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ECA News & Events Update

ECA Chicago's 2022 President's Party & Holiday Celebration is

Saturday, December 17th OFFSHORE, Navy Pier

Entertainment provided by

"Maggie Speaks"

Reception, Dinner, Entertainment,

and more until 11:00p.m.

Dress Code: Formal / Cocktail Attire

The Hotel Block is closed but there still may be some availability. Please inquire to Carrie Spaeth: cspaeth@ecachicago.com

Click Here for Registration

Electrical Industry's Annual Christmas Party for Chicago's Homeless Children returns on December 10th for first time since 2019!

The Chicagoland Electric Association Education Foundation (CEAEF) is sponsoring their 31st Annual Christmas luncheon for Chicago area children in need. This will be the first party in person since 2019. On Saturday, December 10, 2022 children from seven area shelters will enjoy a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Lively entertainment, holiday festivities, a turkey dinner, and a visit from Santa! IBEW 134 has donated the use of their hall in Chicago to host the event again this year.

The CEAEF is still in need of donations for this year's event. Please see the flyer with more information below to support this worthy cause.


McWilliams Electric Company is celebrating 100 years in business this year. Powering Chicago captured this video to highlight their achievements and celebrate the Company's 100 year milestone.

ECA Chicago congratulates McWilliams Electric on 100 years serving Chicagoland and our industry!

Powering Chicago kicked off the holidays by presenting the 109th Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony at Millennium Park on Friday, November 18th.

This year McWilliams Electric Company was invited to take on this holiday tradition in honor of the Company's 100th anniversary.  Check out the video from this annual special event.




A New Fueling Network: The Opportunity Ahead Webinar

December 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Classrooms:

Establishing a Built-in Quality Program Virtual Classroom  

December 15-16 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 

Registration for these programs is on a first come, first served basis. In the event a program sells out and you wish to be added to the wait list for that instance, please email education@necanet.org.

"C" Program Registration

(Jan. 9 - 13, 2023)

Registration for the Communications Program will take place at the

IBEW-NECA Technical Institute

6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois

on the following dates and times:

Monday, January 9, 2023 through Friday, January 13, 2023

9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

Click Here for Registration Information

NECA Government Affairs Update (12/2/22)

Please click the link for a recent update from NECA Government Affairs. If you have any questions regarding the update, please reach out to NECA Government Affairs to: Hadlea Bender, Specialist at: (713) 870-8619 / Jared Karbowsky, Director, Government Affairs, National Electrical Contractors Association at: 443-975-2932 

Click Here for  Update

IMSCA - Veto Session Update


IMSCA’s initial Illinois General Assembly Veto Session report is available via the link. 

If you have questions regarding information contained in this report, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Executive Director, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) at: 217.523.4361.

VETO Session Report
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.



Saturday, December 17, 2022

Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration

Offshore, Navy Pier Chicago plus Overnight accommodations

January 11 - 13, 2023

MEP Innovation Conference

Austin, TX

January 17 - 19, 2023


Scottsdale, AZ

January 19, 2023

ECA DEI Committee Program

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL 

January 22 - 25, 2023

NECA-IBEW Employee Benefit Conference

St. Pete Beach, FL


January 26, 2023

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Drury Lane Conference Center

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

February 15, 2023

ECA Regular Membership Meeting


Rosemont, IL

(Dinner Meeting)