ECA Industry Update
Cook County Disparity Study
Public Informational Webinar - November 9, 2020
Cook County is conducting a Disparity Study of its Minority- and Women-Owned Business enterprise (“M/WBE”) program. A public information webinar scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:00 will introduce the study team, present the study elements and methodology, describe the study process, and outline how stakeholders and business owners can participate. Please join the webinar to learn about this important project and how you can participate. 
Pictured above is Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). 
ECA Membership Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at
1:00 pm
Please join us for our November Membership Meeting! The program will feature industry updates, and guest presentation from Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Virtual Session at 1:00 PM*
KPIs: How do Electrical Contractors Measure Success Specifically for NECA Contractors, ask your questions on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 
at 1 PM CST
INTRODUCING: NECA Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Initiative 
NECA has entered a strategic alliance with GoCanvas to meet NECA contractor's data tracking needs and ultimately help mitigate risk. Through the GoCanvas and NECA Strategic Alliance, NECA members can streamline their day-to-day operations and focus on what they do best.

NECA is hosting a free webinar, allowing attendees the opportunity to engage with GoCanvas and the NECA Innovation Team

Young Professionals Event Postponed
We are very sorry to announce that due to COVID-19, and the new restrictions on events in suburban Cook County, the Young Professionals event at Top Golf will be rescheduled to the spring of 2021.
NECA 2020 LIVE: On-Demand Content for Education and General Sessions
We hope that you enjoyed NECA 2020 LIVE! The Convention webinars are available until November 15th, as well as the virtual exhibit hall. Please click on the link below for a wrap-up of the Convention!
October Employee Assistance Program News & Webinars
Visit ECA's website to learn about the new programs and services offered by ERS, now a division of AllOne Health. These services are free to ECA members, their employees, and their families. This month's employee newsletter features the following topics:
·   SmartMom App Helps Single Parents
·   Using Anti-Anxiety Medications?
·   Breast Cancer Awareness and Alcohol Use 
·   Protect Against IP Address Hacking
CISCO Scholarships & Project of the Year Award
CISCO is kicking off its 16th year of accepting applications for some of the best construction projects of the past 18 months. (June 2019 – December 2020).

The award gives general contractors, owners, engineers and architects a chance to submit projects in six different categories that include the areas of new construction, renovation/ rehabilitation, residential construction and infrastructure. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. To download the application form, click here

CISCO Scholarship information is also available on the CISC website at: For more information on the Awards and the Scholarships, contact Gary Karafiat, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at 630.472.9411 or via email:

Stay up to date on the latest changes for our Industry including news releases, legislation and Government mandates, workplace safety and preparation guidelines, OSHA alerts, and more that affect electrical contractors in Chicago and Cook County.
Save the Dates

November 11, 2020
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL