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Community commitment has big reward


A long time Sioux City business man is honored Thursday night for his commitment to the community.

Tommy Eliades arrived in Iowa in 1951 from Greece at the age of 19, knowing very little English.

He learned the language at the Mary Treglia Community House and began his hot dog business adventure in the Midwest.

He began running the Milwaukee Weiner House in 1960, along side his brother-in-law, Gus, until his retirement in 2000.

As an owner of Milwaukee Wiener House, friends say Eliades cared about his customers and the community.

He became a Siouxland Chamber Ambassador in 1969.

Thursday night, the group presented him with the Lifetime Service Award for his 44 years of selfless dedication and commitment to our community.

"I wanna thank everybody, especially Sioux City businesses that have been good to me, and I appreciate it very much," said Tommy Eliades.

Eliades is the first to ever receive the award.

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