EO Knoxville, the city's Entrepreneurs' Organization chapter, recently recognized numerous local business owners in their 2018 EO Knoxville Awards held Saturday, June 23.

The Vision Award, granted for "embodying the entrepreneurial vision and spirit of EO Knoxville through notable innovations and ideas," according to a release, was given to Dustin Gross, Mollenhour Gross LLC.

Other awards handed out include Volunteer of the Year to Brandon Bruce, Cirrus Insight; Ambassador of the Year to Faris Eid, Design Innovation Architects; Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year to Billy Odom, Odom Construction Systems, Inc.; Outstanding Board Member of the Year to Tom Gallaher, Gallaher & Associates, Inc. and the Lifetime Achievement award that went to John McNeely, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.

"The members of EO Knoxville form an inspiring collective that together employs more than 2,000 people and helps stimulate the economy each year with millions of dollars contributed," said Tom Gallaher, outgoing president of EO Knoxville.

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