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ECA News & Events Update

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ECA Regular Membership Meeting -

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

"Economic & Market Outlook"

Please join us for the ECA Regular Membership Meeting.

This luncheon event is scheduled as follows:

ECA Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Union League Club of Chicago

65 W. Jackson

Chicago, IL

(312) 427-7800

Registration / Networking: 5:30 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Business Session / Presentation: 7:00 pm

Event Concludes: 8:30 pm

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) May Membership Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The session will feature Industry updates, as well as a presentation from Mike Carroll, Director Business Development at Graybar. He will give an Economic and Market Outlook , as well as examine the project spending and segment trends in construction and illuminate some product category trends and supply chain challenges.

We do hope that you'll join us for this opportunity to meet and network with your peers in the industry! You can register on the ECA website / link or give the office a call at: (708) 531-0022.

Mike Carroll,

Director Business Development at Graybar

Mike is a 28-year veteran of the electrical industry, working from the Electrical Distributor side of the business.

In leading various management roles and running small, medium, and large P&L's, Mike has managed teams of 15-150 employees across the U.S. Most of these roles were existing teams that were underperforming and needed help.

During his career, Mike has worked very closely with NECA and EC’s across the country and has a solid base for understanding the challenges faced.

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Powering Chicago & National Safety Week Participation -

May 1 - 5, 2023

POWERING CHICAGO wants to recognize your commitment to construction safety! In honor of National Stand Down for Construction Safety Week (May 1st - 5th, 2023) Powering Chicago will be showcasing Members' efforts to keep our industry safe on the jobsite.


Please share your Construction Safety week news with Powering Chicago, and they will share with their City wide audience on the Powering Chicago website and social media channels throughout the month of May.


Email your Company safety news, activities, meetings and photos or corresponding information to Carrie Spaeth at Powering Chicago.

Email: cspaeth@poweringchicago.com

Pictured above is Jim Johannemann,

NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" - May 8 - 10, 2023

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee workshop called, "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" is being conducted by Jim Johannemann, NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member, and the program will be held on Monday through Wednesday, May 8 - 10, 2023 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. (all three days) at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523, (630) 568-1234. Breakfast and lunch are to be provided.



ECA 2023 Membership Meetings - Educational & Special Events Programming

Please click on the link for a listing of upcoming programs sponsored by the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research & Education Committee, as well as National NECA events, Chapter programs. Registration links provided in pdf.


Various Event Stipends

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Executive Committee recently approved a number of educational stipends for various events throughout 2023. Please click on the link for the current listing. The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the applicable Conference.


After you have registered for the applicable event, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at registration@ecachicago.com.  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information should you need any assistance after registering.


CBC Merit Awards Event

Thursday, May 11, 2023

5:30 - 9:00 pm

Morgan Manufacturing

401 North Morgan Street

Chicago, IL 60642

There are a limited number (4) of VIP Seating pods available and they are on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets (include cocktails and reception-style banquet):

CBC Member – $250 (Reserved Table of 10 - $2,500)

Non-Member – $300 (Reserved Table of 10 - $3000)


ECA Chicago's DEI Workshop Series Continues on

May 16, 2023!

  Who Should Attend? Company Executives, Senior leadership, Division Managers, and anyone leading a team within your Company



Tuesday, May 16, 2023

3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop

5:00 - 6:00pm - Happy Hour and

continued discussion on learning outcomes

in relaxed environment.




2715 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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.


May 8 - 10, 2023

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

May 10, 2023

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Union League Club of Chicago

Chicago, IL

May 16, 2023

ECA DEI Committee Program

Session 4

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL 

May 21 - 23, 2023

NECA Business Development Conference

Nashville, TN

May 21 - 23, 2023

NECA DEI & B Conference

Nashville, IL

May 24 - 26, 2023

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

Nashville, TN

May 31, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 5

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

June 7 - 8, 2023

ECA 51st Annual Spring Conference

Abbey Resort

Fontana, WI

June 13 - 16, 2023

NECA Academy of Electrical Contracting

Cape Neddick, ME

June 26 - 28, 2023


Denver, CO

June 28 - 29, 2023

NECA Service & Maintenance Conference

Denver, CO

July 17 - 19, 2023

ELECTRI Council Meeting

Kohler, WI

July 27, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 6

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

August 18, 2023

ECA Summer Event

Off Shore Navy Pier

Chicago, IL

September 20, 2023

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

The Chicago Firehouse

Chicago, IL