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ECA News & Events Update

In order to ensure room availability,

please Register no later than April 28, 2023.

ECA 51st Annual Spring Conference - June 7 - 8, 2023 - Registration is Open!

June 7 - 8, 2023

The Abbey Resort

269 Fontana Blvd.

Fontana, WI 53125

Membership Golf Outing at the Abbey Springs Golf Course.

1 Country Club Drive

Fontana, WI 53125

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference will be held on June 7 - 8, 2023 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. The Abbey Resort is ninety acres of unending lakeside experiences, as it is the only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva, The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin offers unique activities from lakeside dining to make and take events, along with resort amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, family activities, live music, and of course, their full-service Avani Spa. We’re sure that this is reason enough to attend this Conference. 

The Membership Golf Outing is at Abbey Springs on Wednesday morning with an 11:00 am Shotgun Start. Wednesday night’s reception/dinner meeting will provide you with the latest information regarding industry events. The Thursday morning Business Session is being defined. This conference is a great opportunity to catch up with what’s going on in this constantly changing industry.


The tentative schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, June 7, 2023


Golf Outing - Shotgun Start

11:00 A.M. -

Abbey Springs Golf Course

1 Country Club Dr, Fontana, WI 53125

(262) 275-6113


Hotel Registration 

Abbey Resort - 269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI 53125

(262) 275-9000

4:00 P.M.



7:00 P.M. - Abbey Resort

Harbor Patio


Membership Dinner Meeting

7:45 P.M. - Abbey Resort

Sand Bar


Thursday, June 8, 2023



8:30 A.M. - Abbey Resort

Wisconsin Ballroom


Business Session:

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. - Abbey Resort

Wisconsin Ballroom


Hotel Checkout

11:00 A.M.


ECA Regular Membership Meeting -

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

"Economic & Market Outlook"

Please join us for the ECA Regular Membership Meeting.

This luncheon event is scheduled as follows:

ECA Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Union League Club of Chicago

65 W. Jackson

Chicago, IL

(312) 427-7800

Registration / Networking: 5:30 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Business Session / Presentation: 7:00 pm

Event Concludes: 8:30 pm

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) May Membership Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The session will feature Industry updates, as well as a presentation from Mike Carroll, Director Business Development at Graybar. He will give an Economic and Market Outlook , as well as examine the project spending and segment trends in construction and illuminate some product category trends and supply chain challenges.

We do hope that you'll join us for this opportunity to meet and network with your peers in the industry! You can register on the ECA website / link or give the office a call at: (708) 531-0022.

Mike Carroll,

Director Business Development at Graybar

Mike is a 28-year veteran of the electrical industry, working from the Electrical Distributor side of the business.

In leading various management roles and running small, medium, and large P&L's, Mike has managed teams of 15-150 employees across the U.S. Most of these roles were existing teams that were underperforming and needed help.

During his career, Mike has worked very closely with NECA and EC’s across the country and has a solid base for understanding the challenges faced.

Share Your Safety News Here

Powering Chicago & National Safety Week Participation -

May 1 - 5, 2023

POWERING CHICAGO wants to recognize your commitment to construction safety! In honor of National Stand Down for Construction Safety Week (May 1st - 5th, 2023) Powering Chicago will be showcasing Members' efforts to keep our industry safe on the jobsite.


Please share your Construction Safety week news with Powering Chicago, and they will share with their City wide audience on the Powering Chicago website and social media channels throughout the month of May.


Email your Company safety news, activities, meetings and photos or corresponding information to Carrie Spaeth at Powering Chicago.

Email: cspaeth@poweringchicago.com

ECA / NECA Safety Forum

-- “Fall Protection & Prevention for the Electrical Worker” --

NECA Safety Meeting App Update

Friday, April 28, 2023 

You are invited to attend a Joint Safety Forum hosted by the Safety Committee's of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter of NECA , as well as by PowerForward DuPage. The Forum is to focus on "Fall Protection and Prevention for the Electrical Worker" and a NECA Safety Meeting App update.


There is no cost to attend this event, but advance registration is required. This program is complimentary to ECA members..


