KeyBank's Key4Women program and SCORE Cleveland announced Cleveland Flower Walls as the winner of the second annual business pitch contest for women-owned businesses located throughout Northeast Ohio. The event was held Tuesday, October 4th at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

Denisha Anderson, owner of Cleveland Flower Walls, won the grand prize of $10,000, which she said will go toward hiring an additional employee, purchasing needed inventory to meet the growing demand and updating their website to handle client volume.

"I've learned persistence is KEY! No pun intended," said Anderson. "Keeping your head tucked and developing your product will pay off. You just have to believe it will work and it will work."

Cleveland Flower Walls was one of 10 finalists selected to compete for cash awards totaling $22,000 from a pool of 193 applicants.