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Mark Your Calendar - Upper Midwest Electrical Expo in Minneapolis April 19-20

March 24, 2023
Electricians and apprentices enjoy the hands-on opportunities the Expo provides to check out new products and learn about the latest changes in the National Electrical Code.

Minneapolis will be home to the nation’s largest regional electrical trade show on April 19-20. Sponsored by the North Central Electrical League (, the Upper Midwest Electrical Expo typically draws over 9,000 attendees. Although attendance was off at the 2021 show because of COVID-19 concerns, it still had 320 booths with 335 electrical manufacturers and drew attendees from 44 U.S. states and 5 Canadian provinces. The 2021 NCEL breakfast was a big hit, too, drawing 400 hungry attendees and exhibitors and will be held again this year. Along with the busy booths loaded with new products, this year’s show will also offer a robust training curriculum with more than 20 classes on the National Electrical Code that willl be held April 18-20.

Click here for more information on the 2023 Upper Midwest Electrical Show.

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Over the past 30-plus years, hundreds of Jim’s articles have been published in Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing newsletter on topics such as the impact of and other new competitors on the electrical market’s channels of distribution, energy-efficient lighting and renewables, and local market economics. In addition to his published work, Jim regularly gives presentations on these topics to C-suite executives, industry groups and investment analysts.

He recently launched a new subscription-based data product for Electrical Marketing that offers electrical sales potential estimates and related market data for more than 300 metropolitan areas, and in 1999 he published his first book, “The Electrical Marketer’s Survival Guide” for electrical industry executives looking for an overview of key market trends.

While managing Electrical Wholesaling’s editorial operations, Jim and the publication’s staff won several Jesse H. Neal awards for editorial excellence, the highest honor in the business press, and numerous national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. He has a master’s degree in Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Glassboro State College, Glassboro, N.J. (now Rowan University).

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