Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs was featured in both the print and online versions of Friday's Buffalo Business First.
The lengthy front-page feature story – “Still in charge: Jacobs still at the helm of Delaware North” – covers a myriad of topics, including Mr. Jacobs’ active leadership role, Delaware North’s legacy and his longtime ownership of the NHL’s Boston Bruins.
“Want to earn the wrath of Jeremy Jacobs? Use the ‘R’ word,” Business First writer James Fink said in the piece. “The word ‘retired’ has cropped up far too often in recent weeks since the Delaware North chairman turned over the CEO title to sons Jeremy Jr., Louis and Charles. Way too much for his liking, Jacobs said.”
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was among those who Fink interviewed for the story.
“Anyone who even thought that just doesn't know Jeremy Jacobs," Bettman said in the story. “People don't understand that he is involved in this business on so many different levels. His expertise is unparalleled.”
The story also covered the recent announcement that Lou Jacobs, Jerry Jacobs Jr. and Charlie Jacobs have all been appointed to CEO roles.
“Transferring the CEO title was more an act of recognition that his sons have leadership roles in the [Western New York] region's second-largest privately held company,” the story said. “Delaware North has annual revenue of more than $3 billion and a portfolio of global holdings based in hospitality, concessions and retail businesses.”
When Fink visited Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., to interview Mr. Jacobs – later in the morning on a recent snowy Monday – the chairman’s day to that point was quite typical of his daily regimen through the years. He left his home at 5 a.m. to participate in a fitness class in advance of his 7:30 a.m. meeting with his sons and other top-level executives.  
“Does that sound like someone who is easing back or even thinking about retiring?” Lou Jacobs said in the story.
The full story can be read by subscribers of the publication: http://m.bizjournals.com/buffalo/print-edition/2015/03/13/still-in-charge.html 
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