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ECA News & Events Update

ECA is excited to provide Document Crunch as a service to our members!

Contractors who sign up for the service will have exclusive access to an ELECTRI-specific solution through Document Crunch’s innovative platform. This platform helps simplify construction contracts and identify critical risk provisions quickly. Furthermore, as a result of the ELECTRI/Document Crunch partnership established last year, contractors can also take advantage of the platform’s enhanced benchmarking service. 

Simplifying contracts for the construction industry

Document Crunch’s AI-assisted software platform is your Contract CoPilot™ for quickly identifying critical risk provisions in your construction contracts and provides teams with guidance to make great decisions throughout the entire project lifecycle.

  • Quickly identify contract risk
  • Save time and lower cost
  • Standardize contract review
  • Give your team a playbook

Construction is already risky enough, but contracts don’t have to be. Establish a system for reviewing contracts that is repeatable, measurable, and consistent.

Webinars will be held weekly for the next 3 weeks on Wednesdays at 4 pm EDT. There will also be a recording made available for those not able to attend.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Satyam Verma at sverma@documentcrunch.com.

Sign Up for Access to Document Crunch

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.



2:30 PM

Meet at Data Center Facility in Pilsen

3:00 PM

Tour begins

4:30 PM

Tour ends and happy hour begins at

Marz Community Brewing Company,

3630 S Iron St., Chicago, IL 60619

6:30 PM

Hosted Bar at happy hour ends (individual pay after 6:30 pm)

Electric Association Women's Division Date Center Tour & Happy Hour Event -

May 17, 2023

Join the EA for a data center tour in Pilsen hosted by Continental Electrical Construction Company. After the facility tour, the group will head to Marz Community Brewing Co. Start the summer of with fellow women of the electrical industry of Chicago! Registration fee of $48 per person includes tour and open bar at the happy hour. Contact Ali Novinger at anovinger@eachicago.org with any questions or bulk registration. 

Closed-toe shoes are required for the facility tour. Exact location and arrival details will be distributed to attendees before the event.


Young Professionals of ECA Chicago - 2023 Summer Event

The Young Professionals of ECA cordially invite you to our 2023 Summer Event! We have an exciting day planned for June 15, 2023, at Impact Field (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)!

We have reserved the Rivers Stadium Club, Chicago Dog's premium semi-private area. Enjoy the game in the climate-controlled area with restaurant-style seating, a bar, restrooms, and TVs. Or enjoy the sunshine with the outdoor wide padding seats.

The Stadium Club provides ample space for folks to network and discuss in a relaxed setting with industry peers; this will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Register Here

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.

Below you will find materials and resources to share across your organization.  

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources (May 2023)

Another location to find ERS service information is at our promotional toolkit webpage: https://myassistanceprogram.com/ers-folder/ . Our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity has led us to make significant improvements, including the addition of Spanish versions and digital flyers that are accessible to people with disabilities.


Check out the “AllOne Health Blog” link that can be found on that same webpage, for the latest resources in response to the latest news/events. Forward on the resources to your employees!

"Exposing the Myth & Lies About Mental Health" - webinar (5/25/23)


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