ECA News & Events Update
April 5th, 2022 - Join the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club!
The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago are pleased to host their next event at Windy City Curling Club in Villa Park! Meet fellow members, and learn about this growing Olympic sport in a fun laid back experience. All Young Professionals working for ECA Member Companies are welcome to attend!

IMSCA Legislative Update
-- March 25, 2022
Please click on the link for IMSCA’s March 18th Legislative Update. This report outlines the current status of legislation being debated by the Illinois General Assembly that is important to IMSCA members. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Executive Director, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) at: (217) 523-4361 / [email protected].
Join the ELECTRI Innovation Summit in Paris, France!
April 4 - 9, 2022

This extraordinary ELECTRI International event, hosted by Schneider Electric, is open to all NECA Contractors. This opportunity takes place on April 4-9, 2022 and will help introduce you to some amazing innovations that will definitely help you design your company’s future!

Contractors who join this ELECTRI adventure will have many opportunities to…

  • Meet with European contractors and manufacturers who belong to Gimelec, an organization similar to ELECTRI
  • Tour Schneider’s cutting-edge Innovation Hub and a current Schneider project site
  • Focus on innovation, project life cycle, and the learn how European contractors design and construct projects
  • Interact with local leaders and electrical contractors
  • See innovation at work by touring Grenoble & Montbonnot EcoStruxure Power Innovation Lab Electropole
  • Visit a French EC’s high-tech job site.
  • Take your choice of afternoon sightseeing trips

Experience our Welcome Reception/Dinner Cruise on the Seine River…and even more… Summit registration is now open, but space is limited. Here’s the link to information on the Innovation Summit agenda, travel protocols, and trip costs/details. For other specific questions, contact Laura Holmes, ELECTRI Director of Operations, at [email protected]
ELECTRI Needs Your Help! - Document Crunch Research -

ELECTRI needs your input on some exciting upcoming projects!

Send ELECTRI your contracts for Document Crunch Research
ELECTRI is partnering with Document Crunch on upcoming research to determine what constitutes fair and unfair contract language for our contractors to use as a template in the future. They are in the initial phase of gathering contracts from sheet metal, mechanical, and electrical contractors. Please send any contracts you are willing to share to [email protected] to be included in this research. Contracts will remain anonymous through this process.

Join a Task Force
At the ELECTRI January Council meeting, the Council voted to fund the following research projects:

  • Pre-Development of an Electrical Contracting Industry Career Mapping Tool
  • Determine the Impact of Support and Culture on a Contractor’s Bottom Line
  • CMMC and Cybersecurity Education
  • Growing Trade Partner Use of Lean Construction Methods

Now, ELECTRI needs Council members to volunteer to join a task force for these research projects to review deliverables of reports and participate in conference calls with the task force and the researcher to ensure the research is on track.

If you are interested, or someone in your company is interested, please fill out this survey to select which project you would like to be a part of!
Pictured above is Stephane McShane -
Maxim Consulting Group.
"Supply Chain Management"
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a seminar called, "Supply Chain Management." The seminar is being presented by Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting Group. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523,(630) 571-0000. Breakfast is to be provided.
Pictured is Jamie Rhee, Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)
ECA April Membership Meeting
April 20, 2022
Please join us for the ECA Regular Membership Meeting. The luncheon program will feature industry updates, and a guest presentation from Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).

The event is scheduled as follows:
ECA Membership Meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Truluck's Restaurant
9860 Berwyn Avenue
Rosemont, IL
(847) 233-9404
Registration / Networking: 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Business Session / Presentation: 1:15 pm
Event Concludes: 2:00 pm

We hope that you will be able to attend and learn more about upcoming projects at Chicago's airports! We look forward to seeing you, there!
Pictured above is Robert Mooty -
former NECA Education Instructor.
"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction"
Monday, May 23, 2022 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Both days)
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a workshop called, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction." The seminar is being presented by Robert Mooty, former NECA Education Instructor. The program will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. (both days) at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL 60523, (630) 571-0000. Breakfast and lunch are to be provided.
ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference
The American Club - Kohler, WI
June 8 - 9, 2022
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 50th Annual Spring Conference will be held on June 8-9, 2022 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The American Club is one of the premier resort hotels in the country. It is the only AAA Five Diamond Resort in the Midwest. We’re sure that this is reason enough to attend this Conference. Please click the link for registration information. You may also visit the ECA website at: to register. In order to ensure room availability, please Register no later than April 29, 2022. This event registration is offered to all ECA accredited representatives.
Chapter Event:
Monday, June 13, 2022
Donald Voss Room / Patio
Evening Reception & Dinner

Stipend Available:
The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to two representatives and their guest and/or spouse, if applicable, of participating ECA member firms for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference on June 12 – 15, 2022. Reimbursements will be made after the conference. 

If you have any issues in reserving rooms, please contact Melissa West at [email protected] or (202) 991-6283.
NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference -
The Broadmoor Resort
Colorado Springs, CO
June 12 - 15, 2022
The NECA Midwestern Region Conference is just around the corner! We hope that you are able to attend this event. The Midwestern Region, NECA has reserved a block of rooms for arrival between Sunday, June 12, 2022 to departure on Thursday, June 16, 2022 on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you wish to reserve a room outside of the blocked dates, please contact the hotel, directly.

If you would like to attend the conference, on-line registration has begun. Please click on the link or visit to register for this event. Also, please send a copy of your on-line transaction to the Association office.  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information should you need any assistance after registering, as well as aid us in reimbursement(s) and preparing for the Chapter event. Register soon, as rooms are going fast! Registration ends on May 10, 2022!

NECA's Vice President's Reception (Council Members Only) is on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
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.

March 28 - 31, 2022
Oriental Hotel
Washington, D.C.

April 4 - 9, 2022
Hotel Pullman Eiffel Tower
Paris, France

April 12, 2022
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL

April 20, 2022
Truluck's Restaurant
Rosemont, IL

May 11, 2022
Mastro's Steakhouse Chicago, IL

May 12, 2022
"Project Scheduling"
Maggiano's Banquets
Oak Brook, IL

May 16 - 18, 2022
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ

May 23 - 24, 2022
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL

June 8 - 9, 2022
The American Club
Kohler, WI

June 12 - 15, 2022
The Broadmoor Resort
Colorado Springs, CO