ECA Industry Update
Powering Chicago lights up Chicago's 107th Annual Christmas Tree - Tonight!
On Thursday, November 19, the City of Chicago’s official Christmas tree will be unveiled VIRTUALLY. Though the festivities this year will be different than in year’s past because of the pandemic, one thing is certain: the 107th official Christmas tree in the city’s history will look stunning thanks to Cook County’s unionized electrical industry.

Powering Chicago contractor All Tech Energy has been selected to light this year’s tree, and they have been hard at work stringing 4.7 miles of lights on this year's commemorative tree!
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.
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!
Beware of Phishing Emails Posing as "NECA" 
NECA has been notified of recent spam emails that appear to be from the NECA team, marketing list selling and purchasing of "NECA Attendees Databanks". We assure you that NECA is aware and is investigating these spam emails. NECA does not participate in the purchasing or selling of marketing lists. PLEASE DO NOT OPEN THESE EMAILS
Electric Association (EA)
Virtual Event
"Building a Healthier Future"
November 18 - 19, 2020
The Electric Association is holding a virtual, multiperspective presentation and panel event called, "Building a Healthier Future."

Various industry issues are to be discussed including Disinfectant Lighting. Please contact Ali Novinger, EA Executive Director at if you have any questions or concerns the panel participants should address regarding disinfectant lighting.

Please click on the links below for Registration, Information regarding the two-day event, Sponsorship opportunities.
DPS Update / Virtual Vendor Fair
Please click on the link below for the Chicago Department of Procurement Services recent update. The final DPS Virtual Vendor Fair is being held November 19, 2020.
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
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.