ECA News & Events Update
ECA thanks the Contractors and Electricians that participated in Rebuilding Together!
As part of this month-long event, contractors and electricians volunteered their time to replace doorbells, install new carbon monoxide detectors, and install new lighting to ensure the electrical safety of more than 56 homes in the Englewood and Chicago Heights communities. Thank you to everyone that volunteered this year!
"How to Prepare for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19" Webinar -- 6/22/2022
You are invited to a “Trio of Subject Matter Experts” Webinar!
"How to Prepare for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19!
Our Approach to Educating and Preparing you to Make your Workplace Safe."

Limited Seats Reserved for Presidents, Owners, CFO’s, and People Officers--Invitation only, please

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM / Post Session Networking until 1 PM

Featured Speakers
Cindi Elstien | Bill Heffernan | Gina Ruffin 

Please click the link below for more information / Registration.
AUGUST 26-27, 2021 - MILWAUKEE
Education Programs focused on what you need to succeed today!
Adaptive Leadership and Communication
Project Management Best Practices
Strategic Thinking and Industry Innovation

  • Roundtrip Luxury Motor Coach transportation Included.
  • Experience the Milwaukee Tool Innovation Center.
  • Enjoy lavish style and unparalleled amenities at The Journeyman Hotel, a new downtown Milwaukee hotel in the historic Third Ward district.
  • An outstanding line-up of Speakers and Leadership workshops.
  • Rooftop Social Event to Network and Meet your Peers.
  • Take-Aways you can put into action Monday morning!
NECA Safety Leadership Summit
Save the Dates!
NECA Safety Leadership Summit is scheduled for
November 1 - 3, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.
Contract Language Concerning Work Performed on Fourth of July Holiday
Please click on the link below for excerpts from the "A," "C," and "R" agreements concerning pay if an electrician works on a holiday / if a holiday falls on a Sunday.
IMSCA Legislative Update (6/1/2021)
Please click on the link for the most recent IMSCA Legislative update.
NECA Launches New Program aimed at Small - Mid Sized Electrical Contractors

June 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This one-day class, designed specifically for NECA’s small and medium-sized contractors, will bring in experts to discuss the essential elements of finance, insurance and risk, and legal issues that all contractors need to know.

Registrants completing this one-day program will receive a $99.00 discount on the NECA 2021 Convention in Nashville. 
2021 ECA
Meeting Calendar /
"In-Person" Educational Programs /
Stipend Availability
Please click on the links for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule and the ECA Educational Program Schedule. Please click on the link for the ECA Educational / Conference Stipends listing for 2021.

Please visit the ECA website for Registration / information regarding the above programs.
NECA Learning Center: Programs Available in 2021 / On-Demand Programming

NECA has resumed charging for online training licensed from third party providers, but will continue to provide free webinars and their own on-demand online training courses with code NECA2021. All courses included in this promotion can be found here (NECA Learning Center Home Page).
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
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.

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2021
The Illinois Mechanical Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is now holding the IMSCA-PAC Raffle for 2021! IMSCA is the lobbying group the ECA utilizes in regard to Illinois General Assembly issues.

The winning tickets will be drawn on September 10, 2021. You do not need to be present to win. Under State Law, IMSCA-PAC can accept both corporate and personal checks.

If you have additional questions regarding the IMSCA-PAC, please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton at [email protected] or (217) 523-4361.

Your support is appreciated.
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.

ECA 49th Annual Spring Conference
June 9 - 10, 2021
The American Club - Kohler, WI

ECA Summer Social Event
Theater on the Lake
Friday, August 13, 2021

August 23, 2021
Olympia Fields Country Club

August 26-27, 2021
The Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee, WI