive element of this luncheon celebration is the 2014 Administrative Professional of the Year Award.  Employers are encouraged to nominate someone they consider deserving of this recognition. This award recognizes exemplary performance, excellent attitude, and a willingness to make a positive impact in the workplace. The winner will be announced and awarded one year of spa services presented by Dillard’s Spa and Salon. Nominees must be present to win.

Tickets to the event are on sale now and are only $15.00. To purchase tickets for this event or nominate an administrative professional for the Admin of the Year Award, please go to For more ticket and event information please call Denise Ortega at 956.681.3800 or email her at

Tickets available at the McAllen Convention Center


Lobby Doors open at 11:00 a.m.

Luncheon and Style Show Starts at: 12:00 p.m.


About Administrative Professionals Day:

Administrative Professionals Day (Wednesday, April 23) calls attention to the important workplace role of administrative professionals.

This year marks the 62nd anniversary of Administrative Professionals Day, which began in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals). It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers.

Over the six decades since the start of Administrative Professionals Day, the job of an administrative professional has changed dramatically thanks to new tools, techniques and seismic shifts in the economy and culture itself. Admins have remained the steady center of efficiency through it all, helping ensure that jobs get done right, on time and under budget.

Admins are one of the engines of business, particularly in a complex economy. In a world that demands the accurate and speedy movement of digital information, admins are masters of data. And they do this while maintaining their more traditional role as the gatekeepers for many customers, clients and employees. Quite simply, admins are the pulse of the office.


A Large and Growing Profession

·        Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

·        476,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada, including 365,670 secretaries, 26,390 executive assistants and 84,140 clerical supervisors. (Statistics Canada)

·        362,000 administrative assistant and secretarial positions will be added in the U.S. between 2008 and 2018, representing growth of 8.5 percent. More than 82,000 office supervisor positions will be added. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)