The winner of the Digital Growth Contest, co-sponsored by Cox Business and Ladies Who Launch, is Gail Ahlers, owner of Pawtucket-based Ahlers Designs ( The contest – to support female business owners in several markets throughout the U.S. – was organized and managed by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) and is an important component of its Cable Means Business initiative.  As the winner, Ahlers will receive a prize package of services from Cox Business ( and the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center ( Other prizes to be provided by Ladies Who Launch include a virtual business roundtable discussion facilitated by founder Victoria Colligan and a feature on the winning business owners at  “This contest brought in a number of fascinating business success stories and provided us a unique opportunity to support women-owned small businesses,” said Mark Scott, vice president of Cox Business. “Cox Business is thrilled to have been involved in this effort to recognize and support such talented women, especially during these tough economic times.”