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ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers  savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace
09/25/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace

Now available at mylifeexpert.com

The EAP discount marketplace houses “real and relevant” deals offering something for everyone. You can find incredible savings of up to 60% on hotels, 39% on movie tickets, 60% on apparel... and more!

HOMETOWN HERO'S: Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors featured on Cubs Marquee Network
09/25/2020

HOMETOWN HERO'S: Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors featured on Cubs Marquee Network

Gateway to Learning (located near Lincoln Square) is a school for adults with intellectual challenges and developmental disabilities. Their mission is to provide lifelong learning that promotes active inclusion at home, work and in the community.

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH
09/25/2020

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH

September 30, 2020

The young professionals of ECA are invited to tour the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's renewable energy training center. Compete in the Tower Climb Challenge!

 "Excavation Hazards in Construction" - September 24, 2020
09/24/2020

"Excavation Hazards in Construction" - September 24, 2020

Joint Safety Forum --

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA Safety Committee and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee jointly sponsored a complimentary morning Safety Forum that was held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the IBEW Local 701 Hall in Warrenville, Illinois.

NECA Virtual Safety Summit
09/18/2020

NECA Virtual Safety Summit

October 27-29, 2020

The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. As champions of safety, we understand the importance of physically distancing but keeping up with latest safety trends of 2020 and beyond could be the difference if your organization is in business tomorrow.

IMSCA Update
09/17/2020

IMSCA Update

Recently Enacted Laws in Illinois

IMSCA would like to remind its members of a number of recently enacted laws in Illinois: Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, IDOL Certified Payroll Portal and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success
09/17/2020

Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success

Additional Fall Programming

The ECA has initiated its Fall educational programming. The Season is underway with the recent "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop" that was held September 16 - 17, 2020. We hope you register for the additional Fall programs!

ERS: Employee Assistance Program News and September Webinars
09/08/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program News and September Webinars

Featuring new resources for Supervisors, Employees, and their families

REMINDER! - Subcontractor Use / Subcontractor Notification Form
09/04/2020

REMINDER! - Subcontractor Use / Subcontractor Notification Form

Please review the "Subcontracting" Reminder / Access to a Subcontractor Notification Form template.

NECA Legal Alert: IRS COVID-19 Tax Deferral Guidance
09/02/2020

NECA Legal Alert: IRS COVID-19 Tax Deferral Guidance

Early last month, President Trump signed an executive order directing the secretary of the treasury to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of a certain portion of social security taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has issued guidance implementing the president’s order.

September is "Suicide Prevention Month"
09/02/2020

September is "Suicide Prevention Month"

Construction Industry Alliance offers training.

The Construction Industry Alliance reminds all that September is "Suicide Prevention Month" and wishes to share the tools that they have created to help you join them in sharing the STAND up for Suicide Prevention message.

CISCO Announces Industry Scholarships and Project Awards
09/02/2020

CISCO Announces Industry Scholarships and Project Awards

Applications for both programs coming soon to www.cisco.org

Zoom Meeting with Congressman Brad Schneider,10th Congressional District 
08/31/2020

Zoom Meeting with Congressman Brad Schneider,10th Congressional District 

Zoom Call on August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020, a number of ECA members participated with a virtual session with Congressman Brad Schneider, 10th Congressional District.  The Zoom call was coordinated through the efforts of NECA Government Affairs, the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, as well as the ECA Legislative Committee. 

NECA 2020 LIVE
08/31/2020

NECA 2020 LIVE

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a virtual event!

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a VIRTUAL event on October 6 - 8, 2020. Registration happening now!

Powering Chicago's Elbert Walters to speak at RE Journals Asset, Property, and Facility Management Summit
08/30/2020

Powering Chicago's Elbert Walters to speak at RE Journals Asset, Property, and Facility Management Summit

September 10th, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, Powering Chicago Director Elbert Walters III will join a panel at RE Journals’ 16th Annual Chicagoland Asset, Property, Facility Management Virtual Summit to discuss the new demands managers are facing and how they can respond.

Electrical Joint Arbitration Board Announcement
08/18/2020

Electrical Joint Arbitration Board Announcement

Vacation Savings Account Contribution Update

We are pleased to provide the updated details below for making the Vacation Savings Account contribution each month on behalf of all employees working under the A, C, R, Agreement(s).

ECA Chicago sponsors MEET THE CONTRACTOR Week
08/17/2020

ECA Chicago sponsors MEET THE CONTRACTOR Week

September 14-17, 2020

Meet the Contractor Week is the USA’s largest online event to provide direct access to general contractors and buyers in the AEC industry. Join them as they discuss with solution providers & sub-contractors the opportunities to work with them on new projects across the USA.

CARE Act Main Street Lending Program US Government COVID Funding For The Construction, Design and Infrastructure Sector Companies
08/17/2020

CARE Act Main Street Lending Program US Government COVID Funding For The Construction, Design and Infrastructure Sector Companies

WEBINAR: AUGUST 26th, 1:00PM CST

Critical New Information on PPP! Join the US Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve, and the Small Business Administration for an update on the new Main Street Lending Program. This program will provide credit support to eligible small and medium-sized businesses that are integral to the U.S. economy and create jobs for a large share of the U.S. workforce, particularly in the construction, design and infrastructure sectors.

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Chicago Building Congress webinar
08/17/2020

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Chicago Building Congress webinar

September 16, 2020: Noon CST

The Future of Work: Leveraging Technology for Safer Built Environments in the COVID-19 Era

ECA Member, BarTech Group, featured in Powering Chicago news
08/14/2020

ECA Member, BarTech Group, featured in Powering Chicago news

In recognition of National Black Business Month, Powering Chicago is celebrating entrepreneurs in Chicago and suburban Cook County who contribute to one of the United States’ most vibrant markets for unionized electrical work. Contact us to learn more about the better careers, better construction and better communities made possible by the union electrical industry.

 Finalists announced in ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge
08/12/2020

Finalists announced in ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge

Congratulations to ECA's Student Chapter at IIT, a 2020 Finalist

The ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge marks a yearly highlight for NECA Student Chapters. Teams agree that the popular Challenge is stimulating because it makes them focus on problem solving by thinking in new, creative ways.

On-line Portal -- IDOL Prevailing Wage for Contractors Update
08/06/2020

On-line Portal -- IDOL Prevailing Wage for Contractors Update

Portal Use Update

The Illinois Department of Labor will be holding a webex training on how to use this upload option. It is highly recommended that the individual who files certified payrolls for your organization attends this meeting. Even if you took the first training in April, it is recommended that you attend this session. This webinar is primarily for contractors, as they will be filing certified payrolls with the department. The webinar will be held: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

The Contactless Office: Powering Chicago’s Return to the Workplace
08/03/2020

The Contactless Office: Powering Chicago’s Return to the Workplace

Download Powering Chicago's eBook to gain expert advice on creating a safe work environment

NECA / ECA Chicago Student Chapter Finalist in the video competition of the Green Energy Challenge
07/31/2020

NECA / ECA Chicago Student Chapter Finalist in the video competition of the Green Energy Challenge

ECA's Student Chapter at IIT will compete against Iowa State University and Penn State University for the championship this fall

Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health
07/31/2020

Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health

Employee Assistance Program: Programs and Services for ECA Members

The Employee Assistance Program is now apart of the AllOne Health group, offering expanded benefits and services for ECA members and their employees.

Young Professionals Trivia Night - July 30th
07/27/2020

Young Professionals Trivia Night - July 30th

Compete against your peers in the construction trades

ECA is teaming up with our trade allies for a Young Professionals trivia night on July 30th at 7pm.

Renewable Energy Training for Contractors
07/21/2020

Renewable Energy Training for Contractors

DATES: Friday, August 28, 2020 and Saturday, August 29, 2020. TIME: Each session will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 2:00 pm. Both sessions are six hours in duration.

The Illinois IBEW Renewable Energy Fund (IBEW REF), which has received funding for renewable energy training throughout Illinois, is pleased to present a complimentary two-day training program regarding work in the solar industry in Illinois. The coursework has been developed to inform the union electrical contractor to become an effective union solar contractor.

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!
07/06/2020

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!

David Meade interviews NECA CEO David Long in live broadcast

Check out NECA's live broadcasts each Monday on Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about the first ever virtual convention this fall!

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement
07/02/2020

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement

Across the country there will be a lot of variation on the availability of in-person training in the weeks and months ahead, and to combat this NECA is bringing some of our most popular in-person classes, that we hold with NECA Chapters across the country, online! In July, there are several classes NECA members can take advantage of.

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts
07/01/2020

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts

MBE/WBE participation requested

The City of Chicago is conducting a disparity study to examine whether minorities and women have equal access to City construction contracting opportunities. If your firm currently works with or has tried to bid on construction contracts for the City of Chicago as a prime contractor, subcontractor or supplier, Colette Holt & Associates (“CHA”) would like to hear from you.

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!
06/23/2020

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!

The induction will occur during the NECA Convention & Trade Show virtual event - NECA Live 2020!

The following Academy of Electrical Contracting inductees from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter will be installed during the virtual NECA Convention & Trade Show - NECA Live 2020: Eric Nixon, Maron Electric Company and David Witz, Continental Electrical Construction Company.

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar
06/23/2020

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar

Commercial Real Estate Technology & COVID-19: Powering Chicago's Reopening

POWERING CHICAGO was featured in the Illinois Real Estate Journal's webinar on June 25, 2020.

COVID-19 Important Updates
06/22/2020

COVID-19 Important Updates

Breaking News affecting our Industry: Safety, Legislation, and more

Check here frequently for the latest updates on how COVID-19 is affecting construction and Chicago and Cook County.

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020
05/14/2020

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020

Membership Meeting was a Webinar with two guest presenters.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 as a Webinar. The program featured industry updates, and guest presentations from Josh Bone, NECA Director, Industry Innovation and Lonnie Cumpton, NECA Director, Construction Manufacturing.

IDHR Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Guidelines
04/28/2020

IDHR Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Guidelines

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has submitted the training guidelines.

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has submitted the training guidelines concerning Sexual Harassment Training.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY
04/27/2020

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is observed the on Wednesday of the first full week in May.

NECA Safety Stand Down - April 29, 2020
04/07/2020

NECA Safety Stand Down - April 29, 2020

We hope that you will be able to participate with the NECA Safety Stand Down - April 29, 2020

NECA Safety Stand Down is April 29, 2020

Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal
04/07/2020

Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal

Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal

Please review the Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal.

ECA Office Availabilty /  Dues Reporting / NEBF Submittal Process
04/07/2020

ECA Office Availabilty / Dues Reporting / NEBF Submittal Process

Please review NEBF submittal process, ECA dues reporting option, office staff availability.

ECA OFFICE AVAILABILITY / DUES REPORTING / NEBF SUBMITTAL PROCESS Please review NEBF submittal process, ECA dues reporting option, office staff availability.

Event Date Changes and Cancellations
04/06/2020

Event Date Changes and Cancellations

ECA, NECA and Industry Event Postponements and Cancellations

ECA CHICAGO LIVE WEBINAR: "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER." Presented by Kelly McDonald
04/01/2020

ECA CHICAGO LIVE WEBINAR: "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER." Presented by Kelly McDonald

ECA CHICAGO LIVE WEBINAR: "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER."

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is proud to present an upcoming live webinar called, "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER." The session is to be presented by Kelly McDonald. Please join us THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 - 3:00 PM (CST). The program will include a 40 minute presentation and additional time for Q & A.

Young Professionals of ECA: Spring Webinar
04/01/2020

Young Professionals of ECA: Spring Webinar

How to Step Up and Lead in a Crisis

You don’t have to be the boss to be a leader. In fact, now, more than ever, the way you approach your work, the business landscape and the very real challenges we all face define you as a leader – or someone who needs to be led. It’s time to step up and show your team, your customers and suppliers how you solve problems and keep the business moving forward.

Lane Tech High School student creates poster to thank Electricians
03/31/2020

Lane Tech High School student creates poster to thank Electricians

Students create posters to thank essential workers

ECA Membership Meeting - 3/11/2020
03/18/2020

ECA Membership Meeting - 3/11/2020

We thank the two presenters: Gene Kent, INTECH Director and Jessica Newbold Hoselton, IMSCA Director for their assistance with the session!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Membership meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Gene & Georgetti's in Rosemont, IL.

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020!
03/18/2020

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020!

Registration remains open for the ECA Golf Outing!

Registration is open for the ECA Golf Outing scheduled as follows: August 4, 2020 Kemper Lakes Golf Club 24000 N. Old McHenry Road Kildeer, IL

NECA Midwestern Region Conference
03/10/2020

NECA Midwestern Region Conference

Registration has begun for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference (June 13 - 17, 2020)!

Registration has begun for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference scheduled as follows: JUNE 13 - 17, 2020 BROADMOOR RESORT 1 LAKE AVENUE COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. 80906 (855) 634-7711 REGISTER SOON! ROOMS ARE GOING FAST!

NECA IIT Student Chapter Update
03/06/2020

NECA IIT Student Chapter Update

We thank the two presenters from Kelso-Burnett Co. for their assistance with the session!

The Electrical Contractors’ the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Student Committee sponsored a NECA IIT Student Chapter meeting at the IIT Smart Tech Lab on March 5, 2020.

ECA's Annual President's Party
03/06/2020

ECA's Annual President's Party

Friday, May 22, 2020 at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens

ECA Members are invited to the annual Electrical Contractors' Association President's Party at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier Chicago.

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2020
02/26/2020

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2020

Please review the IMSCA-PAC raffle details!

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is the lobbying entity that the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) utilizes in regard to issues concerning the Illinois General Assembly. The IMSCA Political Action Committee (IMSCA-PAC) has begun their 2020 fundraising effort. THANKS to the generosity of IMSCA members for prize donations, SEVEN RAFFLE WINNERS will be drawn this year! Tickets are $50 each.

"Pull Planning" Seminar
02/19/2020

"Pull Planning" Seminar

Please review the highlights of the "Pull Planning" Seminar!

The Electrical Contractors’ the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored a  seminar called, "Pull Planning."  The event was held from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. 

CISCO Annual Meeting - Feb. 7, 2020
02/18/2020

CISCO Annual Meeting - Feb. 7, 2020

Please review the highlights of the CISCO Annual Meeting!

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) held its Annual Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Maggiano’s Banquets in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Safety Forum ' "Sexual Harassment Prevention / Reasonable Suspicion"
02/18/2020

Safety Forum ' "Sexual Harassment Prevention / Reasonable Suspicion"

Please review the highlights of the forum!

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA Safety Committee and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee jointly sponsored a morning Safety Forum on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 am at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

Congressman Lipinski Meeting
02/18/2020

Congressman Lipinski Meeting

Please review the highlights of the special meeting!

