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North Pinellas business briefs for Oct. 6

Eric Dixon has been appointed golf course superintendent at the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation at 3030 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Dixon's most recent position was assistant golf course superintendent at Timber Pines Community Association in Spring Hill.

James Poulter, chief operating officer and director of golf operations at the Rodriguez foundation said, "We are excited to have Eric as part of the Chi Chi team. He is extremely focused on continuing the high standards of course conditions we have achieved over recent years."

Dixon grew up playing golf and being around the golf course industry. His father, Mark Dixon, is the golf course superintendent at West End Golf Club, Gainesville.

The younger Dixon worked at several golf courses in the Gainesville area including Haile Plantation and the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida before making the move south.

He has an associate of arts degree in business administration from Santa Fe College, Gainesville and an associate of science degree in golf course operations from Florida Gateway College, Lake City.

Dixon is excited to be living in the Clearwater area and is proud to be part of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. When not working, he enjoys time with his 2-year-old son, Cristian, who is also learning to love golf.

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Registered pharmacist Bob Elliott has announced his association with Wize Pharmacy, 1153 Main St., Suite 102, Dunedin.

He is a 1972 graduate of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, Queens, N.Y., and came to Florida from Long Island, N.Y., that year.

Since then, the Palm Harbor resident has served customers at several area pharmacies including the former SupeRx Drug Store in Dunedin and Phar-Mor in Countryside and, most recently, at a large chain pharmacy.

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Delectables Fine Catering, a full-service catering company specializing in wedding events, corporate gatherings and parties, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ribbon cutting Oct. 5 at its Palm Harbor facility.

The business is owned by chef Jeff Simpson, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, whose artistic ice carvings and artful food presentations are well known in the area and chef Nick Adams, who has nearly 30 years of culinary experience and has won awards in numerous culinary competitions.

The kitchen staff includes culinary school graduates, some having 10 or more years' experience in the culinary arts.

Delectables Fine Catering has received professional recognition throughout the years. It is a four-time winner of the Brides Choice Award from the Wedding Wire, a four-time winner of the Best of Weddings Award from the Knot and has been named Caterer of the Year three separate times by the National Association of Catering Executives. It also earned the Peoples Choice award from the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce and was named Best Caterer for 2009 by Zoofari, the annual gala supporting the Lowry Park Zoo.

The chef-owned company has worked with local sports teams, music legends and national and local celebrities while catering events of all sizes in many of Tampa Bay's most prestigious venues.

The business is at 969 Virginia Ave., Palm Harbor.

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North Pinellas business briefs for Oct. 6 10/03/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 4:23pm]
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