ECA News & Events Update
ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge
Enjoy the I|O Godfrey, Chicago’s largest and only year-round rooftop lounge, decorated as a magical winter wonderland this holiday season. Dance the night away to a Chicago home town favorite "Maggie Speaks", and a surprise special guest appearance
you won't want to miss!

ECA Members are invited to stay overnight at the Godfrey, and even make a weekend getaway out of it! Rooms are complimentary to ECA members on Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th. 
Powering Chicago recaps the 2021 Convention in Nashville

NECA Safety Leadership Summit
November 1 - 3, 2021 @ Loews Hotel Chicago

NECA's Safety Leadership Summit is a can't miss event!

The Safety Leadership Summit will:
  • Help decision makers identify risk in their organization and develop strategic plans to address them
  • Aid leaders at all levels of the organization to close the gap between expected and actual results by addressing at-risk conditions and behaviors
  • Provide education and forums that help leaders remove obstacles preventing safety excellence
  • Allow networking opportunities for leaders struggling with the same challenges and discover what others are doing to manage risk in their organizations
  • Gain access to suppliers, vendors and industry partners who are all working towards the same goal
  • Learn more about current issues facing safety leaders today – Covid, Workforce Shortages, Employee Wellbeing, etc.

Stipend available:
The ECA Executive Committee has approved the cost of the Registration Fee of $575 for up to four representatives of participating ECA member firms. The stipend is to be paid to the applicable company(ies) upon completion of the Summit. Please forward a copy of the registration to the ECA office at: [email protected].

Don Finn, Local 134 IBEW Business Manager
ECA November Membership Meeting
Don Finn Guest Speaker at INTECH!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH). The ECA is proud to announce that the guest speaker is Don Finn, Business Manager / Financial Secretary, Local Union #134 IBEW. Mr. Finn will be able to provide an industry update. We invite all signatory contractors to this session.
We do hope that you'll join us for this opportunity to meet Business Manager Don Finn and network with your peers in the industry! You can register on the ECA website / link below. (If not a NECA member, please use Non Member and Comp Code "NON-MEMBER" ) or give the office a call at: (708) 531-0022.

Following the membership meeting, tours of the school will be given to anyone that would like to participate.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for ECA Contractors
Tuesday, November 30th will be the third of four quarterly webinars as part of ECA's year long training initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Registration will be available soon. Please save the date - November 30th from 1p to 2pm on Zoom.
Northwestern University and Powering Chicago Fuel Students’ STEM Interest with Real-World Competition at INTECH
Powering Chicago recently teamed up with students from nine Chicago high schools to host a STEM competition in partnership with Northwestern University. As part of our commitment to better careers, the competition provided real-world applications of STEM and the electrical industry to aspiring STEM students in Chicago. Read the full story here
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 Legislative Update (10/22/21)
Please click on the link below for the most recent legislative update from IMSCA. The report includes an overview of last week’s veto session activity along with a preview of legislation that will likely see action when legislators return to Springfield this week for the final week of the Fall Veto Session.
CISCO Annual Scholarships Available
CISCO has begun to accept applications for its long-standing Annual Scholarship Awards Program. The applications for these different categories can be found on CISCO’s website/homepage at The three scholarship program categories are: 1) Four-year college scholarships for high school seniors; 2) Two-year awards for seniors planning on attending a community college; and 3) Two-year continuing education awards to union members or contractor employees.
The deadline to submit the applications is Friday, February 18, 2022. Interested students may email the completed applications, or send in the mail. For more information, call CISCO at (630) 472-9411.
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.

November 1 -3, 2021
Chicago, IL

November 9, 2021
"Top Habits of High Performing Foremen"
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 10, 2021
Alsip, IL

November 30, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Electrical Contractors
Zoom Webinar #3 - Registration coming soon

December 11, 2021
The Godfrey Hotel, Chicago

This program will be open to all signatory contractors.
Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager is the guest speaker.