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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 – February 2019

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

Well fellow members of Grand Rapids Section 1001, we have survived the arctic freeze and are hopefully thawing out and getting back to normal. So Punxsutawney Phil and Woody the Woodchuck have both predicted an early spring…and I for one will warmly welcome that!

Our January event offered a very intriguing subject and thanks again to Dr. Shelke for bringing her expertise on clean labels….all the way from Chicago, IL! We noted that this discussion went a little longer than usual and apologies to any who were inconvenienced….however, we trust that the content and material that Dr. Shelke shared was very much worth the time spent with our members.

A look ahead to our February ASQ Presents, has two of our Section Leadership Committee members, Chad Wittkopp & Tom Waite speaking to us on the “Love of Ethics”. As this is a Valentine’s Day special event, expect some additional fun for those who brave the options and choose to join us with their sweetheart as we encourage you to bring your spouse or significant other!

We look forward to seeing you 5:30 PM on Thursday, February 14th at the Bluff Conference Center located at 2035 28th Street in Grand Rapids as we enjoy networking and more excellent knowledge brought to you from the bottom of our Heart (yes, this pun is intended!).

If you are interested in getting involved with the Section Leadership committee; please make sure to reach out – speak directly to any member of the Section Leadership Committee for more details as to how and know that we typically meet the Thursday after our ASQ Presents event.  


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.)