The Electrical Contractors Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Legislative Committee coordinated a special meeting with Congressman Dan Lipinski - 3rd Congressional District on Friday, February 7, 2020. 

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Seminar
02/18/2020

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Seminar

Please review the highlights of the seminar!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA), in conjunction with a number of area trade associations, assisted in presenting a panel discussion regarding the ups and downs of relocating a business. The program was held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the D.O.C. Wine Bar in Lombard, Illinois.

"Reasonable Suspicion" Seminar(s)
02/18/2020

"Reasonable Suspicion" Seminar(s)

Please review the highlights from the "Reasonable Suspicion" Seminars!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) sponsored a complimentary seminar called, "Reasonable Suspicion Training - (Cannabis-focused)." The program was scheduled on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with a repeat session at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Five Westbrook Corporate Center, Link 2- 5 Conference Room, Westchester, IL 60154.

ECA February 12, 2020 Membership Meeting
02/18/2020

ECA February 12, 2020 Membership Meeting

Please review the highlights from the February 12, 2020 Membership meeting!

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Union League Club of Chicago. 

Young Professionals of ECA hold successful 2020 Leadership Conference
02/18/2020

Young Professionals of ECA hold successful 2020 Leadership Conference

2020 Conference focused on Productivity and Time Management

Over 50 young professionals working for ECA members attended this year's Leadership Conference.

IMSCA Lobby Day 2020
02/18/2020

IMSCA Lobby Day 2020

Please review the activities for the IMSCA Lobby Day!

The IMSCA Lobby Day will coincide with IMSCA’s quarterly Board and Membership meeting on March 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at The Inn at 835 located at 835 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL.

Rebuilding Together (formerly Christmas in April) Annual Build Day
02/12/2020

Rebuilding Together (formerly Christmas in April) Annual Build Day

April 25th, 2020

The LMCC Chicago, a joint labor management committee working together to promote a stronger union electrical construction industry, is extending an invitation to you to partner with them in the annual Rebuild Together event.

Electric Association Education Foundation Scholarships awarded to two ECA Members' children
02/12/2020

Electric Association Education Foundation Scholarships awarded to two ECA Members' children

Scholarships awarded annually to lineal descendants of EA Members

Two ECA members' children awarded academic scholarships for their outstanding achievements.

Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon
02/12/2020

Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon

The Way The Electrical Industry Celebrates St. Patrick's Day!

The annual Paddy's Day luncheon is scheduled for Friday, March 13th, 2020 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Registration is now open!

"Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar
01/29/2020

"Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar

Here are highlights of the "Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, "Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor."  The event was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference
01/23/2020

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference

YP Leadership Conference scheduled: February 6-7, 2020

Young Professionals of ECA are invited to the 2020 Leadership Conference held at the Westin hotel in Itasca next February. This year's conference will focus on the theme: "Setting the P.A.C.E. of our Future" PRODUCTIVITY - ACCOUNTABILITY - COMMUNICATION - EFFECTIVENESS

"Apps for Business" Workshop
01/22/2020

"Apps for Business" Workshop

Here are highlights of the

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to present a workshop called, "Apps for Business." The event was held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. The well-attended workshop was conducted by Ms. Tess Vismale, Dahlia Agency.

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting
01/17/2020

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting

Here are highlights of the January 9, 2020 ECA Regular Membership Meeting.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 9, 2020 during the Electric Association Annual Conference held at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available
01/08/2020

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available

ECA Members receive one FREE Copy

An estimate is only as good as the information it is based on, and the NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) has been the estimating resource of choice for electrical contractors since 1923. The MLU provides an experience-based reference for estimating the electrical construction labor required to install typical electrical and communications systems.

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan
11/25/2019

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Local Union #134 IBEW recognized the efforts of Joseph P. Keenan, Sr. with the installation of on an honorary plaque.

Mr. Keenan was recognized for his selfless actions in helping defend this nation, his years as International Secretary of the IBEW, his civil rights advocacy, his work with charitable organizations, among many other areas.  

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award
11/23/2019

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award

The Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner, Judy Frydland received a special recognition Award.

The joint effort of the ECA and Local 134 realized through the "Powering Chicago" effort was highlighted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 as "Powering Chicago" was a major supporter of the "Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago's Paint the Town" fundraiser at the Greenhouse Loft at 2545 W. Diversey Avenue in Chicago. 

“Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?
11/23/2019

“Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, “Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?,” which was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

ECA Student Committee - NECA IIT Student Chapter Meeting - 11/7/2019
11/23/2019

ECA Student Committee - NECA IIT Student Chapter Meeting - 11/7/2019

Mr. Nate Kolmoden, Product Manager, IDEAL Industries presented the program.

The most recent Student Chapter meeting was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Smart Tech Lab. The session was highlighted by a presentation from Mr. Nate Kolmoden, Product Manager, IDEAL Industries.

ECA Welcomes New Members
11/21/2019

ECA Welcomes New Members

All-Tech Energy, Inc. and MJ Electric

ECA Chicago is pleased to welcome it's newest members: All-Tech Energy and MJ Electric

ECA November 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
11/15/2019

ECA November 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

NECA 1025 Plan

NECA Regional Representative, David Ward, explained NECA's plan to increase market share 10% by 2025.

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights
10/23/2019

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?”  The event was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

ECA Member Receives "Hall of Fame" Award
10/18/2019

ECA Member Receives "Hall of Fame" Award

Robert Fimbianti received the Electric Association's

The Electric Association held its annual Membership Awards dinner on October 17,2019 at the Carlisle in Lombard, Illinois. Congratulations to Robert Fimbianti, ECA Executive Committee member, Linear Electric, Inc. as he was a “Hall of Fame” award recipient!

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights
10/11/2019

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights

Chicago Department of Buildings Code Updates

The ECA Young Professionals (YP) Committee presented a YP of ECA Fall 2019 Event at the Kaiser Tiger in Chicago. Representatives from the Chicago Department of Buildings discussed the new code changes and their applicability to contractors, among other areas.

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
10/10/2019

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

The October ECA Regular Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago. The Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

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ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers  savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace
09/25/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace

Now available at mylifeexpert.com

The EAP discount marketplace houses “real and relevant” deals offering something for everyone. You can find incredible savings of up to 60% on hotels, 39% on movie tickets, 60% on apparel... and more!

HOMETOWN HERO'S: Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors featured on Cubs Marquee Network
09/25/2020

HOMETOWN HERO'S: Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors featured on Cubs Marquee Network

Gateway to Learning (located near Lincoln Square) is a school for adults with intellectual challenges and developmental disabilities. Their mission is to provide lifelong learning that promotes active inclusion at home, work and in the community.

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH
09/25/2020

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH

September 30, 2020

The young professionals of ECA are invited to tour the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's renewable energy training center. Compete in the Tower Climb Challenge!

NECA Virtual Safety Summit
09/18/2020

NECA Virtual Safety Summit

October 27-29, 2020

The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. As champions of safety, we understand the importance of physically distancing but keeping up with latest safety trends of 2020 and beyond could be the difference if your organization is in business tomorrow.

IMSCA Update
09/17/2020

IMSCA Update

Recently Enacted Laws in Illinois

IMSCA would like to remind its members of a number of recently enacted laws in Illinois: Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, IDOL Certified Payroll Portal and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success
09/17/2020

Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success

Additional Fall Programming

The ECA has initiated its Fall educational programming. The Season is underway with the recent "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop" that was held September 16 - 17, 2020. We hope you register for the additional Fall programs!

ERS: Employee Assistance Program News and September Webinars
09/08/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program News and September Webinars

Featuring new resources for Supervisors, Employees, and their families

REMINDER! - Subcontractor Use / Subcontractor Notification Form
09/04/2020

REMINDER! - Subcontractor Use / Subcontractor Notification Form

Please review the "Subcontracting" Reminder / Access to a Subcontractor Notification Form template.

NECA Legal Alert: IRS COVID-19 Tax Deferral Guidance
09/02/2020

NECA Legal Alert: IRS COVID-19 Tax Deferral Guidance

Early last month, President Trump signed an executive order directing the secretary of the treasury to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of a certain portion of social security taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has issued guidance implementing the president’s order.

September is "Suicide Prevention Month"
09/02/2020

September is "Suicide Prevention Month"

Construction Industry Alliance offers training.

The Construction Industry Alliance reminds all that September is "Suicide Prevention Month" and wishes to share the tools that they have created to help you join them in sharing the STAND up for Suicide Prevention message.

CISCO Announces Industry Scholarships and Project Awards
09/02/2020

CISCO Announces Industry Scholarships and Project Awards

Applications for both programs coming soon to www.cisco.org

Zoom Meeting with Congressman Brad Schneider,10th Congressional District 
08/31/2020

Zoom Meeting with Congressman Brad Schneider,10th Congressional District 

Zoom Call on August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020, a number of ECA members participated with a virtual session with Congressman Brad Schneider, 10th Congressional District.  The Zoom call was coordinated through the efforts of NECA Government Affairs, the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, as well as the ECA Legislative Committee. 

NECA 2020 LIVE
08/31/2020

NECA 2020 LIVE

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a virtual event!

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a VIRTUAL event on October 6 - 8, 2020. Registration happening now!

Powering Chicago's Elbert Walters to speak at RE Journals Asset, Property, and Facility Management Summit
08/30/2020

Powering Chicago's Elbert Walters to speak at RE Journals Asset, Property, and Facility Management Summit

September 10th, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, Powering Chicago Director Elbert Walters III will join a panel at RE Journals’ 16th Annual Chicagoland Asset, Property, Facility Management Virtual Summit to discuss the new demands managers are facing and how they can respond.

ECA Chicago sponsors MEET THE CONTRACTOR Week
08/17/2020

ECA Chicago sponsors MEET THE CONTRACTOR Week

September 14-17, 2020

Meet the Contractor Week is the USA’s largest online event to provide direct access to general contractors and buyers in the AEC industry. Join them as they discuss with solution providers & sub-contractors the opportunities to work with them on new projects across the USA.

CARE Act Main Street Lending Program US Government COVID Funding For The Construction, Design and Infrastructure Sector Companies
08/17/2020

CARE Act Main Street Lending Program US Government COVID Funding For The Construction, Design and Infrastructure Sector Companies

WEBINAR: AUGUST 26th, 1:00PM CST

Critical New Information on PPP! Join the US Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve, and the Small Business Administration for an update on the new Main Street Lending Program. This program will provide credit support to eligible small and medium-sized businesses that are integral to the U.S. economy and create jobs for a large share of the U.S. workforce, particularly in the construction, design and infrastructure sectors.

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Chicago Building Congress webinar
08/17/2020

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Chicago Building Congress webinar

September 16, 2020: Noon CST

The Future of Work: Leveraging Technology for Safer Built Environments in the COVID-19 Era

 Finalists announced in ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge
08/12/2020

Finalists announced in ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge

Congratulations to ECA's Student Chapter at IIT, a 2020 Finalist

The ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge marks a yearly highlight for NECA Student Chapters. Teams agree that the popular Challenge is stimulating because it makes them focus on problem solving by thinking in new, creative ways.

On-line Portal -- IDOL Prevailing Wage for Contractors Update
08/06/2020

On-line Portal -- IDOL Prevailing Wage for Contractors Update

Portal Use Update

The Illinois Department of Labor will be holding a webex training on how to use this upload option. It is highly recommended that the individual who files certified payrolls for your organization attends this meeting. Even if you took the first training in April, it is recommended that you attend this session. This webinar is primarily for contractors, as they will be filing certified payrolls with the department. The webinar will be held: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

The Contactless Office: Powering Chicago’s Return to the Workplace
08/03/2020

The Contactless Office: Powering Chicago’s Return to the Workplace

Download Powering Chicago's eBook to gain expert advice on creating a safe work environment

NECA / ECA Chicago Student Chapter Finalist in the video competition of the Green Energy Challenge
07/31/2020

NECA / ECA Chicago Student Chapter Finalist in the video competition of the Green Energy Challenge

ECA's Student Chapter at IIT will compete against Iowa State University and Penn State University for the championship this fall

Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health
07/31/2020

Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health

Employee Assistance Program: Programs and Services for ECA Members

The Employee Assistance Program is now apart of the AllOne Health group, offering expanded benefits and services for ECA members and their employees.

Young Professionals Trivia Night - July 30th
07/27/2020

Young Professionals Trivia Night - July 30th

Compete against your peers in the construction trades

ECA is teaming up with our trade allies for a Young Professionals trivia night on July 30th at 7pm.

Renewable Energy Training for Contractors
07/21/2020

Renewable Energy Training for Contractors

DATES: Friday, August 28, 2020 and Saturday, August 29, 2020. TIME: Each session will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 2:00 pm. Both sessions are six hours in duration.

The Illinois IBEW Renewable Energy Fund (IBEW REF), which has received funding for renewable energy training throughout Illinois, is pleased to present a complimentary two-day training program regarding work in the solar industry in Illinois. The coursework has been developed to inform the union electrical contractor to become an effective union solar contractor.

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!
07/06/2020

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!

David Meade interviews NECA CEO David Long in live broadcast

Check out NECA's live broadcasts each Monday on Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about the first ever virtual convention this fall!

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement
07/02/2020

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement

Across the country there will be a lot of variation on the availability of in-person training in the weeks and months ahead, and to combat this NECA is bringing some of our most popular in-person classes, that we hold with NECA Chapters across the country, online! In July, there are several classes NECA members can take advantage of.

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts
07/01/2020

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts

MBE/WBE participation requested

The City of Chicago is conducting a disparity study to examine whether minorities and women have equal access to City construction contracting opportunities. If your firm currently works with or has tried to bid on construction contracts for the City of Chicago as a prime contractor, subcontractor or supplier, Colette Holt & Associates (“CHA”) would like to hear from you.

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!
06/23/2020

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!

The induction will occur during the NECA Convention & Trade Show virtual event - NECA Live 2020!

The following Academy of Electrical Contracting inductees from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter will be installed during the virtual NECA Convention & Trade Show - NECA Live 2020: Eric Nixon, Maron Electric Company and David Witz, Continental Electrical Construction Company.

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar
06/23/2020

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar

Commercial Real Estate Technology & COVID-19: Powering Chicago's Reopening

POWERING CHICAGO was featured in the Illinois Real Estate Journal's webinar on June 25, 2020.

COVID-19 Important Updates
06/22/2020

COVID-19 Important Updates

Breaking News affecting our Industry: Safety, Legislation, and more

Check here frequently for the latest updates on how COVID-19 is affecting construction and Chicago and Cook County.

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020
05/14/2020

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020

Membership Meeting was a Webinar with two guest presenters.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 as a Webinar. The program featured industry updates, and guest presentations from Josh Bone, NECA Director, Industry Innovation and Lonnie Cumpton, NECA Director, Construction Manufacturing.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY
04/27/2020

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is observed the on Wednesday of the first full week in May.

Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal
04/07/2020

Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal

Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal

Please review the Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal.

Event Date Changes and Cancellations
04/06/2020

Event Date Changes and Cancellations

ECA, NECA and Industry Event Postponements and Cancellations

ECA Membership Meeting - 3/11/2020
03/18/2020

ECA Membership Meeting - 3/11/2020

We thank the two presenters: Gene Kent, INTECH Director and Jessica Newbold Hoselton, IMSCA Director for their assistance with the session!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Membership meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Gene & Georgetti's in Rosemont, IL.

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020!
03/18/2020

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020!

Registration remains open for the ECA Golf Outing!

Registration is open for the ECA Golf Outing scheduled as follows: August 4, 2020 Kemper Lakes Golf Club 24000 N. Old McHenry Road Kildeer, IL

NECA Midwestern Region Conference
03/10/2020

NECA Midwestern Region Conference

Registration has begun for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference (June 13 - 17, 2020)!

Registration has begun for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference scheduled as follows: JUNE 13 - 17, 2020 BROADMOOR RESORT 1 LAKE AVENUE COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. 80906 (855) 634-7711 REGISTER SOON! ROOMS ARE GOING FAST!

NECA IIT Student Chapter Update
03/06/2020

NECA IIT Student Chapter Update

We thank the two presenters from Kelso-Burnett Co. for their assistance with the session!

The Electrical Contractors’ the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Student Committee sponsored a NECA IIT Student Chapter meeting at the IIT Smart Tech Lab on March 5, 2020.

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2020
02/26/2020

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2020

Please review the IMSCA-PAC raffle details!

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is the lobbying entity that the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) utilizes in regard to issues concerning the Illinois General Assembly. The IMSCA Political Action Committee (IMSCA-PAC) has begun their 2020 fundraising effort. THANKS to the generosity of IMSCA members for prize donations, SEVEN RAFFLE WINNERS will be drawn this year! Tickets are $50 each.

"Pull Planning" Seminar
02/19/2020

"Pull Planning" Seminar

Please review the highlights of the "Pull Planning" Seminar!

The Electrical Contractors’ the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored a  seminar called, "Pull Planning."  The event was held from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. 

CISCO Annual Meeting - Feb. 7, 2020
02/18/2020

CISCO Annual Meeting - Feb. 7, 2020

Please review the highlights of the CISCO Annual Meeting!

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) held its Annual Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Maggiano’s Banquets in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Safety Forum ' "Sexual Harassment Prevention / Reasonable Suspicion"
02/18/2020

Safety Forum ' "Sexual Harassment Prevention / Reasonable Suspicion"

Please review the highlights of the forum!

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA Safety Committee and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee jointly sponsored a morning Safety Forum on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 am at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

Congressman Lipinski Meeting
02/18/2020

Congressman Lipinski Meeting

Please review the highlights of the special meeting!

The Electrical Contractors Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Legislative Committee coordinated a special meeting with Congressman Dan Lipinski - 3rd Congressional District on Friday, February 7, 2020. 

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Seminar
02/18/2020

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Seminar

Please review the highlights of the seminar!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA), in conjunction with a number of area trade associations, assisted in presenting a panel discussion regarding the ups and downs of relocating a business. The program was held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the D.O.C. Wine Bar in Lombard, Illinois.

"Reasonable Suspicion" Seminar(s)
02/18/2020

"Reasonable Suspicion" Seminar(s)

Please review the highlights from the "Reasonable Suspicion" Seminars!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) sponsored a complimentary seminar called, "Reasonable Suspicion Training - (Cannabis-focused)." The program was scheduled on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with a repeat session at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Five Westbrook Corporate Center, Link 2- 5 Conference Room, Westchester, IL 60154.

ECA February 12, 2020 Membership Meeting
02/18/2020

ECA February 12, 2020 Membership Meeting

Please review the highlights from the February 12, 2020 Membership meeting!

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Union League Club of Chicago. 

Young Professionals of ECA hold successful 2020 Leadership Conference
02/18/2020

Young Professionals of ECA hold successful 2020 Leadership Conference

2020 Conference focused on Productivity and Time Management

Over 50 young professionals working for ECA members attended this year's Leadership Conference.

IMSCA Lobby Day 2020
02/18/2020

IMSCA Lobby Day 2020

Please review the activities for the IMSCA Lobby Day!

The IMSCA Lobby Day will coincide with IMSCA’s quarterly Board and Membership meeting on March 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at The Inn at 835 located at 835 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL.

"Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar
01/29/2020

"Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar

Here are highlights of the "Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, "Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor."  The event was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference
01/23/2020

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference

YP Leadership Conference scheduled: February 6-7, 2020

Young Professionals of ECA are invited to the 2020 Leadership Conference held at the Westin hotel in Itasca next February. This year's conference will focus on the theme: "Setting the P.A.C.E. of our Future" PRODUCTIVITY - ACCOUNTABILITY - COMMUNICATION - EFFECTIVENESS

"Apps for Business" Workshop
01/22/2020

"Apps for Business" Workshop

Here are highlights of the

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to present a workshop called, "Apps for Business." The event was held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. The well-attended workshop was conducted by Ms. Tess Vismale, Dahlia Agency.

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting
01/17/2020

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting

Here are highlights of the January 9, 2020 ECA Regular Membership Meeting.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 9, 2020 during the Electric Association Annual Conference held at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available
01/08/2020

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available

ECA Members receive one FREE Copy

An estimate is only as good as the information it is based on, and the NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) has been the estimating resource of choice for electrical contractors since 1923. The MLU provides an experience-based reference for estimating the electrical construction labor required to install typical electrical and communications systems.

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan
11/25/2019

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Local Union #134 IBEW recognized the efforts of Joseph P. Keenan, Sr. with the installation of on an honorary plaque.

Mr. Keenan was recognized for his selfless actions in helping defend this nation, his years as International Secretary of the IBEW, his civil rights advocacy, his work with charitable organizations, among many other areas.  

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award
11/23/2019

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award

The Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner, Judy Frydland received a special recognition Award.

The joint effort of the ECA and Local 134 realized through the "Powering Chicago" effort was highlighted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 as "Powering Chicago" was a major supporter of the "Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago's Paint the Town" fundraiser at the Greenhouse Loft at 2545 W. Diversey Avenue in Chicago. 

“Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?
11/23/2019

“Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, “Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?,” which was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

ECA Student Committee - NECA IIT Student Chapter Meeting - 11/7/2019
11/23/2019

ECA Student Committee - NECA IIT Student Chapter Meeting - 11/7/2019

Mr. Nate Kolmoden, Product Manager, IDEAL Industries presented the program.

The most recent Student Chapter meeting was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Smart Tech Lab. The session was highlighted by a presentation from Mr. Nate Kolmoden, Product Manager, IDEAL Industries.

ECA November 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
11/15/2019

ECA November 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

NECA 1025 Plan

NECA Regional Representative, David Ward, explained NECA's plan to increase market share 10% by 2025.

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights
10/23/2019

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?”  The event was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

ECA Member Receives "Hall of Fame" Award
10/18/2019

ECA Member Receives "Hall of Fame" Award

Robert Fimbianti received the Electric Association's

The Electric Association held its annual Membership Awards dinner on October 17,2019 at the Carlisle in Lombard, Illinois. Congratulations to Robert Fimbianti, ECA Executive Committee member, Linear Electric, Inc. as he was a “Hall of Fame” award recipient!