To register, please click on the link below.

You need to use the COMP CODE: ECA MEMBER when registering (ECA MEMBER is all uppercase).


You can also visit the ECA website at: www.ecachicago.com (Event Calendar area) and register on-line for this complimentary program. 


Please contact the ECA at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you, there!



8:00AM - Dave Carl, President of Safety Meeting App will give a 30-minute presentation on the Safety Meeting App founded in 2012 when most companies were still completing safety meetings by pen and paper. The Safety Meeting App has been partnering with NECA Chapters since 2014 and has over 1,400 safety topics including Lockout Tagout, Energized Electrical Work Permit and Shock and Arc-Flash Risk Assessment. It is an OSHA-compliant safety tool for documenting safety meetings, completing checklists and logging accidents.


8:30AM – The Construction Safety Council will deliver an informative 2-hour presentation that addresses workplace hazards presented by ladders, overhead platforms, scaffolding, and holes in floors, walls, and ceilings.


Our presenter, Timothy E. Janis, MBA, CHST is a safety professional with 30 years of experience in the construction industry. As a trainer for the Construction Safety Council, he supports employers and employees by developing and delivering safety training programs that reduce the incidence of occupational injuries. He is a subject matter expert on local and federal regulations, as well as field-based best practices. 


Pictured above is Jim Johannemann,

NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" - May 8 - 10, 2023

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee workshop called, "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" is being conducted by Jim Johannemann, NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member, and the program will be held on Monday through Wednesday, May 8 - 10, 2023 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. (all three days) at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523, (630) 568-1234. Breakfast and lunch are to be provided.



ECA 2023 Membership Meetings - Educational & Special Events Programming

Please click on the link for a listing of upcoming programs sponsored by the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research & Education Committee, as well as National NECA events, Chapter programs. Registration links provided in pdf.


Various Event Stipends

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Executive Committee recently approved a number of educational stipends for various events throughout 2023. Please click on the link for the current listing. The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the applicable Conference.


After you have registered for the applicable event, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at registration@ecachicago.com.  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information should you need any assistance after registering.


CBC Merit Awards Event

Thursday, May 11, 2023

5:30 - 9:00 pm

Morgan Manufacturing

401 North Morgan Street

Chicago, IL 60642

There are a limited number (4) of VIP Seating pods available and they are on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets (include cocktails and reception-style banquet):

CBC Member – $250 (Reserved Table of 10 - $2,500)

Non-Member – $300 (Reserved Table of 10 - $3000)


ECA Chicago's DEI Workshop Series Continues on

May 16, 2023!

  Who Should Attend? Company Executives, Senior leadership, Division Managers, and anyone leading a team within your Company



Tuesday, May 16, 2023

3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop

5:00 - 6:00pm - Happy Hour and

continued discussion on learning outcomes

in relaxed environment.




2715 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webinars & Member News
EAP solutions are available via on demand telephonic support and through video counseling, mobile app, work/life web portal and chat functionality.

ECA Members may log-in to the interactive work/life web portal for information on a variety of topics. Webinars are available at any time of day and our mobile app allows employees to access services such as counseling and work life resources right from the palm of their hand.


April 26, 2023

IMSCA Lobby Day

Springfield, IL

April 27, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 4

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

May 8 - 10, 2023

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

May 10, 2023

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Union League Club of Chicago

Chicago, IL

May 16, 2023

ECA DEI Committee Program

Session 4

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL 

May 21 - 23, 2023

NECA Business Development Conference

Nashville, TN

May 21 - 23, 2023

NECA DEI & B Conference

Nashville, IL

May 24 - 26, 2023

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

Nashville, TN

May 31, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 5

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

June 7 - 8, 2023

ECA 51st Annual Spring Conference

Abbey Resort

Fontana, WI

June 13 - 16, 2023

NECA Academy of Electrical Contracting

Cape Neddick, ME

June 26 - 28, 2023


Denver, CO

June 28 - 29, 2023

NECA Service & Maintenance Conference

Denver, CO

July 17 - 19, 2023

ELECTRI Council Meeting

Kohler, WI

July 27, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 6

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL