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COVID-19 Important Updates
03/27/2020

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 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
03/18/2020

ECA Golf Outing

Registration has begun for the ECA Golf Outing (June 1, 2020)!

Registration has begun for the ECA Golf Outing scheduled as follows: June 1, 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.

"VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go" Seminar Highlights
09/27/2019

"VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go" Seminar Highlights

Highlights of the event - Seminar & Networking Session

The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA presented a seminar, called, "VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go." The session was conducted by Mr. David Ward, NECA Midwest Field Representative and was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Succession Planning Seminar
09/25/2019

Succession Planning Seminar

Succession Planning Seminar Highlights

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Succession Planning.”  The event was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

EJATT Graduation Ceremony 2019
09/22/2019

EJATT Graduation Ceremony 2019

EJATT Graduation Ceremony Highlights

The Electrical Joint apprenticeship & Training Trust held an Apprentice Graduation on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show
09/20/2019

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 14 - 17, 2019 in Las Vegas. The event featured many activities, including the many educational programs, the exciting backdrop of Las Vegas, the Governors Meeting, Green Energy Challenge, ELECTRI Council Meeting, Safety Roundtable, Academy of Electrical Contracting induction, Government Affairs Update, Women in NECA (WIN) and Future Leaders sessions, Project Excellence Award winners, Abraham Lincoln Award winner and other NECA Awards, special Chapter events, among so much more!

ECA September 2019 Membership Meeting
09/20/2019

ECA September 2019 Membership Meeting

September 11, 2019 ECA Membership Meeting Highlights

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The session introduced two new members to the Association: Dual Temp of Illinois, Inc. and Belmont & Leavitt Corp. dba Avondale Electric, Inc., as well as featured a presentation from ComEd.

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System
09/11/2019

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System

Chicago first US city with a large building energy rating requirement

Chicago became the first US city with a large building energy rating requirement with the formal launch of the Chicago Energy Rating System. The ordinance, adopted in 2017, will rate building energy efficiency performance on a zero to four-star scale, based on the four stars of the Chicago flag.

ECA Summer Social Welcomed 75 Chapter Members
08/22/2019

ECA Summer Social Welcomed 75 Chapter Members

Members enjoyed the Wrigley Rooftops (Cubs vs. Giants)

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held an end-of-Summer membership event on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Kelso-Burnett Co. honored with NECA Project Excellence Award
08/13/2019

Kelso-Burnett Co. honored with NECA Project Excellence Award

Flagship McDonald's, Chicago

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created by the National Electrical Contractors Association to recognize electrical contractors who have done remarkable work during the previous calendar year.

NECA Premier Partners
07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

Member to receive the NECA 2019 "Abraham Lincoln Leadership" Award
07/01/2019

Member to receive the NECA 2019 "Abraham Lincoln Leadership" Award

James McGlynn, Sr., McWilliams Electric Company is to receive the NECA 2019

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA would like to congratulate James McGlynn, Sr. as the recipient of NECA’s 2019 “Abraham Lincoln Leadership” Award. He is to receive the award during the upcoming NECA Convention in Las Vegas.

06/27/2019

Trump Apprenticeship Regulatory Update

60-day comment period on the newly proposed rule

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) allowing for the creation of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These IRAPs are third-party certified apprenticeship programs with little oversight and minimal regulatory framework.The proposed rule includes an exemption from allowing the creation of IRAPs within the construction industry.

ECA President's Party Highlights
06/24/2019

ECA President's Party Highlights

Highlights of the 2019 ECA President's Party

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago’s (ECA’s) President’s Party was held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Chicago History Museum.

NECA Premier Partners
06/20/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on ABB.

ECA Legislative Committee Summer 2019
06/20/2019

ECA Legislative Committee Summer 2019

Highlights of ECA Legislative Committee Activity - IMSCA & CISCO

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Legislative Committee is active throughout the year. Members volunteer their time participating with various programs, visits to legislators, assisting as liaisons with other trade association’s legislative committees, as well. Two groups that have legislative committees that ECA participates with on a consistent basis are the Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) and the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO).

ECA 48th Annual Spring Conference
06/20/2019

ECA 48th Annual Spring Conference

Highlights of the events

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 48th Annual Spring Conference on June 5 - 6, 2019 a the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

ECA President's Party hosted at the Chicago's History Museum
06/13/2019

ECA President's Party hosted at the Chicago's History Museum

Friday, June 21, 2019

ECA members are invited to the 2019 President's Party on Friday, June 21st at the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln park.

