ECA News & Events Update
Young Professionals
2021 Leadership Conference
August 26-27, 2021, Milwaukee, WI
Registration Starts Today!

  • Roundtrip Luxury Motor Coach transportation Included.
  • Experience the Milwaukee Tool Innovation Center.
  • Enjoy lavish style and unparalleled amenities at The Journeyman Hotel, a new downtown Milwaukee hotel in the historic Third Ward district.
  • An outstanding line-up of Speakers and Leadership workshops.
  • Rooftop Social Event to Network and Meet your Peers.
  • Take-Aways you can put into action Monday morning!
Education Programs focused on what you need to succeed today!
Adaptive Leadership and Communication
Project Management Best Practices
Strategic Thinking and Industry Innovation
Thank you to City of Chicago Building Commissioner,
Matthew Beaudet, and the Department of Buildings team for joining ECA Members at the May membership meeting!

Check out the video recap of the event held on
May 19th at the Union League Club of Chicago below.
NECA Safety Professionals Virtual Conference Starts Tomorrow!
May 25 - 26, 2021
Please click on the NSPC logo for information regarding the Conference.

As a reminder, The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to two representatives of participating ECA member firms for the NECA Safety Professionals Conference on May 25 - 26, 2021. All stipends / reimbursements are made after each conference with registration confirmation(s) forwarded to ECA.

Pictured above is Bruce Boger,
Bruce Boger Company
Transformational Leadership: Creating High Performance Work Teams"
May 27, 2021
-- Drake Oak Brook Hotel
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a workshop called, Transformational Leadership: Creating High Performance Work Teams.”

The program is being conducted by Bruce Boger, Bruce Boger Company. The program will be held May 27 2021 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

The Drake Oak Brook Hotel is to follow all applicable COVID-19 Protocols.
NECA Launches New Program aimed at Small - Mid Sized Electrical Contractors

June 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This one-day class, designed specifically for NECA’s small and medium-sized contractors, will bring in experts to discuss the essential elements of finance, insurance and risk, and legal issues that all contractors need to know.

Registrants completing this one-day program will receive a $99.00 discount on the NECA 2021 Convention in Nashville. 
NECA Government Affairs Update (5/21/2021)
Please click on the link for the most recent NECA Government Affairs update.
IMSCA Legislative Update (5/21/2021)
Please click on the link for the most recent IMSCA Legislative update.
NECA/IBEW Agreement to Suspend the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA)
The National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) was implemented on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click on the tab for a letter from NECA CEO David Long and IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, concerning the "Suspension" of the NDERA. This letter suspends the NDERA effective June 1, 2021 until further notice.

If you have employees that have been laid-off with the "recall" provision and wish to have them back with your company please put in "calls" for them as soon as possible, but certainly prior to June 1. If the individual is not "recalled" by June 1 they will remain on the out of work list in their sequential spot.

2021 ECA
Meeting Calendar /
"In-Person" Educational Programs /
Stipend Availability
Please click on the links for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule and the ECA Educational Program Schedule. Please click on the link for the ECA Educational / Conference Stipends listing for 2021.

Please visit the ECA website for Registration / information regarding the above programs.
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.

NECA Learning Center: Programs Available in 2021 / On-Demand Programming

NECA has resumed charging for online training licensed from third party providers, but will continue to provide free webinars and their own on-demand online training courses with code NECA2021. All courses included in this promotion can be found here (NECA Learning Center Home Page).
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
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.

May 25 - 26, 2021
Virtual Conference

May 27, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

ECA 49th Annual Spring Conference
June 9 - 10, 2021
The American Club - Kohler, WI

ECA Summer Social Event
Theater on the Lake
Friday, August 13, 2021

August 23, 2021
Olympia Fields Country Club

August 26-27, 2021
The Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee, WI