Area businesses give back to the community

Area businesses give back to charity

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Area businesses that give back to the community is the focus of the latest episode of The Up Beat Podcast.

In this episode, Kelly’s Angels talks to Robert Nemer, the owner of the Nemer Motor Group, and to Bill and Lucie Kane, managers at Noble Ace Hardware in South Glens Falls.

Noble Ace holds a big fundraiser every October to raise money for cancer-related charities like Kelly’s Angels. The Kanes say giving back to local charities is especially important because they’re business relies on local customers.

For Robert Nemer, who recently donated $10,000 to Kelly’s Angels to present to a graduate of Lake George High School who will attend SUNY Adirondack, giving to several charities is what he’s been doing for decades.  Including the Tri-County United Way backpack program. And now, Kelly’s Angels.

 “There’s a lot of people in our area that have the wherewithal to help, whether it’s Kelly Angels or whatever it is, and I understand everybody has their pet charities, their pet things that are important to them, but then there’s other people that don’t do anything at all. And I don’t know how to get through to them, except keep on reminding them and talking to them and talking about it and hopefully one day it’ll get through,” Nemer said.

A former school teacher, Robert Nemer, and his wife, who is a breast cancer survivor, are especially passionate about children’s causes.

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