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Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th
11/16/2022

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th

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

In Episode 2 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago, we’ll explore how solar power has a major impact on one Chicago area hospital, plus how special financing could help fully fund your next clean energy project.

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!
11/14/2022

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!

Learn how to put a DEI plan in action & create a culture of belonging at your Company

The ultimate goal of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is to create belonging environments where all employees feel accepted. These workshops will help company executives, division managers, and team leaders understand how to implement an action plan to create an inclusive workplace.

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”
11/03/2022

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”

"Managing Construction Delay Claims” program was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the "Managing Construction Delay Claims” program that was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL. The all-day session was presented by Dr. Awad Hanna; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC
11/02/2022

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC

Powering Chicago, NECA and IBEW attended ceremony recognizing our Industry efforts in the Talent Pipeline Challenge

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier
11/01/2022

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The ECA Chicago Annual President's Party and Holiday Celebration returns on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, featuring the return of musical entertainment "Maggie Speaks". Join us for a holiday celebration at one of the most amazing new venues Chicago has to offer with 360 views of the lake and our City skyline at "Offshore". Hotel

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab
10/31/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab

Check out the Construction Jobsite of the Future, November 15th, 2022

The future of construction can be found in Chicagoland, at a worksite where Oracle and partners are showcasing a variety of digital innovations that will improve both worker safety and efficiency! Join ECA for a tour plus happy hour reception to follow nearby at City Works brewery in Wheeling.

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"
10/26/2022

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL. 

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the "Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program that was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL.  The Full day session was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2022

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, October 20, 2022.

The Electric Association held its Membership Awards program on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, Illinois.

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show
10/19/2022

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show

The Convention was held Saturday, October 15 though October 18, 2022.

The 2022 NECA National Convention was held October 15 – 18 in Austin, TX. Nearly 60 registrants from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter were able to participate.

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker
10/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker

The luncheon meeting was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA), held its October Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Erie Café in Chicago. 

INTECH Graduation Ceremony
10/09/2022

INTECH Graduation Ceremony

The celebration was held on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The IBEW – NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) under the direction of the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Trainee Trust (EJATT), held its Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The event was held at the Aon Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier in Chicago.

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"
10/04/2022

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"

First episode airs Monday, October 17, 2022

Each episode will focus on highlighting innovation, technology, and process improvements in the electrical industry done by IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians and signatory Electrical Contractors of Chicago and Cook County to support end users, developers, architects, GC's, and facility managers.

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!
09/19/2022

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!

The celebration was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Taylor Electric Company recently celebrated 100 Years in the electrical industry! This milestone event was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Mae District in Chicago. 

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022
09/16/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022

The session was held at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held their September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The dinner program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Matthew Beaudet, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB). 

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)
09/12/2022

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)

The seminar was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a two-day workshop called, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction.”  The program was held on Monday, September 12, 2022 & Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!
08/31/2022

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!

The event was held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, WI.

The Young Professionals Fourth Annual Leadership Conference was held on August 18 - 19, 2022 at Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference featured a retreat-style learning experience, as well as an amazing line-up of speakers.

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)
08/23/2022

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)

The seminar was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH).

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA sponsored a special program, “Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction” that was held on August 23, 2022 at INTECH in Alsip, IL.

ECA Summer Event a Success!
08/12/2022

ECA Summer Event a Success!

The event was held at The Streeterville Social - Rooftop of Loews Hotel - Chicago.

The ECA's Summer Event was held at The Streeterville Social - on the rooftop of the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

ECA & Powering Chicago head to Washington D.C for 2022 NECA Business Development Conference
07/27/2022

ECA & Powering Chicago head to Washington D.C for 2022 NECA Business Development Conference

NECA's 2022 Business Development Conference held July 20-22, 2022 in Washington DC welcomed electrical contractors, NECA and IBEW representatives, and LMCC Directors from across the US.

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor
07/27/2022

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor

The initiative brings together industry, labor, education, equity and workforce leaders to partner with the Office of Apprenticeship. Ambassadors communicate the value of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy in high-demand industries and to develop and expand opportunities for people who have been underserved historically.

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club
06/29/2022

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club

Rooftop bar at the Loew's Hotel Chicago (455 N. Park Drive)

Meet, eat, and drink at Chicago's largest rooftop lounge, restaurant, and bar. Gourmet grub, crafty cocktails, and sun-drenched space welcome ECA Chicago members and their employees for this year's summer social event on August 11th!

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference
06/21/2022

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

This fourth annual conference will feature a "Team-Building" theme, with a strong focus on leadership communication skills, and will feature our favorite MC - Alex Willis of Leadership Surge.

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)
06/18/2022

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)

The Conference was held at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

The NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference was held June 12 – 15, 2022 at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Nearly 25 individuals from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA were able to participate with the Conference.

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)
06/13/2022

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)

The conference was held at The American Club in Kohler, WI.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 50th Annual Spring Conference on June 8 - 9, 2022 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The nearly 80 registrants enjoyed The American Club, as it is one of the premier resort hotels in the country.

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!
05/25/2022

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!

Over a dozen ECA Chicago Members honored for Achievement's in Safety

NECA's Safety Recognition program include two categories, Safety Excellence, and the Zero-Injury Achievement. NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs.

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022
05/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022

The seminar was held at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL. The evening program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Nick Espinosa, Chief Fanatic, Security Fanatics. 

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022
05/13/2022

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022

The seminar was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Project Scheduling." The seminar had 26 registered and was conducted by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin - Madison. The program was held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Over 225 volunteers participate in National Rebuild Day 2022
05/09/2022

Over 225 volunteers participate in National Rebuild Day 2022

Powering Chicago contractors and electricians rebuild over 30 homes in Chicago communities

National Rebuild Day 2022 a great success thanks to the Powering Chicago contractors and electricians who donated their Saturday to helping local communities.

