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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



Message from the Chair – September 2018

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”

J. Swift 

Fellow Section 1001 members; the countdown to our new season of member meetings (ASQ Presents) has begun! We are days away from our first meeting and the Section Leadership Committee is very excited to bring you a fresh line up of meeting topics and events.

The September event is our member appreciation event; during which Mark Rusco will be presenting on the topic of SPC (statistical process controls for those unfamiliar with the acronym…would be a great event for you 😊).

As a reminder, we will have raffles for some unique prizes and will be facilitating a fun exercise to participate in during the networking time of our event. The cost to attend this event has been reduced to help show our appreciation for each attendee. Note that we need you to register as soon as possible to ensure we accommodate enough seating.

You should have received a postcard in the mail with a list of this year’s line up for topics to each event. If you have not received one; please make sure that your contact information is updated on ASQ site (asq.org).

There are changes that are happening at the global level relative to how ASQ will be operating in the future and we anticipate being able to provide updates as to what and when these changes are to occur; as well as, provide insight on what it means for our members.

We encourage anyone interested in getting involved with the leadership committee to make sure to make your interest known – speak directly to any member of the Section Leadership Committee for more details as to how.    

Grand Rapids Section 1001 Section Leadership Committee wants to take a moment again to thank you for being an active member of our great section and look forward to seeing you at the September 13 ASQ Presents! Summer…summer….to where have you gone?! Fellow Section 1001 members; I trust that your summer has been an amazing one! 


Juan D. Loera, Sr. – Chair

ASQ - Grand Rapids Section 1001



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.)