ECA News & Events Update
IMSCA Legislative Update
Post-Election Report
Please click on the link below for an IMSCA Post-Election update. This report includes a synopsis of the recent General Election.  For your convenience, this report has also been added to IMSCA’s website at: Please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) Executive Director at: (217) 523-4361, if you have any questions regarding the report.
ECA Chicago, is proud to celebrate the sixth National Apprenticeship Week, held November 8–14, 2020. This U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) celebration gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to highlight their apprenticeship programs and demonstrate the value of these programs to the workforce and U.S. economy. This week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries. Follow ECA on Facebook and LinkedIn to read stories and learn more about the IBEW / NECA Technical Institute, one of the leading apprenticeship training programs in the nation.
ECA Membership Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at
1:00 pm
Please join us for our November Membership Meeting! The program will feature industry updates, and guest presentation from Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Virtual Session at 1:00 PM*
Pictured above is Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago
Department of Aviation (CDA).
City of Chicago's Christmas Tree Lighting - November 19th
Powering Chicago will be lighting up our City's Christmas Tree again this year! Installation of the tree and lighting work will start mid November,
with ECA Member - All-Tech Energy - hanging thousands of lights on the over 50 foot tree. Powering Chicago's Director, Elbert Walters III, along with a family from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, will light up the tree on November 19th, broadcast live on WTTW
Channel 11.

Additionally, Powering Chicago will be running a social media contest encouraging the Chicago residents to share photos of their homes all decked up for the holidays, in an effort to engage the community and raise thousands of dollars for charity.

More information to come this month leading up to the event!
NECA Government Affairs team hosts Election 2020 / Legislative Update Webinar
NECA’s Government Affairs team will provide an overview of the 2020 election results and their impact going forward, along with an analysis of NECAPAC’s investments in candidates this election cycle. The team will examine the outlook of NECA’s policy priorities in the upcoming lame duck session and 117th Congress. 
Register today for the 2020 Election Update with NECA Government Affairs. The webinar will take place Tuesday, November 10, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. CST
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!).
ECA 2021 Roster Booklet Update
It's that time of year, again. If you have not already done so, please complete your updated ECA 2021 Roster Form that was recently e-mailed to all member firms.

Please submit the form even if there are no changes.

Deadline is November 20, 2020. Please contact the ECA office at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions.

Thank you for your support of the ECA!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): November 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.
CISCO Scholarships & Project of the Year Award
CISCO’S Project of the Year Award is kicking off its 16th year of accepting applications for some of the best construction projects of the past 18 months. (June 2019 – December 2020).

The award gives general contractors, owners, engineers and architects a chance to submit projects in six different categories that include the areas of new construction, renovation/ rehabilitation, residential construction and infrastructure. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. To download the application form, click here

CISCO Scholarship information is also available on the CISC website at: For more information on the Awards and the Scholarships, contact Gary Karafiat, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at 630.472.9411 or via email:
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.
Save the Dates

November 11, 2020
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL