Telecommunications company TelAlaska was among 20 American companies recognized by Pat Summerall Productions as "Companies of
the Year 2002" at a New York reception recently co-hosted by
Summerall and Forbes magazine. TelAlaska President and Chief Executive
Officer Jack Rhyner accepted the award for the company, founded by his
parents Richard and Anita Rhyner, more than 30 years ago. TelAlaska is
one of 128 companies selected by Summerall to appear in his syndicated
"Champions of Industry" series on the Discovery Channel
Network last year.