ECA Industry Update

NECA Project Excellence Awards

NECA has extended the deadline for the 2023 Project Excellence Awards applications. You now have more time to showcase your innovative projects and have them acknowledged on the prestigious stage at NECA 2023 Philly! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to shine a spotlight on your achievements. Submit your applications by Friday, July 14, and let your exceptional work be celebrated by industry professionals and experts.


NECA Convention & Trade Show - Philadelphia

September 29, 2023 - October 2, 2023


Registration for the NECA Convention & Trade Show has begun!  Room Reservation for the Chicago Chapter Block ends on August 1, 2023. It is based on availability. Please register, as soon as you can.  



Please visit to register for the NECA Convention/Accommodations. The Convention Center is located at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Those who register early (on or before August 1, 2023) will receive the “early” price of $1,725 for members and $1,100 for the member’s spouse / guest. Those who register beginning on August 2, 2023 will receive the "regular" NECA Convention registration fee of $1,975 per NECA member, and $1,300 for the member’s spouse / guest.


After you have registered, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information, should you need any assistance after registering. 


Hotel Reservations

The Hotel for the Chicago & Cook County Chapter is the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center located at 1 N 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The room type and rate that is available is the Standard Room (1 King Bed or Two Double Beds) at $505.00 Single / Double.


Convention Stipend

The ECA Executive Committee approved the stipend of the Registration Fee for up to two representatives and their guests from each ECA member firm that registers for the Convention. The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the Convention. The Executive Committee also approved an additional stipend of $1,000.00 per applicable attendee’s room block utilization for the NECA Convention & Trade Show to offset the room night cost increase with the Four Seasons Philadelphia Hotel.  



NECA Safety Professionals Institute

Designed for new safety professionals in the EC industry, this program provides participants with the “must know” topics for those responsible for keeping our workers safe. NECA recognizes that health and safety is a “Shared Responsibility” between employers and employees and provides this training for awareness and to help reduce incidents, injuries, and fatalities through an established Safety Management System, adaptable for all organizations. Applications for the NECA Safety Professionals Institute will be processed on a first-come basis and attendance is limited. The registration deadline for this program is August 1, 2023. If you have any questions about the program, contact



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NECA Government Affairs Update  (6/12/23) --

Please click the link for a recent update from NECA Government Affairs. 

If you have any questions regarding the update, please reach out to NECA Government Affairs to: Hadlea Bender, Specialist at: (713) 870-8619 / Jared Karbowsky, Director, Government Affairs, National Electrical Contractors Association at: 443-975-2932 

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Federal Government Funding Announcements / Regulations

Compiled by NECA Government Affairs:

Please click the link for the latest funding announcements and regulations the Federal Government has posted.

Click Here for Update - 7/11/23

ECA Stipends Available for a Number of Events!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Executive Committee recently approved a number of educational stipends for various events throughout 2023. Please click on the link for the current listing.

The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the Conference. After you have registered for the applicable event, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information, should you need any assistance after registering.





The Council Room panel reviewed the updated Change Order Guidelines and their importance. Attendees shared their process for pricing change orders more effectively and ways to communicate the update to many more contractors across the country. Click here to watch the Council Room session. Click here to download the full Updated Change Order Guidelines report.

ConTech and Coffee showed us the power of Microsoft Office 365 from a field perspective, exploring applications specifically tailored for electrical contracting professionals. Participants gained valuable insights into ways to significantly enhance communication, productivity, and streamline operations in the electrical contracting industry. Click here for the ConTech and Coffee link.  

One more thing… Our June ConTech and Coffee guest, Desmond Vincent (Shea Electric), offered ways to incorporate MS Forms and Power Automate into your daily workflow. His examples were for a JHA form and Daily Job Status Report, and displayed for either your PC or a mobile app. He also provided form templates for both, please click the links to download.

JHA Form Template       Daily Job Status Report

MEGA TRENDS = MAJOR IMPACT - As ELECTRI’s Executive Director, Josh Bone understands the sense of urgency that goes along with his leadership. He knows that an important mandate for ELECTRI International is to keep up with the mega trends that will have a major impact on the EC industry and to focus on the ELECTRI programs and projects that will be most valuable for the success of the industry. Click here for Josh Bone’s episode of Think Like A Leader.

ELECTRI International Quick Links


ELECTRI Meetings    ELECTRI Research    Council Room Sessions  Prefab 101 Videos     ConTech & Coffee/ITea & Coffee  Think Like A Leader   


July 17 - 19, 2023

ELECTRI Council Meeting

Kohler, WI

July 27, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 6

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

August 18, 2023

ECA Summer Event

Off-Shore Navy Pier

Chicago, IL

September 20, 2023

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Chicago Firehouse

Chicago, IL

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