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ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023

Program was held at Gibson's Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL.

ECA Membership Meeting
Wednesday, March15, 2023


The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) February Membership Meeting was held the afternoon of Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Gibson's Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL.

This session was a legislative-focused meeting that highlighted the status of government affairs from a local, state, and national level.

  • Jared Karbowsky, Director of NECA Government Affairs, illuminated the work that NECA National has done on Capitol Hill. Mr. Karbowsky also overviewed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and detailed the allocations of monies, including the implementation of an EV charging network in Illinois.
  • Michael Alvarez, ECA’s City of Chicago/Cook County Lobbyist, presented on the current status of the mayoral and alderman election races.
  • Jessica Newbold-Hoselton, Executive Director for IMSCA (Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors), examined current Illinois legislation affecting the local construction industry.

The next ECA Membership meeting is scheduled as a luncheon on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The session will feature Industry updates, as well as presentations from Rob Johnson, Rob Johnson Communications, and Elbert Walters, III, Powering Chicago Executive Director. This session will focus on the benefits of Power Chicago and how a firm can participate. We hope to see you there!


Pictured above are the attendees during Jared Karbowsky's presentation.
Pictured is Michael Alvarez, ECA's Lobbyist, delivering his presentation.
Pictured is Jessica Newbold, Executive Director for IMSCA, as she begins her presentation.
Group Photo
Pictured from left to right are:
Bob Fimbianti, ECA President, Linear Electric, Inc,
Jim McGlynn, Legislative Committee Chair, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc,
Jessica Newbold-Hoselton, Executive Director, IMSCA,
Bill Cullen, Legislative Committee, Sharlen Electric Company, and
Michael Alvarez, ECA's Lobbyist, Alvarez & Associates.

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