Music slated at FarmsAurora Farms Premium Outlets will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with patriotic musical entertainment.North Coast POPS will play May 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the main gazebo. Swifty the clown will stroll the center making balloon sculptures on May 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.The center will conduct its annual Memorial Day weekend sidewalk sale. For additional information, call 330-562-2000 or visit www.premiumoutlets.com/aurora.James is on panel atbroadcast roundtableAurora resident Gary James was named to the education panel for a round-table discussion on "Effective Navigation of a Career Fair" at the National Association of Broadcasters' convention in April in Las Vegas.James is the national placement director for the Ohio & Illinois Centers for Broadcasting.The roundtable was hosted by the NAB's Education Foundation. More than 200,000 broadcasters worldwide attended the convention.James oversees the job placement assistance program of the Ohio & Illinois centers, ensuring that students develop marketable demos and locate quality job opportunities after graduation.He annually hosts job fairs at all four of the centers in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chi-cago and Denver. More than 200 broadcast employers attend the job fairs.Bunka now presidentof Dots apparel storesDots LLC has announced the appointment of Aurora resident J.E. Rick Bunka as president. The company is a retailer of women's apparel and accessories."Rick has proved to be a key leader of and contributor to our organization for the last 10 years," said Chairman-CEO Robert A. Glick. "His ascension into this role will help guide the future performance as we continue to grow and develop our brand."Bunka joined Dots in February 1997 as vice president and chief financial officer. He has directed company functions, including merchandise planning, information systems and store development.Prior to joining Dots, Bunka was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Gantos Inc., a national women's specialty retailer.Bunka began his career with the Southland Corp. and served as a consultant with Price Waterhouse. Dots has 393 locations nationwide.Robinson gears up forheroes camp in JuneRobinson Memorial Hospital will offer its third annual Healthcare Heroes Camp the week of June 11.Twenty Portage County students ages 8 to 13 will be able to find out what happens at the hospital via daily explorations.The children will visit patient care departments such as surgery, emergency room, cardiology and Children's at Robinson, plus behind the scenes departments.The campers will be dressed in their own scrubs throughout the week, and will have a patient chart to track their progress. They will have a variety of opportunities to get hands-on experience in many areas.For information, call marketing and public relations director Christine K. Isenberg at 330-297-2545 or e-mail cisenberg@rmh2.org.Texas firm takes overSpero's headquartersA Texas-based capital venture company announced May 16 that it has purchased the 68,569-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility of Spero Electric Corp. on Miller Parkway in Streetsboro.AIC Ventures real estate fund, through an affiliate, acquired the property and simultaneously entered into a long-term lease with Spero Terms. Terms were not disclosed.The manufacturing facility is situated on 11 1/4 acres and houses design, engineering and fabricating operations.According to Portage County's investment summary of new and expanding businesses, Spero has an actual investment of $2.5 million and employs about 90 workers.Established in 1918, Spero is a commercial-architectural lighting manufacturer.Robinson wins awardRobinson Memorial Hosital was awarded the 2007 VHA leadership award for operational excellence at the VHA leadership conference May 20 in Denver.The award honors organizations that have differentiated themselves around nat-ional performance standards by achieving exceptionally high levels. VHA is a health care provider alliance of not-for-profit organizations.