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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 – January 2019

“It is your decisions and not your conditions that determine your destiny.”

– Tony Robbins

Hello to all Grand Rapids Section 1001 members; Happy New Year to you all from your Section Leadership Committee. With the new year will come new opportunities for networking and learning with your fellow ASQ members.  

We kick off the new year with an excellent topic geared up to bring us a better understanding of "Clean label trends" presented by Dr. Kantha Shelke. 

Thanks to all that attended our December event, was an excellent discussion from a local celebrity Jason Kakabaker.  We learned about the quality processes engaged to bring Grand Rapids some of the best cupcakes as seen on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars.  We had a delicious time!  We wanted to extend a huge thank you to all who supported the coat, hat and gloves drive where we collected gifts of warmth to share with Buist Community Assistance Center in Byron Center, MI.

We look forward to seeing you on January 10 at our next ASQ Presents.  2019 promises to be a great year together!

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.)