Complimentary eSafetyLine  Subscription Available for ECA Members!
05/23/2019

Complimentary eSafetyLine Subscription Available for ECA Members!

The eSafetyLine subscription provides access to a wealth of NECA safety resources.

This tool for Safety Managers features access to the NECA Safety manual, safety record keeping tools, access to safety publications including NFPA 70e, and more.

Join Us at the NECA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas!
05/22/2019

Join Us at the NECA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas!

Registration is now open for ECA Members

Learn more about the convention, Chicago Chapter activities, and more...

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COVID-19 Important Updates
03/27/2020

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 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
03/18/2020

ECA Golf Outing

Registration has begun for the ECA Golf Outing (June 1, 2020)!

Registration has begun for the ECA Golf Outing scheduled as follows: June 1, 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.

"VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go" Seminar Highlights
09/27/2019

"VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go" Seminar Highlights

Highlights of the event - Seminar & Networking Session

The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA presented a seminar, called, "VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go." The session was conducted by Mr. David Ward, NECA Midwest Field Representative and was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Succession Planning Seminar
09/25/2019

Succession Planning Seminar

Succession Planning Seminar Highlights

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Succession Planning.”  The event was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

EJATT Graduation Ceremony 2019
09/22/2019

EJATT Graduation Ceremony 2019

EJATT Graduation Ceremony Highlights

The Electrical Joint apprenticeship & Training Trust held an Apprentice Graduation on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show
09/20/2019

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 14 - 17, 2019 in Las Vegas. The event featured many activities, including the many educational programs, the exciting backdrop of Las Vegas, the Governors Meeting, Green Energy Challenge, ELECTRI Council Meeting, Safety Roundtable, Academy of Electrical Contracting induction, Government Affairs Update, Women in NECA (WIN) and Future Leaders sessions, Project Excellence Award winners, Abraham Lincoln Award winner and other NECA Awards, special Chapter events, among so much more!

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System
09/11/2019

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System

Chicago first US city with a large building energy rating requirement

Chicago became the first US city with a large building energy rating requirement with the formal launch of the Chicago Energy Rating System. The ordinance, adopted in 2017, will rate building energy efficiency performance on a zero to four-star scale, based on the four stars of the Chicago flag.

NECA Premier Partners
07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

06/27/2019

Trump Apprenticeship Regulatory Update

60-day comment period on the newly proposed rule

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) allowing for the creation of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These IRAPs are third-party certified apprenticeship programs with little oversight and minimal regulatory framework.The proposed rule includes an exemption from allowing the creation of IRAPs within the construction industry.

NECA Premier Partners
06/20/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on ABB.

ECA Legislative Committee Summer 2019
06/20/2019

ECA Legislative Committee Summer 2019

Highlights of ECA Legislative Committee Activity - IMSCA & CISCO

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Legislative Committee is active throughout the year. Members volunteer their time participating with various programs, visits to legislators, assisting as liaisons with other trade association’s legislative committees, as well. Two groups that have legislative committees that ECA participates with on a consistent basis are the Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) and the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO).

Join Us at the NECA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas!
05/22/2019

Join Us at the NECA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas!

Registration is now open for ECA Members

Learn more about the convention, Chicago Chapter activities, and more...

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"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.

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show
09/20/2019

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 14 - 17, 2019 in Las Vegas. The event featured many activities, including the many educational programs, the exciting backdrop of Las Vegas, the Governors Meeting, Green Energy Challenge, ELECTRI Council Meeting, Safety Roundtable, Academy of Electrical Contracting induction, Government Affairs Update, Women in NECA (WIN) and Future Leaders sessions, Project Excellence Award winners, Abraham Lincoln Award winner and other NECA Awards, special Chapter events, among so much more!

NECA Premier Partners
07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

NECA Premier Partners
06/20/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on ABB.

Complimentary eSafetyLine  Subscription Available for ECA Members!
05/23/2019

Complimentary eSafetyLine Subscription Available for ECA Members!

The eSafetyLine subscription provides access to a wealth of NECA safety resources.

This tool for Safety Managers features access to the NECA Safety manual, safety record keeping tools, access to safety publications including NFPA 70e, and more.

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Management

COVID-19 Important Updates
03/27/2020

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 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
03/18/2020

ECA Golf Outing

Registration has begun for the ECA Golf Outing (June 1, 2020)!