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights
10/11/2019

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights

Chicago Department of Buildings Code Updates

The ECA Young Professionals (YP) Committee presented a YP of ECA Fall 2019 Event at the Kaiser Tiger in Chicago. Representatives from the Chicago Department of Buildings discussed the new code changes and their applicability to contractors, among other areas.

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
10/10/2019

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

The October ECA Regular Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago. The Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

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Safety

ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers  savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace
09/25/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace

Now available at mylifeexpert.com

The EAP discount marketplace houses “real and relevant” deals offering something for everyone. You can find incredible savings of up to 60% on hotels, 39% on movie tickets, 60% on apparel... and more!

 "Excavation Hazards in Construction" - September 24, 2020
09/24/2020

"Excavation Hazards in Construction" - September 24, 2020

Joint Safety Forum --

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA Safety Committee and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee jointly sponsored a complimentary morning Safety Forum that was held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the IBEW Local 701 Hall in Warrenville, Illinois.

NECA Virtual Safety Summit
09/18/2020

NECA Virtual Safety Summit

October 27-29, 2020

The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. As champions of safety, we understand the importance of physically distancing but keeping up with latest safety trends of 2020 and beyond could be the difference if your organization is in business tomorrow.

NECA 2020 LIVE
08/31/2020

NECA 2020 LIVE

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a virtual event!

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a VIRTUAL event on October 6 - 8, 2020. Registration happening now!

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!
07/06/2020

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!

David Meade interviews NECA CEO David Long in live broadcast

Check out NECA's live broadcasts each Monday on Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about the first ever virtual convention this fall!

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement
07/02/2020

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement

Across the country there will be a lot of variation on the availability of in-person training in the weeks and months ahead, and to combat this NECA is bringing some of our most popular in-person classes, that we hold with NECA Chapters across the country, online! In July, there are several classes NECA members can take advantage of.

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!
06/23/2020

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!

The induction will occur during the NECA Convention & Trade Show virtual event - NECA Live 2020!

The following Academy of Electrical Contracting inductees from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter will be installed during the virtual NECA Convention & Trade Show - NECA Live 2020: Eric Nixon, Maron Electric Company and David Witz, Continental Electrical Construction Company.

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar
06/23/2020

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar

Commercial Real Estate Technology & COVID-19: Powering Chicago's Reopening

POWERING CHICAGO was featured in the Illinois Real Estate Journal's webinar on June 25, 2020.

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020
05/14/2020

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020

Membership Meeting was a Webinar with two guest presenters.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 as a Webinar. The program featured industry updates, and guest presentations from Josh Bone, NECA Director, Industry Innovation and Lonnie Cumpton, NECA Director, Construction Manufacturing.

IDHR Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Guidelines
04/28/2020

IDHR Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Guidelines

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has submitted the training guidelines.

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has submitted the training guidelines concerning Sexual Harassment Training.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY
04/27/2020

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is observed the on Wednesday of the first full week in May.

NECA Safety Stand Down - April 29, 2020
04/07/2020

NECA Safety Stand Down - April 29, 2020

We hope that you will be able to participate with the NECA Safety Stand Down - April 29, 2020

NECA Safety Stand Down is April 29, 2020

ECA CHICAGO LIVE WEBINAR: "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER." Presented by Kelly McDonald
04/01/2020

ECA CHICAGO LIVE WEBINAR: "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER." Presented by Kelly McDonald

ECA CHICAGO LIVE WEBINAR: "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER."

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is proud to present an upcoming live webinar called, "How to Help & Serve Your Customers in a Virtual World NOW & Seamlessly Transition Back to Business as Usual LATER." The session is to be presented by Kelly McDonald. Please join us THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 - 3:00 PM (CST). The program will include a 40 minute presentation and additional time for Q & A.

Young Professionals of ECA: Spring Webinar
04/01/2020

Young Professionals of ECA: Spring Webinar

How to Step Up and Lead in a Crisis

You don’t have to be the boss to be a leader. In fact, now, more than ever, the way you approach your work, the business landscape and the very real challenges we all face define you as a leader – or someone who needs to be led. It’s time to step up and show your team, your customers and suppliers how you solve problems and keep the business moving forward.

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights
10/23/2019

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?”  The event was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights
10/11/2019

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights

Chicago Department of Buildings Code Updates

The ECA Young Professionals (YP) Committee presented a YP of ECA Fall 2019 Event at the Kaiser Tiger in Chicago. Representatives from the Chicago Department of Buildings discussed the new code changes and their applicability to contractors, among other areas.

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
10/10/2019

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

The October ECA Regular Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago. The Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

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ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers  savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace
09/25/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program offers savings on hundreds of brands in brands in the new Discount Marketplace

Now available at mylifeexpert.com

The EAP discount marketplace houses “real and relevant” deals offering something for everyone. You can find incredible savings of up to 60% on hotels, 39% on movie tickets, 60% on apparel... and more!

HOMETOWN HERO'S: Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors featured on Cubs Marquee Network
09/25/2020

HOMETOWN HERO'S: Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors featured on Cubs Marquee Network

Gateway to Learning (located near Lincoln Square) is a school for adults with intellectual challenges and developmental disabilities. Their mission is to provide lifelong learning that promotes active inclusion at home, work and in the community.

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH
09/25/2020

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH

September 30, 2020

The young professionals of ECA are invited to tour the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's renewable energy training center. Compete in the Tower Climb Challenge!

NECA Virtual Safety Summit
09/18/2020

NECA Virtual Safety Summit

October 27-29, 2020

The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. As champions of safety, we understand the importance of physically distancing but keeping up with latest safety trends of 2020 and beyond could be the difference if your organization is in business tomorrow.

IMSCA Update
09/17/2020

IMSCA Update

Recently Enacted Laws in Illinois

IMSCA would like to remind its members of a number of recently enacted laws in Illinois: Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, IDOL Certified Payroll Portal and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success
09/17/2020

Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success

Additional Fall Programming

The ECA has initiated its Fall educational programming. The Season is underway with the recent "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop" that was held September 16 - 17, 2020. We hope you register for the additional Fall programs!

ERS: Employee Assistance Program News and September Webinars
09/08/2020

ERS: Employee Assistance Program News and September Webinars

Featuring new resources for Supervisors, Employees, and their families

REMINDER! - Subcontractor Use / Subcontractor Notification Form
09/04/2020

REMINDER! - Subcontractor Use / Subcontractor Notification Form

Please review the "Subcontracting" Reminder / Access to a Subcontractor Notification Form template.

NECA Legal Alert: IRS COVID-19 Tax Deferral Guidance
09/02/2020

NECA Legal Alert: IRS COVID-19 Tax Deferral Guidance

Early last month, President Trump signed an executive order directing the secretary of the treasury to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of a certain portion of social security taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has issued guidance implementing the president’s order.

September is "Suicide Prevention Month"
09/02/2020

September is "Suicide Prevention Month"

Construction Industry Alliance offers training.

The Construction Industry Alliance reminds all that September is "Suicide Prevention Month" and wishes to share the tools that they have created to help you join them in sharing the STAND up for Suicide Prevention message.

CISCO Announces Industry Scholarships and Project Awards
09/02/2020

CISCO Announces Industry Scholarships and Project Awards

Applications for both programs coming soon to www.cisco.org

Zoom Meeting with Congressman Brad Schneider,10th Congressional District 
08/31/2020

Zoom Meeting with Congressman Brad Schneider,10th Congressional District 

Zoom Call on August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020, a number of ECA members participated with a virtual session with Congressman Brad Schneider, 10th Congressional District.  The Zoom call was coordinated through the efforts of NECA Government Affairs, the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, as well as the ECA Legislative Committee. 

