ECA Industry Update
Powering Chicago Contractor Directory: All Local 134 Signatory Contractors - Your Response Requested by November 6th!
Did you know that Powering Chicago's "Find a Contractor" Search Directory online has received 14,000 visitors this year? We need every Signatory Contractor to update their listing by Friday, November 6th.
November 2020: NECA Safety Tip
Practice Safety At Home and on the Job
Cook County Disparity Study
Public Informational Webinar - November 9, 2020
Cook County is conducting a Disparity Study of its Minority- and Women-Owned Business enterprise (“M/WBE”) program. A public information webinar scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:00 will introduce the study team, present the study elements and methodology, describe the study process, and outline how stakeholders and business owners can participate. Please join the webinar to learn about this important project and how you can participate. 
2020 Election Update with NECA Government Affairs Webinar - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:00 PM CST
NECA’s government affairs team will provide an overview of the 2020 election results and their impact going forward, along with an analysis of NECAPAC’s investments in candidates this election cycle. The team will examine the outlook of NECA’s policy priorities in the upcoming lame duck session and 117th Congress.

Pictured above is Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). 
ECA Membership Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at
1:00 pm
Please join us for our November Membership Meeting! The program will feature industry updates, and guest presentation from Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Virtual Session at 1:00 PM*
Powering Chicago lights up Chicago's 107th Annual Christmas Tree
On Thursday, November 19, weather permitting, the City of Chicago’s official Christmas tree will be unveiled in Millennium Park near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street. 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.

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!
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:

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.
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November 11, 2020
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL