ECA Industry Update
What Organizations Can Do To Support Minority Mental Health
Thursday, July 8th | 12:00pm-12:45pm EDT
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – a month designated to increase public awareness of mental illness among minorities. This session will look at the history of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, present challenges minorities experience in relation to mental health, and provide practical solutions to decrease the impact and frequency of mental health issues within minority communities. 

ERS Webinars are free to all ECA Members and their Employees.
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 NECPAC 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!
ECA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Series offers Summer Activities for Electrical Contractors
Please CLICK HERE for the July 5th Week of 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!
2021 Leadership Conference - Registration ends July 23rd

Featuring Dynamic Speakers, Tour of the Milwaukee Tool Innovation Center,
Overnight Accommodations in Milwaukee’ s Historic 3rd Ward at The Journeyman Hotel, Rooftop Social Event, and More!

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.

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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".

NECA Convention & Trade Show
October 9 - 12, 2021
Registration Opens July 14, 2021!
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 opens on July 14, 2021! More information can be found at:
CISCO Annual Luncheon
July 16, 2021
The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) is a labor-management group representing numerous unions and trade associations throughout the Northeastern Illinois area. The ECA is an active member of CISCO. Registration is now open for CISCO's Annual Luncheon scheduled for July 16, 2021 at the IBEW Local 134 Hall in Chicago. The main speaker for the event is City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
IMSCA June 2021 SubStance Magazine Issue
Please click on the link for the Summer 2021 Issue of SubStance Magazine brought to you by the Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA).  

In this issue you will find a message from IMSCA President, Chad Fricke highlighting the importance of adapting to ongoing challenges we are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, IMSCA General Counsel Jim Rohlfing discusses ways contractors can combat material supply disruptions and cost escalation. Also included in this issue is an article outlining a new Illinois law, the Employee Background Fairness Act, which significantly restricts employers' ability to use criminal conviction information in employment decisions. We hope you find this issue useful and informative. Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and colleagues. 

If you have questions about this information or if you would like to contribute an article for upcoming issues, please feel free to contact IMSCA staff by calling 217-523-4361 or by email [email protected]
"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.
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 (7/6/2021)
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 2021 National Award Winners, the 2021 Construction Technology Survey, Virtual Classrooms availability, a NECA Video update, among other articles.
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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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