How do you capture a business partner’s attention when you think they are ignoring you?
Don’t pay them.
That’s the rationale behind the county’s economic development corporation’s plan to skip its $5,000 contribution next year to the Milwaukee 7, a regional economic development cooperative. Tuesday, Christian Tscheschlok, executive director of Economic Development Washington County Inc., met with the Executive Committee of the County Board to explain why the nonprofit’s board of directors chose to pull its financial support for the regional organization.
This decision came after M7 asked its member counties to up their annual contributions to $10,000.
Simply stated, Tscheschlok said, M7 is not listening to advice and suggestions from its member counties that could improve the regional organization’s efforts to market all seven counties together more effectively.