• Members & You Making It Happen

    I'd like to thank the Copley Bandstand Sunday Concert Committee as well as our two new members for inspiring the theme of this week's newsletter. For starters (and for those of you not following along on the socials), the committee is getting ready to plan their 2022 Sunday Concert season. Getting their acts together, so to speak. They've put the word out that they're looking for new members and volunteers so if that happens to be a volunteer opportunity that speaks to you, check out the Volunteer page of The Loop for more info. And then we have Paul Frey of Edward Jones who can advise you on how to handle all those pesky little financial things like "Retirement Savings Strategies", "Insurance & Annuities" and…

  • This Week in Copley…

    It seems like a strange thing to be happy to say these days, but there's plenty of places to go and things to do in Copley this week for those who are looking! In the list of Happenings below, for instance, we have everything from trivia to music, from exercise to BBQ, and from time for networking to time for shopping. You can even learn about selling your house or planning your business! But let's not forget what's not listed, only implied with The Loop and all it revolves around: getting to know your community and all it has to offer. Copley Community Park comes to mind... Get on out there and explore in any way…

  • They’re a Win/Win/Win

    It's been one full year since The Loop introduced the Looper Community Subscriptions and there's no doubt it's a winning idea all around! For those of you that are new around here and maybe haven't heard, here's what happens: Anyone can head to the Loop Store and sign up to become an official card-carrying Looper. A Looper card with an assigned number on the back comes to them in the snail mail. Loopers are sent two emails a month - one on the 1st and one on the 15th - to let them know where and how to use their card to take advantage of Member Exclusives. We threw in a couple of snail mail surprises last…

  • You Coulda Had a T-Shirt

    Well, my friends, we all missed it. There was a date mistake in last week's newsletter. You can try to spot the difference on your own now by comparing the email that went out to inboxes to the corrected newsletter posted on the Loop website, or you can scroll down to the very bottom of this email for the spoilers. It wasn't an exciting mistake and I'm sure you're all smart cookies who woulda figured it out if you noticed, but here's the thing... Did you know you can get a FREE T-SHIRT that says #proofimareader on the back simply by being the first to let me know I goofed? Maybe you didn't…

  • New Members for a New Year

    I don't know about you, but this week between Christmas and New Year's always has me looking around my house, thinking about what I can get rid of, and developing potential reorganization plans. And I'm not gonna lie, as an official empty nester with closets full of outgrown clothes and bins of "but that's my childhood", the hiring of a pro has started to sound pretty good... Well, this week, we welcome Jody Schweiger of Caring Transitions as a new member and she would be just the pro to hire! Caring Transitions is all about easing the stress of life's transitional moments. "Whether you want to help a loved one relocate to assisted living, need…

  • Happiest of Holidays from The Loop!

    We're in the final few days of holiday prep and I'd like to take a moment to wish you all every bit of the peace and joy that this season has to offer. Whether coming together or staying apart, may you and the ones you love stay safe and be happy as you celebrate the holidays. Merry Christmas to all, and to all... a good time! ❤ And Just in Time... We have a new Destination member to welcome just in time for last-minute buyers for those who are hard to buy for! Somerville Antiques is the amazing one-of-a-kind Richfield shop of Melissa Somerville, a Copley resident of 18 years. Her father, Joffre, opened the…

  • What’s your holiday shopping style?

    Every year, I say I'm going to have my house all decorated and presents all bought and wrapped by mid-December so that I can relax and enjoy baking all the things and watching Christmas movies while snuggled up under a blanket in front of a nice, roaring fire. And every year, it's mid-December before I know it, I've got just about 10 days to do ALL the things, and I'm caught in a crazy rush fueled by caffeine, sugar, and adrenaline that results in the inevitable post-holiday zombie period. That's why I've developed a method of pouring over the Loop Member list full of Destinations and Maker Members and Businesses to work out a holiday game plan for getting it all done in as timely a…

  • “The beauty of wearable art…”

    Lisa Naymik has long had a vision of being a full-time artist and as her friend, I've been proud to see her turning that vision into a reality this year. This week, I'm also proud to say that she's become an official Maker Member so that I can share the products of her vision with you! Moonshine Arts is the name of Lisa's studio and where she shares and sells her handcrafted, wearable art. Each piece is unique, full of multi-layered and thoughtful design, and even always appropriately named. As a mixed media artist, there is a history to everything Lisa does and she acknowledges that history in her product descriptions. See, here's the thing... Lisa has been busy…

  • Come See the Circle Lighting!

    There really is something magical about the annual lighting at Copley Circle. Santa comes in for a visit and pictures. There's hot cocoa and candy canes. Live music is heard and carols are sung. And all the decorations that have recently reappeared on the gazebo and circle green are suddenly lit, ready to brighten up the darkest of nights over the course of the coming month. This fun-for-the-family tradition will be happening on Sunday and we hope to see you there. You might just meet one of Santa's reindeer! Clear Mortgage and a Cool Story I've said it before and I'll say it again (no doubt ad nauseam): I love what I do…

  • Small Business Saturday

    Options Aplenty to #ShopSmall

    Every year, it sort of feels like Small Business Saturday is akin to The Loop's very own World Series moment. Or Super Bowl, if you will, for you football fans out there. Possibly a Championship or a World Cup... We work all year to build our team, rallying your support to make sure they're strong contenders for the big game of the holiday season. This year's team, I gotta say, is the strongest we've ever had by far. So before you head out to do your holiday shopping, be sure to visit loopincopley.com to study up on your options. We have plenty of small business members on the Destination, Maker Members, and Business pages, not to mention events…