CISCO recognizes Jim McGlynn Sr. for Three Decades of Service
05/03/2022

CISCO recognizes Jim McGlynn Sr. for Three Decades of Service

McGlynn honored at CISCO luncheon on April 29, 2022

MotorWeek features Powering Chicago in Recent Episode on EV Infrastructure
05/03/2022

MotorWeek features Powering Chicago in Recent Episode on EV Infrastructure

Longest running automotive TV series features Powering Chicago on PBS

MotorWeek recently came out to Chicago to learn more about how Powering Chicago's Electrical Contractors and electricians are installing the much needed infrastructure to support electric vehicle growth in the region.

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized  (4/29/22)
05/02/2022

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized (4/29/22)

The meeting was held at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

Chicago Commons held their Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Powering Chicago was a major sponsor of the event.  ECA member, John Burns Construction Company received the special recognition of the “Lea Taylor Corporate Citizenship Award!”

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22
04/22/2022

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22

The meeting was held at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its April Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. The luncheon program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Chicago Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner, Design and Construction, Frank Grimaldi.

 "Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022
04/12/2022

"Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022

The meeting was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Supply Chain Management." The seminar was conducted by Stephane McShane (Maxim Consulting Group) and was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Windy City Curling Club a hit with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago!
04/06/2022

The Windy City Curling Club a hit with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago!

Forty members came out to try curling for the first time, at Chicagoland's new Windy City Curling Club on April 5th.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference
04/05/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

Registration will open June 1st for the annual leadership conference featuring nationally renowned speakers, networking with peers, and an interactive construction leadership training experience.

NECA-BICSI Summit
04/04/2022

NECA-BICSI Summit

May 23-25, 2022, San Antonio

Two industry giants have come together to address the growing needs of the low voltage and technology communities. NECA & BICSI have joined forces to bring you the NECA BICSI Summit 2022.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club
04/04/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club

April 5th, 2022 at 5:00pm

Join the Young Professionals of ECA for a fun evening at Windy City Curling Club!

NECA National Legislative Conference  (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)
03/30/2022

NECA National Legislative Conference (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)

The meeting was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.

For the first time since 2019, the NECA National Legislative Conference was held "in-person" March 28–30 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

Powering Chicago features Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric, in honor of Women's History Month
03/24/2022

Powering Chicago features Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric, in honor of Women's History Month

From Barber to Chief Operating Officer: Carrie Liberio of High Voltage Electric Inspires Women to Follow Their Dreams

ECA Chicago members attend NECA's WINFL (Women in NECA / Future Leaders) Conference in Tampa
03/20/2022

ECA Chicago members attend NECA's WINFL (Women in NECA / Future Leaders) Conference in Tampa

Fifteen ECA Chicago members traveled to Tampa to attend the WINFL Conference, held for the first time since 2019, featuring three days of education programs, break-out sessions, networking, and learning from the Industry's leading experts.

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company
03/20/2022

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company

Governor Pritzker and Lt. Governor Stratton visited ECA Chicago member, Taylor Electric Company, this week to tour the business now in it's 100th year, as well as learn about their new charitable outreach organization "TEC Cares".

Contractors Needed for Rebuilding Together - April 30, 2022
03/16/2022

Contractors Needed for Rebuilding Together - April 30, 2022

Call for Volunteers for annual Rebuild Day (Christmas in April)

Rebuild Together, formerly Christmas in April, is a day of service which provides minor to moderate electrical repairs in communities that would otherwise go neglected. We are asking for our Contractors to assist this year by providing service vans, trucks and tools to help assist in making this 2022 campaign a successful Rebuild Together.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!
03/13/2022

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!

The meeting was held at Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago!

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022
03/13/2022

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022
03/03/2022

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Understanding Construction Accounting." The seminar was conducted by Dave O'Brien, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc. The program was held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development
02/21/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development

Join us on March 2nd, 2022 at Harry Caray's Steakhouse, Lombard, Illinois

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago are hosting a Town Hall style meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long, and NECA's Vice-President of Industry Development, Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey.

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022
02/17/2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022

The meeting was held at Carmine's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Regular Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Carmine’s Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.  The session included a number of industry updates, as well as a presentation from James Farrell, NECA Government Affairs Executive Director. 

 "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."
02/17/2022

"Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."

The seminar was conducted by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the seminar, "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."  The all-day program was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University and held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Powering Chicago Sponsors the Nation's Largest Auto Show, and it's first ever Indoor EV Test Drive Track
02/07/2022

Powering Chicago Sponsors the Nation's Largest Auto Show, and it's first ever Indoor EV Test Drive Track

Chicago Auto Show: February 12-21, 2022 at McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show will debut an all-new indoor electric vehicle track electrifying the consumer experience at the 2022 show. Fueled in part by Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago and Cook County, the indoor track will feature a variety of electric vehicles ranging from the BMW i4 M50 to the Kia EV6, among others, where attendees can learn about and compare EVs side-by-side. 

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!
01/30/2022

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!

Hyatt Tampa Bay, March 13-16, 2022

One Conference – One Fee – 3 Full Days Register for one single event! The newly combined conference features three full days of education and breakout sessions including featured speakers, group discussions and networking opportunities for both groups.

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022
01/26/2022

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022

The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It."  The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.  The program was held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022
01/13/2022

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022

The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Effective Client Communication."  The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.  The program was held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announces 2022 Calendar of Events
01/07/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

First event of the year is March 2, 2022 - a Town Hall meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago aims to provide quality education, professional development, and networking opportunities to our next generation of Industry leaders. Please encourage employees of your Company to join us at an event this year!

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session
01/03/2022

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session

Learn about OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID testing & vaccinations

ECA Members are encouraged to attend the NECA webinar on January 10th at Noon, to learn more about the latest news from OSHA on the Emergency Temporary Standard.

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/13/2021

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 11, 2021.

The ECA held its Holiday Party on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Godfrey Hotel in Chicago.

