April Workshop – Thursday April 17, 2014

Ensuring the Future of Your Business Through Business Continuity Planning (BCP) 

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is “planning which identifies the organization’s exposure to internal and external threats and synthesizes hard and soft assets to provide effective prevention and recovery for the organization.”

Recent incidents like the earthquakes, terrorist attacks and other natural disasters have made many companies realize their business world is at risk every day. Customers are demanding that their suppliers maintain the ability to provide products and services in the event of a disaster. Some customers even require that a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) be submitted and maintained by their key suppliers.

Please join the ASQ Boston Section for a workshop where Jim Saropoulos, President of Exolytic Inc, will provide an overview of how organizations can use ISO 27001 to implement an effective Business Continuity Plan.  Jim is a past Chair of the ASQ Boston Section and has extensive work experience in multiple regulated environments.

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 Embassy Suites, 500 Winter Street, Waltham
6:15pm Registration
6:45pm Networking and Dinner
7:30pm Presentation
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ASQ Boston George F. Mason Scholarship Program 2014

General Information

The Boston Section of the American Society for Quality has established a scholarship program to:

  • promote education in Quality
  • encourage consideration of the Quality profession as a career
  • apply quality principles/ concepts to their chosen field of study

The scholarship is an award of $5,000 to be used in a course of study in any undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Click here for full details of the program.


Application Forms

First, review all details of the program. Then download the form: George F. Mason Scholarship Program or contact the Scholarship Committee Chairperson at: scholarshipchair@asqboston.org.

All completed applications must be received by the Chairperson of the Boston Section Scholarship Committee no later than June 1 of each year to be considered for the fall semester of that year. The decision will be made by July 1 and the successful applicant will be notified by the Chairman of the Boston Section by end of July.

Mail the completed form to:
Scholarship Chairperson, ASQ Boston
215 Centre Street, Unit 6
Quincy, MA 02169
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Annual Financial Audit

The Annual Financial Audit for the section was conducted on February 8th, 2014. The audit team consisted of all leadership team members with Stephanie Long leading the team with Arnie Greenbaum and Alice Maina as auditors.

Others present during the audit included Falgun Patel, outgoing Treasurer, Maryse Constant, incoming Treasurer, Theresa McCarthy, outgoing Chair and Phil Lamory, incoming Chair.

The audit did not have any nonconformities and was considered by all the auditors to be a pass.

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BOSCON will not be held this year.  Planning for BOSCON 2015 has already begun and more information will come soon.

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