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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 - July 2018

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”

- Samuel Johnson

Greetings fellow ASQ Grand Rapids Section 1001 members! I trust that your summer has kicked off to be great and full of opportunities to enjoy the amazing weather!

Although we take a break from our member meetings; know that your Section Leadership Team has been diligently working to come up with some exciting events for the upcoming calendar of ASQ Presents.

We are kicking off our new season of member meetings with September scheduled as our member appreciation event - Mark Rusco will be our keynote speaker. The Section Leadership Committee will be further enhancing your experience during this event with giveaways and discounted dinner rate as our way of saying thank you for your membership and participation. Our desire is to make our members know that we appreciate you being a part of our section and that we are here to continue bringing valuable experiences as a member.

Please be on the look-out for program flier set to come to your mailing address mid-August to give you a snapshot of what to expect for ASQ Presents events for the 2018-2019 program year. The information will be posted on our website at www.asq1001.org and you will see reminders come to the email you are registered with on the ASQ national website at www.asq.org (please take a moment to verify your mailing and email addresses are accurate and updated).  

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.)