ECA Industry Update
Powering Chicago commercial to air during the Bears Postgame Live, this Sunday following the Bears vs. Saints Wildcard game!
Bears Postgame Live airs on WFLD and WPWR following the game.

NECA/MCAA/SMACNA Issue White Paper to Help Determine Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Related to COVID-19 and Other Impacts
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) have aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort to bring to you and the construction industry the white paper below, "Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies".
2021 ECA Membership Meeting Calendar / Educational Programs Schedule
Please click on the links for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule and the ECA Educational Program Schedule.

POWERING CHICAGO is sponsoring and speaking at the the Illinois Real Estate Journal's 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference.

Featuring an Economic Forecast, State of the Market panel discussion and more.
January 7th, 2020 - 8am - 1pm
Join Powering Chicago at the BISNOW Chicago 2021 Economic & Political Outlook Digital Summit!

Road To Recovery & Joe Biden's Playbook
January 14, 2021 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
CBC Merit Awards
-Entry Deadline is 1/15/21
The Chicago Building Conference (CBC) has opened up their Merit Awards application process for 2021 for both CBC members and non-CBC members. The CBC 2021 Merit Awards competition recognizes the most outstanding construction projects from the past three years in the Chicagoland area. Entry deadline is January 21, 2021. Project Details deadline is February 9, 2021 (projects must be completed by December 31, 2020. 
CISCO Scholarships
CISCO Scholarship information is available on the CISCO website at: Application materials are due by February 19, 2021! For more information on the Awards and the Scholarships, contact Gary Karafiat, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at 630.472.9411 or via email:
CSC / ASA Construction Expo. & Safety Conference
-March 2 - 3, 2021
The Construction Expo & Safety Conference, co-hosted by the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates of Chicago (ASA Chicago) and the Construction Safety Council, is going VIRTUAL in 2021 (March 2 – 3)! While presented in a new format, these two days will serve construction industry professionals by providing valuable opportunities for business-to-business commerce, safety education, and professional networking. Register now as an Attendee or Exhibitor or Sponsor. Click here for details.
NECA Learning Center: Upcoming Programs
Please click on the links below for the current listing of available NECA webinars / Virtual Classroom programs.
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.

January 13, 2021
Alex Willis, Leadership Surge
"Fire Your Accountant"
January 20, 2021
Dave O'Brien, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick Inc.
(Only 48 spots available)
"How to Use LinkedIn for Business Development and Marketing"
January 27, 2021
Eileen Rochford, CEO, The Harbinger Group
IDOL Certified Transcript of Payroll Portal
-- Proper Implementation / Ease of Use--
February 4, 2021
IDOL Webinar
February 10, 2021
KPI - Key Performance Indicators:
Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators
February 18, 2021
Maxim Consulting Group
Inequitable Payment Practices
February 24, 2021
Maxim Consulting Group
March 17, 2021
ERS-EAP, Equifax, NECA Safety App, e-Safetyline