Powering Chicago's Holiday Lights Campaign
11/29/2021

Powering Chicago's Holiday Lights Campaign

Powering Chicago Kicks Off Holiday Lights Campaign with Giving Tuesday Donation to Local Domestic Violence Organization

From November 30 through December 21, we’re asking anyone with a holiday lights display they’re proud of to take a picture, post it on social media and include the hashtags #HolidayLightsChi and #LightsForCAWC. Throughout the month, we’ll share the photos on Powering Chicago’s social media feeds and tag CAWC to encourage donations in support of their important mission.

ERS Live Webinars
11/23/2021

ERS Live Webinars

Live Webinars October - December 2021

There are two live webinars happening in December, check them out!

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Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th
11/16/2022

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th

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

In Episode 2 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago, we’ll explore how solar power has a major impact on one Chicago area hospital, plus how special financing could help fully fund your next clean energy project.

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!
11/14/2022

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!

Learn how to put a DEI plan in action & create a culture of belonging at your Company

The ultimate goal of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is to create belonging environments where all employees feel accepted. These workshops will help company executives, division managers, and team leaders understand how to implement an action plan to create an inclusive workplace.

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”
11/03/2022

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”

"Managing Construction Delay Claims” program was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the "Managing Construction Delay Claims” program that was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL. The all-day session was presented by Dr. Awad Hanna; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC
11/02/2022

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC

Powering Chicago, NECA and IBEW attended ceremony recognizing our Industry efforts in the Talent Pipeline Challenge

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier
11/01/2022

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The ECA Chicago Annual President's Party and Holiday Celebration returns on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, featuring the return of musical entertainment "Maggie Speaks". Join us for a holiday celebration at one of the most amazing new venues Chicago has to offer with 360 views of the lake and our City skyline at "Offshore". Hotel

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab
10/31/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab

Check out the Construction Jobsite of the Future, November 15th, 2022

The future of construction can be found in Chicagoland, at a worksite where Oracle and partners are showcasing a variety of digital innovations that will improve both worker safety and efficiency! Join ECA for a tour plus happy hour reception to follow nearby at City Works brewery in Wheeling.

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"
10/26/2022

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL. 

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the "Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program that was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL.  The Full day session was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2022

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, October 20, 2022.

The Electric Association held its Membership Awards program on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, Illinois.

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show
10/19/2022

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show

The Convention was held Saturday, October 15 though October 18, 2022.

The 2022 NECA National Convention was held October 15 – 18 in Austin, TX. Nearly 60 registrants from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter were able to participate.

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker
10/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker

The luncheon meeting was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA), held its October Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Erie Café in Chicago. 

INTECH Graduation Ceremony
10/09/2022

INTECH Graduation Ceremony

The celebration was held on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The IBEW – NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) under the direction of the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Trainee Trust (EJATT), held its Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The event was held at the Aon Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier in Chicago.

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"
10/04/2022

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"

First episode airs Monday, October 17, 2022

Each episode will focus on highlighting innovation, technology, and process improvements in the electrical industry done by IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians and signatory Electrical Contractors of Chicago and Cook County to support end users, developers, architects, GC's, and facility managers.

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!
09/19/2022

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!

The celebration was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Taylor Electric Company recently celebrated 100 Years in the electrical industry! This milestone event was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Mae District in Chicago. 

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022
09/16/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022

The session was held at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held their September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The dinner program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Matthew Beaudet, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB). 

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)
09/12/2022

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)

The seminar was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a two-day workshop called, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction.”  The program was held on Monday, September 12, 2022 & Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!
08/31/2022

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!

The event was held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, WI.

The Young Professionals Fourth Annual Leadership Conference was held on August 18 - 19, 2022 at Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference featured a retreat-style learning experience, as well as an amazing line-up of speakers.

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)
08/23/2022

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)

The seminar was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH).

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA sponsored a special program, “Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction” that was held on August 23, 2022 at INTECH in Alsip, IL.

ECA Summer Event a Success!
08/12/2022

ECA Summer Event a Success!

The event was held at The Streeterville Social - Rooftop of Loews Hotel - Chicago.

The ECA's Summer Event was held at The Streeterville Social - on the rooftop of the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

ECA & Powering Chicago head to Washington D.C for 2022 NECA Business Development Conference
07/27/2022

ECA & Powering Chicago head to Washington D.C for 2022 NECA Business Development Conference

NECA's 2022 Business Development Conference held July 20-22, 2022 in Washington DC welcomed electrical contractors, NECA and IBEW representatives, and LMCC Directors from across the US.

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor
07/27/2022

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor

The initiative brings together industry, labor, education, equity and workforce leaders to partner with the Office of Apprenticeship. Ambassadors communicate the value of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy in high-demand industries and to develop and expand opportunities for people who have been underserved historically.

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club
06/29/2022

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club

Rooftop bar at the Loew's Hotel Chicago (455 N. Park Drive)

Meet, eat, and drink at Chicago's largest rooftop lounge, restaurant, and bar. Gourmet grub, crafty cocktails, and sun-drenched space welcome ECA Chicago members and their employees for this year's summer social event on August 11th!

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference
06/21/2022

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

This fourth annual conference will feature a "Team-Building" theme, with a strong focus on leadership communication skills, and will feature our favorite MC - Alex Willis of Leadership Surge.

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)
06/18/2022

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)

The Conference was held at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

The NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference was held June 12 – 15, 2022 at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Nearly 25 individuals from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA were able to participate with the Conference.

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)
06/13/2022

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)

The conference was held at The American Club in Kohler, WI.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 50th Annual Spring Conference on June 8 - 9, 2022 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The nearly 80 registrants enjoyed The American Club, as it is one of the premier resort hotels in the country.

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!
05/25/2022

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!

Over a dozen ECA Chicago Members honored for Achievement's in Safety

NECA's Safety Recognition program include two categories, Safety Excellence, and the Zero-Injury Achievement. NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs.

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022
05/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022

The seminar was held at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL. The evening program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Nick Espinosa, Chief Fanatic, Security Fanatics. 

