ECA News & Events Update
Rum punch cocktail and sunglasses at tropical beach.
Please join us at the 2021 ECA Summer Social Event on Friday, August 13th at Theater on the Lake!
This year's summer social event, at Theater on the Lake in Chicago, will feature plenty of epicurean cuisine, boat drinks, a pig roast, lawn games (bocce ball and bags), and musical entertainment island style by the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band "Gone 2 Paradise". Visit our event page online to learn more!
AUGUST 26-27, 2021 - MILWAUKEE
Education Programs focused on what you need to succeed today!
Adaptive Leadership and Communication
Project Management Best Practices
Strategic Thinking and Industry Innovation

  • 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!
ECA NECAPAC Golf Outing -- 8/23/21
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present a special event called, “ECA NECPAC Golf Outing.” This is an opportunity for Chapter members to not only participate in a golf outing on August 23, 2021 at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, (708) 748-0495 which includes lunch, food and beverages on the course, cocktails and reception, networking and fun giveaways; but, an opportunity to contribute to the NECAPAC.
Contract Language Concerning Work Performed on Fourth of July Holiday
Please click on the link below for excerpts from the "A," "C," and "R" agreements concerning pay if an electrician works on a holiday / if a holiday falls on a Sunday.
The Power of Data and Knowing Your Business - NECA Technology / Innovation Update (6/28/21)
The amount of data created, and its potential significance, grows exponentially every day. Good information helps to identify opportunities for process improvement by revealing patterns and insights. One of the best ways to forecast and keep your organization competitive is to stay up to date on the latest industry trends.

Please click on the link for a NECA Technology / Innovation Update.
October 9 - 12, 2021 -- NASHVILLE
Registration Coming Soon!
The NECA Convention & Trade Show is scheduled for October 9 - 12, 2021 in Nashville, TN. The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA will have a number of special events for the Chapter attendees! Registration information to follow soon!

Help us plan for a great convention this fall, and let us know if you plan to attend!
Complete this quick poll to let us know your attendance plans.
"How to Prepare for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19" Webinar -- 7/27/2022 -- DATE CHANGE!
You are invited to a “Trio of Subject Matter Experts” Webinar!
"How to Prepare for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19!
Our Approach to Educating and Preparing you to Make your Workplace Safe."

Limited Seats Reserved for Presidents, Owners, CFO’s, and People Officers--Invitation only, please

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM / Post Session Networking until 1 PM

Featured Speakers
Cindi Elstien | Bill Heffernan | Gina Ruffin 

Please click the link below for more information / Registration.
IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2021
The Illinois Mechanical Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is now holding the IMSCA-PAC Raffle for 2021! IMSCA is the lobbying group the ECA utilizes in regard to Illinois General Assembly issues.

The winning tickets will be drawn on September 10, 2021. You do not need to be present to win. Under State Law, IMSCA-PAC can accept both corporate and personal checks.

If you have additional questions regarding the IMSCA-PAC, please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton at [email protected] or (217) 523-4361.

Your support is appreciated.
Michael McLin is a Managing Director at Maxim Consulting Group.
"Ownership Transition Management Succession" - 9/15/2021
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a webinar called, "Ownership Transition Management Succession." The seminar is being conducted by Michael McLin, Maxim Consulting Group. The program will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 8:00 am. to 12:00 pm. at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523, (630) 571-0000Breakfast is to be provided starting at 7:45 am.
A focus on compliance with Workers Compensation issues, OSHA Logs and documents, and Incident investigations presented by Anthony J. Cacchillo, Esq., Cacchillo Law Group LLC.

This session will feature a discussion regarding work after COVID issues presented by an John Dimos, an Industrial Hygienist and a Construction Safety Council Instructor.
ECA Safety Committee Seminar -
"Worker Comp Issues / Work after COVID" - 9/30/2021
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee is proud to sponsor a special two-part program that is complimentary to ECA members, as follows:
DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2021
TIME: 8:00 am - 10:00 am (Breakfast begins at 7:45 am)
LOCATION: Drake Oak Brook Hotel - 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL.

Please contact the ECA at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions.  
NECA Safety Leadership Summit
Save the Dates!
NECA Safety Leadership Summit is scheduled for
November 1 - 3, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.
NECA Government Affairs Update (6/25/2021)

Please click on the link for the most recent NECA Government Affairs Update,
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.
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.
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.

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

ECA Regular Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
(In conjunction with Electric Association Annual Conference)

September 14, 2021
Presented by Alex Willis, Leadership Surge
Zoom Webinar - 1:00-2:00PM

September 15, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

ECA Safety Committee Seminar
September 30, 2021
"Workers Comp Issues / Work after COVID"
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

NECA Convention & Trade Show
October 9 - 12, 2021
Nashville, TN