ECA Industry Update
NECA PLC Video / Peer Group Initiative
Please click on the links for the "Peer Group Initiative" and "The Benefits of Joining the NECA PLC" link.

The PLC link also includes information concerning the most recent Government Affairs updates and participation with the NECA Convention.
NECA 2021: Nashville
Convention Registration remains open!
NECA Convention & Trade Show in Nashville
October 9 - 12, 2021
Please be aware that MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021 was the FINAL DAY for NECA members to book rooms within their designated Chapter room blocks! The Chicago Chapter rooming block is with the Westin Nashville Hotel. If you did not register on or before August 23, 2021, we do not know what rooms/hotels will be available.
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.


Our second quarterly webinar looks at trust, respect and tackling bias. This workshop will take on implicit and unconscious bias by outlining a practical organizational framework that helps participants on their journey "beyond bias." By participating in this training, you will:
● Understand the various biases that people exhibit
● Explore social identities and how those interact with bias
● Learn how to go beyond simple awareness of unconscious bias and discover specific actions to break the habit of biases and their negative consequences
● Leverage talent and cultivate equity, diversity and inclusion in a diverse and global workforce
● Create an individual plan of action to overcome their specific bias challenges and contribute to a culture of greater authenticity and psychological safety at your organization

Course will be held at the IBEW NECA Technical Institute in Alsip on September 28th from 8am to 4pm.

Information and registration will open next week at
SAVE THE DATE: EVITP Informational Course - September 28th at INTECH
ECA Chicago is hosting a one-day course for all Office Employees - Non-Bargained Employees, that may include Project Managers, Project Engineers, Estimators, Superintendents, or Management who need to learn more about the requirements for EV Charging Infrastructure Projects. 

This is an informational class only, not the EVITP Certification course.

This class will help educate Electrical Contractors’, so they feel confident in bidding and installing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. President Biden’s Infrastructure Spending Plan calls for 500,000 new EV Charging Stations across the Midwest, and this course will prepare you to go out and get this work!
We have condensed the 18-hour EVITP Certification course into a one day (8 hour) Informational course that will touch on the following content, so the Contractor has a general understanding of what an EV Charging Infrastructure Project will entail.

NECA Education Updates /
NECA This Week (8/23/2021)
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.
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 or (217) 523-4361.
Your support is appreciated. 
NECA Government Affairs Update (8/13/2021)
Please click on the link for a NECA Government Affairs update (8/13/2021). Highlights include the following:
(Promoting Opportunities in Skilled Trades) 
CSC Updates (8/18/2021)
Please click on the "CSC Update" link for the latest information from the Construction Safety Council (CSC).
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.

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
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

October 5, 2021
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

October 9 - 12, 2021
Nashville, TN

October 14, 2021
Carlisle Banquets
Lombard, IL

October 20, 2021 
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 9, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 10, 2021
Alsip, IL
This program will be open to all signatory contractors.
Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager is the guest speaker.