SARATOGA SPRINGS – Delaware North is celebrating an important milestone this year – 100 years as a successful and growing business and a family-owned company. Locally, Delaware North manages Gideon Putnam and Roosevelt Baths and Spa in Saratoga Spa State Park.
Established in 1915 by Marvin, Charles and Louis Jacobs, Delaware North had modest beginnings as a popcorn and peanut vending business in Buffalo. Over the last century, the business has stayed in the Jacobs’s family and has expanded its hospitality services to four continents, managing casinos, sporting arenas, resorts and other aspects of travel around the globe.
Over a 100-day period, from August 28 to December 7, Delaware North is celebrating their anniversary through special events at their 130 plus locations worldwide. “100 Days around Our World” is an effort that focuses on what makes the company special – the people, places and partnerships.
"The mission of our 100th anniversary is to celebrate by reflecting on our proud past as a family-owned company, and more importantly focusing on our future success and celebrating our partners – including our associates and clients around the world,” said Chuck Moran, president of Delaware North.
On September 17, Delaware North’s “100 Days around Our World” brought the company to Gideon Putnam, for an afternoon of fine food, drinks and live jazz music. There was also a vintage vehicle display, where guests could ride in a 1919 Ford Model-T. Chris Bushee, our wonderful magazine editor here at Saratoga TODAY, even had to opportunity to drive it!
As part of Delaware North’s “100 Days,” the company is also initiating “100 Acts of Giving,” which seeks to make a difference in the lives of associates, customers, clients and communities in which they provide service. Gideon Putnam General Manager, Robert Berrey presented a $1,000 check to Dan Blanchfield, treasurer of the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park. This donation will go towards promoting and maintaining the many resources Spa State Park offers.