Buffalo-based Delaware North tweaking its name, changing logo ahead of 100th anniversary

Associated Press

Buffalo-based hospitality and concessions giant Delaware North Cos. is dropping "companies" from its name and changing its logo.

The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/10xGjDD ) that the company also will no longer use the initials DNC in its new logo, which has a blue-and-green four-point star. Company officials have said people sometimes confuse the company with the Democratic National Committee, also known by the initials DNC.

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The changeover applies to most of Delaware North's operating companies. Delaware North Sportservice will retain its name.

Owned by the Jacobs family since its founding by three brothers in Buffalo in 1915, Delaware North is a $2.9 billion business in concessions and management of hotels, resorts and gambling facilities.

The company's holdings include TD Garden in Boston, home of the NHL's Bruins, owned by Delaware North Chairman and CEO Jeremy Jacobs.

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Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com