• Welcome the signs of Fall!

    Yesterday was the first official day of Fall, and the signs are starting to show in our schedule of events. Don't see them? Look closely... The Sassy Sunflower's classes have taken on distinctly Fall and Halloween themes. There's a class on Monday to help you create a Succulents and Pumpkin Centerpiece (no spice necessary). And the words "Fall Festival" appear more than once in next week's list. Twice, in fact! And one of those two times happens to be the Closing Day of the Farmers Market, meaning there are just two market days left to come out and enjoy it. So come out and enjoy it while you can! And while you're at it, come out and enjoy…

  • Hope you’re not too late!

    As I look over The Loop's member events to make sure our calendar is up-to-date, there's a noteworthy phenomenon that seems to be happening more and more frequently these days... Events with limited tickets are selling out! So when you see an event that might interest you, make sure you don't hesitate to do some clicking around and investigating. That way, you're less likely to miss your chance! And remember, you can always visit the Calendar page of The Loop's website to look ahead (and maybe get the jump on those non-Loopers out there). Plus: Keeping busy in The Loop If you've been following along on social media, you may have seen a teaser recently about a new Loop member announcement coming soon. It's not quite ready…

  • Take a Tour or Two

    Those of us in The Loop will always encourage you to get out and explore, maybe venture into a new-to-you area of your community. And this Saturday brings more than one good excuse to get out and do just that! In fact, let's take a look at two good excuses in particular, shall we? In the morning, lovers of parks and trails will want to head to the Little Farms area for the Walk and Talk to learn about some very cool ideas brewing. And in the evening, lovers of local history will want to head to Copley Township Cemetery for the Tour. There might just be a story or two about a few of its inhabitants.…

  • How do you support your community?

    Several things have me thinking about my Loop members this week, and those thoughts keep leading me back to the same question, one I'd like to ask you. How do you support your community? It all started with this week's Community Days at the Akron Zoo, ensuring the word "community" was stuck in my head like a favorite old song. Then, while sorting through some papers, I came across a list of contact information for 11 small businesses from around the Copley Circle area. That list was just around four years old. All but three of those businesses are now gone and one of those three, the Copley Creekside Farmers Market, may be coming to an end after this season. Each business had its…

  • Tickets are almost gone!

    Next week is Community Appreciation Days at the Akron Zoo for residents of Copley Township (among other areas), but there are a limited number of tickets available. In fact, as I write this email, there's just a handful or two of tickets left at Copley Town Hall! By the time you read these words, those tickets may very well be gone. But no worries, there are still some available at the zoo itself! There may even be some left next week, when you would actually be able to use them, but do you really want to wait and take that chance? After all, those tickets are offered to a good baker's dozen of communities. If you're interested in…

  • Take a break from back-to-school

    Sure, many of you may be focused on the hubbub of back-to-school, but everyone deserves a break now and then! Of course, every Tuesday through the end of October brings the break of dogs, wine, and a good cause but this Thursday appears to be offering a bit more variety than usual in the personal-time-out options. There are a couple of directions to go that morning - one for those who love history and local authors, and one for those in the working world who are looking to grow their connections. Meanwhile, the evening offers time for anyone who enjoys supporting local simply by being creative, being healthy, and maybe even by being a little bit bold! So while bringing the kids along…

  • Places to go, things to do, people to see…

    We've got some new people around here, so let's just take a moment to review, shall we? For those still wrapping their heads around what this is, here's the synopsis:  The Loop In Copley is a community-based promotion that is currently supported by the memberships of local businesses, Copley Township, and non-profit organizations and that aims to keep everyone up-to-date regarding community events, small business happenings, and non-profit group meetings. And in order to keep you up-to-date, The Loop's website is ready for you to visit with a Calendar of things to do, a Destination page with a map of places to go, and both a Community and a Business page for people to see. Plus, The Loop sends out a…

  • Recap: Heritage Day 2019

    Well, goodness. Saturday was a very busy day of canvas-painting and parade walking for The Loop. Welcome, all of our new followers! And for those new followers that didn't get the synopsis on Saturday, here's the gist: The Loop is here to make it easier for you to be engaged in your community and to support local businesses. There's just one email a week telling you what's happening that week and the next, and I really do try to keep it fairly short and sweet (this week's a bit of a fluke, I promise...). So while there's MUCH to talk about on the calendar this week, I'm just gonna have to trust…

  • Time for the Grand Finale!

    It's been a busy year of Bicentennial celebrations and hopefully, you've been able to enjoy a few of the events along the way. Of course, we understand if you've missed a few here and there. That happens. But now it's time for the Grand Finale and this is definitely a weekend you don't want to miss! There's Friday night with a charity football game leading to a symphonic winds concert and ending in fireworks with food available throughout the evening. There's Saturday starting with the pancake breakfast at the fire station then heading to the park with vendors for shopping, bounce houses for kids, laser tag for teens, Akronym beer for adults, food for all, the parade at…

  • 2 Networking Events, 2 New Members

    And for the 2nd time this year! Back in March, when the Copley Chamber of Commerce happened to host two networking events in the same week, The Loop also welcomed two new members. Well, it was totally unplanned, but it's kinda cool that it's happened once again! NETWORKING: two events You can join the Chamber this evening (assuming you open your email in a timely manner) at Summit Releaf to learn more about the medical marijuana prescription process. And you can also join the Chamber on Thursday morning at Bomba to kick your day into high gear with a little HOP Speed Networking. MEMBERS: two new Meanwhile, know what else was totally unplanned but kinda cool?…