ECA Industry Update
ELECTRI Meeting (7/12 - 7/13/2021)
The ELECTRI Council meeting that was held July 12 – 13, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah was an outstanding success. The primary focus of the two-day event was to choose the recipients of the Early Career Awards. Updates were heard from ELECTRI Task Force Leaders and previous grant recipients. The schedule was also filled with industry experts and a tour was given of a local electric facility, which included a portion of the tour on prefabrication. Please click on the link for a re-cap of the program.
Best Learning Opportunity for Young Professionals in your Company!

All ECA Members are invited to participate in the Young Professionals Leadership Conference. This conference is designed to educate anyone in your company that is in a management role, or may move into a leadership position in the future. The average age range of attendees is 25-45 years old, or anyone new to the electrical industry.

Conference Activities:
Milwaukee Tool Innovation Center Tour and Experience
Networking and Social Event at the Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee
Activities to build communication skills, teamwork, and leadership attributes

Education Program Topics:

Adaptive Leadership Skills

Leadership Innovation: Keeping the "Line" of Communication

Creative Catalysts to Build the Future - Communication and Teambuilding Exercise

Project Management Round Table:
Construction Technology Best Practices and New Tools

Leveraging Innovation for the Future of your Company

Don't miss the ECA Golf Outing at Olympia Fields Country Club!
Monday, August 23, 2021
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present a special event called, “ECA NECAPAC Golf Outing.” This is an opportunity for Chapter members to not only participate in a golf outing which includes lunch, food and beverages on the course, cocktails and reception, networking and fun giveaways; but, an opportunity to contribute to the NECAPAC!
Rum punch cocktail and sunglasses at tropical beach.
Join us at ECA's Summer Social Event: August 13th at Theater on the Lake, Chicago
Members and their spouse or guest are invited to join us at 2021 Summer Beach Bash!

Friday, August 13th: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Theater on the Lake, Chicago

This year's summer social event, at Theater on the Lake in Chicago, will feature plenty of epicurean cuisine, boat drinks, a pig roast, lawn games (bocce ball and bags), and musical entertainment island style by the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band "Gone 2 Paradise".

This event is open to ECA Members and their Office Employees. Please Contact Us with Questions.

NECA 2021: Nashville
Convention Registration now open!
NECA Convention & Trade Show in Nashville
October 9 - 12, 2021
Registration is Now Open!
The NECA Show will prepare you for the future of the electrical construction industry. You’ll find a wide range of educational opportunities on the trade show floor with sessions on everything from leadership to growing your business to the latest innovations. Learn from the experts, see and touch the newest products and services and plan for tomorrow. This is the place to learn how electrical professional’s work is changing. The Convention is available in a hybrid format so you can get the best of Nashville live and "in person" AND ensure you don’t miss anything by catching up virtually. Registration opened on July 14, 2021! More information and registration can be found at:, as well as the link below.
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"How to Prepare for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19" Seminar -- 7/27/2022 - DATE CHANGE!
You are invited to a “Trio of Subject Matter Experts” Webinar!
"How to Prepare for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19!
Our Approach to Educating and Preparing you to Make your Workplace Safe."
Limited Seats Reserved for Presidents, Owners, CFO’s, and People Officers--Invitation only, please
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM / Post Session Networking until 1 PM
Featured Speakers
Cindi Elstien | Bill Heffernan | Gina Ruffin 
Please click the link below for more information / Registration.
ECA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Series offers Summer Activities for Electrical Contractors
Please CLICK HERE for the summer DEI training activities for you and your team! These activities can be done in small group sessions, over lunch, a staff meeting or toolbox talk. They are focused as a follow-up to the first DEI Training Session held in May.

In case you missed it, just log-in to the ECA website and you can watch the DEI Session 1 online here.

Summer activities will be added to this page of class resources each week in July!
NECA is proud to be working with JBKnowledge on the 10th Edition of the Construction Technology Survey. Take the survey and get the full results to learn the top construction tech trends in 2021.
NECA Education Updates /
NECA This Week (7/19/2021)
Please click on the "NECA Education" link for the most recent updates regarding available professional development programming from NECA.

Please click on the "NECA This Week" link for updates concerning: the NECA Convention, among other articles.
CSC Updates (7/15/2021)
Please click on the "CSC Update" link for the latest information from the Construction Safety Council (CSC), including information concerning "Safe & Sound" Week - August 9 - 15, 2021.
IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2021
The Illinois Mechanical Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is now holding the IMSCA-PAC Raffle for 2021! IMSCA is the lobbying group the ECA utilizes in regard to Illinois General Assembly issues.
The winning tickets will be drawn on September 10, 2021. You do not need to be present to win. Under State Law, IMSCA-PAC can accept both corporate and personal checks.
If you have additional questions regarding the IMSCA-PAC, please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton at [email protected] or (217) 523-4361.
Your support is appreciated. 
NECA Safety Leadership Summit
Save the Dates!
NECA Safety Leadership Summit is scheduled for
November 1 - 3, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.
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In Case you Missed It...
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Webinar recordings available online for ECA Members!
If you missed a meeting or webinar by ECA, you can now log-in to the website and view the program you missed. Many recordings are now available, and more will be added daily from webinars held over the past year. Go to and under the "Industry Resources" pull down menu, select "Member Education and Webinar Recordings". You will be prompted to log-in, and then you are free to browse webinar recordings you may have missed. Please contact ECA with questions (708)531-0022.
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.

Theater on the Lake
Friday, August 13, 2021
August 23, 2021
Olympia Fields Country Club
August 26-27, 2021
The Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
(In conjunction with Electric Association Annual Conference)
September 14, 2021
Presented by Alex Willis, Leadership Surge
Zoom Webinar - 1:00-2:00PM
September 15, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
September 30, 2021
"Workers Comp Issues / Work after COVID"
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
October 9 - 12, 2021
Nashville, TN