Please review this month's LiveWire newsletter. We hope you enjoy the local and national industry updates. As a reminder, every Monday we send an e-mail to the membership concerning upcoming events and every Thursday, we send an Industry Update e-mail. Also, we invite you to join us on Facebook and LinkedIn!
ECA Members* are invited to join us at ECA's 2021 Summer Beach Bash! This year's summer social event, at Theater on the Lake in Chicago, will feature plenty of epicurean cuisine, boat drinks, a pig roast, lawn games (bocce ball and bags), and musical entertainment island style by the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band "Gone 2 Paradise".
Theater on the Lake is located at
2401 N Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60614
Date and Time:
Friday, August 13th, 2021
1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Sun Dresses and Resort Attire Welcome.
Short sleeves and shorts, no problem!
*This is a complimentary event for ECA Members and their spouse or guest. Reservations are kindly requested by August 5th.
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present a special event called, “ECA NECPAC Golf Outing.” This is an opportunity for Chapter members to not only participate in a golf outing on August 23, 2021 at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, (708) 748-0495 which includes lunch, food and beverages on the course, cocktails and reception, networking and fun giveaways; but, an opportunity to contribute to the NECAPAC.
Registration is open for ECA Membership Meeting 9/9/21
Please join us for the ECA Regular Membership Meeting (in conjunction with EA Annual Conference).
The event is scheduled as follows:
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Drury Lane Conf. Ctr.
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm - Registration / Networking
12:15 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Business Session / Guest Presentations
1:30 pm - Event Concludes
The luncheon program will feature industry updates, and guest presentations from representatives of:
Electric Association (EA) - Ali Novinger,
Construction Safety Council (CSC) - Bob Lahey and the
Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) -
The program is to re-familiarize you with these groups, as well as learn of upcoming events. If you're not active with any of these groups, we hope that this will encourage you and those in your company to participate!
The NECA IIT Student Chapter's recent video submittal, in conjunction with their ECIC project proposal, has placed in the top three. The three finalist videos will be judged during the NECA Convention. Congratulations, students!
"Contractor Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training Program"
The ECA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee sponsored a "Contractor Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program specifically designed for Electrical Contractors. The first session was held on May 5, 2021 and was presented by Alex Willis, Leadership Surge. The next virtual session is scheduled for September 14, 2021.
As a reminder, the program was designed with a Multi-Tier Top-Down Approach, while implementing inclusion prerequisite skills at the frontline level. This approach will guarantee that the Diversity & Inclusion lessons are sustainable and have maximum impact throughout all levels of leadership within the company.
Please click on the links for the follow-up DEI Training Activities for July:
The Construction Industry Services Corporation (CISCO) Annual Luncheon was held on Friday, July 16, 2021. The event featured Lori Lightfoot, Mayor, City of Chicago as the Keynote Speaker. The program was also highlighted by Scholarship Awards presentation and the Pride in Construction Awards recognition.
The NECA Show will prepare you for the future of the electrical construction industry. You’ll ﬁnd a wide range of educational opportunities on the trade show ﬂoor with sessions on everything from leadership to growing your business to the latest innovations. Learn from the experts, see and touch the newest products and services and plan for tomorrow. This is the place to learn how electrical professional’s work is changing. The Convention is available in a hybrid format so you can get the best of Nashville live and "in person" AND ensure you don’t miss anything by catching up virtually. More information can be found at: www.necaconvention.org,as well as the link below.