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About Us : Grand Rapids Section 1001

Knowledge – Networking - Opportunities

ASQ1001 in Grand Rapids, Michigan was founded in 1953. It is affiliated with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), an international organization that is helping to create better workplaces and communities, worldwide.

Our local section provides opportunities to increase Knowledge through education and training, workshops and certification. Networking takes place among more than 400 active members through monthly meetings, LinkedIn, and other professional activities. Members benefit from finding employment postings, volunteering for the section and community events, publishing appropriate professional papers and seeking advancement to Senior and Fellow status in ASQ.

ASQ1001 has proudly lead West Michigan companies into the 21st Century and continues to be the “global voice of quality” in West Michigan and beyond.

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Section News Flash

Summer 2014


It is here! After the long winter we finally have warm weather.

Hopefully you were able to attend our May meeting. Rob Pease and Brad Brown from the Grand Rapids Fire Department gave an inspiring presentation on their quality journey. A bonus part of the program was a demonstration of the “quick response vehicle” with ASQ members serving in various roles. Results from our survey were outstanding with everyone giving the presentation the highest rating.

Our Section Leadership is hard at work finishing the final details for our next member year. You won’t be disappointed. Be sure to check back later this summer for further updates.

On June 9th through June 29th ASQ Headquarters will be distributing a Qualtrics survey to all members. The feedback from this survey will help ASQ better understand member needs and priorities. Please watch for this and take the 15 minutes or so that is needed to complete it.

Certification refresher courses will also start later this summer. If you are thinking about increasing your quality body of knowledge, this is the way to do it.   You can find the schedule by clicking on the Paper Achives tab above, and going to the Miscellaneous section at the bottom of the page. Click on the ASQ Training Course Matrix link to open up the current course offerings.

Best Wishes,

Jim Anderson

Grand Rapids Section 1001 Chair




Member Meetings

ASQ Presents!

  • Special speakers, tutorials, networking, dinner buffet
  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month September through May (except December)
  • Venue: The Bluff Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2035 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • Register online at asq1001.org “Events” page

AGENDA (except December)

  • 5:15 - Doors Open / Registration
  • 5:30 - Networking
  • 5:45 - Tutorial
  • 6:00 - Buffet Begins
  • 7:15 - Speaker Main Topic Presentation
  • 8:15 - Closing remarks, Adjourn (approx.)