NECA 2020 LIVE
08/31/2020

NECA 2020 LIVE

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a virtual event!

The NECA Convention & Trade Show will be a VIRTUAL event on October 6 - 8, 2020. Registration happening now!

Powering Chicago's Elbert Walters to speak at RE Journals Asset, Property, and Facility Management Summit
08/30/2020

Powering Chicago's Elbert Walters to speak at RE Journals Asset, Property, and Facility Management Summit

September 10th, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, Powering Chicago Director Elbert Walters III will join a panel at RE Journals’ 16th Annual Chicagoland Asset, Property, Facility Management Virtual Summit to discuss the new demands managers are facing and how they can respond.

Electrical Joint Arbitration Board Announcement
08/18/2020

Electrical Joint Arbitration Board Announcement

Vacation Savings Account Contribution Update

We are pleased to provide the updated details below for making the Vacation Savings Account contribution each month on behalf of all employees working under the A, C, R, Agreement(s).

ECA Chicago sponsors MEET THE CONTRACTOR Week
08/17/2020

ECA Chicago sponsors MEET THE CONTRACTOR Week

September 14-17, 2020

Meet the Contractor Week is the USA’s largest online event to provide direct access to general contractors and buyers in the AEC industry. Join them as they discuss with solution providers & sub-contractors the opportunities to work with them on new projects across the USA.

CARE Act Main Street Lending Program US Government COVID Funding For The Construction, Design and Infrastructure Sector Companies
08/17/2020

CARE Act Main Street Lending Program US Government COVID Funding For The Construction, Design and Infrastructure Sector Companies

WEBINAR: AUGUST 26th, 1:00PM CST

Critical New Information on PPP! Join the US Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve, and the Small Business Administration for an update on the new Main Street Lending Program. This program will provide credit support to eligible small and medium-sized businesses that are integral to the U.S. economy and create jobs for a large share of the U.S. workforce, particularly in the construction, design and infrastructure sectors.

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Chicago Building Congress webinar
08/17/2020

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Chicago Building Congress webinar

September 16, 2020: Noon CST

The Future of Work: Leveraging Technology for Safer Built Environments in the COVID-19 Era

 Finalists announced in ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge
08/12/2020

Finalists announced in ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge

Congratulations to ECA's Student Chapter at IIT, a 2020 Finalist

The ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge marks a yearly highlight for NECA Student Chapters. Teams agree that the popular Challenge is stimulating because it makes them focus on problem solving by thinking in new, creative ways.

On-line Portal -- IDOL Prevailing Wage for Contractors Update
08/06/2020

On-line Portal -- IDOL Prevailing Wage for Contractors Update

Portal Use Update

The Illinois Department of Labor will be holding a webex training on how to use this upload option. It is highly recommended that the individual who files certified payrolls for your organization attends this meeting. Even if you took the first training in April, it is recommended that you attend this session. This webinar is primarily for contractors, as they will be filing certified payrolls with the department. The webinar will be held: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

The Contactless Office: Powering Chicago’s Return to the Workplace
08/03/2020

The Contactless Office: Powering Chicago’s Return to the Workplace

Download Powering Chicago's eBook to gain expert advice on creating a safe work environment

NECA / ECA Chicago Student Chapter Finalist in the video competition of the Green Energy Challenge
07/31/2020

NECA / ECA Chicago Student Chapter Finalist in the video competition of the Green Energy Challenge

ECA's Student Chapter at IIT will compete against Iowa State University and Penn State University for the championship this fall

Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health
07/31/2020

Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health

Employee Assistance Program: Programs and Services for ECA Members

The Employee Assistance Program is now apart of the AllOne Health group, offering expanded benefits and services for ECA members and their employees.

Young Professionals Trivia Night - July 30th
07/27/2020

Young Professionals Trivia Night - July 30th

Compete against your peers in the construction trades

ECA is teaming up with our trade allies for a Young Professionals trivia night on July 30th at 7pm.

Renewable Energy Training for Contractors
07/21/2020

Renewable Energy Training for Contractors

DATES: Friday, August 28, 2020 and Saturday, August 29, 2020. TIME: Each session will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 2:00 pm. Both sessions are six hours in duration.

The Illinois IBEW Renewable Energy Fund (IBEW REF), which has received funding for renewable energy training throughout Illinois, is pleased to present a complimentary two-day training program regarding work in the solar industry in Illinois. The coursework has been developed to inform the union electrical contractor to become an effective union solar contractor.

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!
07/06/2020

Get Ready for NECA 2020 LIVE!

David Meade interviews NECA CEO David Long in live broadcast

Check out NECA's live broadcasts each Monday on Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about the first ever virtual convention this fall!

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement
07/02/2020

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement

Across the country there will be a lot of variation on the availability of in-person training in the weeks and months ahead, and to combat this NECA is bringing some of our most popular in-person classes, that we hold with NECA Chapters across the country, online! In July, there are several classes NECA members can take advantage of.

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts
07/01/2020

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts

MBE/WBE participation requested

The City of Chicago is conducting a disparity study to examine whether minorities and women have equal access to City construction contracting opportunities. If your firm currently works with or has tried to bid on construction contracts for the City of Chicago as a prime contractor, subcontractor or supplier, Colette Holt & Associates (“CHA”) would like to hear from you.

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!
06/23/2020

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!

The induction will occur during the NECA Convention & Trade Show virtual event - NECA Live 2020!

The following Academy of Electrical Contracting inductees from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter will be installed during the virtual NECA Convention & Trade Show - NECA Live 2020: Eric Nixon, Maron Electric Company and David Witz, Continental Electrical Construction Company.

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar
06/23/2020

POWERING CHICAGO hosted Illinois Real Estate Journal Webinar

Commercial Real Estate Technology & COVID-19: Powering Chicago's Reopening

POWERING CHICAGO was featured in the Illinois Real Estate Journal's webinar on June 25, 2020.

COVID-19 Important Updates
06/22/2020

COVID-19 Important Updates

Breaking News affecting our Industry: Safety, Legislation, and more

Check here frequently for the latest updates on how COVID-19 is affecting construction and Chicago and Cook County.

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020
05/14/2020

ECA May Membership Meeting - May 13, 2020

Membership Meeting was a Webinar with two guest presenters.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 as a Webinar. The program featured industry updates, and guest presentations from Josh Bone, NECA Director, Industry Innovation and Lonnie Cumpton, NECA Director, Construction Manufacturing.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY
04/27/2020

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is observed the on Wednesday of the first full week in May.

Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal
04/07/2020

Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal

Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal

Please review the Illinois Department of Labor Update: Training Dates available for Prevailing Wage Certified Payroll Portal.

Event Date Changes and Cancellations
04/06/2020

Event Date Changes and Cancellations

ECA, NECA and Industry Event Postponements and Cancellations

ECA Membership Meeting - 3/11/2020
03/18/2020

ECA Membership Meeting - 3/11/2020

We thank the two presenters: Gene Kent, INTECH Director and Jessica Newbold Hoselton, IMSCA Director for their assistance with the session!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Membership meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Gene & Georgetti's in Rosemont, IL.

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020!
03/18/2020

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020!

Registration remains open for the ECA Golf Outing!

