Industry News: Pasadena's Tournament of Roses Plans a Virtual Parade, Register for BizBash's Virtual Discussion on COVID-19 in the Miami Market, Broadway Extends Show Suspensions to June 7, and More

NATIONAL: More than 15,000 U.S. hotels have signed up for the American Hotel and Lodging Association's "Hospitality for Hope" initiative. The project identifies hotel properties that can provide temporary housing for emergency and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

LOS ANGELES: Pasadena's famous Tournament of Roses is planning a virtual parade featuring floats homemade by fans. Participants can create floats from materials around the house, and then send a video and description to the Tournament of Roses team. The virtual parade will then take place on Facebook Live on May 28. 

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: On April 16 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler and senior editor Ashton Pike will co-host a virtual discussion, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside: Ideas, Insights, and Resources for South Florida Amid COVID-19." Adler and Pike will chat with industry leaders—including Greg Zalkin of Corso Marketing Group, Gary Ressler of Tilia Companies, Kelly Murphy of Events on the Loose, Shai Tertner of Shiraz Creative, Rich Curran Jr. of Expo Convention Contractors, and Dan Cormany, PhD, of Florida International University—about the impact of coronavirus in the Miami/South Florida market, new strategies moving forward, and more. Register here. 

NEW YORK: Broadway shows will extend the current suspension of all performances through June 7. Ticket holders should receive information from their point of purchase regarding exchanges or refunds.

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SEATTLE: Keep Your City Smiling, a new initiative from event photo booth company The SnapBar, has launched a series of gift boxes for healthcare workers. The boxes, which can be shipped nationally, are filled with self care-focused items from struggling small businesses. 

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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