• Composite Days

    Throwback Tuesday

    It was just last October when we talked about the difference between prime and composite numbers and how (according to my own personal brand of logic) "...Primes are content to stand virtually alone, without any real need for assistance from smaller numbers, while Composites are a group of smaller numbers that have come together to create something bigger." And here we are once again with those Primes having their own special days... Meanwhile, the small businesses we know and love are still working to bounce back after the past year+ and they still need us to keep showing up and supporting. That's why it's time to have our Throwback on a Tuesday and bring back #CompositeDays! The Loop In Copley is now…

  • Planning for the Weekend

    Some weekends involve a little more planning ahead than others, and it's looking like this could very well be one of those weekends! There is, of course, Father's Day on Sunday. You might have a "no muss, no fuss" kind of dad who's good with a call or text and the chance to go golfing, maybe a meal at the brand new Firehouse Tavern (if this is all going down on Saturday since they're closed on Sundays) with the family when he's done. But if you're looking to be prepared with anything from the perfect present to a simple card of greeting or gift, don't forget to visit the pages of The Loop and scope out where…

  • Totally didn’t plan that…

    What was planned: To announce that for the first time in over a year, the Copley Chamber of Commerce is meeting in person! (YAY!) The board decided to take advantage of both the warmer weather and the greener space of Copley Community Park for a little lunchtime open-air networking. And even better for those planning a trip anytime soon, Dan Lanser of A+ Travel will be speaking on current travel conditions and what to expect. What wasn't planned: That the secretary of that board, Erin Johnson of eXp Realty, would be welcomed as our newest Loop Member at the same time! (Double YAY!) Erin is a realtor with a passion for her home base of Ohio and created the Outstanding Ohio Facebook…

  • Week of June 1st 2021

    LOVING this week!

    I mentioned last week that the Loop Calendar has been filling up for June and now, here we are! I went over to the Calendar page, myself, and switched it over to the Monthly view (best viewed on a larger screen), and turns out there are only seven days without something listed. Last week, though, that was eight so who knows, we might just fill those days up yet. 😊 The Winery at Wolf Creek, of course, offers up a fair share of those happenings including their Yappy Hours every Tuesday evening. This week, they also have Tarot on Tap but then double up for an even busier next week! The classes at Purposeful Eats have simmered down for…

  • Your Business Marketer

    Getting busy and growing again

    You may have noticed already but, goodness, The Loop has been getting awfully busy here lately! And that's a very good thing... We have more Employment and Volunteer opportunities listed than ever, the Calendar has more events listed in June than in any single month before, and our full Member list has more than doubled since last Fall. And I'm happy to say that list is growing again today with the addition of Your Business Marketer! YBM was founded to make digital marketing hassle-free for business owners while delivering results with services like paid ad management, search engine optimization, geofencing, and more. But here's a little something they've got to say about that from their website: "We’ve thought a lot about this... The digital marketing…

  • Making it official…

    We've been talking about them for a little while now but it's time to make it fully official and welcome Firehouse Tavern as the newest members of The Loop! Firehouse originally aimed to ease into things with a soft opening on the 1st of the month and plans for their ribbon cutting 10 days later. But word of their doors being open spread like wildfire (sometimes I just can't help myself...) and Copley came out in full force! Their formal welcome from the township was rescheduled for this Friday to give them a little more time to settle in. Now that they're a Loop Member, I'm excited to be able to share with…

  • 4 Welcomes 2 Ways

    2 For The Loop We're welcoming two new members to The Loop this week, both of whom many of you already know from the Copley Chamber! First up is Akron Insurance, located just south of Ridgewood Road on Cleveland-Massillon. This independent agency was founded by Paul Janos who served as president of the Copley Chamber board for several years before his passing last November. Paul was a good man and a generous leader in the community, and his loss has been felt deeply by those who knew him. It's reassuring to know that Akron Insurance will carry on in good hands. According to Claire Vaughan, Relationship Manager, "My dad, who bought Akron insurance, had known Paul for…

  • Many causes for celebration!

    We've said it before and we'll say it again: Copley Township is a great place to live. And personally, I don't just say that because the Township recently celebrated their second anniversary as a Loop Member, allowing me to keep keeping you "in the loop" about what they and the community groups they sponsor are up to. Nor do I just say that because among the things they're up to is hosting exciting ribbon cuttings for cool new places like the one next Tuesday at the Firehouse Tavern or the one the following Monday at Nothing Bundt Cakes! Nope. There's a whole host of reasons I say that and I'd be happy to discuss them in further detail…

  • Copley Arbor Day 2021

    You know, for kids!

    Among the many things to love about Copley Township is its official designation as a Tree City USA. That designation gives us all good reason to celebrate but particularly on Friday and Saturday and particularly for kids! You can see the full list of fun that the Township has planned below but one thing I just gotta point out... That scavenger hunt! Official instructions were posted on Facebook earlier today and if my kids were younger, we'd all be out there with our lists and pens in hand, ready to hunt. Maybe even with some binoculars, just for fun. This hunt is the perfect excuse to teach kids to open their eyes to the world…

  • An Array of Fundraising Efforts

    Every Monday/Tuesday, I spend a bit of time combing through member websites and social media accounts to make sure that I'm as up-to-date as possible in my efforts to keep you all as up-to-date as possible. And it's during that process that things tend to start popping out as things I should make sure you've seen. This week, what popped out was a trend that might have slipped under the radar if it hadn't been for that process - there's an awesome array of fundraising efforts amongst the Loop Members right now! Allow me to list: The Extra Daughter kicked off a Facebook fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association in honor of her clients with dementia and in memory of her grandmother. Two particularly cool…