• These are the people in your neighborhood

    It occurs to me (though not for the first time) that I may have watched too much Sesame Street as a kid. Of the many things I love about The Loop, my favorite has got to be the people - meeting Loop Members, hearing the stories about who they are and what they do, and sharing bits of those stories with you. It makes my heart so happy, I find myself singing the song of the Street. Today, we're wishing a "Happy Anniversary" to four such members and celebrating by doing some of that very sharing. Here's what stands out when I think of each of them (pictured above, left to right): Paula Meeker Photography: This one's a…

  • Heritage Day call for bakers and collectors

    Getting Ready for Heritage Day

    Calling all amateur bakers and collectors of bits and bobs!! The Heritage Day Committee is in its final weeks of planning and has a couple of ways you can participate: The Bake-Off is back and open for entries! If you're a home baker who's eager to show off their sheet cake- or strudel- or scone-baking skills, this is totally your chance. Visit the Heritage Day website for the full list of rules and categories along with the online entry form, then get your recipe ready to glaze your way into first place. Also back is the Community Art Project in the Loop Tent! The results of the 2019 painting project will finally be revealed and this year's project will involve making mosaics. We just…

  • Sunday brings Copley back together!

    Sunday feels like a very big day for the Circle area of Copley Township. All on the same day, we've got: The return of the Copley Car Show at Copley Community Park, The first-ever Sunday brunch at Firehouse Tavern, The first in a series of Community Days at Absolute Fitness, And the return of the Sunday Concerts at Copley Circle! It's absolutely ridiculous how exciting that is to see all listed out there like that. It's just a beautiful combination of the return of past loves with the addition of new ones, filling our Sunday from sunup to sundown. I mean... The Copley Car Show might have only had two years in the books before the pandemic hit, but…

  • Celebrating The Loop In Copley

    Celebrating The Loop In Copley

    It's officially been three years since The Loop In Copley was announced as the cool new "hub" for all things related to the community groups and small businesses in and around Copley. We started off with only a handful of members, but just take a look at us now! We have 46 Members providing pages of Destinations, Organizations, Makers, and Businesses to help keep The Loop rollin'. We have the website, weekly newsletter, and various socials to keep you all informed. And as of last February, we even have the Looper Community to give everyone a way to support the local cause while getting a little more informed and enjoy a deal or two in the process! So it's totally time to celebrate and we know just how to do it... For…

  • 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…