By Kristi Pihl, December 11, 2013, Tri-City Herald Staff
Ice Harbor Brewing Co. owners Mike Hall and Bill Jaquish took a chance when they opened their second location on Clover Island.
Now, Port of Kennewick commissioners are recognizing Hall and Jaquish’s contributions by naming them and their business the 2013 Friend of the Port.
The award was presented during the port commission’s regular Tuesday meeting.
Port Commission President Skip Novakovich said, “They’ve just bolstered the notion that the island can be something special for the whole entire region.”
Hall and Jaquish were among the first tenants on Clover Island to come on board with the port’s plans to revitalize Clover Island into a destination waterfront, Novakovich said.
Ice Harbor at the Marina brings people onto the island, said Port Executive Director Tim Arntzen. And they’ve been good tenants.