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Young Professionals of ECA: 2024 Topgolf Event
02/21/2024

Young Professionals of ECA: 2024 Topgolf Event

The event was held at Topgolf in Schaumburg, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA (Electrical Contractors' Association) of Chicago had a fantastic time on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Topgolf Schaumburg.

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.
02/16/2024

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.

Program was held at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) February Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program
02/15/2024

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program

Program was held at INTECH in Alsip, IL

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago’s (ECA’s) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the “Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction” workshop being held on February 12 – 14, 2024 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, IL.

NECA - IIT Student Chapter Updates
02/12/2024

NECA - IIT Student Chapter Updates

The NECA - IIT Student Chapter updates concerning the Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge sponsored by NECA and ELECTRI International, the ECA Student Committee would like to thank Jesse Geiger, CAD / BIM Manager, Block Electric Company, Inc.

Illinois Green Alliance Annual Meeting
02/12/2024

Illinois Green Alliance Annual Meeting

The IGA is the former Illinois Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).  The IGA Held its Annual Meeting on February 8, 2024, at the office of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL).

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.
01/29/2024

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

This series will focus on the innovations driving the electrical construction industry forward. Hosted by Powering Chicago’s Executive Director, Elbert Walters III, we’ll highlight new technologies and process improvements affecting architects, developers, end users, and facility managers throughout the electrical construction industry.

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024
01/26/2024

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) January Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024
01/22/2024

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024

Program was held at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL.

The Construction Industry Service Corporation held its Annual Meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL. 

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video
12/14/2023

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 2024 President's Party & Holiday Celebration on December 2, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.
12/11/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 8 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago unveils the extraordinary projects led by Powering Chicago’s Contractors and IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians. Join Elbert Walters III, Executive Director of Powering Chicago, as he guides us through a series of groundbreaking initiatives that redefine the standards of electrical craftsmanship and innovation.

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/04/2023

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 2, 2023

Highlights of the 2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!
11/20/2023

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!

Stay Ahead in the Electrical Industry

In the ever-evolving world of electrical construction, commercial real estate, renewable energy, manufacturing, and public infrastructure, staying updated with the latest trends, technologies, and industry insights is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge.

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."  -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 
11/16/2023

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader." -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 

Program was held at the Marriott Delta Hotel in Willowbrook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) in conjunction with other area Construction Trade organizations, including: Plumbing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association, Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Northern Illinois Sprinkler Advisory Board, Eastern Illinois Chapter, NECA was proud to have helped sponsor the Seminar / Panel Discussion called, "Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 
11/15/2023

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 

Program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the program, “Auditing Your Tech Stack.”  The morning session was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 and facilitated by Denise Devine, Partner and Operations Expert, SteelToe Consulting LLC.  The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL. 

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023
11/09/2023

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023

Program was held at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA: 2023 OKTOBERFEST
10/30/2023

Young Professionals of ECA: 2023 OKTOBERFEST

The event was held at BuckleDown Brewing in Lyons, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA (Electrical Contractors' Association) of Chicago had a fantastic time on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at BuckleDown Brewing.

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023
10/29/2023

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

An EJATT Graduation Ceremony was held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2023

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The seminar was held at the Carlisle in Lombard.

The Electric Association Membership Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the two ECA members: Gold Medal Award Winner - Richard Jamerson, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc. and Hall of Fame - Jerry McGlynn, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023
10/20/2023

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) October Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -
10/17/2023

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -

The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the seminar, “Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business.”  The two-hour session was held ON Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Convention Center in Oak Brook.  The program was facilitated by Josh Bone, ELECTRI International Director.

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.
10/16/2023

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.

Please click the link for the re-cap.

NECA Government Affairs September Legislative Re-cap

ECA Participates in the AHA Chicago Hard Hats with Heart
10/16/2023

ECA Participates in the AHA Chicago Hard Hats with Heart

The Chicago Hard Hats with Hearts was hosted at the Wintrust Arena on October 12, 2023.

Hard Hats with Heart benefits the American Heart Association’s work to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, specifically aimed toward the construction industry’s elevated risk.

The McWilliams Electric Company Special Olympics Construction Team Picnic 2023
10/13/2023

The McWilliams Electric Company Special Olympics Construction Team Picnic 2023

The 24th Annual Construction Team Picnic was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute.

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023
10/11/2023

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee was proud to sponsor two programs, "NFPA 70B: Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance" - 2 hours, and “NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" - 4 hour Refresher.  The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights
10/05/2023

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The Convention was held September 29 - October 2 in Philadelphia.

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 29, 2023 - October 2, 2023 in Philadelphia.

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
09/22/2023

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

The program will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024.

The NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024. Join us at the legendary Atlantis Resort to network with industry leaders, learn from the best, and hear from insightful speakers! 

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner
09/22/2023

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner

The program was held on September 21, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago congratulates Mallory Gurtz, Gurtz Electric Company as the 2023 Chair of the Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner event. 

Young Professionals of ECA: 2023 Leadership Conference
09/18/2023

Young Professionals of ECA: 2023 Leadership Conference

The event was held at the Iron Horse Hotel - Milwaukee, WI.

The Young Professionals of ECA (Electrical Contractors' Association) of Chicago had a fantastic time on September 14-15, 2023 at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!
08/21/2023

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!

The event was held at The Offshore Rooftop Bar- Navy Pier - Chicago.

The ECA membership had an amazing time at the Offshore Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier!

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.
08/15/2023

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.

Episode 6 of The Power of Better, drops this Sunday! Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

In the latest episode of The Power of Better, District 230 partners with Powering Chicago signatory electrical contractor Low Voltage Solutions located in Lockport, Illinois.

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.
07/27/2023

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was proud to have presented the six-session “Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program facilitated by Sean Samson, Sean Samson Training, Ltd. 

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video
06/30/2023

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

Young Professionals of ECA: 2023 Summer Event
06/19/2023

Young Professionals of ECA: 2023 Summer Event

The event was held at the Chicago Dogs - Impact Field in Rosemont, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA (Electrical Contractors' Association) of Chicago had a fantastic time on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Impact Field, home of the Chicago Dogs baseball team.

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap
06/12/2023

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap

The conference was held at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

2023 DEI&B Task Force Summit - May 21 - 23, 2023
05/26/2023

2023 DEI&B Task Force Summit - May 21 - 23, 2023

The 2023 DEI&B Task Force Summit was held at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, TN.

This three-day conference brought together industry leaders, professionals, and advocates from the construction sector to delve into pressing issues surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

2023 Business Development Conference - May 21, 2023
05/26/2023

2023 Business Development Conference - May 21, 2023

The 2023 Business Development Conference was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN.

ECA Participates in the 4th Annual Cowboy Shootout - May 19, 2023
05/24/2023

ECA Participates in the 4th Annual Cowboy Shootout - May 19, 2023

The Cowboy Shootout was held at Halter Wildlife Inc., in Pleasant Prairie, WI.

This annual event supports the Well Resource Center, a vital organization that assists first responders and their families on the Northwest side of Chicago.

ECA's DEI Workshop Series Concludes - May 16, 2023
05/17/2023

ECA's DEI Workshop Series Concludes - May 16, 2023

ECA hosted its fourth and final DEI Workshop Series at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL.

Attendees learned how creating an environment of belonging helps attract and retain employees, and improve teamwork, office communications & company culture.

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023
05/11/2023

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023

Program was held at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) May Membership Meeting was held the evening of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"
05/08/2023

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to sponsor the "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" seminars that were scheduled for May 8 – 10, 2023.  The sessions are presented by Jim Johannemann, NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member.  The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. 

ECA Participates in Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
05/01/2023

ECA Participates in Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago

National Rebuilding Day - Saturday, April 29, 2023.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) joined forces with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023
04/28/2023

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023

The Joint Safety Forum was held at the DuPage Local 701 JATC in Warrenville, IL.

A Joint Safety Forum was hosted by the Safety Committee's of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter of NECA , as well as by PowerForward DuPage.

IMSCA Lobby Day - April 26, 2023
04/27/2023

IMSCA Lobby Day - April 26, 2023

The Lobby Day program was held in Springfield, IL.

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association's (IMSCA’s) 2023 Lobby Day event was held on Wednesday, April 26th at the Sangamo Club in Springfield, IL.

2023 CISCO Annual Luncheon
04/24/2023

2023 CISCO Annual Luncheon

The program was held at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Schaumburg, IL.

On April 21, 2023, the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) held its annual luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event was attended by industry leaders, members of CISCO, and high school seniors who were honored with scholarship awards.

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”
04/13/2023

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”

The program was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel on April 13, 2023.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to have sponsored the seminar, “Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”  The half-day program was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook, IL.  The facilitator was Dan Doyon, Maxim Consulting Group.

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023
04/13/2023

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023

Program was held at Shaw‘s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) April Membership Meeting was held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.
03/30/2023

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.

The program was held at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, D.C..

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

HB 2132 Passed the Illinois House of Representatives
03/29/2023

HB 2132 Passed the Illinois House of Representatives

Offshore Wind Pilot Development

Congratulations, and thank you to House Leader Marcus C. Evans for successfully passing HB 2132 through the Illinois House of Representatives. 

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.
03/23/2023

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.

The program was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN.

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023
03/16/2023

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023

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

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

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.
03/15/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 4 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago brings viewers to Oracle Industry Lab for a look at how drone technologies are changing the electrical construction industry and to a construction site to show how advanced robotics are helping contractors to maximize efficiency and to control costs.

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon
03/12/2023

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon

The program was held at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)
03/12/2023

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)

The program was held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023
03/03/2023

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023

The program was held at Game of Irons - Oak Brook, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago held a networking session on March 1, 2023 at  the Game of Irons in Oak Brook, IL. Over 40 members registered for this event and enjoyed a fun, laid back experience.

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023
03/01/2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023

The Second of Six Progressive Sessions.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored the "Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" seminar. It was the second of six Sean Samson Sales Training sessions.  The program was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook. 

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Young Professionals of ECA: 2024 Topgolf Event
02/21/2024

Young Professionals of ECA: 2024 Topgolf Event

The event was held at Topgolf in Schaumburg, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA (Electrical Contractors' Association) of Chicago had a fantastic time on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Topgolf Schaumburg.

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.
02/16/2024

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.

Program was held at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) February Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program
02/15/2024

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program

Program was held at INTECH in Alsip, IL

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago’s (ECA’s) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the “Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction” workshop being held on February 12 – 14, 2024 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, IL.

NECA - IIT Student Chapter Updates
02/12/2024

NECA - IIT Student Chapter Updates

The NECA - IIT Student Chapter updates concerning the Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge sponsored by NECA and ELECTRI International, the ECA Student Committee would like to thank Jesse Geiger, CAD / BIM Manager, Block Electric Company, Inc.

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.
01/29/2024

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

This series will focus on the innovations driving the electrical construction industry forward. Hosted by Powering Chicago’s Executive Director, Elbert Walters III, we’ll highlight new technologies and process improvements affecting architects, developers, end users, and facility managers throughout the electrical construction industry.

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024
01/26/2024

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) January Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024
01/22/2024

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024

Program was held at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL.

The Construction Industry Service Corporation held its Annual Meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL. 

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video
12/14/2023

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 2024 President's Party & Holiday Celebration on December 2, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.
12/11/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 8 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago unveils the extraordinary projects led by Powering Chicago’s Contractors and IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians. Join Elbert Walters III, Executive Director of Powering Chicago, as he guides us through a series of groundbreaking initiatives that redefine the standards of electrical craftsmanship and innovation.

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/04/2023

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 2, 2023

Highlights of the 2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!
11/20/2023

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!

Stay Ahead in the Electrical Industry

In the ever-evolving world of electrical construction, commercial real estate, renewable energy, manufacturing, and public infrastructure, staying updated with the latest trends, technologies, and industry insights is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge.

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."  -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 
11/16/2023

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader." -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 

Program was held at the Marriott Delta Hotel in Willowbrook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) in conjunction with other area Construction Trade organizations, including: Plumbing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association, Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Northern Illinois Sprinkler Advisory Board, Eastern Illinois Chapter, NECA was proud to have helped sponsor the Seminar / Panel Discussion called, "Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 
11/15/2023

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 

Program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the program, “Auditing Your Tech Stack.”  The morning session was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 and facilitated by Denise Devine, Partner and Operations Expert, SteelToe Consulting LLC.  The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL. 

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023
11/09/2023

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023

Program was held at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023
10/29/2023

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

An EJATT Graduation Ceremony was held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2023

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The seminar was held at the Carlisle in Lombard.

The Electric Association Membership Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the two ECA members: Gold Medal Award Winner - Richard Jamerson, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc. and Hall of Fame - Jerry McGlynn, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023
10/20/2023

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) October Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -
10/17/2023

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -

The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the seminar, “Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business.”  The two-hour session was held ON Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Convention Center in Oak Brook.  The program was facilitated by Josh Bone, ELECTRI International Director.

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.
10/16/2023

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.

Please click the link for the re-cap.

NECA Government Affairs September Legislative Re-cap

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023
10/11/2023

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee was proud to sponsor two programs, "NFPA 70B: Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance" - 2 hours, and “NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" - 4 hour Refresher.  The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights
10/05/2023

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The Convention was held September 29 - October 2 in Philadelphia.

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 29, 2023 - October 2, 2023 in Philadelphia.

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
09/22/2023

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

The program will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024.

The NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024. Join us at the legendary Atlantis Resort to network with industry leaders, learn from the best, and hear from insightful speakers! 

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner
09/22/2023

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner

The program was held on September 21, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago congratulates Mallory Gurtz, Gurtz Electric Company as the 2023 Chair of the Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner event. 

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!
08/21/2023

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!

The event was held at The Offshore Rooftop Bar- Navy Pier - Chicago.

The ECA membership had an amazing time at the Offshore Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier!

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.
08/15/2023

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.

Episode 6 of The Power of Better, drops this Sunday! Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

In the latest episode of The Power of Better, District 230 partners with Powering Chicago signatory electrical contractor Low Voltage Solutions located in Lockport, Illinois.

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.
07/27/2023

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was proud to have presented the six-session “Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program facilitated by Sean Samson, Sean Samson Training, Ltd. 

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video
06/30/2023

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap
06/12/2023

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap

The conference was held at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023
05/11/2023

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023

Program was held at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) May Membership Meeting was held the evening of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"
05/08/2023

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to sponsor the "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" seminars that were scheduled for May 8 – 10, 2023.  The sessions are presented by Jim Johannemann, NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member.  The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. 

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023
04/28/2023

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023

The Joint Safety Forum was held at the DuPage Local 701 JATC in Warrenville, IL.

A Joint Safety Forum was hosted by the Safety Committee's of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter of NECA , as well as by PowerForward DuPage.

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”
04/13/2023

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”

The program was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel on April 13, 2023.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to have sponsored the seminar, “Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”  The half-day program was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook, IL.  The facilitator was Dan Doyon, Maxim Consulting Group.

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023
04/13/2023

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023

Program was held at Shaw‘s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) April Membership Meeting was held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.
03/30/2023

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.

The program was held at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, D.C..

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.
03/23/2023

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.

The program was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN.

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023
03/16/2023

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023

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

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

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.
03/15/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 4 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago brings viewers to Oracle Industry Lab for a look at how drone technologies are changing the electrical construction industry and to a construction site to show how advanced robotics are helping contractors to maximize efficiency and to control costs.

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon
03/12/2023

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon

The program was held at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)
03/12/2023

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)

The program was held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023
03/03/2023

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023

The program was held at Game of Irons - Oak Brook, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago held a networking session on March 1, 2023 at  the Game of Irons in Oak Brook, IL. Over 40 members registered for this event and enjoyed a fun, laid back experience.

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023
03/01/2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023

The Second of Six Progressive Sessions.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored the "Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" seminar. It was the second of six Sean Samson Sales Training sessions.  The program was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook. 

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ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.
02/16/2024

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.

Program was held at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) February Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program
02/15/2024

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program

Program was held at INTECH in Alsip, IL

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago’s (ECA’s) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the “Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction” workshop being held on February 12 – 14, 2024 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, IL.

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.
01/29/2024

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

This series will focus on the innovations driving the electrical construction industry forward. Hosted by Powering Chicago’s Executive Director, Elbert Walters III, we’ll highlight new technologies and process improvements affecting architects, developers, end users, and facility managers throughout the electrical construction industry.

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024
01/26/2024

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) January Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024
01/22/2024

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024

Program was held at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL.

The Construction Industry Service Corporation held its Annual Meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL. 

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video
12/14/2023

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 2024 President's Party & Holiday Celebration on December 2, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.
12/11/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 8 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago unveils the extraordinary projects led by Powering Chicago’s Contractors and IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians. Join Elbert Walters III, Executive Director of Powering Chicago, as he guides us through a series of groundbreaking initiatives that redefine the standards of electrical craftsmanship and innovation.

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/04/2023

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 2, 2023

Highlights of the 2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!
11/20/2023

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!

