25th Anniversary Hands On Atlanta Day Presenting Sponsor, Mercedes-Benz USA, Urged Atlanta's Business Leaders At The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce To Take Their Place In The BIG Picture On Hands On Atlanta Day

MBUSA CEO, Stephen Cannon, shared his views on corporate responsibility, volunteerism and why MBUSA chose to sponsor Hands On Atlanta Day in a BIG way

Aug 28, 2015, 13:43 ET from Hands On Atlanta

ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 235 International Boulevard NW, Atlanta GA 30303 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Hands On Atlanta hosted a breakfast at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Over 60 business leaders from the Greater Atlanta area came together to hear Stephen Cannon discuss the process of relocating to Atlanta and his reasons for choosing to sponsor Hands On Atlanta Day 2015 before MBUSA had even arrived in Atlanta.

Hands On Atlanta's President & CEO, Gina Simpson, welcomed MBUSA to Atlanta and thanked them for their support "Thank you all for joining us and for Mercedes -Benz's support of Hands On Atlanta Day which is so critical to our mission. We are working with some of Atlanta's most vulnerable communities to tackle their most pressing needs in the areas of Education, Youth Development and Family Support & Self-Sufficiency."

During Breakfast, Hands On Atlanta Advisory Board Member and Co-Chair for Hands On Atlanta Day 2015, Angela P. James, led a discussion with MBUSA President & CEO, Stephen Cannon.  

"What would you say to the business leaders in Atlanta--many of whom are in the room now --about giving back and engaging the communities in which you live and work?"  

-Angela P. James

"Not only are you giving back to your community, but by volunteering together you are helping your own business by building employee teams and connecting your business with a greater purpose."  –Stephen Cannon, CEO MBUSA

Later in the discussion, Mr. Cannon encouraged "A vibrant community is one in which businesses are giving back. Even in our calling, 'The Best or Nothing,' we see that as applying to how we give back to community."

To find out more about how to get involved this Hands On Atlanta Day (October 3rd, 2015), contact Hands On Atlanta zbrown@handsonatlanta.org 404-979-2837, or visit our website www.handsonatlanta.org/HOAD_25 .

About Hands On Atlanta
For the last 25 years, Hands On Atlanta has been an epicenter for meaningful community engagement and community change in the Greater Atlanta Area. A robust network of volunteers, civic entrepreneurs, and partners in Atlanta; Hands On Atlanta is addressing Atlanta's most pressing needs and providing experiences to ignite a passion for lifelong service and create lifelong community volunteers.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. For the 50 years MBUSA has operated in this country, the company has been an integral part of the communities in which it does business and the neighborhoods where its employees live and work. A common thread through its activities over the decades has been a commitment to nurturing leadership. To that end, MBUSA places particular emphasis on initiatives designed to empower future generations, particularly those who are underserved. MBUSA is dedicated to helping today's youth develop the tools they need to reach their full potential and become the leaders and success stories of tomorrow.

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