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022
05/13/2022

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022

The seminar was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Project Scheduling." The seminar had 26 registered and was conducted by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin - Madison. The program was held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Over 225 volunteers participate in National Rebuild Day 2022
05/09/2022

Over 225 volunteers participate in National Rebuild Day 2022

Powering Chicago contractors and electricians rebuild over 30 homes in Chicago communities

National Rebuild Day 2022 a great success thanks to the Powering Chicago contractors and electricians who donated their Saturday to helping local communities.

CISCO recognizes Jim McGlynn Sr. for Three Decades of Service
05/03/2022

CISCO recognizes Jim McGlynn Sr. for Three Decades of Service

McGlynn honored at CISCO luncheon on April 29, 2022

MotorWeek features Powering Chicago in Recent Episode on EV Infrastructure
05/03/2022

MotorWeek features Powering Chicago in Recent Episode on EV Infrastructure

Longest running automotive TV series features Powering Chicago on PBS

MotorWeek recently came out to Chicago to learn more about how Powering Chicago's Electrical Contractors and electricians are installing the much needed infrastructure to support electric vehicle growth in the region.

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized  (4/29/22)
05/02/2022

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized (4/29/22)

The meeting was held at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

Chicago Commons held their Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Powering Chicago was a major sponsor of the event.  ECA member, John Burns Construction Company received the special recognition of the “Lea Taylor Corporate Citizenship Award!”

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22
04/22/2022

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22

The meeting was held at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its April Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. The luncheon program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Chicago Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner, Design and Construction, Frank Grimaldi.

 "Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022
04/12/2022

"Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022

The meeting was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Supply Chain Management." The seminar was conducted by Stephane McShane (Maxim Consulting Group) and was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Windy City Curling Club a hit with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago!
04/06/2022

The Windy City Curling Club a hit with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago!

Forty members came out to try curling for the first time, at Chicagoland's new Windy City Curling Club on April 5th.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference
04/05/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

Registration will open June 1st for the annual leadership conference featuring nationally renowned speakers, networking with peers, and an interactive construction leadership training experience.

NECA-BICSI Summit
04/04/2022

NECA-BICSI Summit

May 23-25, 2022, San Antonio

Two industry giants have come together to address the growing needs of the low voltage and technology communities. NECA & BICSI have joined forces to bring you the NECA BICSI Summit 2022.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club
04/04/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club

April 5th, 2022 at 5:00pm

Join the Young Professionals of ECA for a fun evening at Windy City Curling Club!

NECA National Legislative Conference  (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)
03/30/2022

NECA National Legislative Conference (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)

The meeting was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.

For the first time since 2019, the NECA National Legislative Conference was held "in-person" March 28–30 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

Powering Chicago features Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric, in honor of Women's History Month
03/24/2022

Powering Chicago features Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric, in honor of Women's History Month

From Barber to Chief Operating Officer: Carrie Liberio of High Voltage Electric Inspires Women to Follow Their Dreams

ECA Chicago members attend NECA's WINFL (Women in NECA / Future Leaders) Conference in Tampa
03/20/2022

ECA Chicago members attend NECA's WINFL (Women in NECA / Future Leaders) Conference in Tampa

Fifteen ECA Chicago members traveled to Tampa to attend the WINFL Conference, held for the first time since 2019, featuring three days of education programs, break-out sessions, networking, and learning from the Industry's leading experts.

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company
03/20/2022

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company

Governor Pritzker and Lt. Governor Stratton visited ECA Chicago member, Taylor Electric Company, this week to tour the business now in it's 100th year, as well as learn about their new charitable outreach organization "TEC Cares".

Contractors Needed for Rebuilding Together - April 30, 2022
03/16/2022

Contractors Needed for Rebuilding Together - April 30, 2022

Call for Volunteers for annual Rebuild Day (Christmas in April)

Rebuild Together, formerly Christmas in April, is a day of service which provides minor to moderate electrical repairs in communities that would otherwise go neglected. We are asking for our Contractors to assist this year by providing service vans, trucks and tools to help assist in making this 2022 campaign a successful Rebuild Together.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!
03/13/2022

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!

The meeting was held at Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago!

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022
03/13/2022

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022
03/03/2022

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Understanding Construction Accounting." The seminar was conducted by Dave O'Brien, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc. The program was held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development
02/21/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development

Join us on March 2nd, 2022 at Harry Caray's Steakhouse, Lombard, Illinois

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago are hosting a Town Hall style meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long, and NECA's Vice-President of Industry Development, Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey.

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022
02/17/2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022

The meeting was held at Carmine's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Regular Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Carmine’s Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.  The session included a number of industry updates, as well as a presentation from James Farrell, NECA Government Affairs Executive Director. 

 "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."
02/17/2022

"Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."

The seminar was conducted by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the seminar, "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."  The all-day program was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University and held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Powering Chicago Sponsors the Nation's Largest Auto Show, and it's first ever Indoor EV Test Drive Track
02/07/2022

Powering Chicago Sponsors the Nation's Largest Auto Show, and it's first ever Indoor EV Test Drive Track

Chicago Auto Show: February 12-21, 2022 at McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show will debut an all-new indoor electric vehicle track electrifying the consumer experience at the 2022 show. Fueled in part by Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago and Cook County, the indoor track will feature a variety of electric vehicles ranging from the BMW i4 M50 to the Kia EV6, among others, where attendees can learn about and compare EVs side-by-side. 

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!
01/30/2022

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!

Hyatt Tampa Bay, March 13-16, 2022

One Conference – One Fee – 3 Full Days Register for one single event! The newly combined conference features three full days of education and breakout sessions including featured speakers, group discussions and networking opportunities for both groups.

