ECA News & Events Update
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Must Be Completed by December 31, 2020!
As you are aware, Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter. Please click on the link below for more information.
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors and Powering Chicago recognized in this week's NECA Video Update
NECA Safety Task Force needs your assistance!
The NECA Safety Task Force is in the process of publishing a new NECA Safety Guidebook. To help the Task Force decide on what topic should be produced next, in conjunction with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, we're asking our Chapter members for feedback by completing a brief online survey via Survey Monkey.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to forward this survey to your safety representative(s) for their participation as well.  Your input is greatly appreciated.  
Illinois General Assembly Canceled Veto Session
The Illinois General Assembly canceled the upcoming fall veto session. The cancellation is a result of rising COVID-19 cases statewide, in addition to the proximity of the scheduled session to the holiday season. It is possible that the legislators will return for a lame duck session in early January – but no firm announcements have been made. The 102nd General Assembly begins January 13, 2021. A lame duck session will have to occur before the 13th. We will update you on specific plans and dates when legislators plan to return when the information becomes available. Please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) Executive Director at: (217) 523-4361, if you have any questions.
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.
NECA Learning Center:
Upcoming Programs
The Evolution of the Electrical Contractors as an Integrator
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Electric Association (EA)
Virtual Event
"Building a Healthier Future"
November 18 - 19, 2020
The Electric Association is holding a virtual, multiperspective presentation and panel event called, "Building a Healthier Future."
Various industry issues are to be discussed including Disinfectant Lighting. Please contact Ali Novinger, EA Executive Director at if you have any questions or concerns the panel participants should address regarding disinfectant lighting.
Please click on the links below for Registration, Information regarding the two-day event, Sponsorship opportunities.
DPS Update / Virtual Vendor Fair
Please click on the link below for the Chicago Department of Procurement Services recent update. The final DPS Virtual Vendor Fair is being held November 19, 2020.
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!
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!).
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:
CSC November Update
Please click on the link below for training updates for the rest of November from the Chicagoland Safety Council (CSC).
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.