Stay Ahead in the Electrical Industry

In the ever-evolving world of electrical construction, commercial real estate, renewable energy, manufacturing, and public infrastructure, staying updated with the latest trends, technologies, and industry insights is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge.

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."  -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 
11/16/2023

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader." -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 

Program was held at the Marriott Delta Hotel in Willowbrook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) in conjunction with other area Construction Trade organizations, including: Plumbing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association, Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Northern Illinois Sprinkler Advisory Board, Eastern Illinois Chapter, NECA was proud to have helped sponsor the Seminar / Panel Discussion called, "Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 
11/15/2023

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 

Program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the program, “Auditing Your Tech Stack.”  The morning session was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 and facilitated by Denise Devine, Partner and Operations Expert, SteelToe Consulting LLC.  The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL. 

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023
11/09/2023

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023

Program was held at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023
10/29/2023

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

An EJATT Graduation Ceremony was held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2023

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The seminar was held at the Carlisle in Lombard.

The Electric Association Membership Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the two ECA members: Gold Medal Award Winner - Richard Jamerson, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc. and Hall of Fame - Jerry McGlynn, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023
10/20/2023

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) October Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -
10/17/2023

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -

The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the seminar, “Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business.”  The two-hour session was held ON Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Convention Center in Oak Brook.  The program was facilitated by Josh Bone, ELECTRI International Director.

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.
10/16/2023

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.

Please click the link for the re-cap.

NECA Government Affairs September Legislative Re-cap

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023
10/11/2023

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee was proud to sponsor two programs, "NFPA 70B: Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance" - 2 hours, and “NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" - 4 hour Refresher.  The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights
10/05/2023

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The Convention was held September 29 - October 2 in Philadelphia.

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 29, 2023 - October 2, 2023 in Philadelphia.

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
09/22/2023

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

The program will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024.

The NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024. Join us at the legendary Atlantis Resort to network with industry leaders, learn from the best, and hear from insightful speakers! 

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner
09/22/2023

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner

The program was held on September 21, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago congratulates Mallory Gurtz, Gurtz Electric Company as the 2023 Chair of the Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner event. 

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!
08/21/2023

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!

The event was held at The Offshore Rooftop Bar- Navy Pier - Chicago.

The ECA membership had an amazing time at the Offshore Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier!

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.
08/15/2023

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.

Episode 6 of The Power of Better, drops this Sunday! Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

In the latest episode of The Power of Better, District 230 partners with Powering Chicago signatory electrical contractor Low Voltage Solutions located in Lockport, Illinois.

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.
07/27/2023

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was proud to have presented the six-session “Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program facilitated by Sean Samson, Sean Samson Training, Ltd. 

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video
06/30/2023

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap
06/12/2023

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap

The conference was held at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023
05/11/2023

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023

Program was held at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) May Membership Meeting was held the evening of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"
05/08/2023

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to sponsor the "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" seminars that were scheduled for May 8 – 10, 2023.  The sessions are presented by Jim Johannemann, NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member.  The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. 

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023
04/28/2023

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023

The Joint Safety Forum was held at the DuPage Local 701 JATC in Warrenville, IL.

A Joint Safety Forum was hosted by the Safety Committee's of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter of NECA , as well as by PowerForward DuPage.

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”
04/13/2023

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”

The program was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel on April 13, 2023.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to have sponsored the seminar, “Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”  The half-day program was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook, IL.  The facilitator was Dan Doyon, Maxim Consulting Group.

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023
04/13/2023

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023

Program was held at Shaw‘s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) April Membership Meeting was held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.
03/30/2023

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.

The program was held at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, D.C..

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.
03/23/2023

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.

The program was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN.

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023
03/16/2023

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023

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

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

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.
03/15/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 4 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago brings viewers to Oracle Industry Lab for a look at how drone technologies are changing the electrical construction industry and to a construction site to show how advanced robotics are helping contractors to maximize efficiency and to control costs.

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon
03/12/2023

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon

The program was held at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)
03/12/2023

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)

The program was held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023
03/03/2023

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023

The program was held at Game of Irons - Oak Brook, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago held a networking session on March 1, 2023 at  the Game of Irons in Oak Brook, IL. Over 40 members registered for this event and enjoyed a fun, laid back experience.

