Bidleman fundraiser nets $9,200 for United Way of Orleans County

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 9 April 2021 at 2:27 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: George Bidleman, an owner of Orleans Ford and Hartway Motors in Medina and Bidleman Chevrolet in Albion, stands amid a row of new vehicles at Orleans Ford after wrapping up a month-long promotion at his dealerships to benefit United Way of Orleans County.

MEDINA – United Way of Orleans County got a boost in its fundraising efforts with the announcement from George Bidleman that a fundraiser he conducted in March has resulted in a donation of $9,200.

Bidleman, a long-time supporter of United Way and president of United Way of Orleans County, pledged to donate $25 for every vehicle sold at his dealerships during the month of March and to give each buyer an opportunity to match the donation.

Bidleman has been in the automotive business for 38 years, with 34 of them in Orleans County, where he has continued to grow and expand his holdings. His first dealership was Molye Chevrolet in Honeoye Falls. He next opened Orleans Ford in Medina. In 2018, he became co-owner of Bidleman Chevrolet Buick GMC in Albion, and last year acquired an ownership stake in Hartway Motors in Medina. He just recently purchased Bidleman Ford in Auburn.

United Way director Dean Bellack thanked Bidleman for his leadership and generosity.

“George lives up to his belief of ‘Give Back, Get Back,’” Bellack said. “George has set a path for us to follow with his personal and business investments to make Orleans County better for us all.”

Bidleman said he was happy for the opportunity to give to United Way and thanked the customers who participated in the fundraiser for their generosity.