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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

May 2017 Chair MessageGRFD postcard

NOTE:  The May ASQ Presents! event has been moved back one week, due to a conflict at our regular venue.  The meeting will be held on the THIRD Thursday, May 18th.

This month we welcome back Brad Brown and Rob Pease from the Grand Rapids Fire Department.  Their keynote presentation will address "Instilling an Actionable Quality Culture with Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI)."

Please join us Thursday, May 18th at 5:30pm at the Bluff Conference Center located at 2035 28th Street in Grand Rapids.

As always, please contact any member of the Section Leadership Committee if you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or feedback about past and future presentations.

I hope to see you at The Bluff on May 18th!

Thank you,


Andrea Ward

Chair, Grand Rapids Section

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.)