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023
03/01/2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023

The Second of Six Progressive Sessions.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored the "Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" seminar. It was the second of six Sean Samson Sales Training sessions.  The program was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook. 

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Management

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.
02/16/2024

ECA February Regular Membership Meeting - February 14, 2024.

Program was held at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) February Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program
02/15/2024

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Program

Program was held at INTECH in Alsip, IL

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago’s (ECA’s) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the “Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction” workshop being held on February 12 – 14, 2024 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, IL.

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.
01/29/2024

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series released Episode 9 - January 28, 2024.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

This series will focus on the innovations driving the electrical construction industry forward. Hosted by Powering Chicago’s Executive Director, Elbert Walters III, we’ll highlight new technologies and process improvements affecting architects, developers, end users, and facility managers throughout the electrical construction industry.

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024
01/26/2024

ECA January Regular Membership Meeting - January 24, 2024

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) January Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024
01/22/2024

2024 CISCO Annual Meeting - January 19, 2024

Program was held at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL.

The Construction Industry Service Corporation held its Annual Meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Harry Caray's in Lombard, IL. 

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video
12/14/2023

2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration: Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 2024 President's Party & Holiday Celebration on December 2, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.
12/11/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series released Episode 8 - December 10th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 8 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago unveils the extraordinary projects led by Powering Chicago’s Contractors and IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians. Join Elbert Walters III, Executive Director of Powering Chicago, as he guides us through a series of groundbreaking initiatives that redefine the standards of electrical craftsmanship and innovation.

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/04/2023

2023 ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 2, 2023

Highlights of the 2023 President's Party & Holiday Celebration.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!
11/20/2023

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's LinkedIn Newsletter!

Stay Ahead in the Electrical Industry

In the ever-evolving world of electrical construction, commercial real estate, renewable energy, manufacturing, and public infrastructure, staying updated with the latest trends, technologies, and industry insights is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge.

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."  -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 
11/16/2023

"Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader." -- Thursday, November 16, 2023 

Program was held at the Marriott Delta Hotel in Willowbrook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) in conjunction with other area Construction Trade organizations, including: Plumbing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association, Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Northern Illinois Sprinkler Advisory Board, Eastern Illinois Chapter, NECA was proud to have helped sponsor the Seminar / Panel Discussion called, "Succession Planning For Contractors: Following the Leader."

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 
11/15/2023

"Auditing Your Tech Stack" -- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 

Program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the program, “Auditing Your Tech Stack.”  The morning session was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 and facilitated by Denise Devine, Partner and Operations Expert, SteelToe Consulting LLC.  The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL. 

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023
11/09/2023

ECA November Regular Membership Meeting - November 8, 2023

Program was held at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Maggiano's Little Italy, in Oak Brook, IL.

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023
10/29/2023

EJATT Graduation Ceremony - October 28, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

An EJATT Graduation Ceremony was held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2023

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The seminar was held at the Carlisle in Lombard.

The Electric Association Membership Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the two ECA members: Gold Medal Award Winner - Richard Jamerson, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc. and Hall of Fame - Jerry McGlynn, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023
10/20/2023

ECA October Regular Membership Meeting - October 18, 2023

Program was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) October Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, IL.

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -
10/17/2023

"Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business" – Seminar - Tuesday, October 17, 2023 -

The seminar was held at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the seminar, “Diversifying Your Electrical Contracting Business.”  The two-hour session was held ON Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Convention Center in Oak Brook.  The program was facilitated by Josh Bone, ELECTRI International Director.

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.
10/16/2023

NECA September 2023 Legislative Recap.

Please click the link for the re-cap.

NECA Government Affairs September Legislative Re-cap

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023
10/11/2023

ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee was proud to sponsor two programs, "NFPA 70B: Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance" - 2 hours, and “NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" - 4 hour Refresher.  The seminars were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois. 

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights
10/05/2023

NECA 2023 Convention & Trade Show Highlights

The Convention was held September 29 - October 2 in Philadelphia.

The NECA Convention & Trade Show was held September 29, 2023 - October 2, 2023 in Philadelphia.

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
09/22/2023

NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference -March 11-14, 2024 - Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

The program will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024.

The NECA 2024 Midwestern Regional Conference will take place in Paradise Island, Bahamas on March 11-14, 2024. Join us at the legendary Atlantis Resort to network with industry leaders, learn from the best, and hear from insightful speakers! 

