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Pictured above is Sean Madix,

Electrical Insurance Trustees (EIT) Benefit Funds Executive Director

Pictured above is Erin Keane,

Electrical Insurance Trustees (EIT) Benefit Funds Administrator


ECA Membership Meeting - November 9th

Featured Speakers: Sean Madix / Erin Keane

Electrical Insurance Trustees

Please join us for our November

Membership Meeting!


The event is scheduled as follows:


ECA Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Maggiano's Banquets

111 W. Grand

Chicago, IL

Complimentary Valet Parking Available.


Registration / Networking: 12:00 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm

Business Session / Presentation: 1:15 pm

Event Concludes: 2:00 pm


The luncheon program will feature industry updates, and guest presentations from EIT Representatives, including:


Sean Madix,

Electrical Insurance Trustees (EIT) Benefit Funds Executive Director


Mr. Madix will give an EIT update, introduce the new Administrator, discuss information concerning the fully electronic funds collection process, as well as the status of the construction of the new EIT building


Erin Keane,

Electrical Insurance Trustees (EIT) Benefit Funds Administrator.


Ms. Keane will give her background and insight as to the future activities of EIT.

Join the Young Professionals of ECA at the ORACLE Construction Innovation Lab on November 15th and check out the jobsite of the future!



Oracle's new 30,000-square-foot Innovation Lab just outside of Chicago, in Deerfield, is a working lab providing customers a hands-on environment to develop new ideas and create solutions leveraging technology from Oracle and more than 30 industry partners. Supported by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, the lab will first focus on the energy and water, construction and engineering, communications, and manufacturing industries.


Do you want to improve Company Teamwork & Communication?

Do you want to Attract and Retain Great Employees? ECA Chicago's DEI Workshop Series will help bring your Company to the Next Level!

Thursday, November 17th @ 3pm, Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

Who Should Attend?

Company Executives, Senior leadership, Division Managers, and anyone leading a team within your Company

Why Should I Attend?

Our goal is to provide company executives and team leaders with easy action items to begin their DEI journey.


In this workshop participants will:

*Identify the barriers to belonging

*Understand the Four Elements of Belonging

*Identify foundational rules for establishing belonging within their company

*Understand Senior Leaders, Middle Level Managers and peers' roles in creating a belonging environment

*Walk away with easy, action items to use within the Company



Thursday, November 17th @ Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook

3pm - 5pm: Workshop

5pm - 6pm: Happy Hour

(continued discussion on learning outcomes in fun, relaxed environment.)


Join us for ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party and Holiday Celebration!

Saturday, December 17, 2022

OFFSHORE @ Navy Pier

Complimentary Valet Parking and overnight hotel accommodations for up to 3 people per ECA Member Company.

President's Party & Holiday Celebration information:

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 6:00pm - 11:00pm

OFFSHORE is located at Navy Pier, at the far east end of the pier near the conference center.

Address: 1000 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL (Map)

Valet Parking is available in the East parking lot on Navy Pier

Entertainment provided by "Maggie Speaks"

Reception, Dinner, Entertainment, and more until 11:00p.m.

Dress Code: Formal / Cocktail Attire

Hotel Accommodations: 

Hotel W Lakeshore

Hotel W Lakeshore, 644 N. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago

ECA Chicago is pleased to announce the 2022 President's Party & Holiday Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 17th, 2022 at OFFSHORE at Navy Pier. ECA Chicago member companies and their employees are welcome to attend this anticipated annual event featuring Chicago band "Maggie Speaks".

The hotel block closes November 17th. Contact ECA with any questions (708) 531-0022

Registration is complimentary online @ www.ecachicago.com

Make your Reservation

Construction Specifier

NEIS Demo-Cast Webinar (11/9/22)

National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS®), Standards as High as Your Own.

This Demo-Cast will provide a high-level overview, exploring the inspiration, history, and development process of NECA’s library of standards, the NEIS®. The webinar will also focus on the benefits of implementing performance workmanship standards into engineering, design, and installation processes.


The webinar is being held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET. Please click the link to register.


10 NOV12PM-1PM


Jeff Beavers, Chuck Fairchild, Jim Thiele & Robert Dagostino

This panel of experienced technology integrators will discuss challenges, successes, and lessons-learned in right-sizing, or finding their sweet spot of services in the low voltage market.


Registration for NECA’s Basic Estimating and Advanced Estimating Strategies Virtual Classroom programs are now open.


Registration is still very limited, so don’t delay!

Below are the registration links:

·        Basic Estimating: Monday, November 14 - Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

·        Advanced Estimating Strategies: Monday, November 14- Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

·        Advanced Estimating Strategies: Friday, November 18 - Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 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.

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.




November 9, 2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Maggiano's Banquets

Chicago, IL

November 15, 2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Tour

ORACLE Innovation Lab, Deerfield


November 17, 2022


Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook



Saturday, December 17, 2022

Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration

Offshore, Navy Pier Chicago plus Overnight accommodations