ECA Industry Update
Electric Association Annual Conference - 9/9/2021
Special Discounts / Complimentary Registrations for ECA members!
Three Complimentary Attendees per ECA Member Using Discount Code ECA2021FREE
$30 OFF Discount for Additional Attendees Using Code ECA30OFF
Click link for Attendee Registration:
For bulk registrations, contact
Diversity Training for Electrical Contractors: Webinar #2
September 14th: Zoom Webinar 1pm to 2pm
ECA Chicago recognizes that diversity strengthens our workforce, benefits our communities and makes our industry stronger and more competitive. 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

This is a free program for ECA Members and their Employees.
Free Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Informational Class for ECA Members
September 28th, 2021: 8am to 4pm

Location: IBEW NECA Technical Institute, Alsip
*Lunch will be provided.

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 (9/7/2021)
Please click on the "NECA Education" link for the most recent updates regarding available professional development programming from NECA.

Please click on the newly updated format of "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 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.

Early Bird rate closed on August 31st.
NECA Convention
COVID-19 Update
Given recent developments with coronavirus, NECA is committed to ensuring that their event will be conducted in full compliance with the local health guidelines. They are continuing to work with the City of Nashville, the convention center and hotels to ensure a safe environment, as it remains a fluid situation. As we get closer to our event, they will be sure to communicate with you our COVID-19 policy recommendations. In an effort to ensure everyone has an opportunity to experience NECA 2021 Nashville, NECA has added a virtual component for those who are unable to attend in person. To learn more, please visit
NECA Safety Leadership Summit
Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now Open!
NECA Safety Leadership Summit is scheduled for
November 1 - 3, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.
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NECA Government Affairs Update (8/27/2021)
Please click on the link for a NECA Government Affairs update (8/27/2021).
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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.

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 1 -3, 2021
Chicago, IL

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.