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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

February 2016 Chair Message

Dear members and friends of Section 1001-

In Section 1001, we have long considered our February meeting to be “Significant Other Night” – a chance for us to show the important people in our lives what it is that we do on the second Thursday of the month and why we are so committed to being there.

February topics tend to be lighter and less technical in nature.  Presentations have ranged from tasty topics like wine and chocolate to judging the quality of sparkling diamonds.  These topics are selected to have a broader appeal while remaining focused on Quality. 

For this reason, February can be an excellent meeting to bring any guest to.  Do you work with a Quality professional who has not yet given an “ASQ Presents!” event a try?  Do you know a student who would benefit from the opportunity to interact with experienced Quality professionals?  These are only a few reasons to consider inviting a guest to this month’s meeting.

I hope to see you at The Bluff on February 11th.  Who will you be bringing?

Thank you,


Andrea Ward

Chair, Grand Rapids Section


February ASQ Presents! Event

Robert J. Santine, Midwest Region Industrial Sales Director for X-Rite, Inc. will present a presentation which will provide some color basics for the novice and a little deeper understanding for the more experienced individuals.  Please join us at The Bluff on February 11th at 5:45pm.  Click the "Events Calendar" for additional details and to register for the event.

If we have to cancel due to inclement weather, we will post the updated information on the Section website.  We will also email those who have registered for the meeting as soon as we determine that we must cancel.



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.)