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July, 27 2023

Harbor View Hotel’s 132nd Birthday Celebration

Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown Ballroom
Thursday, July 27, 4p - 6p

Harbor View Hotel’s 132nd Birthday Celebration

Join Us for Sips & Stories

Martha’s Vineyard is a magical place in physical beauty and in community. SQuire Rushnell, Louise DuArt, and Sissy Biggers are year-round residents and entertaining storytellers who will engage in conversation with Bernard Chiu about how specific events in history and the lives of many special people led to the preservation of the Harbor View Hotel for an impressive 132 years.

Due to overwhelming demand, this event has already reached the capacity for the event space, and we need to close the guest list. Thank you for your continued support.
  • Thursday, July 27th from 4p – 6p
  • At Harbor View Hotel in the Edgartown Room
  • No Entry Fee, Complimentary Cocktails & Light Bites
  • Continue the celebration after the event at Bettini Restaurant. For reservations for dinner at Bettini, visit Open Table or email .

SQuire Rushnell:

SQuire Rushnell is a popular speaker and New York Times bestselling author who has coined the term “Godwink,” now in mainstream usage. With more than one million books in print, SQuire’s Godwink stories are a popular monthly feature on Today. He has also appeared on several national television programs including Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends and CBS Sunday Morning. As a veteran ABC Television Network executive, he led Good Morning America to the number one spot and oversaw the acclaimed Schoolhouse Rock! series and the ABC Afterschool Specials. Programs under his direction have captured more than seventy-five Emmy Awards. Read more about Godwinks.

Louise Duart:

Louise DuArt co-starred with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman in sold out performances for fifteen seasons. Clean and funny, Louise executes fast-paced conversations between herself and Bart Simpson, Judge Judy, Barbra Streisand, Hillary Clinton, and dozens more. She was a popular Women of Faith speaker and has co-authored three books with her husband, SQuire. She hosted a popular daily talk show on the ABC Family channel for eight seasons, Living the Life, and has starred in various Broadway productions, garnering rave reviews.

SQuire and Louise, are year-round residents of Martha’s Vineyard.

SQuire and Louise Rushnell at Lighthouse Beach on Martha's Vineyard.

Sissy Biggers:

Sissy Biggers is a year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard and the Program Director at The Carnegie Heritage Center of the Vineyard Preservation Trust. She also is an American television personality and lifestyle expert. She has hosted The Food Network’s Ready. Set… Cook! and Lifetime’s Biggers & Summers and Live from Queens talk shows. In 2001 Biggers also served as floor reporter on the reality television series Iron Chef USA. She has been a regular lifestyles contributor for The Today Show.

Sissy Biggers an American television personality headshot.

Bernard Chiu:

Bernard Chiu is the owner of Harbor View Hotel, as well as the founder and Chairman of Upland Capital Corporation. Prior to founding Upland Capital, Bernard founded Duracraft Corporation, a home comfort appliance manufacturing and marketing company. Under Bernard’s leadership as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman, Duracraft became one of the fastest-growing and most successful brands and companies in America. The company was one of the most successful IPOs when it went public in 1993. A Hong Kong native, Bernard has been a U.S. Citizen for more than 30 years and has become a successful business and real estate entrepreneur who supports various educational and local community groups.

Bernard Chiu, the owner of Harbor View Hotel on Martha's Vineyard and Upland Capital based out of Boston.

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