• Actionable Information

    For just a few months shy of two years, this newsletter has centered around "where to go" and "what to do" to truly enjoy your community and support small businesses in and around Copley Township. And for the past few weeks, those wheres and whats have been a bit tougher to put a firm finger on than usual. So while the "show the love for any and all" message of last week's newsletter still stands true, it's time to get into a few more specifics of what some of our members are up to. In order (left to right, top to bottom) of the pics above: Upward Web Svcs: Right now, there are restaurants that have never had an…

  • Hashtag to show the love!

    Beyond a shadow of a doubt, COVID-19 has thrown the world for a serious loop and we're all spinning with dizziness. But what's been amazing to watch is the creative ways that people have found to support each other and put a smile on the faces of friends and neighbors! (Gotta love sidewalk chalk drawings...) And people certainly continue to support small businesses as best they can but we all know it's tough right now. So what can you do? The most obvious is ordering from a local restaurant, an option made even easier thanks to Copley Township's handy new list of restaurants. And have you seen? The word is out about gift certificates - order by phone now, use later! You know The Loop…

  • Coming together (at a safe distance)

    So much can happen in just one week. Or overnight. Even in a moment. This past week may have brought us immense challenges, but it has also brought us opportunities to show how our community comes together in support. And what we've seen is heartening. After the schools closed at the end of Thursday, so many people had expressed concern for the families who count on school lunches that the Copley Outreach Center created a Facebook page to make sure those people knew the best way to help. And within 24 hours, a GoFundMe account was up and running. That account has already raised over $3000 so far and it continues to grow. Meanwhile, social media abounds with stories of…

  • Event Cancellation Information

    As we all know, the COVID-19 news continues to evolve and we have begun to see announcements of closings and cancellations across the area. At this time, the only event from this week's newsletter that has been officially canceled is tomorrow's Copley Chamber meeting. We will continue to keep a watchful eye and communicate with members so that event listings on the calendar can be updated as soon as information becomes available. Posts may also be shared on The Loop's various social media outlets but for the most updated information, please contact the hosting business or organization directly. In the meantime, if you do find yourself out and about, the CDC has created a list of steps…

  • Getting ready for the green 🍀

    St. Patrick's Day may be a week away, but since it's on a Tuesday... who says you can't start with the wearing of the green just a wee bit early? Maybe start slow. Throw on a tie or scarf in any random shade of green and head to the Chamber meeting on Thursday for the State of the Township from Janice Marshall. And if you've teamed up with friends for the to the "80s Themed Sip and Solve" on Friday, you might want to consider something less Irish green and more mint or neon lime. Save your greenest greens for the St. Patrick's Day celebrations that kick off Saturday at the winery with their annual offering of a limited edition "Green Lies" (along with both…

  • One thought leads to another…

    As I was looking at the Loop calendar for this week, I started thinking about how long-overdue I am for a henna tattoo and some shopping around town just for fun. So then I went to The Market Path's Facebook page and saw a post about their First Saturday Sale and visit from The Artful Cricket this weekend. Do you know what I learned (aside from the fact that Conscious Step socks protect a whole lot more than I realized...)? International Women's Day is this weekend! This led me to another thought of which terribly I'm proud: not only is The Loop itself the product of a female-owned micro-business, so are about half of our Loop member businesses. Now that sounds like just cause for…

  • Let’s not keep this a secret

    We all need a little help sometimes. That help might be as simple as some good advice or as valuable as a month's rent. And that help is out there, too - you just need to know where to find it. The Copley Outreach Center has helped so many people in our community in its 25 years, yet so many more seem to know little or nothing about it. There's a longer version on the Copley Township website but the short story is this: Copley Outreach helps people get through tough times through a food pantry, holiday baskets, financial assistance, and now a backpack program at the schools. And right now, they could use a little help themselves. They're working on updating systems and expanding programs…

  • Welcome, New Friend of Furry Friends!

    We've got a new member this month that is bound to melt the hearts of all you animal lovers out there. Why? Because they're brand new in town and have already posted a couple of absolutely adorable pics of pets on their Facebook and Instagram feeds!* Copley Fairlawn Veterinary Clinic officially opened for business recently and we're excited to welcome them to The Loop. We see lots of good things (and lots of lint brushes) in their future. We also see the potential for lots more adorableness to be posted so follow along on their socials to see! And maybe even stop by the Multi-Chamber Ribbon Cutting on Thursday to check the place out in person with the Copley Chamber. And, hey, speaking…

  • 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…