SacPEMA August General Meeting - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Synopsis: Building a Quality Culture in Your Organization

Managing and controlling quality is vital to an organization’s success, particularly for entities providing environmental measurement and assessment services.  The environmental services industry has made great strides in establishing systems to assure data quality and defensibility, including the implementation of quality standards such as the DoD/DOE Quality Systems Manual, quality assurance program plans, quality control requirements, and standard operating procedures.  However, quality work is ultimately dependent on employee adherence to established
procedures and requirements and every organization must find a balance between cost, quality, and speed of delivery.  This presentation will provide specific information, tools, and techniques that when implemented, have the potential to reduce your organization’s risk and increase quality,
productivity, and customer satisfaction through the development of a quality culture. 

Biography of Speaker: Anthony (Tony) Blake

Mr. Blake received a BS degree in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley and a MA degree in Management from JFK University.  He is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Manager of Quality and Organization Excellence. Mr. Blake has worked in the environmental services industry for over 35 years, first as an analytical chemist and project manager for commercial laboratories,
and for the last 25 years as a Project Chemist and QA Manager for consulting engineering firms. His core specialties include data quality objectives and project planning, field analytical chemistry for real time decision making, and Quality Management System development and implementation.

Date: Wedneday, August 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (registration/networking from 11:30 a.m. to noon)

Where: Firehouse Restaurant, 1112 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


  • Smoked Chicken Sandwich - smoked organic chicken, grilled apple slaw, brie cheese, crispy parsnips
  • Shaved Beef and Chopped Lobster Salad - sliced rib eye, maine lobster meat, watercress, butter lettuce, breadsticks, tomato, pickled red onion, sweet peppers, virgin oil-citrus vinaigrette
  • Local Pesto Pasta (vegetarian option) - daily pasta, local basil pesto, pine nuts, asiago cheese


  • Members - $25.00 + $0.90 cc fee
  • Non-Members - $35.00 + $1.10 cc fee
  • Walk-ins - $40.00


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Who We Are:

The Professional Environmental Marketing Association (PEMA) is an organization comprised of local and regional chapters whose membership is involved in business development, sales, marketing, and other related professional activities in the environmental field. The Sacramento California Chapter of PEMA operates in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area which includes Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties.

Sacramento PEMA was founded as a marketing and networking organization in 1995 as an affiliate of the Northern California Chapter of PEMA. Networking encourages formation of business relationships, development of business and teaming opportunities, and exchange of ideas. Sacramento PEMA recently broadened its scope to provide technical and regulatory information of interest to its members.