ECA News & Events Update
NECA Government Affairs Announces PPP Program Updates / NECA Needs Your Assistance!
The Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Treasury (DOT) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made two major announcements related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

2021 ECA
Meeting Calendar
Please click on the link below for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule.
Check Out NECA's December Safety Minute
NECA Learning Center:
Upcoming Programs

There is also a 25% off promotion for the “Lean Construction in Electrical Contracting Virtual Classroom.” This Virtual Classroom event is scheduled for 12:00 -3:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The coupon code is “Lean25” The class is taught by Mark Federle.
Coupon Code: “Lean25”

NECA has also opened more Basic Estimating programs. Classes will run December 3-18 and January 5-22 with morning and afternoon sessions.  Space is limited so act fast! The December morning class is nearly full but there are several spots in the afternoon class.

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Must Be Completed by December 31, 2020!
As you are aware, Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter. Please click on the link below for more information.
In case you missed it, check out Powering Chicago's lighting of the City's 107th annual Christmas tree and a behind the scenes look at All Tech Energy's hard work to make this year's tree spectacular!
Watch the City of Chicago's Holiday Program featuring ECA President, Rick Jamerson and POWERING CHICAGO
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. 
CSC / ASA Construction Expo. & Safety Conference (Virtual)
-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 Safety Task Force needs your assistance!
The NECA Safety Task Force is in the process of publishing a new NECA Safety Guidebook. To help the Task Force decide on what topic should be produced next, in conjunction with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, we're asking our Chapter members for feedback by completing a brief online survey via Survey Monkey.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to forward this survey to your safety representative(s) for their participation as well.  Your input is greatly appreciated.  
NECA 2020 LIVE: On-Demand Content for Education and
General Sessions

Watch this video to learn how to access education, general sessions and more from NECA 2020 LIVE (Until December 31!).
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): News & Resources
Free Services for ECA Members, Employees and their Families
The ECA "Employee Assistance Program" is a free service for employee's of ECA Member companies. The Employee Assistance Program offers Total Well-Being solutions to help leaders, managers, and employees grow professionally and personally.
COVID-19 Resources for ECA members:
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.