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Aug 26

Plan Your NECA 2014 Chicago Schedule + Much More!

Looking for a place you can go for everything you need to know about NECA 2014 Chicago?

There’s an app for that.

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) unveiled its latest app for smart-phone and tablet users. The official app of NECA 2014 Chicago is now available for mobile devices to download from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

The free app, sponsored by NECA Premier Partner Graybar, is a one-stop shop for information on the association’s annual convention, September 27-30 in Chicago, IL.  Features include: a list of exhibitors, complete schedule of events and the ability to sort by educational track or topic, speaker bios and a detailed NECA Show floorplan.

There is also a function for planning. Users can make lists of “My Exhibitors” and “My Itinerary” to maximize their time in the Windy City. A directory of products will direct convention goers to the right booth armed with the information they need.

Finally, attendees can stay connected via Facebook and Twitter and catch up on the latest convention buzz. Information on hotels and restaurants and a walking map of Chicago can be found on the app as well.

Download the free app today for all your NECA 2014 Chicago needs.


Search for “NECA 2014 Chicago” or “NECA” via the iTunes or Google Play app stores to download from your mobile device.



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Aug 20

Labor Relations Special Session Topic Announced; Education Focus

The topic for the Labor Relations special session at NECA 2014 Chicago has been set. It will be “Technology, Training and Addressing the Worker Shortage.”

The session will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept 29. Leaders in the electrical construction industry, including IBEW President Ed Hill and Electrical Training Alliance Executive Director Mike Callanan, will join us to showcase our new state-of-the-art training and delivery systems.

They will discuss how we can use these assets to attract and train more qualified workers to meet the projected growth in our industry. The IBEW has made organizational changes to increase their emphasis on organizing and recruiting new apprentices, skilled electrical workers and contractors in emerging markets.

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Aug 14

USA Today Reports: Chicago is the “go-to destination for meetings and events”

Industry leaders attending NECA 2014 Chicago – and those still considering it – have even more reason now.

credit: wikipediaChicago has been tabbed as the go-to destination for meetings and events, according to a recent report in USA Today. The Midwestern city will be home to NECA’s annual convention from Sept. 27-30.

According to the report, Cvent, a technology company that connects event planners with tens of thousands of venues, looked at its booking data from July 2013 to June 2014.00 The company found that Chicago had inched up to first place compared with the previous year, overtaking Orlando, which now is second, followed by Las Vegas.

“It’s an easy city to host a meeting, and it has a culture.”

– Heather Middleton, spokeswoman for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation


NECA 2014 Chicago attendees will be able to meet and network with peers; discover thousands of product and service solutions; explore and prepare for new markets; grow their businesses and boost productivity; and train with the experts.

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Aug 07

Register Now! Today is the Last Day to Save With Chicago Early Registration Rates

Don’t miss out on this Exciting Opportunity – Save with early rates before August 7

Join us September 27-30, for the NECA 2014 Chicago convention & trade show at the McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL. Early registration ends tomorrow, Thursday August 7, save with early rates – don’t delay!

The NECA Convention is an exciting mix of opportunities for education, inspiration, networking, and fun!

Several Ways to Attend:


Why should you attend NECA 2014 Chicago?

NECA 2014 Chicago is your place to:

  • Meet & network with your peers
  • Discover thousands of product and service solutions
  • Explore and prepare for new markets
  • Grow your company’s business and boost productivity – train with the experts
  • Save time and money on the job and get more work!

What will you find at the #1 Electrical Construction Trade Show?

  • The best industry resources for executive management, project managers, purchasing agents
  • Best practices and compliance information
  • Thousands of new products, service solutions and live demos on the show floor


With NECA 2014 Chicago you will take home extensive industry knowledge that you can implement in your daily business.