• A letter to our Val/Gal/Palentine…

    Valentine's Day is just a few days away, and we want you to know that we're thinking of you - you who are our friends and fans and followers - and we're here for you. Perhaps you've forgotten it was February. Or perhaps you've been racking your brain and simply haven't come up with the perfect gifts to show the special people in your life how much you care. Those special people aside from us, that is... We know you won't have a gift for us and that's okay. It's gift enough to know you're thinking of us, too, dear Val/Gal/Palentine, and supporting us whenever you have the chance. Because as long as you can keep…

  • A Warm Welcome

    If you've ever been to a Copley Chamber meeting (a meeting like the one happening next week...) then you probably already know Steve Vetter, the man behind our newest Loop business, Upward Web Svcs. If you somehow haven't had the pleasure as of yet, then the first thing you need to know about Steve is that he's an all-around good guy who's quick to smile and to make connections for people (making him perfect for The Loop! 😊). And the next thing you need to know, particularly if you're in the market for a website or brand development, is that Steve and his team at Upward are "customer-centric to the Nth degree". According to Steve, they…

  • What do you know?

    When it comes to creative endeavors in Copley Township, we generally focus on the present and future tenses. Which makes sense - have you seen our current member list?! That's a pretty creative bunch right there, that is. And the list of happenings below is full of fun creative outlets. But today, I have a question about Copley's creative past: What do you know? Me? I know about the Akron Art Museum's Inside|Out installations. And thanks to the Canton Museum of Art, I heard about Arden Riddle, a master of mid-century modern furniture who had his shop in Copley. And I'm working on getting the canvases from Heritage Day's community art project weatherproofed so the piece can be assembled, mounted, and…

  • Colorful fun for your mid-winter blues!

    Please note: The image above appeared as a clickable image in email format but is not clickable on this page. Click here to watch the video. For the most part, we've had a pretty mild winter in Copley so far. Not exactly the usual January of trudging through mounds of snow or struggling to breathe in the face of sustained negative wind chills. But, man, a little more need for the sunglasses sure would be nice! That's why I'm particularly excited to welcome our newest Loop member, Party'n With Plants - her beautifully bright garden kits are a sight for sore eyes in the midst of all the bleakness! Not only that, but there are levels of…

  • Hey, are you new here?

    With the start of the new year, it was time to take stock and it seems we have a whole lotta newbies around here since we last answered the question "What exactly is The Loop In Copley, anyway?". So, first and foremost, welcome! And then the formal answer is this: "The Loop In Copley...aims to provide a central location for all information regarding community events, small business happenings, and non-profit group meetings in Copley Township." Basically, we're keeping you in the loop. (See what we did there? 😏) But one question that gets asked in person and yet hasn't been addressed much digitally is "How does a business/organization go about getting in on all that awesomeness?". Well,…

  • There’s more than meets the eye

    It's the time of year when the calendar gets a little less full, the list of To-Dos gets a little shorter, and we're left with the appearance that there's not much happening around the township. But don't be fooled! Planning is happening. Not to mention music, more food, and a fair amount of moving and regrouping. The only question is how you'd like to be a part of it! You can keep it low-key and hang out to enjoy the music and the food, maybe stroll through some shops just to see what they're up to or even sign up for the occasional class or workshop. But if you're ready to dive a little deeper, to…

  • Our future’s looking greener 🌳

    Tonight, we welcome a new decade right along with a new year and you may be finding yourself pondering your future. That happens. Totally natural. But have you pondered the future of your community? Obviously, we here at The Loop feel pretty sure about the support of small shops and local businesses being one of the key factors in the strength of a community. But we also feel pretty sure it's just one of the key factors. There are others that don't get nearly as much attention as they deserve. One of those factors that might be rather nice to consider as you look out the window right about now..? Green space. Access to green space is important for the health…

  • A simple wish

    May your memories be sweet and your days be filled with the peace and joy of the season. Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the members of The Loop In Copley. Beyond Help Organization | Brookdale Montrose | Carl Harp Nursery | Cindy Thompson, Thirty-One Gifts | Copley Chamber of Commerce | Copley Creative Solutions | Copley Township | The HUB Community Center | Jacobs Heritage Farm | The Locker Room Barber Shop | The Market Path | ONeals Rare Finds | Paula Meeker Photography | Renaissance of Richfield | The Sassy Sunflower | Scott Fano - Howard Hanna | SHE Did It Videography | Twisted Grill & Grind | Uniquely Inspired Gift Baskets | Weitzel's Whimseys Apiary & Gardens | The Whimsical Pig Bed & Breakfast | The Winery at Wolf Creek This week: Wednesday, December 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Thursday, December 26 HAPPY KWANZAA!! Next week: Monday, December 30 Live Music with…

  • It’s a gift to your community

    I know that you're all super busy wrapping up your holiday preparations (or, if you're like me, really just starting them) and that perhaps reading a mass email isn't necessarily all that high on your priority list right now, so allow me to show my appreciation for your time by keeping this as short and sweet as I can... Supporting local businesses for the holidays is a gift you give to your community! And this week, whether shopping or escaping the hustle and bustle, there are still plenty of ways to relax and support local. Check out the list below, or take another scroll through our Destination or Business Loop members for ideas. On behalf of your…

  • Newly-opened new Loop Member!

    We have a new business here in Copley who also happens to be our newest Loop Member, and we think it's high time you officially met! Friends, please allow me to introduce you to ONeals Rare Finds, "a boutique-style shop and gallery" and purveyor of fine art, antiques, and collectibles. From the moment you walk in and start talking to the owner, Andrew ONeal, you'll see that Andrew is a man who does his homework. Near many of the paintings, you'll find a brief description with a bit of artist history - you may be surprised by what you learn about a given piece. And you may be surprised by the given pieces you find! After all, it's…