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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

June ASQ Presents Workshop - June 25, 2015 - at The Bluff

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.

Be sure to check out our special workshop on “An Introduction to ISO 9001:2015" that will cover important changes, interpretations, and transaction implications of this standard update. The presentation will be by Don Brecken, a highly recognized section member.

The workshop will be Thursday June 25 from 8 AM to 12 PM at the Bluff. The price is $60 for ASQ members and $75 for non-members. The price includes a continental breakfast. Use the Events Calendar tab on this web page to sign up.

The new ISO 9001 revision has significant changes and is scheduled to be published in September 2015. Any organization certified and/or using this today will benefit from the workshop.


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.)