ECA Industry Update
As the presenting sponsor for the City of Chicago’s Christmas Tree in Millennium Park, we know well the potential of a stunning holiday lights display to brighten the spirits of all who see it. That’s why this holiday season, Powering Chicago launched a campaign asking for Chicagoans to submit photos of their own holiday lights displays that we’ll be sharing with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) throughout the month of December to brighten the holiday season for families with hospitalized children. Learn more.......
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US Shelter-In-Place / Reopening Tracker Update.
Baker & McKenzie is pleased to make available their updated US Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker, which identifies the relevant state-wide shelter-in-place orders and their related expiration dates as well as the state-wide reopening plans, and whether local (county/municipal) orders also apply, in each of the 50 United States and Washington, DC.
NECA's Josh Bone talks about
Key Performance Indicator's (KPI's) with David Meade
NECA Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Initiative 
The construction industry is changing and the value of good data is invaluable. NECA has entered a strategic alliance with GoCanvas to meet NECA contractor's data tracking needs and ultimately help mitigate risk. Check out the video below to learn about what the KPI Initiative has to offer and fill out the form linked below to get started!
CSC / ASA Construction Expo. & Safety Conference
-March 2 - 3, 2021
The Construction Expo & Safety Conference, co-hosted by the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates of Chicago (ASA Chicago) and the Construction Safety Council, is going VIRTUAL in 2021 (March 2 – 3)! While presented in a new format, these two days will serve construction industry professionals by providing valuable opportunities for business-to-business commerce, safety education, and professional networking. Register now as an Attendee or Exhibitor or Sponsor. Click here for details.
CBC Merit Awards
-Entry Deadline is 1/15/21
The Chicago Building Conference (CBC) has opened up their Merit Awards application process for 2021 for both CBC members and non-CBC members. The CBC 2021 Merit Awards competition recognizes the most outstanding construction projects from the past three years in the Chicagoland area. Entry deadline is January 21, 2021. Project Details deadline is February 9, 2021 (projects must be completed by December 31, 2020. 
SAVE THE DATES for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule!
Please click on the link below for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule. Please Save the Dates, as we finalize the speakers, formats and locations of the meetings. Thank you for your support of ECA programs.
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:

NECA Safety Task Force needs your assistance!
The NECA Safety Task Force is in the process of publishing a new NECA Safety Guidebook. To help the Task Force decide on what topic should be produced next, in conjunction with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, we're asking our Chapter members for feedback by completing a brief online survey via Survey Monkey.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to forward this survey to your safety representative(s) for their participation as well.  Your input is greatly appreciated.  
NECA Learning Center: Upcoming Programs

Please click on the link below for the current listing of available NECA webinars / Virtual Classroom programs.
NECA 2020 LIVE: On-Demand Content for Education and General Sessions
Extended to 12/31/2020!
We hope that you enjoyed NECA 2020 LIVE! The Convention webinars are available until December 31st, as well as the virtual exhibit hall. Please click on the link below for a wrap-up of the Convention!
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.