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Yep, We Have an AP for That! Associate Partners at simPro

By Grant Shmelzer Executive Director, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC

Our Associate Partners at simPro have laid out some important guidelines for choosing business software.

Choices are tricky; we all have to make them and some of those decisions are outside of our lanes. When you purchase a home, a car, a dishwasher, or a laptop, chances are you are doing some research and reading some reviews. Most of us want to make a purchase once and for the right reasons.

Field software is certainly no different. It's a big decision and an individual decision. Our Partner members at simPro suggest:

"1. Do your research

The software you choose ...

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Featured Stories


Can UV Light Save Lives?

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC


From our Associate Partners at Lighting Environments comes an exciting product announcement: PURO Lighting is a technology making UV affordable and available for large ...

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It’s a part of your Associate Partner Membership

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC

What happens when your Sales Team or manufacturer marketing division includes IECC in their announcements?

I review them, search for pertinent images, blog or post ...

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Warning! This is an OP/ED

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC

I  represent and promote electrical apprenticeship for one of the largest programs in IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors), the Chesapeake chapter.

I have worked with electricians ...

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Careers Next Exit

Sold Out! Our Annual High School Career Day

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

The particulars:

  • Date:Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 
  • Where: IEC Chesapeake 8751 Freestate Dr. STE 250 ...
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Ho ho not so funny

Ho Ho So Not Funny

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

Holiday debt. After the gift frenzy and party frenzy become a haze....and tax time ...

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Golf Tournament 2018

Click to download full PDF to register to play and/or sponsor.

20th Annual Bill Robey Memorial Golf Tournament

Whiskey Creek Golf Course, Frederick, MD May 3rd 2018

Hmmmm, Bend Pipe or Golf.....




Join us May 3rd, 2018, for a glorious day of golf at Whiskey ...

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Here’s Some Sugar For Our Show Ponies

By: Jenny Boone, Business Development, IEC Chesapeake

These are the current Sponsors for our 2018, 2019, and 2020 Brewery Events.

This year ...

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IECC Strategic Plan 2018

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IEC Strategic Plan - 2018 Vision


In November, we held our strategic planning session many good ideas came out during the ...

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Words Always Matter


At a time when the national discussion is focused on whether or not “words matter ...

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Class Deadline

Missed a Class Deadline? We've Got You Covered


ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS – Hired new apprentice electricians after the fall semester began? Need them to start ...

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