ECA Chicago

                           JANUARY 2019
Upcoming Events

We hope that you will be able to attend these events: 

January 1, 2019
from the staff at ECA!!!
We look forward to another successful year!

January 23, 2019
Cracking the "WIP" -
Driving Predictable Cost Projections Seminar
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL

January 24 - 25, 2019
Electric Association Annual Conference
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Please  CLICK HERE for EA Conference Brochure.
Please CLICK HERE for REGISTRATION to the EA Annual Conference.

January 24, 2019
ECA Regular Membership Meeting
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

ECA Members who attend the ECA Membership Meeting allows them complimentary entry into the EA Annual Conference. Additional members of ECA firms can receive $25 off the EA Conference Registration Fee with the Discount Code: ECAMBR25.

Please CLICK HERE to Register for the ECA Membership Meeting. 

January 30, 2019
Tomorrow's Lighting Industry:  What You Need to Know to Thrive Seminar
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL

February 8, 2019
Safety Directors' Forum
6201 W. 115th Street
Alsip, IL

February 8, 2019
CISCO Annual Meeting
Maggiano's Banquets
Schaumburg, IL

February 13, 2019
ECA Regular Membership Meeting
Maggiano's Banquets
Oak Brook, IL

February 20 - 22, 2019
2019 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
Chicago Hilton & Towers, Chicago, IL
Registration information at:

February 21 - 22, 2019
ECA Young Professionals
"Achieve a Winning Lifestyle Through Leadership"
Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Registration is open!

Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago


Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA

Phone:  708-531-0022
Fax:  708-531-0071

Please review this month's LiveWire newsletter.  We hope you enjoy the local and national industry updates.   The ECA has enhanced its social media presence.  We also invite to join us on Facebook and LinkedIn!  

ECA Holiday Luncheon Highlights
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its Second Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in Chicago on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Pictured above from left to right are:
Richard Jamerson, ECA Vice President, 
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc. and 
Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company.

Executive Committee Member Recognition
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) would like to thank Mr. Gregory Kuzmic, Interstate Electronics Company for his years of service on the ECA Executive Committee.  Greg has stepped down from the Committee.  He received a special Gavel Plaque that was presented during the December 5, 2018 ECA Executive Committee meeting.  We, again, thank Greg for his service on the ECA Executive Committee from 2013 through 2018. Thanks, Greg!  

Pictured above from left to right are:
Gregory Kuzmic, Interstate Electronics Company and 
Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company
ECA Member Featured in 
Electrical Contractor Magazine 

ECA member, William Hartmann Jr., President of Hartmann Electric Company, Inc., was featured in the "Your Business - Coffee Break" section of the December issue of the Electrical Contractor magazine. The article describes Bill's unique approach to reminder marketing. Congratulations, Bill!

Chicago Department of Buildings 
E-Plan / Chicago Electric Code updates

The Department of Buildings has released its E-Plan training schedule for 2019.  Last month the Department updated its online permit review system, ProjectDox, to the latest software available, Version 9.1. The updated version improves usability and performance based on customer feedback.   Details on using E-Plan, including the newest features, will be covered at the upcoming training sessions. The in-person E-Plan training sessions are held twice a month on Wednesdays at City Hall in Room 906. Those interested can sign up for dates in 2019 at the E-Plan Review Orientation Class Registration page.   The class is free and you are not required to bring any materials. If you have questions please email: .

Chicago Electric Code on-line at:
The Chicago Electrical Code (Title 14E of the Municipal Code) incorporates provisions of the 2017 National Electrical Code, which is published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These NEC provisions are incorporated by reference and not reprinted in the ordinance.
Please click on the link:
for a free, read-only document which compiles the model code provisions and amendments adopted by the City of Chicago, hosted by NFPA. 
For frequent users of the code, this compiled version of the Chicago Electrical Code is available for purchase from NFPA in various formats. 
ECA Programming for 2019

The ECA Research and Education Committee has coordinated an ambitious schedule for 2019.  Please click on the link below for the Program Schedule.  Registration Information for these events to follow soon.
NECA Members Ship and Save With UPS

NECA Members now have access to even better members-only discounts of up to 40%.  Plus get 50% off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll* - no matter how much you ship, when you ship, or where it's going.

More information on Member Services and Discounts with UPS » 
NECA Now Registration is Open!

Once again, the National Electrical Contractors Association will take an out-of-the-box approach to the executive leadership conference. Over four days at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Arizona, NECA Now 2019 will be the place to hear dynamic speakers and subject matter experts, attend relevant educational opportunities and participate in valuable networking events.
NECA Now 2019 will draw on the brightest minds, from leaders in business to best-selling authors who cover topics that matter to electrical contractors, including: 

David Meade

First Plenary Session   
April 1 * 4-5 pm 

Neil Swidey

 Second Plenary Session
 April 2 * 11:45 am-1:45 pm  

Sekou Andrews

 Closing Plenary Session
 April 3 * 1-3 pm

Aimed a personal and professional growth, 35 classes spread out over five dynamic tracks will give attendees the chance to concentrate their learning or to pick and choose across the areas. Customize your experience to meet your needs.

Safety Update

Safety Directors' Forum
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee in conjunction with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA and the Local Union #701 IBEW Safety Committee is pleased to announce a joint Safety Directors' Forum. The event will be held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH), 6201 W. 115 th Street, Alsip, Illinois 60803 (708) 389-1340.
There is no fee for this program!  It is open for up to 40 attendees!  Please Register, soon!

Construction Expo & Safety Conference
The Construction Safety Council (CSC) will hold a Construction Expo & Safety Conference on March 4 - 5, 2019 at the Drury Lane Conference Center.  Please click on the link for Registration information: 


CSC January Schedule 
For a listing of coursework available through the Construction Safety Council (CSC) for the month of January 2019, please click on the link: 
Young Professionals Conference

Please join us at the 2019 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - "Achieve a Winning Lifestyle through Leadership" - February 21-22, 2019, Loew's Chicago O'Hare. 

The Electrical Contractors Association of Chicago is pleased to present a newly created educational conference for Young Professionals. This event focuses on presenting relevant and impactful concepts needed by all Young Professionals: health, wellness, motivation, technology, understanding generation gaps, and learning how their role leads to the success of the business.

CISCO Scholarship Application Deadline

C I S C O is accepting applications for its 2019 Scholarship 
P r o g r a m . The three different categories enable a wider range of students of both union building trade members and union contractor employees to apply. CISCO offers (3), four-year scholarships to high school seniors; (2), two-year awards for seniors planning on attending a community college; and (2), two-year continuing education awards to union members or contractor employees. All applications and accompanying documents must be postmarked by February 22, 2019. For more information, contact CISCO at 630.472.9411, or to download the appropriate application form, go to 
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