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022
01/26/2022

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022

The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It."  The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.  The program was held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022
01/13/2022

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022

The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Effective Client Communication."  The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.  The program was held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announces 2022 Calendar of Events
01/07/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

First event of the year is March 2, 2022 - a Town Hall meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago aims to provide quality education, professional development, and networking opportunities to our next generation of Industry leaders. Please encourage employees of your Company to join us at an event this year!

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session
01/03/2022

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session

Learn about OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID testing & vaccinations

ECA Members are encouraged to attend the NECA webinar on January 10th at Noon, to learn more about the latest news from OSHA on the Emergency Temporary Standard.

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/13/2021

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 11, 2021.

The ECA held its Holiday Party on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Godfrey Hotel in Chicago.

ERS Live Webinars
11/23/2021

ERS Live Webinars

Live Webinars October - December 2021

There are two live webinars happening in December, check them out!

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Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th
11/16/2022

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th

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

In Episode 2 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago, we’ll explore how solar power has a major impact on one Chicago area hospital, plus how special financing could help fully fund your next clean energy project.

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!
11/14/2022

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!

Learn how to put a DEI plan in action & create a culture of belonging at your Company

The ultimate goal of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is to create belonging environments where all employees feel accepted. These workshops will help company executives, division managers, and team leaders understand how to implement an action plan to create an inclusive workplace.

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”
11/03/2022

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”

"Managing Construction Delay Claims” program was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the "Managing Construction Delay Claims” program that was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL. The all-day session was presented by Dr. Awad Hanna; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC
11/02/2022

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC

Powering Chicago, NECA and IBEW attended ceremony recognizing our Industry efforts in the Talent Pipeline Challenge

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier
11/01/2022

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The ECA Chicago Annual President's Party and Holiday Celebration returns on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, featuring the return of musical entertainment "Maggie Speaks". Join us for a holiday celebration at one of the most amazing new venues Chicago has to offer with 360 views of the lake and our City skyline at "Offshore". Hotel

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab
10/31/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab

Check out the Construction Jobsite of the Future, November 15th, 2022

The future of construction can be found in Chicagoland, at a worksite where Oracle and partners are showcasing a variety of digital innovations that will improve both worker safety and efficiency! Join ECA for a tour plus happy hour reception to follow nearby at City Works brewery in Wheeling.

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"
10/26/2022

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL. 

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the "Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program that was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL.  The Full day session was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2022

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, October 20, 2022.

The Electric Association held its Membership Awards program on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, Illinois.

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show
10/19/2022

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show

The Convention was held Saturday, October 15 though October 18, 2022.

The 2022 NECA National Convention was held October 15 – 18 in Austin, TX. Nearly 60 registrants from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter were able to participate.

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker
10/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker

The luncheon meeting was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA), held its October Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Erie Café in Chicago. 

INTECH Graduation Ceremony
10/09/2022

INTECH Graduation Ceremony

The celebration was held on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The IBEW – NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) under the direction of the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Trainee Trust (EJATT), held its Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The event was held at the Aon Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier in Chicago.

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"
10/04/2022

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"

First episode airs Monday, October 17, 2022

Each episode will focus on highlighting innovation, technology, and process improvements in the electrical industry done by IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians and signatory Electrical Contractors of Chicago and Cook County to support end users, developers, architects, GC's, and facility managers.

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!
09/19/2022

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!

The celebration was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Taylor Electric Company recently celebrated 100 Years in the electrical industry! This milestone event was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Mae District in Chicago. 

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022
09/16/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022

The session was held at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held their September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The dinner program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Matthew Beaudet, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB). 

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)
09/12/2022

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)

The seminar was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a two-day workshop called, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction.”  The program was held on Monday, September 12, 2022 & Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!
08/31/2022

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!

The event was held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, WI.

The Young Professionals Fourth Annual Leadership Conference was held on August 18 - 19, 2022 at Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference featured a retreat-style learning experience, as well as an amazing line-up of speakers.

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)
08/23/2022

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)

The seminar was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH).

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA sponsored a special program, “Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction” that was held on August 23, 2022 at INTECH in Alsip, IL.

ECA Summer Event a Success!
08/12/2022

ECA Summer Event a Success!

The event was held at The Streeterville Social - Rooftop of Loews Hotel - Chicago.

The ECA's Summer Event was held at The Streeterville Social - on the rooftop of the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor
07/27/2022

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor

The initiative brings together industry, labor, education, equity and workforce leaders to partner with the Office of Apprenticeship. Ambassadors communicate the value of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy in high-demand industries and to develop and expand opportunities for people who have been underserved historically.

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club
06/29/2022

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club

Rooftop bar at the Loew's Hotel Chicago (455 N. Park Drive)

Meet, eat, and drink at Chicago's largest rooftop lounge, restaurant, and bar. Gourmet grub, crafty cocktails, and sun-drenched space welcome ECA Chicago members and their employees for this year's summer social event on August 11th!

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference
06/21/2022

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

This fourth annual conference will feature a "Team-Building" theme, with a strong focus on leadership communication skills, and will feature our favorite MC - Alex Willis of Leadership Surge.

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)
06/18/2022

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)

The Conference was held at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

The NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference was held June 12 – 15, 2022 at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Nearly 25 individuals from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA were able to participate with the Conference.

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)
06/13/2022

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)

The conference was held at The American Club in Kohler, WI.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 50th Annual Spring Conference on June 8 - 9, 2022 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The nearly 80 registrants enjoyed The American Club, as it is one of the premier resort hotels in the country.

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!
05/25/2022

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!

Over a dozen ECA Chicago Members honored for Achievement's in Safety

NECA's Safety Recognition program include two categories, Safety Excellence, and the Zero-Injury Achievement. NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs.

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022
05/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022

The seminar was held at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL. The evening program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Nick Espinosa, Chief Fanatic, Security Fanatics. 

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022
05/13/2022

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022

The seminar was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Project Scheduling." The seminar had 26 registered and was conducted by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin - Madison. The program was held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized  (4/29/22)
05/02/2022

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized (4/29/22)

The meeting was held at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

Chicago Commons held their Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Powering Chicago was a major sponsor of the event.  ECA member, John Burns Construction Company received the special recognition of the “Lea Taylor Corporate Citizenship Award!”

