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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 2015 Update

We hope you were able to attend out May presentation on Risk Based Decision Making. Jim Rooney did an excellent job outlining things and laying out the basics. As part of the Question and Answer session after the presentation Jim mentioned the US Coast Guard web site as one source of additional information. One of our long term members, Bill Mize, did some digging and found the following link www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg5211/risk.asp for the Risk-Based Decision making guide.  Check it out.

Our special Summer workshop on “An Introduction to ISO 9001:2015" was very successful.  This workshop covered important changes, interpretations, and transaction implications of the standard update. Don Brecken lead the workshop.  Don has said that he may be able to do an encore presentation in either late Septermber or October.  Let us know if you are interested.

There is still time to sign up for summer refresher courses.  Please look at our events page for further information and to sign up.

Although this is the summer vacation season, your Section Leadership Committee has been busy planning for the next year.  Stay tuned for further information.

We hope you are having a wonderful summer.  Stay safe.  We will see you in September.


Jim Anderson

ASQ 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.)