Registration has begun for the ECA Golf Outing scheduled as follows: June 1, 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.

"VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go" Seminar Highlights
09/27/2019

"VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go" Seminar Highlights

Highlights of the event - Seminar & Networking Session

The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA presented a seminar, called, "VDVNA Review - Know Before You Go." The session was conducted by Mr. David Ward, NECA Midwest Field Representative and was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Succession Planning Seminar
09/25/2019

Succession Planning Seminar

Succession Planning Seminar Highlights

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee held a seminar called, “Succession Planning.”  The event was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

EJATT Graduation Ceremony 2019
09/22/2019

EJATT Graduation Ceremony 2019

EJATT Graduation Ceremony Highlights

The Electrical Joint apprenticeship & Training Trust held an Apprentice Graduation on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show
09/20/2019

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show

NECA 2019 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 14 - 17, 2019 in Las Vegas. The event featured many activities, including the many educational programs, the exciting backdrop of Las Vegas, the Governors Meeting, Green Energy Challenge, ELECTRI Council Meeting, Safety Roundtable, Academy of Electrical Contracting induction, Government Affairs Update, Women in NECA (WIN) and Future Leaders sessions, Project Excellence Award winners, Abraham Lincoln Award winner and other NECA Awards, special Chapter events, among so much more!

ECA September 2019 Membership Meeting
09/20/2019

ECA September 2019 Membership Meeting

September 11, 2019 ECA Membership Meeting Highlights

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The session introduced two new members to the Association: Dual Temp of Illinois, Inc. and Belmont & Leavitt Corp. dba Avondale Electric, Inc., as well as featured a presentation from ComEd.

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System
09/11/2019

Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Energy Rating System

Chicago first US city with a large building energy rating requirement

Chicago became the first US city with a large building energy rating requirement with the formal launch of the Chicago Energy Rating System. The ordinance, adopted in 2017, will rate building energy efficiency performance on a zero to four-star scale, based on the four stars of the Chicago flag.

ECA Summer Social Welcomed 75 Chapter Members
08/22/2019

ECA Summer Social Welcomed 75 Chapter Members

Members enjoyed the Wrigley Rooftops (Cubs vs. Giants)

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held an end-of-Summer membership event on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Kelso-Burnett Co. honored with NECA Project Excellence Award
08/13/2019

Kelso-Burnett Co. honored with NECA Project Excellence Award

Flagship McDonald's, Chicago

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created by the National Electrical Contractors Association to recognize electrical contractors who have done remarkable work during the previous calendar year.

NECA Premier Partners
07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

Member to receive the NECA 2019 "Abraham Lincoln Leadership" Award
07/01/2019

Member to receive the NECA 2019 "Abraham Lincoln Leadership" Award

James McGlynn, Sr., McWilliams Electric Company is to receive the NECA 2019

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA would like to congratulate James McGlynn, Sr. as the recipient of NECA’s 2019 “Abraham Lincoln Leadership” Award. He is to receive the award during the upcoming NECA Convention in Las Vegas.

06/27/2019

Trump Apprenticeship Regulatory Update

60-day comment period on the newly proposed rule

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) allowing for the creation of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These IRAPs are third-party certified apprenticeship programs with little oversight and minimal regulatory framework.The proposed rule includes an exemption from allowing the creation of IRAPs within the construction industry.

ECA President's Party Highlights
06/24/2019

ECA President's Party Highlights

Highlights of the 2019 ECA President's Party

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago’s (ECA’s) President’s Party was held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Chicago History Museum.

NECA Premier Partners
06/20/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on ABB.

ECA Legislative Committee Summer 2019
06/20/2019

ECA Legislative Committee Summer 2019

Highlights of ECA Legislative Committee Activity - IMSCA & CISCO

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Legislative Committee is active throughout the year. Members volunteer their time participating with various programs, visits to legislators, assisting as liaisons with other trade association’s legislative committees, as well. Two groups that have legislative committees that ECA participates with on a consistent basis are the Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) and the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO).

ECA 48th Annual Spring Conference
06/20/2019

ECA 48th Annual Spring Conference

Highlights of the events

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 48th Annual Spring Conference on June 5 - 6, 2019 a the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

ECA President's Party hosted at the Chicago's History Museum
06/13/2019

ECA President's Party hosted at the Chicago's History Museum

Friday, June 21, 2019

ECA members are invited to the 2019 President's Party on Friday, June 21st at the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln park.

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