This week continues our People / Culture series as John interviews Michele Blondheim, Aprio’s Director of Corporate Citizenship. Michele is passionate about creating brand reputation and bringing core values to life through community relations, strategic partnerships, and executive board placements. As Michele describes, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should be a core value for businesses today. Business owners who aspire to grow authentically should lean into a cause that connects to the business and then encourage and enable team members to get and stay involved. Are you building a case for CSR in your business? Listen now to Michele’s advice for establishing a focus, strengthening involvement within your team and creating positive ripple effects in the community while setting your business apart.