ECA News & Events Update
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.
Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony - 10/14/21
The ECA congratulates Steve Diamond, President of Malko Communication Services, LLC, as he received the Electric Association’s (EA’s) “Gold Medal Award for 2020” at the EA Membership Awards program on October 14, 2021 at the Carlisle in Lombard, Illinois. Congratulations also goes to ECA’s own Carrie Spaeth, Assistant Manager, as she received the “Hall of Fame” Award!  Stefan Lopata, ECA member / EA President, Kelso-Burnett Co. moderated the program.
NECA Convention & Trade Show Recap / Chapter Events
The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held on October 9 – 12, 2021 in Nashville, TN. The event brought the industry together for premier educational programming, networking, new product introduction, peer recognition and excellent entertainment. The Convention included an Opening Reception, General Sessions, Convention Education, Trade Show Education: Leadership Workshops, Technology Workshops, Construction Solution Workshop; three (3) days of the NECA Trade Show, a number of Chapter events, Academy Inductions, and the Closing Celebration. 

Please click on the link for highlights of the Chapter & NECA events during the Convention!

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

NECA's Safety Leadership Summit is a can't miss event!
This conference is for safety directors and supervisors, company executives, management personnel and all others that are responsible for safety within an organization. It is the place to find the safety solutions you need. NECA knows that safety leaders are always looking for products and services that will keep jobsites safe.
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:

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.

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.

October 20, 2021 
"Managing Field Productivity"
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 1 -3, 2021
Chicago, IL

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

November 10, 2021
Alsip, IL

December 11, 2021
ECA President's Party and Holiday Celebration
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.