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner
09/22/2023

Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner

The program was held on September 21, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago congratulates Mallory Gurtz, Gurtz Electric Company as the 2023 Chair of the Boy Scouts of America – Pathway to Adventure Council’s Construction Industry Dinner event. 

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!
08/21/2023

RECAP: 2023 ECA Summer Social!

The event was held at The Offshore Rooftop Bar- Navy Pier - Chicago.

The ECA membership had an amazing time at the Offshore Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier!

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.
08/15/2023

Powering Chicago's YouTube Series Episode 6 Coming Soon - August 20, 2023.

Episode 6 of The Power of Better, drops this Sunday! Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

In the latest episode of The Power of Better, District 230 partners with Powering Chicago signatory electrical contractor Low Voltage Solutions located in Lockport, Illinois.

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.
07/27/2023

“Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program concludes.

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was proud to have presented the six-session “Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023” Sales Training program facilitated by Sean Samson, Sean Samson Training, Ltd. 

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video
06/30/2023

51st Annual Spring Conference Recap Video

Here's What You Missed!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap
06/12/2023

ECA's 51st Annual Spring Conference Recap

The conference was held at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 51st Annual Spring Conference was held from June 7 - 8, 2023, at the Abbey Resort.

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023
05/11/2023

ECA May Regular Membership Meeting - May 10, 2023

Program was held at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) May Membership Meeting was held the evening of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the Union League Club of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"
05/08/2023

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"

The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Conference Center.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to sponsor the "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" seminars that were scheduled for May 8 – 10, 2023.  The sessions are presented by Jim Johannemann, NECA Estimating Training Faculty Member.  The program was held at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. 

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023
04/28/2023

Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023

The Joint Safety Forum was held at the DuPage Local 701 JATC in Warrenville, IL.

A Joint Safety Forum was hosted by the Safety Committee's of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter of NECA , as well as by PowerForward DuPage.

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”
04/13/2023

“Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”

The program was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel on April 13, 2023.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was proud to have sponsored the seminar, “Key Performance Indicators (KPI):  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators.”  The half-day program was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook, IL.  The facilitator was Dan Doyon, Maxim Consulting Group.

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023
04/13/2023

ECA April Regular Membership Meeting - April 12, 2023

Program was held at Shaw‘s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) April Membership Meeting was held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg, IL.

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.
03/30/2023

NECA Legislative Conference on March 27 -29, 2023.

The program was held at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, D.C..

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.
03/23/2023

NECA Labor Relations Conference on March 20 - 22, 2023.

The program was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN.

The NECA Labor Relations Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nashville, TN. 

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023
03/16/2023

ECA March Regular Membership Meeting - March 15, 2023

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

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

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.
03/15/2023

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 4 - March 15th, 2023.

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

Episode 4 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago brings viewers to Oracle Industry Lab for a look at how drone technologies are changing the electrical construction industry and to a construction site to show how advanced robotics are helping contractors to maximize efficiency and to control costs.

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon
03/12/2023

67th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon

The program was held at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)
03/12/2023

NECA Association Executive Institute (AEI)

The program was held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023
03/03/2023

NECA NECA Young Professionals of ECA Networking Event - March 1, 2023

The program was held at Game of Irons - Oak Brook, IL.

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago held a networking session on March 1, 2023 at  the Game of Irons in Oak Brook, IL. Over 40 members registered for this event and enjoyed a fun, laid back experience.

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023
03/01/2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" - February 28, 2023

The Second of Six Progressive Sessions.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee sponsored the "Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" seminar. It was the second of six Sean Samson Sales Training sessions.  The program was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook. 

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Safety News & Resources

NECA Podcast Network
02/02/2024

NECA Podcast Network

NECA Safety Round Up

Prepare to learn about laws and policies that spread into everything from FLSA, Immigration, FACTA, Title VII, ADA, and FMLA to Workers Comp, Leaves, and Return-to-Work procedures. Other episodes revolve around protective cover, safety leadership, OSHA and Safety training practices, JSAs, HSAs, and job briefings, as well as incident investigation.

Shae Birkey's Keynote Presentation - March 7, 2023
03/16/2023

Shae Birkey's Keynote Presentation - March 7, 2023

"My Brain Made Me Do It."

Shae Birkey's Keynote Presentation - March 7, 2023 "My Brain Made Me Do It." CSC / ASA Construction Expo & Safety Conference Drury Lane Conference Center Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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