ECA News & Events Update
ECA Membership Meeting: October 5, 2021
Evening Event @ Gibson's Steakhouse, Oakbrook
New Speaker added to October Membership Meeting Agenda: Douglas Darch, Partner with Baker & McKenzie LLP, specializing in management/labor relations, will be on hand at the ECA General Membership meeting Tuesday, Oct 5th to discuss and answer questions concerning the legal issues surrounding the current COVID Vaccination environment.
Pictured above is Elbert Walters, III,
Powering Chicago Executive Director
Pictured above is Eileen Rochford,
The Harbinger Group CEO
Please join us for the ECA Regular Membership Meeting. The evening program will feature industry updates, and guest presentations from representatives of:
Powering Chicago
The Harbinger Group
Baker & McKenzie LLP
The event is scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Gibsons Steakhouse
2105 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm -
Registration / Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm -
Business Session /
Guest Presentations
8:00 pm - Event Concludes

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) will hold its October Membership Meeting as an evening session on a new date - Tuesday, October 5, 2021. 
The program will feature industry updates, as well as presentations from representatives of:
  • Powering Chicago - Elbert Walters, III
  • The Harbinger Group - Eileen Rochford
  • Doug Darch, Baker & McKenzie LLP
The program is to re-familiarize you with the industry activities of Powering Chicago and how your firm can benefit from participation!
Please click on the link below to register!
"Innovation Overload" - REMINDER
The NECA Innovation Overload Podcast helps contractors make sense of industry tools and decide what is right for their business. Each week, the NECA Innovation Team and a weekly guest discuss and tackle problems contractors across the country are facing. You can listen via: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more!

CLICK HERE for a listing of recent episodes, including:
ECA member, Scott Block, Block Electric Company, Inc. Also, Dr. Dan Tomal, NECA IIT Student Chapter Facilitator is scheduled for a live podcast today, October 4, 2021 at 3:30 pm.
Registration is now Open!
NECA Safety Leadership Summit is scheduled for
November 1 - 3, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

Stipend available:
The ECA Executive Committee has approved the cost of the Registration Fee of $575 for up to four representatives of participating ECA member firms. The stipend is to be paid to the applicable company(ies) upon completion of the Summit. Please forward a copy of the registration to the ECA office at:

Dr. Awad Hanna,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen" Seminar
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a webinar called, "Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen" The seminar is being conducted by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin - Madison. The program will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523, (630) 571-0000. Breakfast (begins at 7:45 am) and lunch are to be provided.

(Please register soon as we need to reach the minimum number required to hold the session.)
Don Finn, Local 134 IBEW Business Manager
ECA November Membership Meeting
Don Finn Guest Speaker at INTECH!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH). The ECA is proud to announce that the guest speaker is Don Finn, Business Manager / Financial Secretary, Local Union #134 IBEW. Mr. Finn will be able to provide an industry update. We invite all signatory contractors to this session.
We do hope that you'll join us for this opportunity to meet Business Manager Don Finn and network with your peers in the industry! You can register on the ECA website / link below. (If not a NECA member, please use Non Member and Comp Code "NON-MEMBER" ) or give the office a call at: (708) 531-0022.

IMSCA Legislative Update (9/1/2021)
Please click on the link for an IMSCA Legislative Update (9/1/2021).
NECA Government Affairs "Inside Washington" Update (9/24/2021)
Please click on the link for a NECA Government Affairs update (8/27/2021).
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.

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.

October 5, 2021
Gibsons Steakhouse
Oak Brook, IL

October 9 - 12, 2021
Nashville, TN

October 14, 2021
Carlisle Banquets
Lombard, IL

October 20, 2021 
"Managing Field Productivity"
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 1 -3, 2021
Chicago, IL

November 9, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 10, 2021
Alsip, IL
This program will be open to all signatory contractors.
Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager is the guest speaker.

Save the Date!
December 11, 2021
ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration
The Godfrey Hotel, Chicago