ECA Industry Update
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*
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. 
NECA Safety Summit
October 27 - 29, 2020
The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. NECA will also showcase new presentations based on current trends along with important regulatory and code updates. Member Stipend: ECA Chicago will pay for two representatives per Member Company to attend. 
Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago to host virtual "RUN to REBUILD" Fundraiser
October 16-23, 2020

Join the Powering Chicago team - you can still participate this week!
This virtual event can be run, walked, or biked any time between October 16 and October 23. Participants complete the distance however they like within the 7-day time period and submit their results. A virtual “Finish Line” event will be held on Saturday, October 24 to celebrate all who participated!
Check Out Top Golf's newest facility in Schaumburg with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago on November 12th, 2020
The new Schaumburg venue is a new prototype, located along Interstate 90 at Meacham Road. The planned three-level venue features 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, a full-service restaurant and three bars, 250 high-definition flat-screen TVs, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor patio and 3,000 square feet of private event space. Learn more .......
NECA 2020 LIVE: On-Demand Content for Education and General Sessions
We hope that you enjoyed NECA 2020 LIVE! The Convention webinars available until November 15th as well as the virtual exhibit hall. Please click on the link below for a wrap-up of the Convention!
October Employee Assistance Program News & Webinars
Visit ECA's website to learn about the new programs and services offered by ERS, now a division of AllOne Health. These services are free to ECA members, their employees, and their families. This month's employee newsletter features the following topics:
·   SmartMom App Helps Single Parents
·   Using Anti-Anxiety Medications?
·   Breast Cancer Awareness and Alcohol Use 
·   Protect Against IP Address Hacking
Early last month, President Trump signed an executive order directing the secretary of the treasury to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of a certain portion of social security taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has issued guidance implementing the president’s order. However, Notice 2020-26 still leaves employers responsible for collecting the tax from employees and for interest and penalties if the employers are unable to collect the tax after the deferral period.

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:

Please click on the link below for an EIT notice on the Temporary Benefit Changes Update due to the impact of the coronavirus.  
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 18, 2020
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL