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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 - June 2018

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

Here we find ourselves wrapping up another exciting season of ASQ Presents events. I am very thankful for all of the support and encouragement as I find myself quite honored to serve as Grand Rapids Section 1001 Chair. 

A brief recap of May event; those in attendance were provided an amazing learning opportunity as we hosted Brian Caine – the Michigan Vintner. Brian shared a wealth of knowledge relative to wine processing; from the origin and selection of grapes (and the varying qualities) to the final product.  We learned how to score wine based on a list of criteria that Brian provided, and each attendee put to test.  This event proved to be one of the ‘Tastiest’ events hosted this year!  Thank you again Brian Cain.

As we have concluded the program year; I want to acknowledge the Section Leadership Committee and say thank you! Your support and the commitment displayed to our Section is very much appreciated and goes without saying that our success as a Section is predicated on the team approach…hats off to you! 

Note that the Section Leadership Committee will be working over the summer to bring an exciting line up of events for our next program year. Please be on the look out for updates and announcements.  As mentioned during our May event; we are preparing to host our September event as the membership appreciation meeting.  We will share more details later this summer. 

Grand Rapids Section 1001 Section Leadership Committee wishes you a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing you at the September 13 ASQ Presents!


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.)