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22
04/22/2022

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22

The meeting was held at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its April Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. The luncheon program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Chicago Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner, Design and Construction, Frank Grimaldi.

 "Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022
04/12/2022

"Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022

The meeting was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Supply Chain Management." The seminar was conducted by Stephane McShane (Maxim Consulting Group) and was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference
04/05/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

Registration will open June 1st for the annual leadership conference featuring nationally renowned speakers, networking with peers, and an interactive construction leadership training experience.

NECA-BICSI Summit
04/04/2022

NECA-BICSI Summit

May 23-25, 2022, San Antonio

Two industry giants have come together to address the growing needs of the low voltage and technology communities. NECA & BICSI have joined forces to bring you the NECA BICSI Summit 2022.

NECA National Legislative Conference  (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)
03/30/2022

NECA National Legislative Conference (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)

The meeting was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.

For the first time since 2019, the NECA National Legislative Conference was held "in-person" March 28–30 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company
03/20/2022

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company

Governor Pritzker and Lt. Governor Stratton visited ECA Chicago member, Taylor Electric Company, this week to tour the business now in it's 100th year, as well as learn about their new charitable outreach organization "TEC Cares".

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!
03/13/2022

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!

The meeting was held at Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago!

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022
03/13/2022

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022
03/03/2022

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Understanding Construction Accounting." The seminar was conducted by Dave O'Brien, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc. The program was held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development
02/21/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development

Join us on March 2nd, 2022 at Harry Caray's Steakhouse, Lombard, Illinois

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago are hosting a Town Hall style meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long, and NECA's Vice-President of Industry Development, Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey.

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022
02/17/2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022

The meeting was held at Carmine's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Regular Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Carmine’s Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.  The session included a number of industry updates, as well as a presentation from James Farrell, NECA Government Affairs Executive Director. 

 "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."
02/17/2022

"Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."

The seminar was conducted by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the seminar, "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."  The all-day program was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University and held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!
01/30/2022

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!

Hyatt Tampa Bay, March 13-16, 2022

One Conference – One Fee – 3 Full Days Register for one single event! The newly combined conference features three full days of education and breakout sessions including featured speakers, group discussions and networking opportunities for both groups.

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022
01/26/2022

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022

The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It."  The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.  The program was held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022
01/13/2022

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022

The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Effective Client Communication."  The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.  The program was held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session
01/03/2022

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session

Learn about OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID testing & vaccinations

ECA Members are encouraged to attend the NECA webinar on January 10th at Noon, to learn more about the latest news from OSHA on the Emergency Temporary Standard.

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/13/2021

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 11, 2021.

The ECA held its Holiday Party on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Godfrey Hotel in Chicago.

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Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th
11/16/2022

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th

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

In Episode 2 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago, we’ll explore how solar power has a major impact on one Chicago area hospital, plus how special financing could help fully fund your next clean energy project.

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!
11/14/2022

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!

Learn how to put a DEI plan in action & create a culture of belonging at your Company

The ultimate goal of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is to create belonging environments where all employees feel accepted. These workshops will help company executives, division managers, and team leaders understand how to implement an action plan to create an inclusive workplace.

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”
11/03/2022

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”

"Managing Construction Delay Claims” program was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the "Managing Construction Delay Claims” program that was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL. The all-day session was presented by Dr. Awad Hanna; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC
11/02/2022

IBEW 134 / NECA Chicago apprentice Alyssa Cruz introduces President Biden in Washington, DC

Powering Chicago, NECA and IBEW attended ceremony recognizing our Industry efforts in the Talent Pipeline Challenge

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier
11/01/2022

ECA Chicago's Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration at Offshore, Navy Pier

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The ECA Chicago Annual President's Party and Holiday Celebration returns on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, featuring the return of musical entertainment "Maggie Speaks". Join us for a holiday celebration at one of the most amazing new venues Chicago has to offer with 360 views of the lake and our City skyline at "Offshore". Hotel

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab
10/31/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Tour of Oracle Innovation Lab

Check out the Construction Jobsite of the Future, November 15th, 2022

The future of construction can be found in Chicagoland, at a worksite where Oracle and partners are showcasing a variety of digital innovations that will improve both worker safety and efficiency! Join ECA for a tour plus happy hour reception to follow nearby at City Works brewery in Wheeling.

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"
10/26/2022

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics"

"Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL. 

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the "Preplanning – Beyond the Basics" program that was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL.  The Full day session was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University.

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony
10/20/2022

Electric Association Membership Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, October 20, 2022.

The Electric Association held its Membership Awards program on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, Illinois.

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show
10/19/2022

NECA 2022 Convention & Trade Show

The Convention was held Saturday, October 15 though October 18, 2022.

The 2022 NECA National Convention was held October 15 – 18 in Austin, TX. Nearly 60 registrants from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter were able to participate.

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker
10/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker

The luncheon meeting was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA), held its October Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Erie Café in Chicago. 

INTECH Graduation Ceremony
10/09/2022

INTECH Graduation Ceremony

The celebration was held on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The IBEW – NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) under the direction of the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Trainee Trust (EJATT), held its Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The event was held at the Aon Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier in Chicago.

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"
10/04/2022

Powering Chicago to launch new series on YouTube, "The Power of Better"

First episode airs Monday, October 17, 2022

Each episode will focus on highlighting innovation, technology, and process improvements in the electrical industry done by IBEW Local 134 Union Electricians and signatory Electrical Contractors of Chicago and Cook County to support end users, developers, architects, GC's, and facility managers.

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!
09/19/2022

Taylor Electric Celebrates 100 Years!

The celebration was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Taylor Electric Company recently celebrated 100 Years in the electrical industry! This milestone event was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Mae District in Chicago. 