Registration is open for the ECA Golf Outing scheduled as follows: August 4, 2020 Kemper Lakes Golf Club 24000 N. Old McHenry Road Kildeer, IL

NECA Midwestern Region Conference
03/10/2020

NECA Midwestern Region Conference

Registration has begun for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference (June 13 - 17, 2020)!

Registration has begun for the NECA Midwestern Region Conference scheduled as follows: JUNE 13 - 17, 2020 BROADMOOR RESORT 1 LAKE AVENUE COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. 80906 (855) 634-7711 REGISTER SOON! ROOMS ARE GOING FAST!

NECA IIT Student Chapter Update
03/06/2020

NECA IIT Student Chapter Update

We thank the two presenters from Kelso-Burnett Co. for their assistance with the session!

The Electrical Contractors’ the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Student Committee sponsored a NECA IIT Student Chapter meeting at the IIT Smart Tech Lab on March 5, 2020.

ECA's Annual President's Party
03/06/2020

ECA's Annual President's Party

Friday, May 22, 2020 at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens

ECA Members are invited to the annual Electrical Contractors' Association President's Party at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier Chicago.

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2020
02/26/2020

IMSCA-PAC Raffle 2020

Please review the IMSCA-PAC raffle details!

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is the lobbying entity that the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) utilizes in regard to issues concerning the Illinois General Assembly. The IMSCA Political Action Committee (IMSCA-PAC) has begun their 2020 fundraising effort. THANKS to the generosity of IMSCA members for prize donations, SEVEN RAFFLE WINNERS will be drawn this year! Tickets are $50 each.

"Pull Planning" Seminar
02/19/2020

"Pull Planning" Seminar

Please review the highlights of the "Pull Planning" Seminar!

The Electrical Contractors’ the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored a  seminar called, "Pull Planning."  The event was held from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. 

CISCO Annual Meeting - Feb. 7, 2020
02/18/2020

CISCO Annual Meeting - Feb. 7, 2020

Please review the highlights of the CISCO Annual Meeting!

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) held its Annual Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Maggiano’s Banquets in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Safety Forum ' "Sexual Harassment Prevention / Reasonable Suspicion"
02/18/2020

Safety Forum ' "Sexual Harassment Prevention / Reasonable Suspicion"

Please review the highlights of the forum!

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA Safety Committee and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee jointly sponsored a morning Safety Forum on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 am at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

Congressman Lipinski Meeting
02/18/2020

Congressman Lipinski Meeting

Please review the highlights of the special meeting!

The Electrical Contractors Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Legislative Committee coordinated a special meeting with Congressman Dan Lipinski - 3rd Congressional District on Friday, February 7, 2020. 

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Seminar
02/18/2020

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Seminar

Please review the highlights of the seminar!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA), in conjunction with a number of area trade associations, assisted in presenting a panel discussion regarding the ups and downs of relocating a business. The program was held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the D.O.C. Wine Bar in Lombard, Illinois.

"Reasonable Suspicion" Seminar(s)
02/18/2020

"Reasonable Suspicion" Seminar(s)

Please review the highlights from the "Reasonable Suspicion" Seminars!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) sponsored a complimentary seminar called, "Reasonable Suspicion Training - (Cannabis-focused)." The program was scheduled on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with a repeat session at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Five Westbrook Corporate Center, Link 2- 5 Conference Room, Westchester, IL 60154.

ECA February 12, 2020 Membership Meeting
02/18/2020

ECA February 12, 2020 Membership Meeting

Please review the highlights from the February 12, 2020 Membership meeting!

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Union League Club of Chicago. 

Young Professionals of ECA hold successful 2020 Leadership Conference
02/18/2020

Young Professionals of ECA hold successful 2020 Leadership Conference

2020 Conference focused on Productivity and Time Management

Over 50 young professionals working for ECA members attended this year's Leadership Conference.

IMSCA Lobby Day 2020
02/18/2020

IMSCA Lobby Day 2020

Please review the activities for the IMSCA Lobby Day!

The IMSCA Lobby Day will coincide with IMSCA’s quarterly Board and Membership meeting on March 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at The Inn at 835 located at 835 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL.

"Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar
01/29/2020

"Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar

Here are highlights of the "Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor" Seminar.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, "Material Purchasing:  Subcontractor vs. General Contractor."  The event was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference
01/23/2020

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference

YP Leadership Conference scheduled: February 6-7, 2020

Young Professionals of ECA are invited to the 2020 Leadership Conference held at the Westin hotel in Itasca next February. This year's conference will focus on the theme: "Setting the P.A.C.E. of our Future" PRODUCTIVITY - ACCOUNTABILITY - COMMUNICATION - EFFECTIVENESS

"Apps for Business" Workshop
01/22/2020

"Apps for Business" Workshop

Here are highlights of the

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to present a workshop called, "Apps for Business." The event was held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. The well-attended workshop was conducted by Ms. Tess Vismale, Dahlia Agency.

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting
01/17/2020

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting

Here are highlights of the January 9, 2020 ECA Regular Membership Meeting.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 9, 2020 during the Electric Association Annual Conference held at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available
01/08/2020

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available

ECA Members receive one FREE Copy

An estimate is only as good as the information it is based on, and the NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) has been the estimating resource of choice for electrical contractors since 1923. The MLU provides an experience-based reference for estimating the electrical construction labor required to install typical electrical and communications systems.

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan
11/25/2019

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Local Union #134 IBEW recognized the efforts of Joseph P. Keenan, Sr. with the installation of on an honorary plaque.

Mr. Keenan was recognized for his selfless actions in helping defend this nation, his years as International Secretary of the IBEW, his civil rights advocacy, his work with charitable organizations, among many other areas.  

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award
11/23/2019

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award

The Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner, Judy Frydland received a special recognition Award.

The joint effort of the ECA and Local 134 realized through the "Powering Chicago" effort was highlighted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 as "Powering Chicago" was a major supporter of the "Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago's Paint the Town" fundraiser at the Greenhouse Loft at 2545 W. Diversey Avenue in Chicago. 

ECA Student Committee - NECA IIT Student Chapter Meeting - 11/7/2019
11/23/2019

ECA Student Committee - NECA IIT Student Chapter Meeting - 11/7/2019

Mr. Nate Kolmoden, Product Manager, IDEAL Industries presented the program.

The most recent Student Chapter meeting was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Smart Tech Lab. The session was highlighted by a presentation from Mr. Nate Kolmoden, Product Manager, IDEAL Industries.

ECA November 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
11/15/2019

ECA November 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

NECA 1025 Plan

NECA Regional Representative, David Ward, explained NECA's plan to increase market share 10% by 2025.

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights
10/23/2019

"Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness" Seminar Highlights

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?”  The event was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

ECA Member Receives "Hall of Fame" Award
10/18/2019

ECA Member Receives "Hall of Fame" Award

Robert Fimbianti received the Electric Association's

The Electric Association held its annual Membership Awards dinner on October 17,2019 at the Carlisle in Lombard, Illinois. Congratulations to Robert Fimbianti, ECA Executive Committee member, Linear Electric, Inc. as he was a “Hall of Fame” award recipient!

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights
10/11/2019

YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights

Chicago Department of Buildings Code Updates

The ECA Young Professionals (YP) Committee presented a YP of ECA Fall 2019 Event at the Kaiser Tiger in Chicago. Representatives from the Chicago Department of Buildings discussed the new code changes and their applicability to contractors, among other areas.

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights
10/10/2019

ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

The October ECA Regular Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago. The Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

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