Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 7, 2012

Business in Brief: 10/07/2012


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Wentzloff purchases Cote dental practice

TRAVERSE CITY — Tim Wentzloff, D.D.S., has purchased the Traverse City dental practice of Daniel Cote, D.D.S., and renamed it Rose Street Dental.

A native of Beulah, Wentzloff underwent dental training at the University of Michigan, followed by a residency in general dentistry in Burlington, Vt. Before creating Rose Street Dental, Wentzloff worked at Traverse Dental Associates.

Rose Street Dental is located at 876 E. Front. For more information, call 947-6880 or visit

Rutt Photo offers new studio rental

TRAVERSE CITY ­-- Don Rutt has reinvented his photography business and studio space to add Flash Studio Rental.

Located at 2785 Garfield Road North, Rutt Photo's Flash Studio Rental offers its fully equipped studio for rent to photographers and videographers at full- and half-day rates. The studio includes a 22-foot cove wall, studio strobe equipment, full kitchen, 10-foot overhead door, dressing room, private client lounge, 26-by-48-foot shooting area, private bath with makeup mirror, Internet access and more.

For more information, phone 342-0150 or visit

Crystal Spa earns sustainability award

THOMPSONVILLE — The Green Spa Network (GSN) has named Crystal Mountain's Crystal Spa one of 11 Sustainable Resort Spas of the Year.

GSN's mission is to bring sustainable operating practices to the spa industry. A panel of industry experts selected the winners based on leadership and innovation in spa sustainability.

Crystal Spa is one of nine in the nation and the only spa in the Midwest to be Silver LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). LEED certification is based on sustainability of the site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

Veloster probed for shattering sunroofs

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that sunroofs on the Hyundai Veloster hatchback can shatter and shower people with glass.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe affects about 18,000 cars from the 2012 model year.

Eleven drivers have complained to the agency about panoramic roofs shattering. Seven said the cars were in motion at the time.

The U.S. safety agency says shattering glass could distract the driver and injure people in the car. There were no complaints of crashes. The agency says a few people reported minor scratches from the glass.

The agency will figure out whether the problem is bad enough to require a recall.

Problems found in '10 at peanut butter plant

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration found what it called "objectionable conditions" at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to Trader Joe's peanut butter produced there.

The FDA said Friday that a recent inspection found salmonella in the plant which produced Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter and many other nut butters and nut products for several large national grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states — most of them in children under the age of 10.

FDA has found problems at Sunland before.