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022
09/16/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - September 14, 2022

The session was held at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held their September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The dinner program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Matthew Beaudet, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB). 

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)
09/12/2022

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction” Workshop (9/12/22 -9/13/22)

The seminar was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a two-day workshop called, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction.”  The program was held on Monday, September 12, 2022 & Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!
08/31/2022

ECA YP 4th Annual Leadership Conference a Success!

The event was held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, WI.

The Young Professionals Fourth Annual Leadership Conference was held on August 18 - 19, 2022 at Lake Lawn Resort in Lake Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference featured a retreat-style learning experience, as well as an amazing line-up of speakers.

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)
08/23/2022

"Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction " Seminar (8/23/22)

The seminar was held at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH).

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA sponsored a special program, “Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction” that was held on August 23, 2022 at INTECH in Alsip, IL.

ECA Summer Event a Success!
08/12/2022

ECA Summer Event a Success!

The event was held at The Streeterville Social - Rooftop of Loews Hotel - Chicago.

The ECA's Summer Event was held at The Streeterville Social - on the rooftop of the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

ECA & Powering Chicago head to Washington D.C for 2022 NECA Business Development Conference
07/27/2022

ECA & Powering Chicago head to Washington D.C for 2022 NECA Business Development Conference

NECA's 2022 Business Development Conference held July 20-22, 2022 in Washington DC welcomed electrical contractors, NECA and IBEW representatives, and LMCC Directors from across the US.

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor
07/27/2022

Powering Chicago named as an "Apprentice Ambassador" by US Department of Labor

The initiative brings together industry, labor, education, equity and workforce leaders to partner with the Office of Apprenticeship. Ambassadors communicate the value of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy in high-demand industries and to develop and expand opportunities for people who have been underserved historically.

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club
06/29/2022

Announcing ECA Chicago's Summer Member Event @ Streeterville Social Club

Rooftop bar at the Loew's Hotel Chicago (455 N. Park Drive)

Meet, eat, and drink at Chicago's largest rooftop lounge, restaurant, and bar. Gourmet grub, crafty cocktails, and sun-drenched space welcome ECA Chicago members and their employees for this year's summer social event on August 11th!

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference
06/21/2022

2022 Young Professionals of ECA Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

This fourth annual conference will feature a "Team-Building" theme, with a strong focus on leadership communication skills, and will feature our favorite MC - Alex Willis of Leadership Surge.

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)
06/18/2022

NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference (6/12/22 - 6/15/22)

The Conference was held at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

The NECA Midwestern Region Spring Conference was held June 12 – 15, 2022 at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Nearly 25 individuals from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA were able to participate with the Conference.

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)
06/13/2022

ECA 50th Annual Spring Conference (6/8/22 - 6/9/22)

The conference was held at The American Club in Kohler, WI.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 50th Annual Spring Conference on June 8 - 9, 2022 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The nearly 80 registrants enjoyed The American Club, as it is one of the premier resort hotels in the country.

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!
05/25/2022

Congratulations to the NECA 2022 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence Award Recipients!

Over a dozen ECA Chicago Members honored for Achievement's in Safety

NECA's Safety Recognition program include two categories, Safety Excellence, and the Zero-Injury Achievement. NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs.

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022
05/13/2022

ECA Membership Meeting - May 11, 2022

The seminar was held at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Mastro's Steakhouse in Chicago, IL. The evening program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Nick Espinosa, Chief Fanatic, Security Fanatics. 

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022
05/13/2022

Project Scheduling Seminar - May 12, 2022

The seminar was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Project Scheduling." The seminar had 26 registered and was conducted by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin - Madison. The program was held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Over 225 volunteers participate in National Rebuild Day 2022
05/09/2022

Over 225 volunteers participate in National Rebuild Day 2022

Powering Chicago contractors and electricians rebuild over 30 homes in Chicago communities

National Rebuild Day 2022 a great success thanks to the Powering Chicago contractors and electricians who donated their Saturday to helping local communities.

CISCO recognizes Jim McGlynn Sr. for Three Decades of Service
05/03/2022

CISCO recognizes Jim McGlynn Sr. for Three Decades of Service

McGlynn honored at CISCO luncheon on April 29, 2022

MotorWeek features Powering Chicago in Recent Episode on EV Infrastructure
05/03/2022

MotorWeek features Powering Chicago in Recent Episode on EV Infrastructure

Longest running automotive TV series features Powering Chicago on PBS

MotorWeek recently came out to Chicago to learn more about how Powering Chicago's Electrical Contractors and electricians are installing the much needed infrastructure to support electric vehicle growth in the region.

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized  (4/29/22)
05/02/2022

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon - ECA Member Recognized (4/29/22)

The meeting was held at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

Chicago Commons held their Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Radison Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Powering Chicago was a major sponsor of the event.  ECA member, John Burns Construction Company received the special recognition of the “Lea Taylor Corporate Citizenship Award!”

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22
04/22/2022

ECA April Membership Meeting - 4/20/22

The meeting was held at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its April Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Truluck's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. The luncheon program featured industry updates, and a guest presentation from Chicago Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner, Design and Construction, Frank Grimaldi.

 "Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022
04/12/2022

"Supply Chain Management" seminar - April 12, 2022

The meeting was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Supply Chain Management." The seminar was conducted by Stephane McShane (Maxim Consulting Group) and was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel,  Oak Brook, IL.

The Windy City Curling Club a hit with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago!
04/06/2022

The Windy City Curling Club a hit with the Young Professionals of ECA Chicago!

Forty members came out to try curling for the first time, at Chicagoland's new Windy City Curling Club on April 5th.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference
04/05/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announce 4th Annual Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2022, Lake Lawn Resort and Conference Center, Lake Delavan Wisconsin

Registration will open June 1st for the annual leadership conference featuring nationally renowned speakers, networking with peers, and an interactive construction leadership training experience.

