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Jacobs’ loyalty to family, city defines his journey

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 08 / 16

J eremy Jacobs was standing outside his new office, with a cup of coffee in his hand. It was a crisp and cool November morning in Buffalo. Jacobs and his colleagues had just moved into an impressive new headquarters that sits smack on the corner...

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New hand at the wheel

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