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APRIL 2018

Upcoming Events

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

April 8 - 11, 2018

NECA Midwest Region Spring Conference

Amelia Island Plantation, FL

 

 

April 12, 2018

American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity

"Federal Contractor Construction Briefing"webinar

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION.

 

 

April 17, 2018

Electric Association
Young Electrical Professionals Panel Discussion
Union League Club,

Chicago, IL

Registration details at:
www.eachicago.org

 

April 18, 2018

"Managing the Lifeblood of Contracting - Cash Flow"

NECA members, only.
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 


April 18, 2018
ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Don Finn, Local 134 IBEW Business Manager is our Guest Presenter!
The Clubhouse Restaurant
Oak Brook, IL

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

 

April 26, 2018

ECA Young Professionals

Kick-Off event

Open to Young Professionals of ECA

Spin Chicago

Chicago, IL

PLEASECLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

 

May 7 - 9, 2018

Women In NECA

Nashville, TN

 

 

May 8 - 10, 2018
Lightfair

McCormick Place

www.lightfair.com

 

 

May 9 - 11, 2018

NECA Future Leaders

Nashville, TN

 

May 21 - 22, 2018

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction"

NECA members, only.
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

May 21 - 23, 2018

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

Omni Louisville Hotel

Louisville, KY


June 6 - 7, 2018
ECA 47th Annual Spring Conference for ECA members
The American Club
Kohler, Wisconsin

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 


June 23, 2018
ECA President's Party
Sanfilippo Estate
Barrington, Illinois
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 


Quick Links

 

ECA Website
(The collective bargaining agreements, industry statistics, among other industry information is available on the website.

No log-in is required.)

NECA Website

LMCC Website

Local Union #134, IBEW Website

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Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago

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Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA


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

Dear Industry Associate,


Please review this month's LiveWire newsletter. We hope you enjoy the local and national industry updates.

March Membership Meeting

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Chicago, Illinois.

Pictured in the back row above from left to right are:

Keith Hall, Chicago Department of Buildings,

Richard Jamerson, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc.,

Grant Ulrich, Chicago Department of Buildings,

Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company and

Pictured in the front row from left to right are:

Michael Reynolds, City of Chicago Chief Electrical Inspector and

City of Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner Judy Frydland.

 

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ECA Events

 

ECA 47th Annual Spring Conference

 

As a reminder, the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 47th Annual Spring Conference will be held on June 6 - 7, 2018 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

We hope that our ECA members will join us at The American Club.

 

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ECA President's Party

 

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) will soon be celebrating its upcoming President's Party. This special event is being held at the Sanfilippo Estate on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

 

Pictured above is a portion of the Sanfilippo Home.

 

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ECA Young Professionals Committee

 

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) has announced the start of a new Committee called, "Young Professionals." The kick-off meeting is scheduled for 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Spin Chicago, 344 N. State Street in Chicago.

 

 

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NECA IIT Student Chapter

 

The ECA Student Committee oversees the activities of the NECA IIT Student Chapter. The Student Chapter is working on the NECA Green Energy Challenge as they focus on doing an energy audit of a community-based organization with a Net Zero outcome.

 

Pictured from left to right are:

Mark Willie, Chief Sustainability Officer, McKinley Design, LTD,

Dr. Daniel Tomal, IIT Facilitator and Lindsey Elton, ECO Acievers.

 

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ECA Research and Education Programs

 

The ECA Research and Education Committee is proud to present a series of premier educational programs. We hope that you join us at these "Breakfast Club" sessions that will be held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel throughout 2018.

 

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Legislative Updates

 

Visit with Illinois Senator Mulroe

 

The ECA Legislative Committee was able to participate with a recent fundraiser event for Senator John Mulroe. The event was held on March 2, 2018 at the Rivers Casino - The Cube in Des Plaines, Illinois.

 

Pictured from left to right are:

Mark Thomas, ECA Executive Vice President,

James McGlynn, Sr., ECA Legislative Committee Chairman,

McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.,

Senator John Mulroe and

John Rolfing, IMSCA General Counsel, Saul Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr.

 

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Visit with Congressman Lipinski

 

The ECA Legislative Committee also worked with National NECA on a recent visit with Congressman Daniel Lipinski.

Pictured from left to right are:

Bruce Creen, Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA,
James McGlynn, Sr., ECA Legislative Committee Chairman,

McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., Congressman Lipinski and
Scott Dworschak, Eastern Illinois Chapter, NECA

 

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City of Chicago Ordinance

 

As of this writing (prior to a March 28, 2018 City Council meeting), an Ordinance from the City of Chicago that requires all city contractors to provide a sexual harassment policy, which the Chicago Department of Procurement Services would have had to review when bidding on a contract will most likely go in effect on April 18, 2018. However, the contract requirement will not be seen in city contracts until June 30, 2018.

 

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IMSCA Lobby Day / Raffle

 

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) will be holding its Annual Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The IMSCA Raffle for 2018 is now active.

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NECA Updates

 

Women in NECA (WIN)

 

The 2018 WIN Leadership Summit is all about making connections that matter. WIN will highlight the work and achievements of some remarkable women in our industry and national leaders.The event builds on the success of previous summits and will celebrate and explore the ways women contribute to the growth of the electrical construction industry. The event is being held May 7 - 9, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

 

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NECA 2018 Future Leaders Conference

 

NECA's Future Leaders are the next generation of electrical contractors, as well as the next generation of industry leadership. This conference connects emerging professionals by offering events focused on networking and discussions topics to enhance their leadership skills and increase their involvement within the association, community and the industry. The event is being held May 9 - 11, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

 

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NECA Legislative Conference

 

The NECA Legislative Conference is being arranged for May 16 - 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. We hope that you will be able to join us as we visit members of Congress to voice industry issues important to electrical contractors. The ECA Executive Committee has approved an educational stipend for this event. Registration, accommodations and travel expenses are to be paid for the first five ECA members; it is possible that additional stipends may be made available at a later date for the NECA Legislative Conference.

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NECA Safety Professionals Conference

 

Join NECA in celebrating Electrical Safety Month by attending the electrical industry's premier safety conference for 2018. The event is being held May 21 - 23, 2018 in Louisville, KY.

 

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NECA 2018 Convention - Philadelphia

 

The NECA 2018 Convention will be held in historic Philadelphia! We hope that you will join us in the "City of Brotherly Love" to experience the numerous educational and business programs, learn about the newest updates in technology. We hope that you will visit the many sites in Philadelphia, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, the iconic "Rocky" steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many others. The event is being held September 29 - October 2, 2018.

 

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NECA 2018 Project Excellence Awards 

NECA is now accepting applications for the 2018 Project Excellence Awards (PEA) program. Information about the program and the application process can be found at ProjectExcellenceAwards.com. These awards recognize NECA member companies for their outstanding commitment, professionalism, and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project across 11 different market sectors.  The deadline to submit application(s) is April 30th! 



Safety Update

CSC April Schedule-


For a listing of coursework available through the Construction Safety Council (CSC) for the month of April 2018, please click on the link: www.buildsafe.org.

Industry Statistics - January 2018

 

Stay on top of monthly data for our industry: number of contractors active, quantity of people employed and total hours worked.


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW STATISTICS.


 

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