NECA-BICSI Summit
04/04/2022

NECA-BICSI Summit

May 23-25, 2022, San Antonio

Two industry giants have come together to address the growing needs of the low voltage and technology communities. NECA & BICSI have joined forces to bring you the NECA BICSI Summit 2022.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club
04/04/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago at Windy City Curling Club

April 5th, 2022 at 5:00pm

Join the Young Professionals of ECA for a fun evening at Windy City Curling Club!

NECA National Legislative Conference  (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)
03/30/2022

NECA National Legislative Conference (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)

The meeting was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.

For the first time since 2019, the NECA National Legislative Conference was held "in-person" March 28–30 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

Powering Chicago features Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric, in honor of Women's History Month
03/24/2022

Powering Chicago features Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric, in honor of Women's History Month

From Barber to Chief Operating Officer: Carrie Liberio of High Voltage Electric Inspires Women to Follow Their Dreams

ECA Chicago members attend NECA's WINFL (Women in NECA / Future Leaders) Conference in Tampa
03/20/2022

ECA Chicago members attend NECA's WINFL (Women in NECA / Future Leaders) Conference in Tampa

Fifteen ECA Chicago members traveled to Tampa to attend the WINFL Conference, held for the first time since 2019, featuring three days of education programs, break-out sessions, networking, and learning from the Industry's leading experts.

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company
03/20/2022

Illinois Governor visits Taylor Electric Company

Governor Pritzker and Lt. Governor Stratton visited ECA Chicago member, Taylor Electric Company, this week to tour the business now in it's 100th year, as well as learn about their new charitable outreach organization "TEC Cares".

Contractors Needed for Rebuilding Together - April 30, 2022
03/16/2022

Contractors Needed for Rebuilding Together - April 30, 2022

Call for Volunteers for annual Rebuild Day (Christmas in April)

Rebuild Together, formerly Christmas in April, is a day of service which provides minor to moderate electrical repairs in communities that would otherwise go neglected. We are asking for our Contractors to assist this year by providing service vans, trucks and tools to help assist in making this 2022 campaign a successful Rebuild Together.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!
03/13/2022

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022!

The meeting was held at Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago.

The 66th Annual Paddy's Day Luncheon was held on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago!

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022
03/13/2022

ECA March Membership Meeting - March 9, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its March Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022
03/03/2022

"Understanding Construction Accounting" - March 3, 2022

The meeting was held at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Understanding Construction Accounting." The seminar was conducted by Dave O'Brien, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc. The program was held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development
02/21/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago: Town Hall meeting with NECA CEO & VP of Industry Development

Join us on March 2nd, 2022 at Harry Caray's Steakhouse, Lombard, Illinois

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago are hosting a Town Hall style meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long, and NECA's Vice-President of Industry Development, Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey.

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022
02/17/2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - February 16, 2022

The meeting was held at Carmine's Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Regular Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Carmine’s Restaurant in Rosemont, IL.  The session included a number of industry updates, as well as a presentation from James Farrell, NECA Government Affairs Executive Director. 

 "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."
02/17/2022

"Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."

The seminar was conducted by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented the seminar, "Prefabrication and Preplanning for Construction."  The all-day program was facilitated by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University and held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Powering Chicago Sponsors the Nation's Largest Auto Show, and it's first ever Indoor EV Test Drive Track
02/07/2022

Powering Chicago Sponsors the Nation's Largest Auto Show, and it's first ever Indoor EV Test Drive Track

Chicago Auto Show: February 12-21, 2022 at McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show will debut an all-new indoor electric vehicle track electrifying the consumer experience at the 2022 show. Fueled in part by Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago and Cook County, the indoor track will feature a variety of electric vehicles ranging from the BMW i4 M50 to the Kia EV6, among others, where attendees can learn about and compare EVs side-by-side. 

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!
01/30/2022

Join fellow ECA Chicago members at the 2022 Women in NECA/Future Leaders Conference in Tampa!

Hyatt Tampa Bay, March 13-16, 2022

One Conference – One Fee – 3 Full Days Register for one single event! The newly combined conference features three full days of education and breakout sessions including featured speakers, group discussions and networking opportunities for both groups.

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022
01/26/2022

"Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It" Seminar - January 26, 2022

The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Mentorship, Quit Talking About It and Do It."  The seminar was conducted by Nic Bittle, Workforce Pro.  The program was held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022
01/13/2022

"Effective Client Communication" -- January 13, 2022

The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.

The Electrical Contractor’s Association of City of Chicago’s Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Effective Client Communication."  The seminar was conducted by David Ashcraft, Advantage Learning Systems.  The program was held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announces 2022 Calendar of Events
01/07/2022

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

First event of the year is March 2, 2022 - a Town Hall meeting featuring NECA CEO, David Long

The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago aims to provide quality education, professional development, and networking opportunities to our next generation of Industry leaders. Please encourage employees of your Company to join us at an event this year!

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session
01/03/2022

NECA Webinar: January 10th - OSHA ETS Question & Answer Session

Learn about OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID testing & vaccinations

ECA Members are encouraged to attend the NECA webinar on January 10th at Noon, to learn more about the latest news from OSHA on the Emergency Temporary Standard.

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!
12/13/2021

ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration!

The ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration was held on December 11, 2021.

The ECA held its Holiday Party on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Godfrey Hotel in Chicago.

Powering Chicago's Holiday Lights Campaign
11/29/2021

Powering Chicago's Holiday Lights Campaign

Powering Chicago Kicks Off Holiday Lights Campaign with Giving Tuesday Donation to Local Domestic Violence Organization

From November 30 through December 21, we’re asking anyone with a holiday lights display they’re proud of to take a picture, post it on social media and include the hashtags #HolidayLightsChi and #LightsForCAWC. Throughout the month, we’ll share the photos on Powering Chicago’s social media feeds and tag CAWC to encourage donations in support of their important mission.

ERS Live Webinars
11/23/2021

ERS Live Webinars

Live Webinars October - December 2021

There are two live webinars happening in December, check them out!

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