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

Saturday, December 17th at OFFSHORE, Navy Pier

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 

6:00pm - 11:00pm



Entertainment provided by

"Maggie Speaks"

Reception, Dinner, Entertainment,

and more until 11:00p.m.

Dress Code: Formal / Cocktail Attire


IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson Announces Retirement

IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson announced his Retirement; Kenneth W. Cooper has been appointed the New International President. Paul Noble has been appointed to International Secretary-Treasurer, and Mike Clemmons has been appointed to Sixth District International Vice President. 

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.




LSU Online Virtual Open House  

December 1 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET 


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.

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CISCO "Project of the Year" Award Application Process Closes December 2, 2022!

CISCO’S Project of the Year Award kicked off its 18th year of accepting applications for some of the best construction projects of the past 18 months, through May 2021 – December 2022. The award gives general contractors, owners, engineers and architects a chance to submit projects in six (6) different categories, which include the areas of new construction, renovation/rehabilitation, residential construction and infrastructure. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022. For more information, contact CISCO’S Director of Communications and Public Affairs Director Jennifer Rice, at 630-472-9411 or via email at: jennifer@cisco.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 (11/18/22)

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 

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IMSCA - Election Update


IMSCA’s “post-Election Day” report is available via the link. This report includes an overview of the election; including a compiled list outlining the status of the election results. As stated in the report, there are several races that have not been officially called. Votes are still being counted including mail-in, early voting and provisional ballots. In some cases, the results may not be known for a couple of weeks. IMSCA members will be updated accordingly once the results are finalized. 

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.

Post-Election Day 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)