• Love for Your Local Farms

    Did you know that there are 330 small business wineries in Ohio? Thanks to TheWineBuzz, now you do! And also thanks to TheWineBuzz, we all have a good excuse to support the one winery in the 330 that is near and dear to our hearts and homes (and in The Loop), The Winery at Wolf Creek, since they officially dubbed this Saturday "Super Sipper Saturday" and challenged everyone to support Ohio wines. It's easy enough to pick up your order at the winery, too with their Tasting Room open from 2-7 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for carryout of wine, cocktails, package foods, gift cards, and retail sales. Of course, while you're down on the south side of Copley, it's also easy enough to swing by…

  • Who’s ready for a challenge?

    Arbor Day is this Friday, April 24th, and Copley Township has issued you a week of challenges to celebrate! Monday - Ok, so this was yesterday, but it's an easy one to make up. Simply read the poem Trees by Joyce Kilmer! You can find that poem (along with a couple others) by clicking here. Tuesday - It may be a bit late in the day (or possibly the week) by the time you read this, but still... post your tree-related questions on the Copley Township Facebook page for their expert Arborist Clarissa Hunt. Of course, even if it is a bit late in the day (or possibly the week), it's never too late to google! Wednesday - Take a…

  • Your current quarantine calendar

    It hasn't been easy keeping you in The Loop about Copley happenings since life was given the snow globe treatment and what's able to happen has changed, but that doesn't mean all the happenings have stopped! In fact, here's what we've got going for this week: Wednesday, April 15, from 1:00 - 2:00 Join the Copley Chamber of Commerce for a Zoom Webinar! This is Part One of a three-part series to help small business owners identify key statistics in their businesses, how to manage their finances moving forward, and opportunities that may be available to grow their businesses over the next few years. Thursdays - Saturdays from 2:00 - 7:00 Did you know that Wolf…

  • More Virtual Options

    These weeks have brought us quite the opportunity for catching up on our binge-watching, have they not? Well, if you're already bored with your options, we've got a member who entertains as well as informs through video. Just for fun, head to shediditvideo.com and click your way through her work. Of course, she's narrowed down the selection of videos on her site and that's just like snacking on a handful of potato chips. If you're in a more sit-down-with-the-open-bag kind of mood, you might want to skip straight to her Vimeo page (where she currently has 186 videos) and settle yourself in! Meanwhile, virtual meetings have quickly become the norm and in case you haven't seen... you can…

  • 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…