Industry News: Love Sweat Fitness Hosts a Virtual Wellness Festival, Create & Cultivate's Money Moves Digital Summit, The Arthritis Foundation's Live Fundraiser, and More

NATIONAL: From April 24 to 26, Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat Fitness is hosting a virtual wellness festival dubbed Stay Well Weekend, featuring sweat-focused workouts, inspiring panels, virtual happy hours, and more—all led by the country's top fitness and wellness influencers (like Atlanta-based fitness instructor Mark Anthony Cuevas of Netflix's Love Is Blind fame).

On May 2, Create & Cultivate will play host to the Money Moves Summit, a stay-at-home digital summit for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives. Virtual attendees can expect keynote speakers and panelists from various key industries like entertainment, tech/startup, travel, fashion, and beauty, such as Chelsea Handler, Shay Mitchell, Bobby Berk, Alli Webb, and more. In an effort to help those in industries who have been most affected by COVID-19, the proceeds of ticket sales will go to a $10,000 small business grant for one small business owner.

The Arthritis Foundation hosted a live fundraiser on Wednesday. Celebrities such as actress Kelly Rutherford, NFL player Rob Gronkowski, and model Camille Kostek faced on in a series of physical and personal challenges.

The National Spelling Bee has been canceled for the first time since 1945. The 2021 event is scheduled for June 1 to 3. 

CHICAGO: Today at 1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT, BizBash editors Claire Hoffman and Ashton Pike will co-host a virtual discussion, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside: Ideas, Insights, and Resources for Chicago Amid COVID-19." Hoffman and Pike will chat with industry leaders—including Tom Kehoe of Kehoe Designs, The Geraghty, BlackOak Technical Productions & Floral Exhibits; Megan Williams of Field Museum; Lanie Hartman of BBJ Linen; and Jack Scafide of CORT Events—about the impact of coronavirus in the Chicago market, new strategies moving forward, and more. Register here!

TORONTO: Luminato Festival CEO Anthony Sargent has announced his resignation, effective May 31. Sargent, a Great Britain native who assumed the Toronto role five years ago, stated he wanted to return to his family and country. Celia Smith, who has held a number of high-profile arts and culture positions, including president of Artscape and general manager of the Canadian Stage Company, will take his place as interim CEO. 

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

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