ECA News & Events Update
CBC Merit Awards
-Entry Deadline is 1/15/21
The Chicago Building Conference (CBC) has opened up their Merit Awards application process for 2021 for both CBC members and non-CBC members. The CBC 2021 Merit Awards competition recognizes the most outstanding construction projects from the past three years in the Chicagoland area. Entry deadline is January 21, 2021. Project Details deadline is February 9, 2021 (projects must be completed by December 31, 2020. 
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Must Be Completed by December 31, 2020!
As you are aware, Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter. Please click on the link below for more information.
Watch the City of Chicago's 107th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by POWERING CHICAGO
NECA Safety Task Force needs your assistance!
The NECA Safety Task Force is in the process of publishing a new NECA Safety Guidebook. To help the Task Force decide on what topic should be produced next, in conjunction with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, we're asking our Chapter members for feedback by completing a brief online survey via Survey Monkey.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to forward this survey to your safety representative(s) for their participation as well.  Your input is greatly appreciated.  
Illinois General Assembly Canceled Veto Session
The Illinois General Assembly canceled the upcoming fall veto session. The cancellation is a result of rising COVID-19 cases statewide, in addition to the proximity of the scheduled session to the holiday season. It is possible that the legislators will return for a lame duck session in early January – but no firm announcements have been made. The 102nd General Assembly begins January 13, 2021. A lame duck session will have to occur before the 13th. We will update you on specific plans and dates when legislators plan to return when the information becomes available. Please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) Executive Director at: (217) 523-4361, if you have any questions.

ECA 2021 Roster Booklet Update
It's that time of year, again. If you have not already done so, please complete your updated ECA 2021 Roster Form that was recently e-mailed to all member firms.

Please submit the form even if there are no changes.

Deadline is November 20, 2020. Please contact the ECA office at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions.

Thank you for your support of the ECA!
NECA 2020 LIVE: On-Demand Content for Education and
General Sessions

Watch this video to learn how to access education, general sessions and more from NECA 2020 LIVE (Until December 31!).
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): November News & Resources
Free Services for ECA Members, Employees and their Families
The ECA "Employee Assistance Program" is a free service for employee's of ECA Member companies. The Employee Assistance Program offers Total Well-Being solutions to help leaders, managers, and employees grow professionally and personally.
CISCO Scholarships & Project of the Year Award
CISCO’S Project of the Year Award is kicking off its 16th year of accepting applications for some of the best construction projects of the past 18 months. (June 2019 – December 2020).

The award gives general contractors, owners, engineers and architects a chance to submit projects in six different categories that include the areas of new construction, renovation/ rehabilitation, residential construction and infrastructure. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. To download the application form, click here

CISCO Scholarship information is also available on the CISC website at: For more information on the Awards and the Scholarships, contact Gary Karafiat, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at 630.472.9411 or via email:
CSC November Update
Please click on the link below for training updates for the rest of November from the Chicagoland Safety Council (CSC).
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.